Tennis - Garry Cahill has decided to step down as Performance Director of Tennis Ireland, ending a 13-year association Tennis Ireland. Cahill has been working with Tennis Ireland since 2006 as National Coach and then became Performance Director and Academy Head Coach in 2009.
In a statement from Tennis Ireland, Cahill commented, “During his tenure, Garry was instrumental in establishing and developing the National Tennis Academy which is recognised by the International Tennis Federation as a programme of high quality."
Tennis Ireland chief executive Richard Fahey commented, "He has assembled an incredibly capable team of coaches at the academy, and has supported the development of many Irish players during his tenure. The board and I would like to extend our thanks to Garry for his service to tennis and wish him well in his future endeavours”.
Cahill commented, "It has been an honor to work for Tennis Ireland and to lead such a committed performance team. I am extremely proud of the fact that since the foundation of the National Tennis Centre, we have contributed to the achievements of Irish players at grand slam senior level, grand slam junior level and athletes that have chosen to further their careers via the US college system.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many academy parents who entrusted me with the development of their children’s tennis careers. I intend to remain committed to performance tennis; my passion for producing Irish professional players is stronger than ever, and I am excited about the next generation of Irish Tennis Talents and am very much looking forward to new challenges ahead”.
Tennis Ireland has announced the process of appointing a new leader as Cahill's tenure comes into effect on August 30th.