News from your Captain

Captains Update - 25th February 2024

Hitting Practice
Hitting practice is open for registration on Saturday morning. This a great practice session run by the club for its members. The 9 O’clock session is considerable busy but the over the last couple of weeks the 10 O’clock session hasn’t been hitting full capacity.
These sessions have to be running at full capacity to keep them viable to run so we will be reviewing these hitting sessions at the end of march so if this is something members would like to see after march try make the effort to attend when you can for the month of march.
Corner House Cup
Some great Matches again last Thursday.
We will be hosting the final this Thursday
Knockout format this week so everyone will need to be at the club from 7 o’clock onwards.
Players will be split into 2 groups based on points allocated over the last 3 weeks
No draws will be published this week but leader board will be published Tuesday evening
New Members
just a reminder we have recently had some new members join over the last couple of weeks, please if you see any new faces say hi and introduce yourselves.
For any new members hitting practice on Saturday morning is a great way to meet some members so try sign up for these sessions.
Once this email is sent these hitting sessions are open for registration.
Carrigaline Spring Open
The kitchen committee will be looking for a lot of volunteers over the tournament and obviously a supply of the delicious salads and baked goods we get every year and help make this event profitable. A link will be sent out next Sunday that will allow members to book slots between the 6 and 16th of march.
This event needs the support of all members to run successfully and wouldn’t be able to do so without the many members that volunteer their time every year so please if you can give your time please do.
Club Clean-up
An email went out looking for help for our club clean up yesterday and a big thanks to all who contacted to say they could help. We had a great turnout, and a massive amount of work was done to get the club ship shape for the spring open. I’d like to thank the Commander and Chief on the day Ger O’Connor for all his hard work and allocating everyone jobs.
Ger has asked me to make members aware that footpaths and the veranda will be power washed on Thursday the 29th and parking around the club house ill be cordoned off during the day
Table Quiz
Thanks to everyone that supported the table quiz last night. A special thanks to John McDermott that frustrated many a person last night. John puts a lot of work in over many weeks compiling the questions on the night and the event wouldn’t happen without him, Thanks to our other members that helped on the night also Alan K, Joanna, Myriam, Antoinette, Sharon, and Louise who puts together our raffle prizes on the night and not to forget our MC on the night Diarmuid O’Mathuna who once again gave a flawless performance calling the questions on the night.
Nearly €1000 euro raised on the night for our Enjoy tennis programme which is brilliant and will help cover coaching fees.
I would just like to add the winners on the night very generously returned the prize money they won on the night in order to further support the Enjoy Tennis programme.

Captains Update - 18th February 2024

Active age 50 plus
Karen will be commencing with Active age Tennis for people over '50'.
This will be match play format in the form of doubles compass draw.
It will start at start at 10 to 12 this Friday the 23rd and will be restricted to 24 people.
It is currently open on eBooking so head to Friday the 23rd and click to book. 

Club Clean Up
Volunteers needed to help with tidying up the Club before the 2024 Spring Open!
Clean-up morning is Saturday 24th February 10:00 to 12:00
The Committee are asking for an hour of your time. All help appreciated!

Thanks to everyonel who has contacted to say they can help. If anyone else can attend please email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com or text so we have an idea of numbers to allocate jobs on the day.
Hitting Practice
Hitting Practice is open for registration on Saturday morning. Weather is having its impact on this but hopefully we will get a better run over the next few weeks.
Table Quiz
Only a few tables still available so please reserve tables quickly to avoid missing out on a great night this Saturday 24th February 2024.
We need a projector on the night so if anyone could lend us one on the night it would be greatly appreciated.
Please contact social@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
This year all funds raised will go towards running our Enjoy tennis programme which as a club we are delighted to be involved in. A brilliant programme that so many kids and adults avail off.

Civil Service Cup 2024

The Civil Service Cup will be held on Sunday 24th March 2024 at 10.30am in Douglas Lawn Tennis Club.
The Civil Service Cup is one of the longest running inter club competitions in Munster and recently has been run as a one day tournament Grade 3 mixed event. Each team consists of 2 men and 2 ladies playing ladies and men's doubles. Play should conclude about 16.00hrs on the day.
We would hope to send at least one team. If any G3 players are interested in playing in this cup please email me your interest to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Captains Update - 11th February 2024

Hitting Practice
Hitting Practice is open for registration on Saturday morning. Time to perfect your shots under the guidance of coach Mark before the open session starts.
The Corner House Cup.
Some great Matches last Thursday.
If anyone can’t make their match for any reason, please make sure to get a sub of same grade.
And please if you can’t make it, please notify me.
This week’s draws will be published on club website Tuesday night along with leader board.
New Members
We have recently had some new members join over the last 2 weeks, please if you see any new faces say hi and introduce yourselves. I will be reaching out to a few members with contact details during the week to add them to what app groups.
For any new members hitting practice on Saturday morning is a great way to meet some members so try sign up for these sessions.
Once this email is sent these hitting sessions are open for registration.
Carrigaline Spring Open
This event opened Friday evening and was full within minutes, such a demand that pay pal crashed which caused me a lot of headaches over the weekend but great to be able to accommodate so many Carrigaline players.
This event needs the support of all members to run successfully and wouldn’t be able to do so without the many members that volunteer their time every year.
Tournament office and Kitchen are the ones that require a massive involvement from members but there are many other areas that require help. I will be reaching out to members over the next couple of weeks to fill positions but if members want to contact me offering their services please do so.
Table Quiz
Don’t forget that our annual table quiz if on the Saturday the 24th.
If any members are looking to reserve a table, please email social@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
This year any funds raised will go towards running our Enjoy tennis programme which as a club we are delighted to be involved in. A brilliant programme that so many kids and adults avail off

Captains Update - 5th February 2024

Hitting Practice
Hitting practice is open for registration on Saturday morning. Still a lot of places available in both sessions. This is a great practice session to practice all your shots under the guidance of coach Mark.
The Corner House Cup
This event is now closed.
Matches will be published Wednesday for matches on Thursday.
If anyone can’t make their match for any reason, please make sure to get a sub of same grade.
Club House
Just a reminder If any members are using the pool table, please make sure to put cover on table and put away any items associated with it. Table is to be then left in location close to front window.
Car Lights
Please just be aware when you are parking that you turn your car lights off as soon as you can so not to be affecting members playing on courts.

