Welcome to tennisministries!
Our ministry has been set up purely to promote the name of Jesus through tennis by getting involved with churches and tennis clubs all over the world
(me and Aaron Tredway at a recent Sports Ministry training conference in Northern Ireland)
We are excited to announce the opening of our Tennisministries Academy in September 2013.
We will be offering coaching sessions for all ages and abilities along with bible studies, cell groups and a monthly Sports Ministry Church service on Sunday afternoons.
Please feel free to browse our site and see what we have to offer......
Currently we have a team of coaches and youth ministers offering the following services.....
Tennis Coaching Lessons
One on One lessons are available from our team of top coaches in a number of venues around the country. This forms part of our mentoring scheme where off court discipleship is just as important as our on court training.
These will be professional tennis lessons which include bible study related activities depending on the age of the participants.....
We will also be offering professional coaching squads in various locations in 8 or 10 week blocks. These involve coming once a week for a tennis lesson and bible study/story in small groups. Currently we are running programs every day in a number of churches. Please check out our venues page for more information.
Small group lessons are also available for up to four people.
We are able to offer a number of options to schools including after schools packages and assemblies. We can also work with Scripture Union already in place or set up a Tennisministries SU. Also one off workshops during school team are popular where we will take the clas for a tennis lesson and then share a short Gospel story.
Tennis Coaching Camps
Our camps will be a week long program where children and adults can attend Monday-Friday and take part in tennis lessons and bible study activities. The plan is to offer residential camps and weekend retreats for large groups....
Weekend Packages for Churches
This is our most popular package where tennis coaching is offered in the church organisations and then we will come and take the sunday morning church service sharing testimonies and our journey so far in this ministry. We can work with any church organisation doing workshops which involve tennis sessions and devotional time. I am also happy to share my story of how God has used the death of our son, Rory, to bring alive in me a passion relating to John 3:16. God willingly went through the pain of losing a son, I can relate to the pain but never the sacrifice he made. The verse shows that God loves every one of us enough to go through that. He had the power to rescue his son at any time from torture and death. Any loving father would do it every time. God didn't....that proves to me that Jesus has to be the only way......
We are excited to be launching our own tennis club in April 2014. This will be based in Belfast and will offer competitive tennis for all ages and all levels of player. I look forward to releasing more info on this soon.....
Youth Weekend Packages
At a wide number of venues we can offer a fantastic experience for a youth weekend. This would involve sports coaching sessions throughout the weekend with fun tournaments and prizes and a selection of topics for spiritual teaching depending on the group. Please feel free to contact us for more information...
Our team are happy to travel all over the world to do tennis coaching and discipleship courses. Also if you are interested in joining one of our mission teams please contact us for more details.
We are planning to do two mission trips each year. This year we are heading to Zimbabwe in July and India in December. Exciting times just seeing how God is using tennisministries around the world.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible
Yours in Christ,