Tennis 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.

Maria Bolster Mobile 087 2553810

Pat Mc Crann Mobile 087 234 9022

Paul Fitzgerald Fitzy Tennis Mobile 085 1255 422

Details and website booking links below

Maria Bolster Mobile 087 2553810

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Maria Bolster is a registered Level 2 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. For more details go to Maria's website by clicking on the blue button below.

Pat Mc Crann Mobile 087 234 9022

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

Paul Fitzgerald Mobile 085 1255422

Coaching experience

Paul Fitzgerald has experience coaching junior and senior programs in Lower Aghada, UCC, Naas Tennis Club and Head men's tennis coach of Baden liga for TC Leimen Heidelberg Germany (Boris Becker's club). Paul has also coached in schools throughout cork city. He has coached all grades of doubles pairings, the number 1 player u18 and number 2 u16 in 2018, and the current national number 3 player u14 and u18. Paul coaches over 300 players a year with groups and private lessons.

Paul's tennis background

  • Professional player since 2009

  • Current Baden liga player for TC Leimen

  • Capped for Ireland in junior and senior status

  • Played interprovincial for Munster junior and senior

  • Played NCAA (american college league) Collegiate tennis and a won national championship title 2009, making him the only Irish male to have a NCAA Title.

  • Several junior ITF championships

  • Ranked number 1 u18 and u16 in ireland

  • Played European club championships in Belgium for Fitzwilliam tennis club

Ptr Professional licence

Tennis Ireland level 1

Garda vetted


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. Please contact Maria directly for details.