News & Events 1st July 2016

 

The Summer League has come to an end – with what success for Monkstown— 5 Ladies teams & 3 Mens teams reached the playoff stages–a record in itself. The Finals were held last Saturday in Sutton & we had 2 ladies teams competing…the 1st & 6th teams.

The 1st team played Templeogue 1st’s & got the 3 points they needed for a win after some reallly high class tennis. I must mention Kate & Rachel (playing in her 1st summer league campaign) who won all their singles matches & also Caroline who as always showed great team spirit. Team Captain Adrienne had a very strong panel to choose from in Julie B – Caroline – Kate – Rachel – Geraldine – Anna – Ruth – Helen & Amy. Congrats to you all…the team will be greatly strengthened next year in Class 1 with International & former Irish No 1 Gina Niland who has recently joined the club. Welcome Gina!

The 6th team played Sutton 7th’s and also got the 3 points they needed for a win…they were all really chuffed as none of the team had won a League title before!..Breege was due at a wedding but played her match first & arrived at the weeding pretty late…that was the sort of committment team capt. Lynda got from all her team…by the way both Breege & Lynda won all their matches…must be something to do with being a capt.!…Lynda also had a very committed panel who played for her in Lisa  – Miriam – Jacqui B – Johanna – Aoife S – Breege – Aisling – Mandy – Fionnuala & Suzanne…congrats Ladies!

A word here to the great supporters who came to all the various playoff matches & especially last Sat…as someone said to me it was like Monkstown had a Home match! Thanks a mil..you helped get the teams over the line!

The 5 Mile League will be hosted by Monkstown this Sunday 3rd July…it’s great we have a Monkstown team featuring….Monkstown 2nd play Glenageary 1st @ 7 pm…best of luck to Claire and her team. Supporters welcome!

Reminder: re the Handicap tournament ( 11th – 23rd July ) Entry forms must be in by Monday next 4th July…If you can’t get your hand on an entry form email me your details & I’ll enter you.

Juniors: The main event of next week is the Handicap tournament..it always proves to be great fun as it is designed to give everyone an equal chance. The Draws & the Timetable are now on the Notice Board…make sure you check your times & if you’re not sure give Adrienne a ring in the club.

A reminder that the Junior Championship entry forms must be with Adrienne by Friday next 8th July…The Junior Championships run from 18th – 24th July.

Great results from the Carrickmines Open last week…Roy got to the Final of the U/12 singles – Sarah won the U/10 Round Robin event – & Charlie got to the Semis of the U/11 singles. Naas is the venue for the kids on the cir??cuit this week…best of luck & keep the Monkstown flag flying!

The next campto be run by Stephen is from 11th – 15th July. Signup sheet on the Notice Board.

For those of you off on holidays next week I hope you have a lovely break & that the weather is better than it is here!