Tennis for GOAL – Calcutta Project 2011 Update


Water & Sanitation Programme 

“Tennis for GOAL has completed funding the construction of the multi purpose centre, toilets and wells in Howrah dump. The money Monkstown LTC has raised this year so far (€7,534) is now funding our Water and Sanitation programme in schools throughout Kolkata. It costs us €7,500 to install proper Water and Sanitation facilities in each school so as you can see, you have already covered the cost for a school this year which is impressive. The Tennis for GOAL logo will go up on the outside of the school building very soon.”



Everybody who has been involved in the ‘Tennis for GOAL‘ fund is very proud of the fact that, through the money raised, we have been able to improve the lives of so many people who battle to survive in such dreadful conditions. We are extremely grateful to all those individuals and clubs who have given of their time and visited Monkstown to take part in the many events that we have organised.

  Stephen, John & Johnny outside the Tennis for GOAL Centre in Howrah Dump  update-2 

These include rugby heroes Gordon D’Arcy, Jamie Heaslip, Luke Fitzgerald and Shane Byrne; tennis stars Pat Cash, Alicia Molik, Conor Niland and Scott Barron; also tennis clubs Blackrock, Bray, Carrickmines, Donnybrook, Glenageary, Glenalbyn, Irvinestown, Lansdowne, Leopardstown, Mullingar, Naas, Newtown Park, Rathgar, Riverview, Sandycove and Shankill.

 Irish Cricket Team including Kevin O'Brien, Ed Joyce and Alex Cusack visit Tennis for GOAL Centre in Howrah Dump update-3  Irish Rugby Star Jamie Heaslip visits Howrah Dump 

Finally, and most importantly, a big thank you to all those members of Monkstown, both young and old, who have been so generous in so many ways. We all have an obligation to help those less fortunate and it’s one of the greatest things that we can do. You have all done a lot of good!

Go raibh mile maith agaibh.




Fun Tournaments





Parent & Child Tournament

Stars & Stripes

GOAL Mixed Tournament

Fastest Serve Competition

U14 Day Cup

Ladies Morning

Conor Niland & Scott Barron Exhibition Match

A total of €61,989.23 has been raised since the Tennis for GOAL Fund was set up in 2006