Shankill Tennis Club

Ladies Tennis

Ladies' News

Hello Everyone
Wimbledon night 
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!
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!
Summer League 2014
Hard luck to Shankill 1 ladies losing in the Semi finals but well done on the promotion to Class 2! 
Dates for your Diary - keep an eye out on the noticeboard to sign up 
Captain’s day -Sunday July 27th 
Please sign up as a player or spectator and pay your fees ASAP as we cant run the event without advance payments 
Mixed League 
This starts Friday July 4th and runs for the 4 weeks of July 
Senior League 
I would like to use the ladder to pick the teams for senior league so this is a good opportunity to start challenging for team selection by mid- August and the senior league starts the very end of August 
Tennis Opens 
Keep an eye out for local tennis opens in Carrickmines , Greystones , Bray etc. 
The opens are allot of fun and a great learning experience - check out the laminated list of opens for details on the noticeboard 
Ladies Hitting Practice 
I will discuss with the Exec the possibility of setting up a time slot for Ladies Hitting Practice. There is a sign up sheet on the noticeboard
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 mens finals at Wimbledon !

Kind regards
July 2014

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