News & Events 14th March 2019

And then there was one, the Men’s 2nd team have won through to the Semi Final of the Winter League – and in doing so have gained promotion to Class 2 – a great achievement. Congratulations and Good Luck for the Semi Final to Harry/Jack, Robin/Rob, Denis/Ciaran and super sub Gary. They play Malahide 3rds on Sunday 24th March in Malahide at 11am. Very tough luck to the Men’s 1st team, Ladies 2nd and 8th teams, who were just pipped in their respective matches. All in all it was a terrific campaign by each of the five Men’s teams and eight Ladies teams. Now start practising for the Summer League!
By the way our Men’s Captain is delighted to confirm that Ciaran Bolger has accepted the position of Vice Captain. Welcome to the Executive Committee Ciaran!
The Blue & Gold teams and the Easter Cup team are progressing nicely. No matches this weekend so all courts available.
Club Night: Club Night tonight will be hosted by Declan Cotter, many thanks Declan. The forecast is ok so pop down and enjoy your tennis.
Ladies Charity League continues on Monday/Tuesday mornings, five teams are involved and all are progressing pretty well. As mentioned last week volunteers are needed to host the Tennis/Coffee on Wednesday mornings, so check the Notice Board for a date that suits you!

Juniors: A lot of activity going on with our Junior section. The U/12 Girls/Boys and U/18 Boys Leinster League started last Sunday. The U/14 Stars & Stripes starts this Saturday. The Internal U/9’s event will be held over the next week or two, deadline for signup is Saturday next 16th March. The U/12 Boys/Girls and U/17 Stars & Stripes finished last Saturday. Many thanks to Lisa Blake, Anthea Lydon and Fionnuala Doherty who looked after the teams for the duration of the league. There will be coaching as usual this Saturday, but NO Coaching Sunday/Monday next 17th/18th March. There are still a couple of outstanding Coaching Fees, with only 2 weeks more to the end of Term 2 please pay ASAP.
Easter Camp dates: Monday 15th to Friday 19th April. Sign-up sheet is on the Notice Board, if you’d like Judy to register your child email her details to save you coming down.
A Junior fun Tournament in aid of Tennis 4 Cancer will be held on Saturday 6th April, 4 – 6pm Age group 7 – 16 years, entry fee €10. Sign-up sheet is on the Notice Board.

More record breaking achievements by Sarah Healy, last week she won The Schools Cross Country Championships (by a mile!) for the 6th successive year and she’s the first schools athlete to win titles in all four age categories. Congratulations Sarah, super performance!
Conor (Gannon) is off on the circuit again. Yesterday he headed for Toulouse in France for an ITF Clay court tournament. He’ll have a couple of days training on the clay followed by the tournament next week. He has entered both the Singles & Doubles events. Very best of luck Conor, we’re all rooting for you.
A reminder that the Wine Tasting event in aid of Tennis 4 Cancer is on Friday 29th March. Sign-up sheet is on the Notice Board. Karen Ivory who is organising it suggests if you’d like to bring a guest feel free to do so.