Countdown to Big Event: Interpros

Well the countdown has really started to the "Big Event" on Fri / Sat - 9th / 10th August. ..........namely the Interpros. Thanks to Kevin for organising the painting of the club house both inside & out...the place looks really well - to Arek for keeping the grounds in shape and of course to Trish (ably assisted by our V lady Capt Helen the other day!) for replanting many of the tubs and to Karen & Annemarie for giving their suppport to the catering end of things. Johnny is beavering away in the background linking in with the Leinster Branch re practice sessions - schedule - ballkids - referee and any VIP's who might attend etc. All we need now is the sunshine & all should be in order for a feast of top class tennis.

Just a reminder that all courts will be required on both Friday & Saturday for play. Matches won't commence until after lunch on the Friday but courts will be required for practice throughout the morning...& matches run all day Saturday. Leinster are depending on huge support from the locals!....so keep yourselves free to support them.

The Club Championships are also creeping up on us - Mon 19th - Sat 31st Aug.....with the possibility of matches being played on Sat/Sun 17th / 18th....... deadline for entry forms is Thursday next the 8th. Carmel & Johnny are really looking forward to a big entry to what is always a most enjoyable 2 weeks of tennis with a great social element.

The Senior League starts on Sunday 1st September - with Mens' matches played in the morning and the Ladies in the afternoon. The sign up sheet is on the notice board...as always the Ladies side is filling up quickly - the Men a little more slowly.....don't be shy lads - show off your talent!

Club Night: Club Night tonight will be hosted by Lar Ging....many thanks Lar. A beautiful evening weather wise is in store so do pop down for a hit.

Juniors: The Juniors had their Championship finals last Saturday...after a week of very keenly contested matches. Again it was a very successful week organised by Adrienne ably assisted by Anna Schwer. There was great tennis on view over all the finals with lots of Mums, Dads, Grannys & Grandads supporting the various matches. Thanks to the members of the executive committee who came down and to Susie (Kennelly) our Vice President for her lovely words. Also thanks to all who volunteered to umpire - much appreciated. Congratulations to all participants, especially our new young finalists and welcome back to some older ones!

Anna Schwer is our u/18 Girls Champion with Ben Mac Carthy winning the Boys title. The "Sisters" Diane & Grace played a blinder in the kitchen!! Well done for keeping all the kiddies happy with yummee baguettes & drinks.

A big Thank You to Adrienne for acting as Day Manager for the last 6 weeks - have a well deserved rest Adrienne, as Karen takes over as Day manager for the month of August.

Stephen's last Camp takes place next week. It was originally to be run from Tues 6th - Fri 9th
but because of the Interpros THERE WILL BE NO CAMP ON FRI 9th. There will be no supervised tennis on Friday 9th either.

Helen Lane