Monkstown Tennis Club head coach Stephen O’Shea has been named as the Tennis Coach Ireland (TCI) Train of Year for the Leinster region in 2021.
O’Shea has been Head Coach at Monkstown for more than 25 years, during which time the club has actually established one of the country’s leading younger coaching programmes.
Amongst the gamers to have actually come with this programme are Conor Gannon, the National Junior Champion in 2020 that is presently in the United States on a tennis scholarship at the University of Tennessee and Julie Byrne, a multiple National Champion that has actually represented Ireland at Fed Mug degree.
The honor citation referrals O’Shea’s “big dedication to his long-term club (Monkstown LTC in Dublin).
“This honor is for Stephen’s genuinely phenomenal devotion to his club– Monkstown LTC,” said Supervisor of Advancement Peter Farrell. “Stephen is a huge and important presence both on as well as off court at the club. Over 25 years he has assisted develop hundreds of gamers.
“Stephen holds the leading mentoring certification of both Tennis Ireland and the sporting activity’s world regulating body– the International Tennis Federation. Because of this he is a wonderful example to those getting in the mentoring career of a commitment to career long development and development. Talking personally, I can state that Stephen’s degree of competence as well as commitment to his club is an ideas to us all”.
PHOTO– Conor Gannon & & Stephen O’Shea