News & Events 3rd May 2018

The highlight of my week was no doubt going to watch the World Blind Tennis event played in Shankill Tennis club last week end. It was quite amazing to follow how the competitors guided the ball over the net. The tennis ball is of a softer quality with a small bell that sounded when the ball hit the ground. They were truly remarkable, great to see a group of Monkstown members supporting the event.

Summer League starts tomorrow week, Friday 11th. Men’s matches on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons and the Ladies matches played on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. So people who play between 7 and 9pm on courts 2 3 4 5 & 6  will get a surprise when you go to book your courts next week, none of these courts are available for the next 5 weeks. Maybe those members lucky enough to play on court 1 might share their court the odd week! Men’s’ Morning will be unaffected by the Summer League.

Despite the Bank Holiday weekend Ladies League coaching continues on Saturday next at 2pm and 3pm.

CLUB NIGHT: Club Night tonight will be hosted by Judy!  So please make that effort to pop down – particularly any new members for some tennis and a bit of craic!

The two Ladies Charity league teams who qualified for the Semi-final were each just pipped, well done for reaching the semis! The 5 Mile league starts on Sunday week – 13th May – the Committee are beavering away selecting the teams!

JUNIORS: The U/14 Stars & Stripes came very close to winning their final last Saturday – great performance from all concerned. Just a reminder that group coaching continues through the Bank holiday weekend.

Congratulations to Pat Cowley on her selection to play in the Vets Quadrangular team event this weekend (Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th and Monday 7th) to be played in Lansdowne Tennis Club. Very best of luck Pat, you certainly keep the Monkstown flag flying in Vets’ Tennis!

DATES FOR YOUR SUMMER DIARY;

SENIORS; Handicap Tournament – Monday 9th July to Saturday 21st July and Club Championships – Monday 20th Aug to Saturday 1st Sept.

JUNIORS: Championships – Monday 2nd July to Saturday 7th July and Handicap Tournament – Monday 16th July to Friday 20th July.