Located on a most picturesque and tranquil lane, Shankill Tennis Club is anything but quiet - it is buzzing with tennis enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. This community based club offers you:
We have grown over the past 25 years both through the hard work and contribution of members of the club and strong support from Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and funding from the National Lottery through the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
To access the courts outside these hours, a fob is required - application forms are in the office.
Parents are reminded that juniors may not be left unsupervised at the courts when the club supervisor is not on duty.
Courts may be booked 3 days in advance by notifying the supervisor.
Each adult has two booking hours per 7 day period. Play is on the hour and for the duration of an hour unless for a round robin match or championship game, and this must be notified in advance to the supervisor.
Players must vacate the court when asked to do so by the supervisor.
The cost for playing under floodlights is €6 per court per hour.
|Vice Chairperson||Brian Lee|
|Membership Secretary||Brian Hogan|
|Vice Treasurer/Coaching Co-ordinator||Rita Leonard|
|Mens Captain||Matthew Connolly|
|Ladies Captain||Maria Dowling|
|Junior Co-ordinator||Séan Cassidy|
|Ordinary Member||Mark Orr|
This year Shankill Tennis Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary and its rise from modest beginnings has been remarkable. Established in 1986 and based on four Dublin County Council courts, the Club was opened with 700 members and a small portacabin clubhouse. The portacabin was burned to the ground in March 1989 and the members began to fund raise for a new clubhouse. Having spent one year in a B & I container, the Club in a productive joint venture with the County Council and supported by the National Lottery, soon had permanent Clubhouse facilities. These were opened in July 1990. Further developments followed apace.
Success off the court has been matched by success on it. The Club regularly fields seven men’s, seven women’s and several junior teams in the DLTC Leagues and has numerous pennants to its name. In 1991, it became the first County Council based Club to be given a permit by Tennis Ireland to host a Junior Open Tournament. This year this popular Grand Prix Event, the Junior Open celebrates its 20th anniversary and continues to attract young players of the highest calibre. The Club organises coaching for all standards, runs regular tournaments and social events and has a very active Junior section. One of its members, David Mullins, competed in Junior Wimbledon and later represented Ireland in the Davis Cup (2003).
The club's achievements have been recognised through awards by the Leinster Tennis Council by attaining the title Tennis Club of the Year in 2008.