Head Tennis Coach
Fergus Murphy – Head Tennis Coach
Fergus has coached since he was 15 years of age and in 2010 decided to pursue a full time career as a tennis coach.
In 2013 he was appointed as Head Tennis Coach at Mullingar Tennis and Badminton Club and has achieved Level 1 Coach (Tennis Ireland & ITF recognised), Level 2 Performance Coach (Tennis Ireland & ITF recognised) qualifications as well as Director of Tennis (Tennis Ireland) accreditation.
His favourite player is Roger Federer because of his style of tennis, work ethic and great sportsmanship. The advice Fergus gives to all junior players is to work hard, be confident and most importantly to enjoy the game. And his favourite quote is one attributable to Roy Keane, “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail”
Colm Murphy – Tennis Coach
Colm started playing tennis when he was 7 years old in Castlepollard close to Mullingar. He was subsequently invited to join Mullingar Tennis and Badminton Club as a teenager by the late great stalwart of the club, Michael Creighton (RIP) and he has been with the club ever since.
He represented both Mullingar Tennis and Badminton Club and County Westmeath on tennis teams during the 1990’s, winning numerous open titles including the Connacht Open Singles title and Doubles Championship title (1996), as well as winning the Cavan Open title for three years in a row (1994, 1995 and 1996). Colm played on the same Westmeath tennis team as Ireland’s Davis Cup captain and honorary life member of our club, Garry Cahill.
He is a fully qualified Tennis Ireland and ITF licensed coach, completing his accreditation in July 2010 at DCU in Dublin. Since then he has been working with the VEC in Westmeath as well as being involved in schools tennis initiatives in over 10 schools in the Midlands. In addition, Colm has also been involved with both Kilbeggan Tennis Club and Grange Tennis Club and for the last few years has been assisting Fergus Murphy provide top quality coaching at Mullingar Tennis and Badminton Club.
Colms’ favourite tennis player is Roger Federer because he is the complete tennis player and athlete. His favourite quote is “Be original because an original is always worth more than a copy!!”
Adult Tennis Coaching
Our Tennis Xpress programme is designed for adults who are new to tennis (and members who are rusty) and who want to learn. It is run by our tennis coaches to get you playing so you can take part in our Monday night Club social tennis where all levels of ability are catered for.
If you are interested in getting involved in the Tennis Xpress the next course will be starting on 2nd July and will run for 6 weeks. Click here for further details or you can contact our Head Coach Fergus Murphy at 083 107 9982
Private tennis coaching is also available. Contact Fergus