About Us

Learn about us and meet the people who makes it happen

History

We have been abound since 1979 and since then we have grown from a single court with a shed to a gorgeous 5 court club nestled within the idyllic Murphy's farm in Bishopstown. This is an area with huge potential and we are about to embark on a major redevelopment plan and an aggressive new membership drive.

Mission

We want to become a major part of the community and make tennis available for all. We have big plans and we are going to open our doors to everyone of all ages. Currently we have a very successful Junior program “ON THE RISE” where we accommodate all children of all ages and all levels. We will take your little ones and turn them into players that can comfortable compete at a National level.

Vision

It took our Coach Conor years to grow the junior program to what it is today probably one of the most successful programs in Ireland. We also have a very successful Adult group with players at all levels from beginners up. We have recently started beginners adult training sessions which we will run regularly, the next one in late August. If interested send me an email, address below.

Values

They usually run for six weeks with a reduced membership rate at the end. During your first year you will have a coach or club captain always available to take a call if help is required and all the other resources we have in the club to successful integrate you and get your tennis to a standard you wish to achieve.

Future

We have plan to develop club even further, check out development plan picture on our gallery page of the website. Keep an eye on our news page for further news and development around this proposed growth.

Meet our Team

Joe Murray

Chairperson

chairperson@bltc.ie

Declan Forde

Vice Chairperson

Dennis Buckley

Secretary

secretary@bltc.ie

Ed O'Sullivan

Club Treasurer

treasurer@bltc.ie

Dawn Caldwell

Captain

captain@bltc.ie

Marianne Quill

Club Vice-Captain

Shivaun Forde

Covid Compliance Officer

Helen Farragher

Child Protection Officer

Niamh Hennessy

Club PRO

Carmel McCarthy

CM365 admin

cm365@bltc.ie

Luke Murray

Club Admin

admin@bltc.ie

Meet our Coaches

Conor Twomey

Head Coach

headcoach@bltc.ie

  • Level 2 tennis Ireland performance coach
  • Dip speed and quickness
  • PTR qualified tennis instructor
  • Qualified Director of Tennis [Tennis Ireland]
  • Coach to several Munster and nationally ranked players
  • Physical trainer with the Munster regional squads
  • Dip UCC youth work

Conor O’Callaghan

HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT

  • Tennis Ireland Level 3 Coach
  • Traveling coach to teams and individuals on European Junior Tour and International Tennis Federation Events
  • Private coach past and present to numerous top-ranked National Players
  • Non – Playing Captain to Tennis Ireland 4 Nations Teams
  • Regional Development Officer Tennis Ireland/Munster Branch

Kevin Murray

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH

  • B.A. in Strength and Conditioning
 

Mick Hurley

ACADEMY PERFORMANCE COACH

  • Level 2 tennis Ireland performance coach
  • Coach to several Munster and nationally ranked players.
  • Munster senior inter-pro player.
  • Current South of Ireland doubles champion among other titles.
  • International coaching experience.

Committee Members

Mick O’ Brien

Club Events and fundraising

Rosita Murphy

Club Events and Fundraising