The ladies Winter league is now past the half-way point and the teams are doing well with a possibility of a few teams getting to some play offs,so its all to play for if the next two weeks go well !
The ladies Charity league has also started on Monday mornings but there is no game on Monday 16th February due to the mid term! best of luck ladies !
The ladies league hitting practice has been quiet over the winter months so hopefully the spring air will bring more players down to play on a Friday evening and on a Saturday afternoon. I suggest that you let the office know if you are definitely going so this information can be given to someone rings up to check numbers. Please don’t forget to cancel your place with at least an hour’s notice if you cannot play
The entry forms are now available in the office for the Vets and Graded championships starting in mid-April so we hope everyone gets their forms in ASAP
There are a number of vacancies on the Executive committee so if you are interested in lending your skills and your time for the running of the tennis club then please check the out the noticeboard
11th February 2015
Old news items
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and tennis filled New Year in 2015!
Thank you ladies for the Card and your generous gift and Bouquet of flowers that were presented to me on Friday
Well done to you all for contributing to the 400e, which we collected for the local Chapter of SVDP at the ladies party
Some recent news
We had some great fun on Friday at the ladies Christmas party! Nearly 60 ladies gathered for some Tennis, Mulled wine, dinner and dancing!
I would like to thank
Rita for organizing the Tennis and the Tennis prizes
Helen Murphy for Making and serving the Mulled wine
Kate from Celtic Catering for the delicious Thai chicken curry and Beef Bourigon and of course the lovely deserts
Jinsu and Ann did a super job serving up in the kitchen
And DJ Ger had all the ladies up on the dance floor for most of the night
A special presentation was made to Ann O Neill in the office to celebrate her upcoming wedding!
Last and by no means least - Thank you to my hard working committee Mary O Grady Rachel Donovan and Rita Leonard for all their efforts for the party and the all the other events in 2014
There will be a mince pies night on Wed 17th December at 8pm kindly hosted by Rita
A Generation game is penciled in for Monday December 29th 2-4pm - please sign up for this event on the noticeboard
The ladies Charity league
The Monday league team and the Monday Non-league league team did not make it to the finals but the Monday league team had a close run up to the final week
Thanks to Ali and Catherine for being Captains
The ladies Turkey run
The finals of the Turkey run ran last week - the winner of the Turkey run is Katy and Johanna came 2nd and Maureen Coburn came third. I will present Katy with her prize at the Christmas party
Well done ladies and many thanks to Maureen Coburn for all her help running the competition!
The Turkey ladies enjoyed their lunch at the prize-giving and Maureen was on chef duty making the ladies soup and adding up the final scores!
The Winter Woolies
We only managed to play two of the four Fridays due to the heavy rain but we did have some winners!
Congrats to Sandra Cotter and Larry Rawson for winning their sections and to Maire O' Meara and Tommy Leonard for coming runners up! The pizza and refreshments went down very well at the prize-giving!
I would like to thank Rita for her help and to David Heffernan for stepping in and supervising the finals night.
Ladies hitting practice
Continues on a Friday at 7-9pm and Saturday 4-6 pm
Please check the website or noticeboard on a Tuesday evening to see what courts are avialable for the coming week
This is a new venture so please give me feedback
Ladies Winter League 2015
Challenge sheet is up so please get some challenges played and put the results in the challenge book
Ladies Christmas party
The Ladies Christmas party is Friday 12th of December - please sign up on the noticeboard
We need final numbers by this weekend ( Sunday 7th December )
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 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
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!