Captains Update - 28th January 2024

Club Night and Hitting Practice is now open for registration.
Round Robins
Round robin will commence again from tomorrow and will run till the end of March.
The Corner House Cup
Good entry to date, still places available so please don’t forget to sign up.
Coaching Clinic
Email to go out tomorrow to everyone participating. Don’t forget they commence this Friday.

Corner House Cup & Davis Cup Bus

Corner House Cup - The corner House cup is now open for registration.
Please go to E-Booking and select date the 8th February, proceed to the 19:00 time slot and click to enter.
Limited to 40 people
Cost €10.00. 
Dates 8th, 15th, 22nd February with Finals on the 29th February
Davis Cup
I know a lot of people are intending to go to the Davis Cup next weekend the 3rd and 4th February 2024.
It promises to be a great event and i think it's nearly 100 percent confirmed that Dominic Thiem will be representing Austria which will make it that bit more exciting.
There has been a bus organised by a few members to leave Carrigaline Tennis Club Saturday Morning and currently there are a couple of seats on the bus available .If anyone would like to avail of the bus and enjoy the hassle free experience please send me a email to captain@carrigalinetennisclub .com
Day 1: Saturday 3rd February starts from 12.00 with 2 x Men's Singles Matches played on the day.
Bus will depart Carrigaline Tennis Club at 9:15 and Leave Limerick approx 5 O'clock
Cost for bus is €22 per person

Captains Update - 21st January 2024

Winter league
Our ladies 3s played today in difficult conditions today. There was nothing left wanting from the effort they put in. I would like to congratulate them All on a great winter league even with todays result not going our way. Linda, Antoinette, Kate, Maria and our super subs today Fionnulla and Racheal made Carrigaline Tennis Club very proud .
Club coaching.
Hi all please don’t forget to email me if you want to participate in the Friday night clinics. Only a couple of slots left if anyone is still interested.
Club night
Club night this Thursday is our end of month social. This is now open for registration. This is a great night always and nice to see members hanging around afterwards for some pizza, a drink, and a chat.
Hitting practice
Hitting practice is now open for registration also.
Gold Club mark award
Liz Clifford will be presenting Carrigaline tennis club the Club mark plaque on Thursday, the 25th at 8pm and would be great if members could join us that evening.
This award confirms the club is distinguished in club development aspects in the following areas:
• Facilities
• Organisation & Management
• Safety & Child Welfare
• Play, Scoring & Competition
• Player Development
• Workforce
• Outreach Programme’s
• Communication & PR
• Equality
A big Thank you to Eddie Pierce and club chairperson Noel Ronayne for all the work behind the scenes to make sure we kept this award which is a great achievement .
Club night will be running after the presentation and would be nice if members could stay on for tea and coffee... maybe even some cake!!!


Wingfield - making Tennis smart

Club member Silvio has offered to show members how to use and get the best out of the Wingfield Box located on Court 1  
Silvio is available this Saturday the 27/01
First session will be at 1pm and second session at 2pm, each slot will be limited to 6 persons  
If you are interested in attending, you need to do the following
Look at the Wingfield Demo.
Pre-Session
1. Download the Wingfield app
2. Create your account
You can link it to a Google, Facebook or Apple account
Configure your profile. 

Questions asked:
1. Are you right or left handed?
2. Your backhand is with one or two hands?
3. Optional: add a picture to your profile.
4. Be Aware the app will offer you a ‘Pro’ membership, while it has additional features, this is a paid service.
It is recommended that you watch the following videos before the session:
Quick intro: https://youtu.be/5Gd_5mjO7Os?si=ZY8cZSmTm8PsOgI9 
Check-in and tips: https://youtu.be/KGE9lo9UPBA?si=dpKdy9tQ8-1uMbT6 
Arrive 20 minutes before the session if you are unable to complete the pre-session
Session
• 10 min reviewing the equipment and basics.
• Practice. 2 players at time to hit for 5-10 minutes with the equipment working.
• Each player to review videos and stats individually and ask follow up questions at the end of the session.
• Players waiting will be able to practice on court 2 while awaiting your turn
If interested, please email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com to secure your place

Friday Night Clinics & Saturday Matchplay

We will be commencing with Doubles coaching on Friday evenings for the month of February.
Just in time before the opens start in March.
4-week clinic €50 per person

The aim of this clinic and will be to primarily focus on the tactical side of doubles tennis.
The idea would be to complete this clinic with a partner you intend to compete with at the opens.
Please make sure if you intend to participate in the clinic that you are available on the following dates 2nd,9th,16th and 23rd

The following are some examples things this clinic will focus on -
• Positioning: Your court position can create pressure. For example, the returner’s partner should position themselves near the centre service line to protect against middle volleys.
• Opportunity and Danger Assessment: The net player should balance watching the baseliner for attacking chances and the opposing net player for defensive positioning.
• Entice with the Line: Tempt opponents with the down-the-line shot. It’s a high-risk option for them, and you can capitalize on their errors.
• Avoid Ball-Following: Focus on the opponents rather than the ball. This approach saves time and allows for quicker reactions at the net.
• Server’s Partner’s Role: The server’s partner should aim to attack the return, considering poaching or intercepting, especially on a centre or T serve.
• Communication: Use hand signals to plan each point, deciding on serve direction, spin, and the net player’s movement.
Cian Blake will undertake the grades 2,3 and 4 session for this four-week term.
Karen Holmes and Alan Kelly will undertake the graded 5 and 6’s for the 4-week term also.

4 pairings only per time slot.
Men’s doubles 6pm to 7pm Grade 2,3 and Grade 4
Mixed doubles 7pm to 8pm Grade 2,3 and Grade 4
Ladies’ doubles 8pm to 9pm Grade 2,3 and Grade 4

6 pairings only per time slot
Ladies doubles G5/G6 6pm to 7pm
Mixed doubles G5/G6 7pm to 8pm
Mens doubles G5/G6 8pm to 9pm

Men’s and Ladies doubles will swap time slots each week so if men doubles is at 6pmon the 2nd, it will change to 8pm on the 9th.


