Ladies tennis August Update

Welcome to the August 2019 ladies tennis update. 

The month began with the last week of the Line Tennis and finished with the first week of the Club Championships. Thanks to those of you who sent me pictures and updates……and my usual appeal for material (photos, reports etc.) to make the updates as interesting as possible. Please take pictures at club events, league matches etc. and send them to me.

Please contact myself or any of my Ladies Tennis Team with any queries or suggestions.

Clare Byrne (Ladies Captain)

Ladies Line Tennis

The Ladies Line Tennis was very well supported with 100% of matches played by the deadline. Congratulations to the line winners and runners-up:

Ladies Wednesday Mornings

The Summer tennis finished with a lovely tennis tea-party. As usual, there was a raffle and the person who drew the first ticket nominated a charity for the money collected during the Summer session. Mairead Guiney was the winner and €342.40 was donated to the Laura Lynn foundation.
Many thanks to Catherine Tobin, Marina Reddy and Maura Tutty for a lovely morning and for all of your hard work over the Summer.

The regular Wednesday morning social tennis will start back on September 18th. All standards of tennis are welcome, as are new faces….and of course the regulars.
The sign on sheet will open on the Monday morning and close on Tuesday at 9 p.m. Cost of €5 includes tea/coffee, after tennis.

Ger O’Brien, Gerrie O’Connell, Marcia McGee and Monica Woods will be running Wednesday Mornings from September. Thanks a million ladies for volunteering!

Ladies Thursday Nights

Thanks to Emer Soulsby and Noreen Kelly who organised a rota to keep Thursday night social tennis running over the Summer. Theey managed to squeeze in 2 nights in August between Line Tennis and the Club Championships. Thanks also to the volunteers who ran the tennis nights.

The regular Thursday night tennis will resume on 12th September. Many thanks to Bernadette Hearns, Nuala Breach, Siobhán King and Sharon Bohan who have volunteered to run the tennis this year.

Ladies Singles Ladder

The ladder is continuing to go well, with 12 matches played in August. Thanks again to Helen Mohan for her work in organising Singles tennis for us.

If you want to join the ladder, just click Ladders on the Quick Links menu on the main cltc.ie web page. Then enter your userid and password in the box at the top of the page and click login. Choose the Ladies Singles Ladder and then click join.

If you are having difficulties joining the ladder or entering a challenge or score, please contact myself or Helen.

Club Championships

The Club Championships started on Monday 26th August. It has been a great competition so far with some wonderful matches. We are now into week 2 with great matches on offer every night.

Finals Day is on Saturday 7th September and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy some great tennis and to attend the BBQ on the day. Details here.

Marj Flood is running the Hospice Coffee morning in the club to coincide with Finals Day. Any donations gratefully accepted from about 2pm on Saturday. It’s a great cause and any support would be greatly appreciated!

League

Mixed League

4 of our 6 mixed league teams qualified for the playoff stages in August.

The playoffs were on Wednesday 7th August at 7:30pm with all 4 teams at home and Castleknock 3 and Castleknock 6 progressed to the quarter finals.

The quarter finals were on Friday 9th August and Castleknock 3 made it through to the Semi Final.

Castleknock 3 lost 2-1 in the semi final to Elm Park 1, who went on to win the Final.

Thanks to all of the women who represented the club on a team or as a sub.

Details of our teams are available on the Mixed League 2019 page.

Senior League

We increased the number of teams in Senior League to 8. The league stage runs for the 5 Sundays in September in the afternoon. Best of luck to all of our teams!
Drop down to support your fellow members and see some great tennis!

Details of teams and schedules are on the Senior League 2019 page

Floodlight League

We also increased the number of teams in Floodlight League, to 5. The league stage runs on Tuesday nights from 25th September for 5 weeks.
The sign-on sheet is open until Monday 9th September at 11pm.

Tennis for Tessa

Martina Garvey and Máire Bríd Casey ran a great mixed tennis fund raising event in the club on Friday 30th August for the Little Miss Tessa Trust for Tessa Garry. Tessa’s father, Mark is an active member of the club as are Tessa’s siblings Michael, Leo and Anna. 
Over €4,000 was raised on the night. Thanks to all for your generosity.

Summer Success

Congratulations to all of our female members who excelled in Open tournaments in August!

Congratulations also to Sue Spencer, Laura Doris, Joan Dolan, Jemma Sinclair and Liz Brennan on their success in the Wexford Open.

Adult Coaching

The current coaching session has been extended by 2 weeks as it was not possible to run sessions during the Club Championships.

The next session will commence in late September on Saturdays (Floodlight league will be on Monday and Tuesday nights).