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Junior Tennis

Hi everyone, in line with the latest government announcements, we are delighted to let you know that Rathangan Tennis Club junior coaching will recommence from April 28th.
We are offering an 8 week term, Wednesdays or Fridays.
Class times are as follows (1 hour class):
3:30 (5-8 yrs)
4.35 (9-11 yrs)
5:40 (12 + yrs)

Term fee per child is €65, this includes juvenile membership for the year till March 2022!

To book a place you can message or call me.
Many thanks,
086 844 8430

Return to Play Protocols

Hi all. The return to play protocols have just come out for later this month :

The guide can be downloaded at:

The key points are:

From 26 April outdoor tennis facilities can reopen

To access club courts, players must be a current member or a participant on an approved Tennis Ireland Programme

Indoor courts must remain closed (with an exception for High Performance Players)

Double’s play is allowed, if playing partners are from the same household.

Club houses and other indoor facilities (for example: changing rooms, showers, meeting rooms), must remain closed.

Essential toilet facilities may open.

Gyms and swimming pools must remain closed.

From 12 April, travel is permitted within your own county or within 20km of your home if crossing county boundaries.

Coaches should prepare and present a Risk Assessment document and get approval to coach from the Club Covid 19 Committee.

A pod, up to a maximum of 6 Junior players (u18 yrs.), can be coached per court.

A maximum of 4 junior players (u18 yrs.) can operate on the court at any one time while remaining in their own sections of the court with up to 2 other players rotating in and out as required.

A pod of 8 players per court is allowable for red ball activities, subject to social distancing protocols being implemented.

Adult (Over 18 yrs.) coaching activities must be limited to a maximum of two households per court. Players must remain in their own sections of the court.

Our measures and procedures are under constant review and will be updated as advice from Government and health authorities evolves and we will endeavor to keep clubs updated.

Everyone should ensure that they familiarise themselves with the protocols outlined in the document and ensure that they are followed, in full, so that the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is minimised.

Update on Return to Play

Hi All

We are all obviously hoping we will get the go ahead to return to play in some form on the 26th of April. As soon as we get the guidelines to support this we will update here and on Facebook. Please ensure all members follow these guidelines and courts will have to be booked in advance using our booking system on Skedda. If anyone needs help with access to this please email

Our Facebook page is the best place to get up-to-date information along with our Whatsapp Group so please ensure you check one or the other regularly. Looking forward to seeing everyone back on the courts soon! Rathangan Tennis Club

Level 5 Restrictions Update

Hi all, newest update from TI below. Hopefully we can get back to the courts soon but for now they are closed.

An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, this evening announced the return of “full scale” Level 5 restrictions from midnight tonight until at least January 31st in a bid to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus.Unfortunately, this means that no indoor or outdoor tennis activities, including those involving children, should take place with an exception for designated High Performance Players*Since the start of the pandemic in Ireland, Tennis Ireland have fully endorsed the public health advice of the Irish Government. We have engaged extensively and successfully with government to highlight the health and mental health benefits of tennis and the strong compliance with the safety protocols which has ensured that our sport has been a safe outlet for people of all ages during the pandemic.We will endeavour to maintain this engagement in an effort to ensure our sport remains closed for as short a period as possible and to seek additional supports for our clubs during these difficult times.

Coaching @ Rathangan Tennis Club

More good news for our Club..... Tennis Ireland Coach Gary Beresford is now available to book individual 1to1 or group lessons in Rathangan tennis club for all ages - Juniors through to adults. Lots of our members have already availed of Gary's coaching previously. You can contact Gary on 0877679328. He has a great offer on bundles of 3 lessons for one 2 one's for our members at the moment so make sure to take advantage of it while you can!

Children’s Coaching

Great news!

Children's Tennis Coaching is Back!

Starting Friday Oct 2nd for 4 weeks, 3 sessions of 45 mins.

15:30- 1615 : ages 5-8

16:30 - 17:15: ages 9-11

17:30 - 18:15: ages 12 and above

Cost for 4 week course - €20!

Parent/Guardian does need to remain in the carpark during the lesson. For more info and to book a place please call Evelyn on 0868448430.


Hi all,

Club nights are back and are booked by replying to the WhatsApp that is sent out weekly!

We have a doubles competition running over the next few weekends so you may notice courts are booked out for a couple of hours then.

Please ensure you book the courts with all players names in the notes before playing.

Please ensure social distancing if you arrive at the courts while people are still playing.

Clubhouse is still closed.

Please keep an eye on Facebook for more updates and if you are a member please ensure you are part of the WhatsApp group ( email if you are not to be added) to ensure you don't miss any important messages / updates.

Covid 19 Phase 2 reopening!

Hi All

We are finally back in action! Details have been sent on the WhatsApp group so if you are not on it please email to get it forwarded to you!

Main pointers are below. Enjoy & Stay Safe!

Covid – 19 Phase 2 reopening

Please read full guidelines on

Tennis Guidance for Rathangan tennis players - Summary

• PREBOOK your court online making sure both players names are listed, and only people playing should be in attendance.  

• Arrive and leave as close to when you are due on court

• A parent or guardian must accompany any player under 18

• Play is limited to singles

• No access to club house or toilet as we have no cleaning arrangement options

• Bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you.

• Stay home if you have been in contact with someone with Covid 19 in the last 14 days, or if you are feeling unwell, or live outside 20 km radius (if residing in another County) of the club.

• Refrain from handshakes, stay 2 metres apart, sanitize hands frequently

• Change ends at opposite sides of the net

• Use two sets of clearly marked balls which can be alternated for serving

• Use racket/foot to pick up balls and hit them to opponent

• If ball from another court comes across, send it back with a kick or with a racquet.

• After play clean equipment, spray tennis balls with disinfectant.

• If a player becomes unwell after playing they need to contact GP/HSE and then advise club.

• Remember to remind other members of the guidelines in a gentle way

Play is restricted to MEMBERS ONLY - Membership forms can be found here on the Membership page of this site!