To accompany the doubles clinic Mark Cunningham will run a match play style format on Saturday mornings as part of the Hitting practice for the month of February to let people practice if they are attending the clinics.
Alternatively, if you can’t get a place on the Friday night clinic this is a great opportunity to get some coaching from Mark on doubles format.
Saturday morning coaching will open per usual on a Sunday night.
Grade 6 at 9am
Grade 5- 2 at 10am
Limited to 12 people  
Cost €5

The Friday night clinics will be first come first served basis so if you are interested in attending it must be as a pairing and both people committed to the 4 weeks.
Please email me at captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com if you are interested in attending the clinics.
If Friday or Saturday doesn’t suit you we are looking at a 5 O’clock option on Wednesdays , please email me if Wednesday would be an option for anyone also.

Captains Update - 14th January 2024

Winter League
Our ladies 3s will play their rescheduled match this Wednesday at 6. As usual all support welcomed. Last team standing so let’s cheer them on and hope to see them in a semifinal this weekend coming.
Hitting Practice /Club Night - Both are now open for registration.
Corner House Cup
This will commence Thursday 1st February and will run for the 2 following Thursdays the 8th and 15th with the Finals played on Thursday the 22nd so save the dates if you intend to enter. Email will go out during the week with details on how to sign up.
Weather
This week looks incredibly cold with freezing temperatures most evening and throughout the night.
Courts will be monitored, and all efforts will be made to not cancel courts unless necessary but please check your booking before leaving your homes in order to check courts are open.

Captains Update - 7th January 2024

Winter League
Jack Frost played his part in preventing our Ladies G3 game against Clonakilty Today. Game to be rescheduled so update on new date to follow.
Round Robins
If anyone wants to remove their names from the Round Robins, please let me know before next Friday 12th as we will commence the next Round Robin groups Saturday the 13th.
Save the date.
Our annual Table Quiz will be held in Carrigaline GAA Saturday the 24th of February. Quiz master on the night will be John Mc Dermot. Always a brilliant night and so much fun.
If any members would like to help for this event, please contact me. Our raffle is the big fundraiser on the night so if any members would like to contribute any prizes on the night, please contact me also.
Hitting Practice and Club Night - Both are now open for registration.
Club Coaching
Carrigaline tennis club would like to congratulate Alan Kelly on achieving his Level one coaching badge. A brilliant addition to the club to have another coach for our members to avail of. 

Hitting wall
We are commencing the new hitting wall, mini court / boules lane this week. Members will not be able to access area past court 5. This work will be ongoing for several weeks.
For any members playing during the day due to the construction noise it would be better to try avoiding court 5 if possible.
Weather - Finally weather this week looks like it will be cold. High probability some courts might not be playable. If you have courts booked and if there is any sign of frost on court, please do not play. Safety is the biggest concern, and we don’t want members getting injured so please use your common sense.


Captains Update - 31st December 2023

The postponed Hot Toddy Tournament has been rescheduled to this coming Thursday, 4th January, at 8pm. Entry is limited to 30 members and there is a €5 entry fee.
Club Night will return as normal on Thursday 11th January.
Hitting Practice returns this Saturday, 6th January, and is now open for registration. Coach Mark will be overseeing as usual.
Winter League
Our last team standing will take on Clonakilty next Sunday at home at 11 O’clock.
This is a quarter-final match and it would be great to get as much support as possible to cheer on our ladies - Antoinette, Kate, Linda and Maria.

Captains Update - 10th December 2023

Turkey Tournaments - Our second Turkey Tournament winner on the night was Ger O Connor on Thursday.
last one is this Thursday so don’t miss out and get registering early.
Please just go to Thursday at 8 on E-Booking and register your interest.
€5 entry and now limited to 20 people.
Winner on the night will receive a voucher for SuperValu
Save the date – Thursday 21st December 2023 - Our Xmas Social Tournament will be Thursday the 21st. Entry will open next Sunday.
Our Annual Hot Toddy will run on the 27th . Entry for this event will open next Sunday also

Captains Update - 3rd December 2023

Winter League - Not Good news today
Gers MD5 team lost 3 – 1 at home to Tralee.
Eimhin’s WD5 lost 3 – 1 away to St Michael's in the last 16.
Aoife’s WD4 also lost on the road to Sundays well 4 – 0 also in the 16.
Bridget’s WD1 team had the very hard task of playing 2 matches in two days. Sundays well on Saturday and limerick lawn today both away. Unfortunately, the matches didn’t go there way and now finish their campaign. This was the first year we had a G1 team in winter league and this wouldn’t have been possible with our friends from Lakewood supporting us.
Well done to Bridget, Denise, Summer, Shannon, Chloe and Ashling on a great tournament
Well done to all teams that played.
Winter league Phase 2  - Thanks to all Members that put their names forward for winter league Phase 2.
Unfortunately, we won’t be entering teams in the next phase.
Munster tennis in the recent days updated their Munster Directory rules 2023/2024
directory_rules_2024.pdf (munstertennis.ie)
There have been quite considerable changes to the points allocations for winter league.
These changes were made after CTC had entered teams. We or other Clubs were not contacted to inform them of these considerable changes and no engagement was had with clubs during the process in deciding to enforce these changes.
As a committee we have decided not to support Munster tennis winter league in entering teams due to the handling of these changes.
I have been in talks with other clubs regarding invites to play Carrigaline teams after Xmas to enable our members to have some competitive tennis before the open season commences so more details on this to follow soon.
Turkey Tournaments
Our second Turkey Tournament commences this Thursday.
Great fun on the night was had and Noel Ronayne prevailed as the winner on the night winning by the slightest margin of 2 points  
Please just go to Thursday at 8 on E-Booking and register your interest.
€5 entry and now limited to 20 people.
Winner on the night will receive a voucher for a SuperValu Turkey.
Court Cancellation - A Gentle reminder about cancelling courts. If people are not using the courts, please cancel them in a timely manner so other members can avail of them and even if a cancellation is at the last minute due to any circumstances, please still remove you name from the booking please.
Smoke - With the Winter well upon us there has been complaints about smoke covering the courts. Last Friday was particularly bad. We will be monitoring this, and I would ask if any members to contact me if you experience any more smoke on courts over the next couple of weeks. 

