Summer League

   

The DLTC Senior Summer League is the premier inter-club tournament in Irish tennis.  With over 50 clubs taking part at various levels (Class 1 – Class 7), the competition is intense.  Monkstown LTC entered 7 teams in the Ladies League and 6 in the Mens.

The ‘status’ of a tennis club is generally defined by two factors – how successful are the club’s juniors? What class do the club’s top teams compete in?  Our Men’s 1st team is Class 1, while our Ladies play in Class 2.

This year’s league campaign provided much excitement and it was our best players who were responsible for most of this excitement.  The Men’s 1st Team led by former Irish No. 1 Scott Barron, almost  created history by getting within one point of a first ever appearance in a Class 1 final.

On the Ladies side, the 2nd team qualified for the knockout stages of Class 3 while the Ladies 1st team came agonisingly close to promotion after a titanic struggle in a memorable semi final clash.

Once again, the League showed the paramount importance of the fans.  Monkstown LTC members once again turned out in numbers to support the various teams.  On behalf of the players, many thanks to all who came along to cheer on the players!

As always, there were a large number of juniors in action for the various teams, and without them, Monkstown LTC would certainly not have the ‘status’ it now enjoys.  Well done to all!

Below is a list of the boys and girls who represented the club in the Summer League.

Stephen

Julie Byrne, Sorcha Clarke, Jack Crossan, Olivia Crossan, Jennifer Crotty, Simon Cusack, Hugo Faughnan, Kate Grennan, Marcus Heagney, Elizabeth McGee, Ian McGrath, Ciara MacKenna, Sean O’Rourke & Amy Ryan