News & Events 1st September 2016

Well we have two new Champions in Fergus & Kate…..& what worthy champions!  They have been members since they were tots so it’s great to see them achieving this honour.

Finals Day was a huge success….tennis of a very high standard – good crowds – ranging from our doty youngest members Baby Alice,  Baby Tabitha & the little man with the cool hairstyle baby James! Congrats  Sinead, Jana  &  Carla.  All the finals produced really exciting matches which kept us all entertained for the afternoon.

 The  Winners:

Mens  Champion:     Fergus O’Rourke

Ladies  Champion:  Kate  Grennan

Mens’ Doubles:      David  Cullen  &  Fergus  O’Rourke

Ladies Doubles:      Jennifer  Crotty  &  Caroline  Grace

Mixed  Doubles:      Stephen  O’ Shea  &  Jennifer  Crotty

Girls  U/21:            Rachel  Hartnett

Boys  U/21:            Fergus O’Rourke  v  David  Cullen…. Postponed to a date to be confirmed.

Very well done to our Capts  Breege  &  Andrew for their dedication for the 2 weeks of the Championships…Breege escaped with Mick for their holidays on the Sunday!  Well timed.

Emily & Clodagh would like to thank all members who contributed to the delicious afternoon tea by bringing so many home made goodies.  And our  thanks to both of you for sorting all the yummies & looking after us all!

What can I say about Dee Nolan & her tradition of treating us all to Ice Cream Wafers as we watch the tennis …Teddy’s how are you!!..Thanks a mil Dee.

On to the At Home night which was a huge success.  Again our thanks & well done to Emily & Clodagh who chose the Venue & Menu & put in a lot of hard work behind the scenes.

A bit unusual to say one of the highlights of the night were the speeches – as is normal at any event they can drag on – but they were good fun &  informative.  Well done Breege, Andrew, Stephen,  Fergus  &  Kate.

Well done to Harry & Kate who received a special award nominated by Stephen for their overall progress both at tennis & sportmanship level.

In case you forget what you looked like both at the Finals & at the At Home the amazing Eric Cooney was on duty all day capturing memories of the day as only he can do! Take a look at the Handicap Album & you’ll know what I mean.  Our sincere thanks to you as always Eric.

Now that the kiddies are back at school it’s time to get back to a bit of routine again with the following!

Club Night.  To welcome you back to Club Night, tonight is a competition night so make a big effort to get down.  Joe & his committee are meeting this evening to plan out the next couple of weeks… I know one of their main needs is to get people to volunteer to host a night 

Ladies  Morning.  The ever popular Ladies Morning is recommencing  next Wednesday 7th Sept.

Your Committee were here yesterday planning lots of events between now & Christmas!  Again new members are very welcome.

Cardio Tennis with Adrienne starts on Thursday 22nd September  @ 11am.  Sign up sheet on the Notice Board.

Mens’ Morning continues every Sunday Morning.  They have a little intrusion on their time in that the Senior League stars next Sunday 4th Sept & runs for 5 weeks but as I explained to you guys last Sun matches are at 11 am  (with some weeks only 1 match which leaves 3 courts free for you) so get down that bit early & you won’t be disappointed!

Juniors:  What a summer our Juniors have had!  Great fun in the club –  with lots of successes in the various tournaments.

Our thanks to Adrienne & Karen who acted as Junior Day Managers.

The Coaching Term  starts from Monday 12th Sept.   Here’s a summary of the Days  &  Times:

Mon:  U/8  4 – 5pm;  U/10  5 – 6pm;  11 – 12 yrs  6 – 7  pm.

Wed:  U/8  4 – 5pm;    U/10  5 – 6pm.

Thurs:  Teenagers  6 – 7pm

Sat:      U/8  2 – 3pm;  U/10  3 – 4 pm;  11 – 12 yrs  4 – 5pm;  Teenagers  4 – 5 pm

You can email me your required times.  The term runs for 12 weeks.  Cost  E 105

With the evenings closing in Floodlight cards will be needed.  Just a reminder that they can be purchased at Hewett’s newsagent  &  Goggins’ Pub  both in Monkstown village  &  also from the Texaco garage on Abbey Road.

Lost  Property.  The Lost Property section is begining to mount up again.  I’ll leave it on the table under the TV for claiming….just for 2 weeks!

Pat Cowley has been selected to play singles in the Super Seniors ITF Championships. The venue is Croatia & she heads off on Fri 9th Sept.  Congrats & the very best of luck Pat!