Court Bookings - It was mentioned at the AGM about Members exceeding their 3hr court time during peak bookings.
I know there is sometimes where a sub is required at short notice and can be hard to find one.
If this is the case and the person playing has used their 3 hrs, please just send me a short text to update me please so im aware of it if anybody contacts me. There have been cases where members are knowingly playing over there allocated 3 hrs doing this so I’d ask members to obey by the rules.
As mentioned, we do monitor court booking and sometimes, we miss things, but this operates also on an honesty policy and self-regulation by members. The club rules are on the club website, and I ask all members to refresh themselves with them. Every time I get a phone call I'm put in a difficult position when asked if something is allowed when the rules say its not and when I must contact someone about booking courts incorrectly so, please be aware this.

Captains Update - 26th November 2023

Winter League Phase 2 - Extending date for entry.
Phase 2 will commence in February; we are now asking people to put forward their name for selection. Phase 2 will require a Male and female to play singles so when submitting you name can you please indicate if you are willing to play singles. We have single players entered across most grades so we would like for more people to submit their name for the mixed element also.
We will be holding coaching clinics in December for those who have indicated they will play singles under the watchful eye of coach Cian,
Entry to be submitted by Wednesday the 29th. Please email captai@carrigalinetennisclub.com to register your interest. 

Winter League - The matches today conclude the involvement in the group stage of winter league for Carrigaline tennis club
We had 6 teams involved and we have 3 teams progressing to the knockout stages next month.
Linda’s Winter league team played their round of 16 last week and are now into the ¼ finals away against Clonakilty on the 7th.
Eimhin’s WD5 paly St Michaels on the 3rd away
Aoife’s WD4 play Sundays well away on the 3rd also after securing a point away to larkspur today after a hard fought 3-1 loss.  
Dons MD4 team were in with a chance to progress along with Deirdre’s WD6 team until the last matches today but unfortunately both teams succumbed to a 3 – 1 loss
Gers MD5 bowed out after a 4- 0 defeat to a very good Ennis side.
Well done to all the teams that have progressed and the teams that didn’t. You all have and are representing Carrigaline Tennis Club proudly.

Turkey Tournaments - The first of our 3 Thursdays of December Turkey Tournament is now open for registration on E-Booking.
Please just go to Thursday at 8pm on eBookingOnline and register your interest - €5 entry and now limited to 20 people.
Winner on the night will receive a voucher for a SuperValu Turkey.
Court Cancellation  - A Gentle reminder about cancelling courts. If people are not using the courts, please cancel them in a timely manner so other members can avail of them and even if a cancellation is at the last minute due to any circumstances, please still remove you name from the booking please.

Annual General Meeting
Our AGM is on tomorrow, Held in the Carrigaline Court Hotel at 8pm. We would like to see as many people their tomorrow as its important members know what’s happening in their club and to have your voice heard when motions are discussed and voted on

Captains Update 19th - November 2023

Winter League Phase 2
Phase 2 will commence in February 2024. We are now asking people to put forward their name for selection. Phase 2 will require a Male and female to play singles so when submitting your name can you please indicate if you are willing to play singles.
We will be holding coaching clinics in December for those who have indicated they will play singles under the watchful eye of coach Cian. 
Entry to be submitted by Sunday the 26th November. Please email  captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com to register your interest.
Hitting practice this Saturday and is now open on eBookingOnline 
This week is our Social Club Night Special, pizza and a sociable drink on the night. We'd really like to see all members try make the effort to come, Club night is a great event and for most of us current members who have been a member for a while now it was very important way of meeting new members and getting to integrate into the club.
We have a great turnout for this event last month and a very enjoyable night was had…
Winter League Results
Linda's WD3 progress into the quarter finals after a great super doubles win this evening against Mitchelstown , nail biting stuff and absolutely outstanding team work on show.
Eimhin’s WD5 team had a 2 – 2 draw today in their final group match. We will have to wait until next week to see if they progress out of the group as one group match is still to be played to complete final standing. fingers crossed …….
Turkey tournaments
For the first 3 Thursdays of December, we will be running our Turkey Tournaments in conjunction with club night.
Winner on the night will receive a voucher for a SuperValu Turkey. Entry for these events will open the pervious Sunday at 8 0 clock, first come first served basis and entry will be limited to 30 people.
Round Robins
Round robins are open again and will run to the end of December

Captains Update - 5th November 2023

Hitting Practice for Saturday and is now open on eBookingOnline.
Club Night on Thursday is also open eBookingOnline..
Winter League
Not a great Day for Carrigaline with Linda’s WD3, Bridget’s WD1 and Eimhin’s WD5 teams all losing. On a positive note Linda’s WD3 Team secured a valuable point which sees them progress into the Knockout stages .
10 Year Anniversary Event
What A Night……. 

A Few sore heads this morning I’d imagine, we had a great turnout for our tournament that started the celebrations.
We had 3 teams finish up with less that 2 points between them. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner on the day and it was Liz Christy and her team that took home first place.
Well done to Liz and her teammates - Cheryl Casey,  Joy Keefe, Don Coughlan, Derval Walsh, Richard Walsh and Emily Lennon.
Thanks to everyone that made the effort to join in the celebrations and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves so much.

Captains Update - 29th October 2023

Hitting Practice this Saturday and is now open on eBookingOnline
Club Night is now open for Registration.
Last Thursday we held our Social Club Night Special where we had pizza and a sociable drink on the night.
Brilliant night and thanks to All who played on the night and to Myriam for running it.
Winter League
2 home games this weekend
Aoife’s WD4 won 3 – 1 against Ennis
Deirdre’s WD6 drew 2 – 2 against Whitchurch
10 Year Anniversary Event
We will be doing the draw for this event on Monday evening so if anyone is in doubt for this event on Saturday, please make sure to withdraw before 6 tomorrow.
We have a large entry, and any late withdrawal will have a big impact on the draw. Any changes impact numerous other matches so please if there are any withdrawals after tomorrow at 6 you will have to find a sub in the same grade to play you.

