There is a jam packed calendar of social tennis through out the year, from one day fun events to organised weekly mix-ups of social tennis with a little added incentive to win! We try to keep all our members happy with the range of tennis on offer. This is on top of all the tennis you will be organising yourself!
Weekly Social Tennis
The weekly social tennis events are a great way to get to know people and get out on court. New members are always welcome and all standards are catered for. Find your tennis tribe, exchange phone numbers and you’re in! Book a court for a follow up friendly, this makes it so much easier to keep tennis in your diary.
The weekly social tennis events are generally a new member’s first introduction to tennis in the club. There is a warm welcome for new members and all standards are catered for. It is a great way to meet people to play with at other times. Get to know other members in the bar afterwards, have a coffee/drink and a chat. You can take part in the whole session or just dip in and out. The advantage of doing the whole session is that you might win a prize! Individual scores are calculated and kept each week so the player with the most points at the end of the session receives a prize!.
LADIES WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
Details: 2 Sessions per year, September to December and mid-January to end May. All standards welcome. Play is followed by tea and chat in the bar. Prize giving and lunch at the end of each session.
Cost: €5.00 per week
Format: Ladies doubles. You will play in a group of 4-5 players of same standard.
Sign-on: From Monday 9am to Tues 4pm. Sign on weekly through your Smart Club account.
Session time: 10 am, please arrive at 9:45 so play can start on time. Usually ends around midday
Organisers: Geraldine O’Brien, Jane O’Brien
MENS WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Details: Event runs twice a year usually for 10 weeks at a time.
Duration: Dave Ward Cup (February to May) and Matt Russell Cup (September to December)
Cost: €7 per night
Format: Men’s doubles. You play in a group of 4/5 players of your standard.
Sign-on: Sign on each week in your Smart Club account. Opens on a Sun at 12pm, closes Tues at 10pm
Session times: There is 2 sessions – 7:15pm and 8:45pm
Organisers: Peter Furlong, John Kilkenny, Lonan Durand & Tom O’Brien
Take a look at current information and dates here to see how it runs
LADIES THURSDAY NIGHTS
Details: 2 Sessions per year, usually from September to early December and mid-February to the early June, with breaks for other club competitions where necessary. Tennis followed by social chat in the bar and a chance to win a bottle of wine.
Duration: approx. 12 Thursdays per session, prizegiving party at the end of each session.
Cost: €6.00 per night collected at check in.
Format: Ladies doubles. You will play in a group of 4/5 of your standard. We will make contact with new members to find your playing level. Play consists of 8 or 6 games with each person in the group, a total of 24 games. The number of games won each night are accumulated over the 12 weeks with the best 6 scores counted. Those who have played a minimum of 6 weeks are included in prizegiving.
Sign-on: Sign-on sheet in SmartClub opens on Tuesdays at 6:30pm. Closes on Thursdays at 1pm. Sign on through SmartClub -> Events -> Ladies Thursday Social Tennis
Cancellations: Can be made before 1pm on Thursday through SmartClub -> My Events. After 1pm please contact one of the organisers.
Session time: 7.30pm, please arrive at 7:15 so that play can begin on time.
Organisers: Attracta Byrne, Bernadette Hearns, Deirdre Byrne, Deirdre Naughton, Mairead Corcoran, Mary Mulherin, Niamh Griffin, Siobhán King, Valerie Galvin.
MENS FRIDAY MORNINGS
Details: Runs all year round. Play followed by lunch – Marian’s wonderful paninis!
Cost: Free to play, €5.00 for panini.
Format: Men’s doubles. You will play in a group of 4-5 of your standard.
Sign-on: Text Jim Conroy at 085 7085727.
Session times: 10:30 a.m.
Organisers: Jim Conroy, Tony Steen and John Fitzgerald.