St. Mary’s College Junior School



Tennis is available for all boys from Form 2 - Form 6. Tennis is played in the mornings before school on the flood lit, all weather tennis courts in Leinster Cricket Club. Boys are dropped to school at 7.45am and are walked over to Leinster Cricket Club and return to school at 8.40am. Boys participating in morning tennis must bring their own tennis racket to school. Balls are provided.

The tennis programme follows the guidelines of the primary school P.E. Curriculum. In the Athletics strand it incorporates a range of activities including running, jumping and throwing. In the Gymnastics strand it focuses on body actions such as jumping, turning and balancing. In the Games strand it combines the previous two by involving children in tennis which enables them to appreciate and enjoy games.

  • Our tennis programme is a fun-based, child- centred, games-based programme where each child experiences success at his own level.
  • We focus on coaching children in small groups where each child receives individual attention.
  • The emphasis is on fun!
  • Each class focusses on the importance of developing hand–eye coordination, balance and movement, along with teaching the different shots in tennis.
  • We do this through a series of games and drills which are fun for children.
  • Once children learn the fundamentals of sport at a young age, they have them for the rest of their lives. These skills are transferable to any sport!

Boys participate in many school tennis tournaments during the summer term included the AIJS Tennis Competition and the Primary Schools League.

For further information contact Deirdre at

Aug 28
All new boys start school
Aug 29
Whole school start school
Sep 02
Form 1 Parent Information Meeting
Sep 02
Form 2 and 2.1 Parent Information Meeting
Rathmines, Dublin 6, Ireland, D06X302
+353 1 499 5721
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