Captains Update - 22nd October 2023

Hitting practice this Saturday and is now open on eBookingOnline
This week is our Social Club night special, pizza and a sociable drink on the night. Wed really like to see all members try make the effort to come, Club night is a great event and for most of us current members who have been a member for a while now it was very important way of meeting new members and and getting to intergrade into the club.
We have a great cohort of new members, and it would be nice for these members to play with some higher graded players and get to know you better so please if you haven’t attended club night in a while, please make the effort to come this Thursday  
Tommy Jackson 
Well done to everyone who competed yesterday. Very competitive matches across all grades.
2 super double matches were required to decide the tie in Crosshaven’s favour with a scoreline of 3 -2.
Thanks to all the supporters that came up to shout on Carrigaline.  
Winter League 
Lindas WD3 drew 2 – 2 away to Mallow.
Bridget’s WD1 lost 4 – 0 to an incredibly strong Sundays well team.
Gers MD5 lost in a similar score line to Ballinlough.
Kasia’s WD2 came out the wrong side of a 3 – 1 defeat to Nenagh.
And we had some good luck with Eimhin’s WD5 team on the right side of a 3 -1 win against Bishopstown
10 Year Anniversary Event 
Just a reminder.
If any members would have any photographs that they could share we’d love to scan and upload to a create a slide show in the club house during the celebrations.
If you have any digital photos, please send to social@carrigalinetennisclub.com.
It would be great to share these memories on the night.
If anyone would like to book a ticket for food via easy payments, please do so before Wednesday as food with caterer must be confirmed. No tickets will be available after Wednesday.
Court Availability 
We have now been able to release some additional courts during the week from the club coaching programme on Tuesdays and Thursdays, these courts are now available to book for all members
Coaching Clinic 
Wednesday coaching clinics will commence this Wednesday.
We still have availability for 4 members in the 4 to 5 slot if anyone is interested
If you would like to avail of these slots, please email on captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 


Captains Update - 15th October 2023

Hitting practice this Saturday coming is now open on eBookingOnline.
Tommy Jackson Memorial
Team was announced yesterday.
Great to get some support on the day so if your around call up and enjoy some good tennis while shouting for Carrigaline.
Winter League
Another great day for winter league,
2 home games
Kasias WD2 drew with Crosshaven 2- 2
Eimhins WD5 won 3 -1 against Kilfeacle.
Away games
Deirdre’s WD6 won 3-1 against Sundays Well  
Aoife’s WD4 won 3 – 1 against Douglas.
Gers MD5 lost 3 -1 also against Douglas.
A very good day for Carrigaline by all accounts
Well done to all teams
10 Year Anniversary Event
Just a quick note as some members might not be aware, but the club is nearly 40 years in existence.. A long history relates to the club from founding it to where we are now.
The 10-year event is marking the move from the old playing courts on the Carrigaline Gaa Grounds to the new facilities that we have now.
If any members would have any photographs that they could share we’d love to scan and upload to a create a slide show in the club house during the celebrations.
If you have any digital photos, please send to social@carrigalinetennisclub.com.
It would be great to share these memories on the night.
Club Coaching
The whole junior club coaching is in a transition period while the club are trying to introduce new child to coach ratios.
I have received several emails regarding courts that have previously been available and aren’t now since the start of the new coaching semester.
Over the next week I will be liaising with the club’s coaches to iron out if there can be any courts made available to be returned to the club for members to avail of.
I’d hope to have an update for you all by next Sunday.
Coaching Clinic
Club coach Paul (Fitzy) is available to do adult classes on Wednesdays.
4 to 5pm and 5 to 6pm

The plan would be to commence these starting in November.
Grade 6 clinics would be from 4 to 5.
Grade 5/4 clinics would be from 5 to 6.
€10 per person per class
Max 8 people per class and secured on first come first served basis.
If you would like to avail of this, please email on captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Captains Update - 8th October 2023

Hitting Practice this Saturday is now open on eBookingOnline
Thanks to everyone that put their name forward after last week’s email to help out. Very much appreciated.
On the last Thursday of each month, we will be running a social night in conjunction with Hitting practice. We would hope to see some higher-grade players attend this. This would be a good opportunity to play and mingle with some of the newer members.
On the night we will have food and opportunity to have a sociable drink.
Tommy Jackson
Don’t forget to submit your name before the deadline tomorrow. Great interest over the weekend and we have players in most grades.
We still need ladies in grade 2 so if your available on the 21st please send me an email.
Winter league
A nice day for winter league,
Both teams kicked off at 11
Bridget’s WD1 team fought hard against an extremely strong Nenagh team losing 3 – 1.
The tennis on display was outstanding and a pleasure to watch.
Linda WD3 team had some very tight matches, Lakewood brought a great team to Carrigaline, but our ladies were that little bit stronger and got 3 valuable points winning 3-1

Captains Update - 1st October 2023

Closed Championship
Well done to everyone that competed in the closed championship this week. It was very disappointing that we didn’t get to run the plate finals. We will plan to run the plate finals next Friday night commencing at 6. Prizegiving straight after. I will have match times published tomorrow. If anyone can’t make Friday and is able to organise a match before then that is fine also. Just please make me aware of it.
Well done to all the winners on the day. Some brilliant matches played in extremely difficult weather conditions. A Big thank you to the tournament office / kitchen committee and all the members that supplied us with delicious treats during the week. To many names to thank…
Hitting practice this Saturday is now open on eBookingOnline
Club night will return this coming Thursday under the guidance of Tom And his team.
All levels of members welcomed and a brilliant way to get some match play experience for new members.
We are looking for some volunteers to help run club night.
You would do one night every 6 to 8 weeks, do draws, keep scores, and present the prizes on the night. All very straight forward and a great way to dip your toes in the organising side of things.
PLEASE EMAIL captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com if you would like to help.
Club night is dependent on help from members so its important if you can offer your services as if we don’t have the numbers, we need it’s impossible to run.
Tommy Jackson
We will be hosting the tommy Jackson Tournament this year in Carrigaline.
Our annual Tommy Jackson “friendly” challenge against Crosshaven will take place on Saturday 21st October. We lost last year so we will be looking to bring the cup home. The team will consist of 2 men and 2 women from each grade. So, if interested please email Captain@CarrigalineTenniscClub.Com
It will commence at 12 and run to approx. 5 O’clock
Winter League
A mixed bag of results today
Kashia’s ladies XD2 team lost 4 love to Sundays well.
Dons MD4 team won 3-1 against Ennis.
Aoife’s WD4 team won 3-1 against Whitechurch.  
Deirdre’s WD6 team lost 4 love to Monaleen.
Early days yet but great to get matches started and plenty of more games to look forward too.
Save the Date ……………………
Our 10-year anniversary celebrations will commence on the 4th of November.
The proposed schedule of events for the day would be to run a 10-year anniversary Team Challenge Tournament from 1pm to 4pm 
Celebrations will kick off in the club house with Food served 5:30pm to 6:30pm. (€20 per ticket for food and will be available to purchase on easypaymentsplus)
Honesty bar on the night
Prize giving for 10-year team challenge event 7:15pm 
Talk from members involved in founding the new club 7:45pm 
DJ 9pm to 11pm

