Coaches

Wesley O’Brien is a registered Tennis Ireland level 1 coach and is a member of Tennis Coach Ireland. Wesley O'Brien
He has been a member of KBTC since he was 10.  Wesley coaches all levels in the club and is coach for the club’s Schools Tennis Intiative Programme, which was developed by Tennis Ireland.  In 2009, he spent four months coaching in Umag city in Croatia, which hosts a yearly ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) tennis tournament. In 2010, he was Assistant Head of Tennis at Manitou Tennis Academy in Canada. In August 2015, he spent some time coaching at Barcelona Tennis Academy in Spain.

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CJ Kelly is a registered Tennis Ireland level 1 coach. CJ Kelly
He has been coaching full time for 6 years in various clubs including Limerick Lawn, Ennis, Ardnacrusha and, more recently, Monaleen. He is a grade 1 tennis player and has won titles such as the Connacht senior open and the Munster senior clay court championships. He has also won grade 1 Munster cups with Limerick Lawn tennis club. Amongst some of his coaching achievements, CJ has guided the grade 5 mixed and grade 4 women’s Limerick Lawn teams to victory in the Munster winter league.

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Bill Lonergan is a registered Tennis Ireland level 1 coach. He has been a coach in Bill LonerganKBTC for over 25 years. He is currently coaching the Ladies Division 5 Winter League team who have reached the Munster final. He previously coached in Fethard, Kilfeacle, Puckane and Nenagh tennis clubs. Up to his retirement from teaching in 2019, Bill also coached tennis teams at Nenagh C.B.S. secondary school for over 30 years where they won several Munster schools tennis competitions. He has been heavily involved in developing the juniors in Killaloe/Ballina and has coached many players who went on to be very successful at local, Munster and inter-provincial level.

As a player, Bill has had a very successful tennis career, winning 3 Munster men’s tennis team competitions with Nenagh L.T.C.  He was very successful in summer open competitions, winning the Grade 1 Men’s Doubles and Grade 1 Mixed Doubles and has been a finalist twice in Grade 1 Singles at the Nenagh Open. Bill also won events at Tramore, Castleview, Hillview, Limerick Lawn, Catholic Institute and St. Annes. He won the club championship in singles, doubles and mixed in Fethard, Nenagh and Killaloe/Ballina tennis clubs on several occasions. Bill was also winner of the Div 1 Midland League and Div 1 South Tipp League with Nenagh and Moyglass tennis clubs respectively.

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Sinead Dunne is a registered Tennis Ireland level 2 coach.Sinead Dunne She is a Munster regional coach, a fitness instructor and a grade 1 tennis player. Sinead has coached numerous provincial and national tennis players to great success over her years as a tennis coach. A former Munster interprovincial players, she was the winning non-playing Junior Captain in 2017 as well as the winning non-playing Senior Interprovincial Captain in 2018.

 

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