Shankill Tennis Club

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Ladies' News

4th June 2015
Hello ladies
I would like to welcome Kirsten O 'Sullivan onboard as Vice-captain to join Myself Mary , Rachel and Rita 

Well done to the winners and all the participants in our Vets and Graded competition. Thanks again to all the volunteers who made the tournament happen! 
The Summer league is in its final week
The points at the moment are
Shankill 1       4 points
Shankill 2       11 points (Currently in Runner up position)
Shankill 3       9 points ( with a three way tie for R/U )
Shankill 4       8 points
Shankill 5       6 points
The next DLTC League is the Mixed league starting in early July. The sign up sheet is on the noticeboard
Some dates for your diaries
Mid-Summer party and A Fast four Tournament Sat 20th June
Ladies Tennis & Lunch @ 10am  –Wednesday 24th June
Wimbledon evening Sat 4th July
Captain’s day Sunday 19th July
Thank you to all the members of Shankill Tennis Club who contributed to raising 1,260e for relief work in Nepal. A Special well done to Colette Cassidy and Maureen Coburn who achieved this goal by running a tennis tournament, A bring and buy coffee morning and a Raffle. Well-done Ladies!
There are lots of Tennis Opens happening around the Dublin Clubs – and Greystones LTC are also great for running a one day tournament some Saturday evenings
Here are the dates for a few of our local clubs opens
Mount pleasant                 13.06 -> 20.06.2015
Irish Close, Donnybrook   21.06 -> 27.06.2015
Wimbledon                       29.05 -> 12.07.2015
Templeogue                      26.06 -> 4.07.2015
Carrickmines                     04.07 -> 11.07.2015
Wexford Harbor             01.08 -> 03.08.2015*BH
Co Wicklow ( Bray)            08.08 -> 15.08.2015
Lansdowne                        15.08 -> 22.08.2015   
Greystones                        12.09 -> 20.09.2015

The Ladies hitting practice should be up and running on Friday nights 7-9 pm but keep an eye out on the noticeboard / website for updates 


Hello Ladies

Hard luck to the Shankill 1 and Shankill 5 ladies  teams who were knocked out in the quarter finals and Play off  stages of Winter league
Charity League Monday league and non-league teams are doing well in their sections
 The Blue and Gold competition has commenced and will be running for the next 4 Fridays
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

We will be looking for lots of singles players for summer league so get practicing if you are interested in playing . It would be great to see some challenges up for the singles ladder
Many thanks to Rita and Mary O Grady for running the St Patricks day tournament. A special thank you to Ann O Grady for her baking skills -Her baked goods  went down very well 

There will be another Adults American tournament on Easter Monday at 2-m Sharp - cost 3e 

The ladies hitting practice continues on Fridays 7-9pm and Saturdays  4-6pm but more players are needed 
The Club AGM is on Thursday 26th  March – hope to see some of you there !
 18th March 2015 

Old News 
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
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

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
Other news 
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 )
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
December  2014

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