Captains Update - 17th September 2023

Closed Championships
Closed Championship kicks off This Thursday. We have a lot of members playing in St Michaels so publishing much in advance will be hard until later in the week.
I’ll have Thursdays and Friday’s schedule published tomorrow so keep an eye on tournament software.
I had to do some redraws due to players been upgraded and some late withdrawals so opposition will have changed in some events.
At this stage no more unavailability will be accepted so please don’t ask.
For any new members that haven’t played the closed championship, prize giving will be held on the 30th of September at 8 O’ clock in Carrigaline GAA club. Always a great night even if you’re not collecting a prize.
If you won an event last year and have a cup Alan Kelly will be touching base with you. Can you please return cups before Friday night and bring to the club so we can get name engraved .
Mallow
Well done to everyone that made the trip to Mallow and especially our finalists Breda Desmond and Mary Good.
Hitting Practice
NO Hitting practice next weekend due to the closed.

Captains Update - 3rd September 2023

Hitting Practice
Hitting practice will not be on this Saturday as Coach Mark won’t be available, It will return on Saturday 17th and then take a break until after the closed .
Ballinlough
Well done to all who competed in Ballinlough this week.
We had another pairing representing Carrigaline on finals day with Dec Thornton and Cristiano Santos winning MD5 and in doing so getting their points for Grade 4.
Well done lads.
Carrigaline Closed
Great entry to date, The event will close this Wednesday so please get your entry in before then to avoid disappointment.
For any new members that hasn’t competed in the closed before we will be running a plate competition. This means you will be guaranteed at least 2 matches in any event you have entered.
Round Robins
The round robins will return this week, if anyone wants to enter with a new partner, please email me at captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com no later than Tuesday Night 5th September. The Round Robins will run from Wednesday 6th September to October 31st
Club Night
For anyone enquiring Club night will return after the closed.

Captains Update - 27th August 2023

Summer Cup - 2 matches today.
Shannon’s WD2 team were on the road to Whitchurch and Racheal’s XD4 team were at home to Kinsale.
Both teams lost in Super Doubles 6 – 4, nothing in it………
Great effort shown by both teams and a credit to all the commitment shown.
We had 5 teams reach the semi final stages of the summer cup and unfortunately none progressed but hopefully this lays the seed for some good winter leagues and summer cups to come.
Hitting practice - Hitting Practice is Now open for registration on E-Booking.
This is booking up quickly again so please register your entry early to avoid missing out.
Bandon - Well done to all the finalist from Carrigaline, We had one set of winners on the day with Frank O’Hanlon and Ruben Lopez in MD6. Great result for both as they now have their points for G5.
Well done lads
Carrigaline Closed - We opened tonight at 8 so make sure to get your entry in as soon as you can. Always a great event and very enjoyable.
Winter league - All names have been received and we hope to inform people Thursday evening if you have or have not made a team. Great entry in some grades so a lot of tough decisions to be made by the selectors. Thanks to all that have submitted their names

Captains Update - 20th August 2023

Summer Cup - Micks Xd5 team played lower agbada today. Unfortunately it didn’t go Carrigaline's way but great tennis played by both teams. 100% commitment shown so well done to Mick and his team for a good campaign.
Hitting practice - Hitting Practice is Now open for registration on E-Booking.
This is booking up quickly again so please register your entry early to avoid missing out. 

Lower Aghada - Well done to all our members who competed in Lower Aghada and best of luck to all who are competing in Bandon this week.
Carrigaline had a great showing in Lower Aghada this week with many pairs making shows in the semis. A few of these pairings progressed to finals day. Congratulations to the following.  
Denise Hobbs winning with her partner in the WD2s
Dec Thornton and Christiano Santons winning the MD5
Mark Healy and Mellissa Walsh winning the XD5s
Brilliant results and making CTC proud.
Special mention to Mark who has his points for G4 and Mellissa with her points for G5.
Carrigaline Closed
We will be opening entry for the Carrigaline open at 20:00 on Sunday the 27th.
An email will go out to members Friday to remind All and details about grades and events. For any new members this will give you all the information you need to help you enter into the right events .
Winter league
Thanks to all that have submitted your name for selection. I will reply in the coming days to confirm I have received your entry. If you haven’t received a reply from me by Wednesday morning, please send me another email (just in case I missed you)
Don’t forget deadline is tomorrow 21st August 2023 at midnight.

