Carrigaline Tennis Club GSK Junior Open Tournament
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Wilson & KBS Cups
Good fun with a competitive edge, and the need to keep our juniors interested during off-season, was the inspiration for the formation of both the Wilson Cup U-12, Wilson Cup U-14 and KBS Cup (U-16) Junior competitions. Both events have being going strong now since the early 90’s and were the brainchild of founder members of Carrigaline Tennis Club who still oversee the running of both events annually.
The Wilson Cups are a team event for under 12’s and under 14’s while the KBS Cup is for the under 16 age group. The success of both events has been based on the theme of fairness and this has been managed by controlling the entrants each year. Both Cups are effectively winter leagues for juniors who may be a level below Munster squad status. Finalists from selected events from previous year are excluded from playing to ensure that those who do take part have a fair chance of doing well in their event. If this can be achieved every year, then the hope would be that more kids will be encouraged to stay playing tennis in addition to the many other sports they will experience in the early years of life.
All events usually run from November to March each year with the finals for both events hosted by Carrigaline Tennis Club. Carrigaline Tennis Club are delighted with the success of both events over the years and look forward to being involved with Junior Tennis in Cork for many more years to come.