News & Events 22nd November 2018

Well the Floodlight league has come to an end, our Men’s ‘ 1st team were pipped by Elm Park last Monday night. Thanks to all the supporters, they saw some super tennis. Again, many thanks to the members who had to forfeit their courts on the Monday and Tuesday nights during the league.

The popular Turkey tournaments are approaching, Sunday 2nd & 9th December. The Men’s tournament is at 10.30 am on the 2nd, with the Ladies playing in the afternoon at 1.30pm.
Entry Fee €15.00. The Mixed will be played on Sunday the 9th at 12 noon, entry fee €10.00. Carmel & Johnny are looking forward to a big turnout for all three events! Signup sheets are on the Notice Board.
The Round Robin boxes that Carmel organised proved very popular so she has decided to run another one. If anyone who played and doesn’t want to play in the next one or on the other hand if anyone would like their name to be added please email Carmel at carmelmcallister@gmail.com. The new series will be on the Notice over the next week or two and will give you something to work on over Christmas!
The Ladies Charity league is at the playoff stages, with the Monday League & non-League teams featuring in the Semi-finals. Congrats and good luck to Karen Kavanagh & her team of Noreen Cleary, Anthea Lydon, Sinead Egan, Niamh Smythe & Fiona O’Sullivan and to Collette Langan & her team of Jane O’Rourke, Angela Corkery, Marie McCullagh, Clare Carolan & Clodagh Kenny. Karen’s team play on Monday next 26th November against Elm Park at 10am in Monkstown. Collette’s team also play a team from Elm Park at 10am in Elm Park. The other two Monday teams were runners up in their sections, the Tuesday teams also held their own and enjoyed their campaign. All teams came out on top with their catering skills, with delicious food presented each week!
The Ladies Committee met yesterday morning despite the dreadful weather to put the finishing touches on the plans for the Ladies Christmas Party. Sarah Jane, Helen, Anne and Caroline are beavering away and no doubt it’ll be a huge success. The numbers have almost reached capacity, so if you’re thinking of going you better make your mind up before Monday next the 26th, the absolute deadline and also for payment. Please drop your €35.00 into the office by Monday, clearly marked with your name.
JUNIORS. Things are winding down on the Junior front. All leagues and Stars & Stripes are over with, great participation and success at all levels. Two more weeks left for Group coaching, with an extra day or two to make up for the inclement weather.
Anna Gunning popped into the office the other day with a display of Christmas Cards for sale just like last year – in aid of Children in Hospital. They look lovely & are very reasonable.