Captains Update - 13th August 2023

Summer Cup
Two matches were played over the weekend in Summer Cup. Jordan’s XD3 team lost 4 - 0 against a super Sundays well team. Tennis was outstanding from all involved and a great match to watch for the spectators that turned up to support. Melissa’s XD6 team also came up against a strong team from Ennis but after some hard-fought matches lost 4 – 0 also. Great experience gained.
Hard luck to both teams.
Hitting Practice
Hitting Practice is now open for registration on E-Booking
Douglas
Well done to all our members who competed in Douglas and best of luck to all who are competing in Lower aghada this week
Carrigaline Closed
Save the Date………
We will be running our closed this year from the 21st to the 30th of September. More details to follow next week

Captains Update - 30th July 2023

Summer Cup
3 wins this weekend in Summer Cup.
Micks xd5 teams came away with a supper doubles win against lombardstown.
Rachels xd4 team won 4 – 0 against a very competitive Monkstown team.
Jordans xd3 team won 3 – 1 on the road away to Nenagh.
We had five teams enter the summer cup and Carrigaline now have 5 teams showing in the semi-finals, amazing achievement, and it’s a credit to all the effort the teams have put in.
Well done to all players involved.
Hitting Practice
Hitting Practice is Now open for registration on E-Booking
Club Hitting on Wednesdays
Adam Taylor is currently injured now so hitting practice on Wednesdays won’t be happening for a couple of weeks. I'll inform everyone when its back up and running
Monkstown  - What a week Carrigaline had in Monkstown.
Well done to Rachel O’ Brien winning the WD4 final, Mark Healy and James O’Leary winning the MD5 final and Eimhin O’Driscoll along with Cara Dowd winning the WD5 final
Brilliant to have 3 winners out of 15 on the day.
Grade3/Grade2 Sunday Friendly
We are hoping to run a friendly tournament this coming Sunday 6th August from 3 to 6.
If any G2/G3 men or ladies would like to play, please email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com . First come first served basis so first 4 Women and Men to reply first will be guaranteed a spot. Additional places will be allocated depending on numbers confirmed from other clubs. Charge on the day will be 10 euro to cover prizes and food.
Lastly just a note about juniors been left unsupervised
The club’s rules stipulate Juniors/children under the age of 16 years are not to be left unsupervised on the premises, or in the clubhouse and they are not to use the kitchen area.
Could any Parents of children playing during the weekdays please make sure that are not left unattended and if juniors are inviting friends to play, please note that any guests should be added to the booking.
This important as there is insurance complications if anything happens to a child if left unsupervised

Captains Updates - 16th July 2023

Summer Cup
Another 2 wins this weekend
Jordans XD3 team got a walk over against Tralee and Melissa’s XD6 got off to great start against Lombardstown winning 4 – 0 today.
Next Sunday we have Shannon’s G2 ladies at home to Ennis, Rachels XD4 teams at home to Monkstown and Melissas XD6 at home to Whitechurch
As usual all support welcomed.
Wimbledon
We had a great showing last Thursday night with 36 entries, well done to everyone that played including the winners and runner ups
Hitting practice.
Hitting Practice returns this coming Saturday.
Please make sure to secure your spot quickly as these spots don’t last long. Mark will be back on the helm to oversee both sessions. Now open for registration on e-Booking
Club Hitting on Wednesdays
From this Wednesday coming we will be trialling a hitting service to junior and senior members.
This would be different to coaching and the idea as such would be for people that are coaching can avail of a service where they can practice what they are been thought and for adults and juniors to hit/play a match at a very competitive level.
Adam Taylor (level 1 Coach) and Grade 1 player will come to the club Wednesdays from 12 to 6,
Slots available to book with him would be 12,1,3,4 and 5pm
Adam will be charging a fee of 20 euro per hour which will be paid directly to Adam.  
The arrangement will be that players contact him directly and the slots are filled on a first come first served basis each week.
A email will go out every Friday evening to all members confirming Adam is available for the following Wednesday. Slots with Adam can’t be secured until after this been sent.

Captains Update - 9th July 2023

Summer Cup
Summer Cup kicked off this weekend.
We had two great wins today with Shannon’s ladies 2 team securing a 3 – 1 win over St Annes and Rachels XD4 team winning in Supper doubles against Dromahane.
Well done to both teams and they both now progress to the Next round.
Next Sunday we have Jordans XD3 team in action against Tralee at 10 and Melissa’s XD6 team playing Lombardstown at 11. Both teams are at home, so all support is welcomed
Wimbledon
Don’t forget to register for this Thursdays social, great entry to date with 24 people already signed up. Only 16 places left for anyone still interested in playing in it.
Hitting Practice
Hitting practice will resume Saturday the 23rd. Grade 6 at 9 and grade 5 to 2 at 10.  
Mark will oversee these sessions as usual.
Friday Night Friendly
We have a G6 friendly organised for this Friday,
If anyone would like to organise a friendly with another club, please contact me.
With tournaments hard to get into this is a great way to get some competitive/social tennis in

Captains Update - 5th July 2023

The Astra Carrigaline Open Doubles Tournament finished on Sunday 1st July after a great week and a half, I’d like to thank everyone for their contribution in helping to make the event as successful as possible.
Some say it takes a community to raise a child and the same can be said when it comes to running a tournament. The work undertaken by the tournament office/kitchen committee starts well before the event but all this work behind the scenes wouldn’t mean anything if we didn’t have the great club members that we have.
Too many names to mention but thanks to all club members who did the hard work covering kitchen slots, organising the cleaning, running the gin tent and BBQ on semi-finals nights and to everyone who did tournament office duty, a special mention to Noel Ronayne and Louise Cogan for all the help they provided me with before and during the tournament
Final thanks would be for our sponsor and valued club member Stephen McCarthy of Astra Construction.
Sponsorship is hard to come by and Stephen has been sponsoring this tournament well before I was a member and his contribution each year is very much appreciated. This sponsorship goes a long way to funding prizes and covering additional costs the club incurs which is critical to making the event profitable for the club .
Thanks to all of you again.
Wimbledon
We will be holding our annual Wimbledon Social night next Thursday the 13th July.
All whites on the night. Always a great night and we’d encourage as many new members as possible to come up and enjoy their first Social Event.
Book via e-booking. Cost is 4 euro. Time 7 to 9:30. Places limited to 40 members.

Captains Update - 27th June 2023

Introduction to Tennis will commence this Monday at 9am
It will run for 4 weeks and will conclude on the 24 with a G6 competition for everyone to practice what they have learned on Friday the 30th.
Anyone that contacted me, you can now secure your spot by logging onto E booking , go to 9 o’clock on Monday the 3rd and click on court one , once you have made payment your place will be secured for the 4 weeks,
This will be a great course to improve your skills and to meet players of a similar standard.
Cost is €40
Course is limited 16 people.
If you cant access the event if its full, please contact me and I'll put you on a subs list. Donal.

