September started with the second week of the Club Championships and saw a return of the regular social tennis on Wednesday mornings and on Thursday nights.
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 great Ladies Tennis Team with any queries or suggestions.
Clare Byrne (Ladies Captain)
The Club Championships were very successful. We had great tennis, good weather and a good buzz around the club for the 2 weeks.
It got a bit colder in week 2 and spectators found the new blankets in the bar very handy – thanks Shay!
Finals day was a great success. It was particularly good to see so many juniors taking part (and winning) in finals. Congratulations to our 2 new Club Champions:
Thanks to all who helped make it such a great day. A special mention to:
- All of the BBQ chefs (especially Tony Milner who seemed to be there all day) for cooking up great steaks.
- Marian + Trish who set the place up beautifully and provided us with lovely salads.
- Everybody who baked / bought cakes etc. – we raised €370 for the Hospice.
….and thanks to all of the people who helped on the tournament desk over the 2 weeks.
We entered 7 teams into Senior League. Details of the teams and schedule are available here. It was a very successful campaign overall. 4 teams made it into the playoffs which start on 7th October.
Ladies Over 55 League
This is a new league running on a trial basis. Matches will be on Friday nights at 7:30 during the month of November. There is a sign-on sheet on the web site to register your interest in playing. The team will be picked in order of merit. Please contact Mary (087 295 2521) if you have any queries.
The teams have now been selected and matches start on 2nd October. Best of luck to all those taking part.
Ladies Wednesday mornings
Ladies Wednesday Morning tennis started back on 12th September and we have had record numbers attending. Many thanks to Emer Soulsby and Valerie Bowens who are doing a great job running Wednesday mornings.
Ladies Thursday nights
Thursday nights started back on September 13th. Thanks to Mary Fogarty, Marie McGee, Máire-Brid Casey and Sarah Tiernan for running this hugely popular event. Numbers have been very good so far despite some pretty challenging weather.
Mixed Line Tennis
Mixed Line Tennis details (Lines and Schedule) were published in mid-September and the first nights play was on Friday 28th September. Details of lines, schedule and results and tables are available here.
Group Coaching Sessions
Senior coaching sessions are proving extremely popular and the latest sessions were over-subscribed. We had to organise extra sessions on a Sunday night to cope with the numbers. Thanks to Daniele and all of the coaches for these excellent sessions.
Geoff Ross (Club President) and I represented the club at a Garden Party in Áras an Uachtaráin in July. I forgot to include it in July’s report so here are a few photos from the event now.