Tennis in the Park Creates a New Tennis Experience in Mungret

Last Saturday and Sunday saw a new and fun filled tennis experience for many as Mungret Park in Limerick hosted Tennis in the Park, a novel sporting event. Coaches from CIAC set up pop up Tennis courts for two days, bringing the game to a new audience in a unique way.

We had a really enjoyable morning at Mungret Inclusion Park for Tennis in the Park with Bryan Stewart TennisWe're back tomorrow from 10am – 1pm come along and Give Tennis a Go!

Posted by Ciac Tennis Club on Saturday, July 7, 2018

From 10am to 1pm each day, kids and parents were able to come along and try out Tennis, a first for many. Children aged 2 years and up, parents and grandparents all got a taste of Tennis with great numbers turning up on both days.

“This was all about ‘fishing where the fish are’ and bringing the game to people who wouldn’t naturally come to us. We are extremely happy with the response the event got as our pop up courts were full of kids and parents on both days, many having never played Tennis before.

“We ended up adding two extra courts on Sunday which were used as well. So much Tennis in Ireland is played at home, in the garden or on holidays we want to give more people the chance to play and to do this we need to go to them.” added CIAC’s Head Coach, Bryan Stewart.

Tennis has a long and proud tradition in Limerick with many Irish internationals and champions and in more recent years two Limerick players, Conor Niland and Sam Barry playing at Wimbledon. This special event gives more people a chance to participate and experience Tennis and maybe follow in their footsteps.

Did we see a future Wimbledon champion start their Tennis journey last weekend? We’ll have to wait and see, one thing is for sure CIAC is creating the opportunity for people in Limerick to get involved and play.

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Raffaele Rocca