Shankill Tennis Club

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Ladies' News

Hello Everyone
Here are some dates for your Diary!

Ladies hitting practice 

We have started a hitting session on Fridays 7-9 pm and Sat 4-6pm for Lady league players to practice and improve  their shots - It is a turn up and play event 
There will be 3 courts booked on  Friday 12th Spetember  7-9pm.  This is because the Juniors Stars and Stripes competition is on for the next few weeks on Saturday 5-7pm so the Saturday 4-6pm slot will have to be put on hold! 
The Club Championships runs from Monday 15th to Saturday 27th September so the Friday sessions may be interrupted during this time ( Friday 19th and 26th  September ) 
Please check the ladies news  weekly on a Tuesday  evening after 9pm  to get a current update on court availability for Ladies hitting practice that week  

This is a new venture so please give me feedback 


This league will commence 6th & 7th October will be played on Monday/Tuesday mornings.
The Charity League was set up to enable ladies to play competitive, friendly tennis and at the same time help charities nominated by the eventual winners and runners up.

Monday League – Players who have played no higher than class 5 DLTC Summer/Winter League.
Monday Non League – Players who have not played DLTC league in last 5 years.
Tuesday Advanced League – Players who have played no higher than class 4 DLTC Summer/ Winter league.

Please Sign up  ASAP as players or as Subs 

Floodlight league 

The sign up sheet for Floodlight league is on the notice board. This league consists of four players on each team and on the night it is decided by a toss which two ladies  play singles and which two play doubles. This league starts on the last Monday in September and the teams have to be nominated by the 23rd of September 

Club Championships 

Club Championships runs from Monday 15th to Saturday 27th September 2014
Get your entry in before Monday Sept 7th - Entry forms areavailable in the office

Ladies Senior League

Senior League has started and will be running for the 4 Sundays in September  - the Ladies have 2  home teams on at 2pm every Sunday and one team at 3.30pm and the mens leagues matches run before this 

Mixed League 

This is a tough league and both Shankill One and Shankill Two finished with 2 points. Many thanks to the team Captains Susan and Gordon!  
Captain’s day -Sunday July 27th 

Many thanks to all the helpers on Captains day. It is a big event and many hands make lighter work ! Special thanks to my committee Mary O' Grady, Rachel Donovan and Rita Leonard for all their help with planning and on the day itself! Thanks also to David for his help! Debbie Duncan  served us up a lovely hot meal and delicious deserts so thanks to her for her  catering !
A special thanks also goes to Jimmy Cullen,Patrick Breen and Mary O Grady who stood in as Subs last minute in an emergency 
and the Captains day results are below -There was only a point or two in the difference so we gave a grandstand voucher as  prizes for the runners up! Photographs of Captains day are now online in the photos section
Winners =  Team Bjorn Borg
1 Eunice   & Bobby
2 Rachel  & Ray 
3 Geraldine & Gordon
4 Bernie  & Marian Kirby
Runners Up = Team  Billie Jean King
1 Siobhan & Tommy Leonard 
2 Kirsten  & Brian 
3 Sandra   & Feargal
4 Freda  & Ann

Wimbledon night July 5th 
We had nearly 60 guests and players for Wimbledon night on Saturday and The rain held off thankfully! 
Congratulations to the Wimbledon champions Freda and Joe! We had 3 pairings tied for 2nd place and they all got a 
Wimbledon branded prize.
We had some celebs in for the evening AKA Rory Mcilroy and his girlfriend Caroline, we also had some visitors from the South of France AKA Maire and Chris and finally last years Champions Maureen and Ronan 
Debbie Duncan provided us with a Chicken and Bacon Terrine and the hard working Ladies Captains Committee prepared a lovely selection of Salads and we had a typical Wimbledon dessert of Strawberries and Cream. Special thanks to Rita and Rachel for all their hard work. Thanks also to David, Gary Dowling, Kirsten and Gavin for helping hands! There is a lot of invisible work in the Planning, Preparation, Set up and tidying up of these events. With this in mind we would be delighted if you would like to volunteer to help for an event! We could do with some volunteers for Captains day so let me know in the next 2 weeks if you can help in anyway! We got lots of compliments about the night so thanks for the positive feedback!
Summer League 2014
Hard luck to Shankill 1 ladies losing in the Semi finals but well done on the promotion to Class 2! 
National Tennis Day Sunday July 6th 
Thanks to our volunteers Rita Cathy Sarah Veronica Regina Ann Claire Carrie Susanah and Ed
 who turned up yesterday to this event. Although we only had a few visitors they all had a ball! it was hard to compete with  the men's finals at Wimbledon !

 Ladies Lunch Wed 18th of June 
We had 31 ladies for tennis and a few extra for lunch on Wednesday - there was sunshine, laughter, delicious salads and gorgeous deserts!
Thanks to everyone for attending and making it a great day - Special thanks to my committee!  Mary O' Grady, Rachel Donovan and Rita Leonard for all their help with planning and on the day itself!
Kind regards
Aug 2014

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