2009 Junior Championships

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Our annual Monkstown LTC Junior Championships has just come to an end. It was our first time to run the event in July, it was also the first time to run the event in 6 days. We think both decisions worked out well!

We saw a number of new juniors featuring on Finals Day which we were delighted to see. It is great to see our new juniors getting the love for Monkstown LTC that our older juniors already have. A great display of tennis was seen by our many supporters, players, parents, grandparents, coaches, Captains, President, Vice President and Secretary. It was lovely to see all the spectators and we hope they enjoyed the day.

Congratulations to all who reached the finals. The tennis standard was fantastic and some very exciting matches were seen. We hope to see those of you who are old enough to enter, repeating these performances again on Adults Finals Day – August 29th. God help us adults!!

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It was our first time to run this event for you and it was our privilege. Mary McDaid had been organising the juniors for the past 20 years. Mary has now retired from this job and we wish her much happiness in her retirement. We all really miss her – she did a fantastic job while in Monkstown LTC and her work with our juniors will never be forgotten.

Many thanks to all our umpires who gave up their free Saturday time to umpire our matches – much appreciated. Thank you to Stephen for his continued dedication to you all – you are a credit to his hard work. He was very proud of you all last Saturday. Thank you also to Judy for looking after all of us. She looks after everybody – juniors and seniors. Without all her help and work Monkstown LTC would not be as it is today!

Thanks again to our fantastic Junior Committee. Thanks especially to Anne Crossan who is in charge of this committee and who spends endless hours working on your behalf. This committee meets on a monthly basis to make sure all our juniors are looked after. They work so hard to keep our juniors happy and organise events for you all. Thank you Anne and her 12 helpers for looking after us all and thanks for the lovely baguettes and teas on Saturday!

Thank you to Carol our Lady Captain for coming to watch and for her lovely speech.

Please continue your tennis throughout August – Carol will be there to look after you as will Alan and Craig. Good luck to you all in the rest of the summer tournaments – enjoy!

Remember August 22nd – Junior Disco – not to be missed.

Thank you. Adrienne & Will

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