2011 Junior Handicap Tournament


The 2011 Handicaps has just come to a finish and was, I think, a huge success.  We had many new kids participating for the first time and some of these reached the finals.  Well done to all our participants.  I hope you all enjoyed yourselves.The kids who took part this year were an absolute credit to themselves, their parents and Monkstown Lawn Tennis Club.  I never heard one complaint and all kids were impeccably behaved both on and off the court.  It can sometimes be difficult to get all the handicaps correct but I do put a lot of thought into trying to make it fair for everybody.

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I do take notes of any kids that I may have handicapped unjustly, so that it won’t happen the following year.


Events like the handicaps take a great deal of organisation and would not happen without the help and commitment of our wonderful Junior Committee.  Many of the Junior Committee helped out in many ways – doing the draws, organising prizes etc.  I really appreciate all the help.  Thank you to Andrea and Edel who cooked us all a beautiful BBQ.  Thank you to all those who brought cakes and all the moms who helped in the kitchen.  Thank you to Rosanne for taking all the photos. 


Thanks also to Stephen for all his involvement and to Judy for helping as always. Thanks to Anne for keeping our Junior Notice Board so fantastic – the envy of all other clubs.

Hope you all enjoyed yourselves!



Under 18   Boys Singles   Simon Cusack   Marcus Heagney
    Girls Singles   Ciara MacKenna   Sorcha Clarke
    Boys Doubles   Simon Cusack & Richard Byrne   Hugo Faughnan & Hugh Byrne
    Girls Doubles   Camerin O’Connor & Ailbhe Casey   Cliona Walsh & Ciara MacKenna
    Mixed Doubles   Aaron Grogan & Ciara MacKenna   Marcus Heagney & Ailbhe Casey
Under 14   Boys Singles   John O’Mahony   Adam McGovern
    Girls Singles   Kate Doyle   Amy McGovern
    Boys Doubles   Ciaran Heuze & Matt McCann   Neil Stokes & Luke Sweeney
    Girls Doubles   Lara Sommerville & Aisling Walsh   Caoimhe O’Connor & Rachel McAuley
    Mixed Doubles   Amy McGovern & John O’Mahony   Julia Healy & Luke Sweeney
Under 12   Boys Singles   Michael Barron   Adam McGovern
    Girls Singles   Rachel Norton   Sarah McAuley
    Boys Doubles   David Keane & James McCabe   Michael Barron & Greg O’Carroll
    Girls Doubles   Emma Walsh & Rachel Hartnett   Sarah Healy & Sarah McAuley
    Mixed Doubles   Sarah Healy & Adam McGovern   Sarah McGee & Mark Foster
Under 10   Boys Singles   Michael Barron   Daniel Barron
    Girls Singles   Rachel Hartnett   Sarah Healy