Ladies Tennis Update January 2019

Welcome to the first ladies tennis update of 2019. I didn’t get a chance to do one for December so I’ll cover Decemeber too.

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 Wednesday Mornings

The Wednesday Mornings finished on Wednesday 12th December with Christmas outfits and a glass of prosecco and mince pies afterwards in the Deuce Bar. We had a lovely chat and there were prizes for the best costumes.

The Prize Giving Lunch was held after Christmas when the new clubhouse opened. Congratulations to the Prize Winners:

  • 1st Marcia McGee
  • 2nd  Mary Mac Diarmada
  • 3rd Áine Houston, Clare Byrne, Emer Soulsby and Maura Tutty

Thanks a million to Valerie Bowens and Emer Soulsby who are doing such a wonderful job running the Wednesday mornings. Thanks also to Sheera Harmon and Rosaleen Proudfoot who kept Wednesday morings going in January.

Ladies Thursday Nights

The autumn session of the Thursday nights was hugely popular with a big rush on Tuesday nights to get on the sign-on sheet. A big thank you to Máire-Bríd Casey, Marie McGee, Mary Fogarty and Sarah Tiernan for all the hard work you put in.

The Christmas Party and Prizegiving on Thursday 13th December. Thanks to Marie McGee who was a super MC on the night and to Máire-Bríd who took great photos of the night.

Well done to the winners pictured below, click here for more photos of the night.

Congratulations to Sue Spencer who won the Autumn Ladies Cup 2018.

Congratulations also to Siobhán King (2nd) and Caitriona O’Farrell (3rd) and all the other prize winners.

Ladies Team Tennis

The Ladies Team Tennis ran for 5 weeks from 10th January to 8th February. It was a hugely enjoyable competition with opportunities to play with and against lots of other members. Thanks to everyone who acted as a team captain and to Helen Mohan and Sarah Tiernan who organised the desk and fee collection so efficiently.

The winners / runners-up were:

WinnerRunner-up
AfricaEgyptCameroon
AmericasMexicoCanada
AsiaVietnamJapan
EuropeItalySweden

Details of teams, weekly results and tables are available on the Team Tennis 2019 page .

The Finals Night Party was on Friday 15th February. Thanks to Deirdre Byrne for taking the photos.

Winter League

Winter League started on Sunday 27th January. After a slow start, our teams are doing very well, with 7 of the 9 teams in contention for playoff spots. Thanks to all of you who are representing the club on league teams and a special thanks to the league captains.

Details of our teams are available here and fixtures, results and tables here.

Captains Day

Captains Day was on Saturday 19th January. It was a very enjoyable day and night. Congratulations to Bernadette Hearns and John Naughton who won the tennis. Many thanks to all of you who came along and for all of your kind words and encouragement. A special thanks to those who organised the event. I know that a huge amount of work went into it.

Friday Night Mixed

Friday night mixed will run from Friday 22 February for 6 weeks. The Sign On sheet will open on Tuesday mornings at 10am. Numbers are limited to 16 ladies so get in early!

Cost is €6 per night and there will be a prize for anybody who plays 4 nights or more.

Group Coaching

Another session of group coaching will be starting in the next few weeks. Keep an eye on the web site for details.