Coaching Original

Portmarnock Tennis club under the direction of our Head Coach Derek Boland provides a comprehensive programme of coaching courses for adults and juniors covering a range of standards. Click here for more info on Junior coaching. Please contact the coaches directly for individual coaching or email

Club Coaches

Derek Boland

  • 25 Years Coaching Experience
  • B.Sc Sport Science, Brunel University
  • DCA Coach Part 1 and 2
  • 5 Years Westwood Adult and Junior Coaching
  • 6 years as Tennis Development Officer with Hammersmith and Fulham Council
  • 10 years working in schools in South West London
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  • Represented Ireland at junior and senior level
  • Coached a top 100 player in 12 grand slams
  • Coached and travelling coach with Irish Tennis players James McGee and Conor Niland
  • Tennis Ireland Level 2 coach
  • Tennis scholarship in North Carolina state university
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  • Licensed tennis coach, registered with Tennis Ireland
  • Experienced tennis instructor, working with junior and adult players from beginners to ranked performance players.
  • In-depth understanding of the techniques, tactics and strategies required for effective training and practices
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  • Tennis Ireland Level 1 Coach – Registered with Coaching Ireland, Tennis Coach Ireland and the Tennis Ireland Coach licence initiative
  • Club Champion – Men’s Doubles: 2007/15/16/17, Men’s Over 35’s Singles: 2013/15
  • Current member of Portmarnock Tennis Club Men’s 1st Team
  • Former Irish International (Badminton player)
  • Resus First Aid: Trained in CPR/ AED (Defibrillator) & First Aid
  • Garda Vetted
  • Safeguarding 1 – Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness trained
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