Coaching

We have a very active coaching programme at Glenalbyn Tennis Club led by our Club Coach Lesley O'Halloran. 




TCI            Level 2
Mobile      086 8135057 

Coaching experience

Coaching tennis at all levels for past 15 yrs, Individual and groups from beginner to top ranked National players.

  • Irish 4 Nations U14, U18 & Senior
  • Irish World Student Games Team
  • Leinster Squads & Teams
  • Qualifications: BA Physical Education, NCEF, TI Level 2, 
  • Sports Injury & Rehab Therapist (Institute of Physical Therapy) Adv Sports Psychology, Cardio Tennis Trainer, TI Licensed

Playing Experience

  • Member of Irish Team 1981 - present : Junior, U21, Senior, Fed Cup 87 - 99, & O35s
  • Professional Tour player 1987-90
  • WTA Career high ranking doubles 113, singles 402
  • Wimbledon doubles 2nd Round Main draw 1989, 1/4 final Virginia Slims, Houston
  • Winner of 12 Professional Doubles tournaments Worldwide

Senior Tour 2007-2012

  • ·World No.1 Singles & Doubles year end 2012
  • ·Winner ITF World Senior team C'Ships, San Diego 2012
  • ·ITF World Senior Doubles Champion 2007, 08, 09, 10& 12

Awards

  • ·2009 National Coach of the Year (Tennis Coach Ireland)
  • ·2010 Maunsel Trophy for exceptional contribution to Irish Tennis
  • ·2012 European Player of the Year O.45
  • ·1984 & 85 Membership of All American Collegiate Team

Coaching Philosophy

To coach and encourage all my students to achieve their full potential as tennis players. To keep myself up to date on all aspects of coaching and playing tennis. To promote and instill in all my students a love and respect for tennis, enabling them to experience the lifetime enjoyment this sport can bring.


Click on Adult Coaching or Junior Coaching for more information of upcoming coaching .