Claremont Railway Union Lawn Tennis Club
The club welcomes players of all levels from Class 1 League standard to absolute beginners. We are very much a family oriented club, with emphasis on the development of junior members and a good mix of social and competitive play. Regular coaching is available for all members from Tennis Ireland registered coaches. As a welcome gift, all new members are entitled to a free private lesson!
Claremont Railway has six grass and five Tiger-Turf artificial grass courts and is one of a very small number of tennis clubs to retain real grass courts, enabling members and guests to experience a sense of Wimbledon tradition from May to September every year.
All Tiger-Turf courts are floodlit and operate with tokens that are inserted courtside. Light tokens cost €4 each and last for approximately 1.5 hours. They are available from the bar in Railway Union or directly from Peter Daly 086-252-3539 or Mavis Donnelly 087-280-6059.
Courts may be booked a week in advance using the booking sheets in the tennis clubroom. Qualified tennis coaches are available for individual and group coaching. There is a practice wall and a ball machine Members also have access to the extensive sporting and social facilities of Railway Union Sports Club: Bridge, Bowling, Cricket, Hockey, Rugby and Soccer.
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Coaching and Lessons
Group coaching for adults is available on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Terms run throughout the year and last between 4 – 6 weeks. A variety of innovative coaching programs are provided covering technical, tactical, physical and psychological topics so that there is something for everybody.
Adult group coaching is reserved for members but non-members can give it a try by taking part in one term before deciding to join up.
Group coaching for juniors is available in the afternoons from Monday to Thursday. Terms run alongside the three school terms and take breaks during mid-term and school holidays.
A child who starts playing tennis at an early age develops essential motor and coordination skills as well as setting them on a path to playing a sport for life. Tennis can also help improve a child’s self-esteem and teaches them how to handle themselves under pressure, how to be strategic and how to be aware of their surroundings and situations. Lessons are provided for ages 4 and up and for beginners up to performance players.
Private coaching is available for members of CRU at €40 per lesson. Advantages of private lessons:
Focus 100% on what you want to improve, we can concentrate on your backhand, your serve or any other part of your game
Quickly learn singles and doubles tactics that will strengthen your matchplay
Benefit from the latest video analysis technology to improve your technique
Special deal for CRU members taking individual lessons – every fourth lesson is half price
Enjoy semi-private lessons with friends – split the cost with up to 4 people