Coaching

Kinsale Tennis Club offers year round coaching with programmes for senior and junior players of all levels

About Our Coaches

All our coaches are members of the Tennis Ireland Coaches Association (TICA), are fully insured and fully compliant with KTCs Code Of Conduct and Child Protection Policies, as well as participants at club Junior and Senior Committee

You can contact our coaches on the numbers below

Maria Bolster Mobile 087 2553810

Pat Mc Crann Mobile 087 234 9022

Paul Fitzgerald Fitzy Tennis Mobile 085 1255 422

You can book coaching using the online registration links on our coaches' websites

Maria Bolster Mobile 087 2553810

is a registered Level 3 coach with Tennis Ireland with over 25 years coaching experience in the United States, Spain, and Ireland. A former Irish number 1, Federation Cup player and Irish International at Junior / Senior levels, Maria developed her game playing Varsity Tennis in the US where she completed a BEd Physical Education degree.

As co-founder/director of the Bolster Tennis Camp, Maria has worked with players of all ages and ability levels throughout her career. As an advocate of the sport, she is committed on a professional basis to providing an overall coaching service that is designed to meet the needs of all tennis enthusiasts, whether it is playing to improve your fitness or your game, compete regularly or play just for fun. Please find online booking links to individual and coaching classes on Maria's website link below.

Pat Mc Crann Mobile 087 234 9022

Pat Mc Crann is Level 1 coach with Tennis Ireland. Pat coaches in schools in Ireland and the USA, in addition to providing private coaching lessons at KTC.

Paul Fitzgerald Fitzy Tennis Mobile 085 1255 422

Paul Fitzgerald (Fitzy) has played at the highest national and international level. As a Leve 2 Coach Fitzy knows how to get the best out of individuals & teams, across all grades and skill levels. As a player Fitzy has a wealth of competition experience having begun his journey at Armstrong State, USA 2009. Please find online booking links to individual and coaching classes on the Fitzy Tennis website link above.

Email Fitzy @ paulfitzgerald1987tennis@gmail.com

Senior Coaching

On request coaching is available for individuals or small groups of 2-8 players at the following levels: (changes to group size apply due to Covid restrictions).


  • junior, at fundamental (beginner/intermediate), advanced, and competition levels

  • senior, at beginner/intermediate, advanced, and competition levels

  • Performance coaching is offered for ITN10 through to ITN4 standards, including doubles drills and exercises

  • league team coaching

  • tactical/strategy coaching for tennis partners (2 or 4 players)

  • ITN assessment and grading is requirement for any player wishing to enter competitions

  • tennis conditioning & fitness

Junior Coaching Classes

A structured group junior coaching programme runs throughout the autumn and winter, in addition to junior tennis camps in the summer and at Easter. More details on the link to Coach Maria Bolster directly for details.