Directing Tennis Programmes | Peter Farrell


Directing Tennis Programmes details what needs to be in place at a tennis club wanting to run the best possible events.

Whether you are a coach about to start directing programmes or a club looking to appoint a Director of Tennis, you will find this manual indispensable as you plan to deliver top-quality service to your membership.

Peter Farrell has taught tennis for the past 30 years. He works in the field of coach development in Ireland and has written coaches' training courses for Tennis Ireland, the game's National Governing Body.

He has contributed to publications by the International Tennis Federation, most recently their Coaching Beginner and Intermediate Tennis Players manual. His work includes acting as tutor and examiner at all levels of the Tennis Ireland coaches training scheme.

'Directing Tennis Programmes' should be viewed as a blueprint for tennis development within a club. It provides everything you need, from the planning process to the implementation of junior and senior programmes and events fr all levels. On behalf of every tennis coach and club, I would like to thank Peter for his time and effort in producing this excellent manual. It's a must-read for every Director of Tennis, tennis coach and club organiser.'

Liam Cassidy

Chairman, Tennis Ireland Coaches Association


  •  Approaching a Club
  • Club Programmes
  • The Play and Stay Programme
  • The Role of the Coach
  • Your Contract
  • Child Protection and Risk Management
  • Marketing
  • Club Open Day: Test-drive Tennis
  • Working with Committees
  • Working with Parents
  • Communication Skills
  • Staff Management
  • Important Forms and Documents