Nenagh Lawn Tennis Club’s Coaches

Frank O’Keeffe

Level 2 Performance Tennis Coach

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Frank is a fully licensed  Level 2 Performance coach at Nenagh LTC in Tipperary where he grew up playing.  He continues to represent the club in Provincial Tournaments at Grade 1 Level.

This has allowed him impart knowledge of the game to the many adults and juniors that attend his coaching courses held throughout the year.

Frank’s enthusiasm for tennis can be seen as he travels around the country to attend the many workshops organised by Tennis Ireland and the Tennis Coach Ireland (TCI).


Level 2 Performance Coach   2014

Director of Tennis  2014

Balanced Action Footwork 2013

Level 1 Coach  2008

Frank O’Keeffe Level 2 Performance Tennis Coach

Ann Fitzpatrick

Anne Fitzpatrick’s love for tennis and involvement with NLTC stretches back to 1983. In the years since as a player she has represented Munster at Interprovincial Competitions and Ireland at the National Level – including the World Championships in the USA and Turkey and the Four Nations Championships on many occasions. She has also served on the Club’s Committee at various stages and was honoured to have been elected as President of the Club in 2002/2003. Currently Anne is the Director of Tennis at NLTC.

Anne is a Level 1 Coach at NLTC and has been delighted to have coached Junior Players to National success at 2 Community Games Finals. She has also coached local schools to provincial Titles in various Schools Competitions over the years.

Anne-Marie Darcy

Tennis Ireland, Level 1 Coach

Mobile: 087-9634583


Anne-Marie Darcy is a Fully Licensed Tennis Ireland, Level 1 Coach. She is Garda Vetted, a member of Tennis Coach Ireland, TCI, is a Schools Friendly Coach and a Cardio Tennis Instructor. Anne-Marie is a member of the IPPEA, Irish Primary PE Association and has attended many continuous professional development courses in Fundament Movements and Physical Literacy for children.

Anne-Marie had the distinction of being President of Nenagh Lawn Tennis Club from 2014-2016 as well as serving on the club’s committee. Anne-Marie is currently an active Grade 1 player and played on the winning Munster Senior Cup Team, in September 2016, for Nenagh Lawn Tennis Club. She was in receipt of the Nenagh Guardian Sports Team of the Month Award, for October, 2016. She has also won numerous ladies Grade 1 Singles, Doubles and Mixed titles in various open weeks around Munster.

Kieran Galvin

Kieran Galvin  is a full time professional tennis coach with 23 years coaching experience. Kieran has been attached to Rathgar tennis club, a club with over 1,000 members as Head Coach/Director of tennis.  He has the distinction of being the longest serving Club Coach in Dublin attached to one club.
In 1991 he qualified as a tennis coach through Tennis Ireland in association with Dublin Parks Tennis. He served his apprenticeship under the stewardship of Roger Geraghty Direcctor Of Development with Tennis Ireland. He also spent two years working with Dublin Parks Tennis under the direction of Kay Lonergan.

From 1993-1996 he served a three year apprenticeship, he worked and gained invaluable experience assisting Level Three Coach Liam Cassidy. He assisted coaching in;
Clontarf Tennis club, Rathgar Tennis Club and Portmarnock Tennis Club

From 1996 to the present day Kieran has been head coach at RTC. As head coach he was responsible for creating and developing coaching programmes for both juniors and adults.
As a result of Kieran’s coaching programme the club membership grew and they currently have 450 juniors in their programme.

Kieran has coached juniors from an early age and who have competed at Leinster squad level, National squad level and some have achieved scholarships to the USA. Included in these are Barry King – the former Davis cup and A.T.P tour player, Jonathan Sexton – current Irish rugby international who played at Leinster squad level under 8/10 and 12, Mark O’Neill – Leinster and Irish squad, under 16 and under 18, and scholarship to Virginia in the USA.

In 2000 he qualified as a level  three S.A.Q (speed agility and quickness) with Dr.Liam Hennessy,  at that time head of fitness and sports science with the IRFU.

Kieran currently plays Class Two Leinster League and Munster Grade One.

Kieran in coaching action

Kieran in coaching action