Captains Update - 16th June 2023

Club Clean Up
Thanks to all the at volunteered to date, we still could do with a couple of more people.
Even if it’s only half an hour you can give at any stage between 9 and 11 it would be very much welcomed.
As mentioned before every member gain when we do something like this, it improves the overall look of the club and keeps the facilities we have at the highest standards possible.
If you could please email Donal at captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com to confirm you can attend that would be great.
Kitchen – Astra Summer Open
Thanks to all the kitchen committee for all the hard work they have done to date, and we are till 5 days away from starting the event.
As usual every year the success of the open falls on a lot of members. A lot of work goes into the running of this event and the tournament committee, kitchen committee, green committee for example undertake a lot of work behind the scenes but with out the help of the club members that help in the running of the kitchen it wouldn’t make the event as good as it is.
We appreciate very much all the help and time members provide volunteering in the kitchen and this year we have tried to make it a bit easier for everyone.
Menu has been simplified to just toasted sandwiches during the weekdays, First weekend we have a catering truck on site so only cakes, sweets, soft drinks, and alcohol will be on sale in the kitchen.
Semi final nights we have a BBQ on both nights also so no food being served in the kitchen either of these nights also.

As per every year you can register on the SignUp App and pick suitable times slots that you can volunteer for and what days you can provide baked goods, cakes, and salads.
Register & Sign Up Here
Alternatively, if you are not inclined to use the app you can Text Gina Molloy  and let her know what availability you have, and she will in turn allocate you a slot.
Everyone’s help is very much appreciated so thanks in advance.

Captains Update - 14th June 2023

Summer Cup 
Last day to register for the summer open.
Good interest to date in a number of Grades. Could still do with some more Grade 3 and WD2 entries.
Grading
For any new members that have not being graded and are hoping to play Summer Cups or tournaments we will be holding a grading session Monday the 19th at 5 O’clock on court 1 and 2.
Can anyone that previously contacted Donal about grading please send your name to him again -   captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com and he will send your details to the coach.
For anyone attending Monday please complete the following steps to require a Tennis Ireland PIN number that the coach will require on Monday
Go to https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/ 
Click on “log in “on the right-hand corner.
Click on “Sing Up”
Go through the relevant steps!
You will receive a tennis Ireland Pin at the end of this process within 5 minutes.
Carrigaline Astra Summer Open
Draws for the open will be done tonight at 9 O’clock so keep an eye out.

Captains Update - 11th June 2023

Carrigaline Senior Open Clean Up 
We are looking for volunteers to do a clean-up of courts from 9 to 11 and some help with weeding flowerbeds next Saturday. With the Open starting in a little over 10 days its time to get the club looking at its best.
The more people we get the easier it will be, 2hrs on Saturday is not a big ask and hopefully we will see a lot of members that take part in hitting practice make the effort to swap the racket for a pair of gloves.
If anyone can make the couple of hrs please let me know a sending a txt to 0851656226
Hitting practice 
Due to the clean-up Hitting Practice will not take place this Saturday.
With the open commencing the 21st to the 1st of July. Hitting practice won’t resume until the 8th of July
Club Night 
last Club night until it resumes in September night is now open on E- booking.
Would love to see as many members as possible at this.
Cost is 3 and if we have enough numbers pizza on the night,
Kinsale Senior Open 
Well done to all members who competed in Kinsale over the last week.
Congratulations to Richard Finn and ken Molloy for winning the men’s doubles Grade 5 and both securing enough points for G4, well done lads.


New Hitting Wall

We will be commencing site clearance works on 1st June for the new hitting wall.
Work will be restricted to overgrown area parallel to court 5.
Excavators and wood shedder will be in use so apologies for the noise especially anyone that will be close to court 5.
Court 5 is currently not in use for 1st/2nd June so anyone booked on court 5 has being moved to an alternative court.
This is a very exciting time and hopefully all going well we will have a great facility for members to avail of. Thanks for your understanding.

Captains Update - 28th May 2023

Hitting Practice
Cost is €4 per person.
First slot at 9 is for Grade 6 players.
Second slot at 10 is for Grade 5 players to Grade 2 players.
Registration is open now on E - booking. If any new members have any issues registering, please email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
Introduction to Tennis
This course will now commence the 3rd of July and will run over the following dates 10th, 17th and 24th July. We will run a G6 mini tournament on Friday the 31st
The course is now currently full but if any new members still want to contact Donal in case anyone pulls out, please do and he will put you on the reserve list. Cost is €40
During the 4 weeks you will learn the basics of tennis
Drop shots, cross court, lobs, passing shots, smashes and volleys are some of the shots you will learn.
Coach Mark will also go through the rules of tennis, court etiquette and be on hand to answer any questions you have.
Above all this course will be a great opportunity to meet people of the same tennis ability and in turn help you form groups to allow you practice what your will learn.
Club Night
Club night is now open on E- booking.
Club night will run for the 1st, 8th and 15th before taking a break till September so only a few chances left to enjoy club night.
For new members club night is on Thursdays at 8pm.
This event is open to all members, match play format where you will play with members of different grades.
Lakewood Senior Open.
Well done to all members who competed in Lakewood over the last week.
Congratulations to our Long Nguyen for winning the men’s doubles Grade 4.  Congratulations to Bridget Webb on her XD grade 1 and 2 combined win with her partner Bobby Cogan. Brilliant achievement
Carrigaline Senior Open
This event is now up on tennis Ireland tournament software.
No harm for anyone interested in entering to view the opening statement and regulations.
Don’t forget it opens this Wednesday at 19:00
Round Robins
Only a few days remaining of the current Round Robin
The round robins will take a break or the month of June and recommence in July.

Captains Update - 21st May 2023

Hitting Practice
We have limited the number of participants to 12 for each session.
Cost is €4 per person.
First slot at 9 is for Grade 6 players.
Second slot at 10 is for Grade 5 players to Grade 2 players.
For any new members Grade 6 is the entry level for new players to tennis, if you are a new member and have not been graded yet or have very limited playing experience, please presume that the 9 O’clock slot is for you.
Coach Mark will be overseeing both slots and with the reduced numbers he will have more time with you all to help perfect them shots.
Registration is open now on E - booking. If any new members have any issues registering, please email at captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
Introduction to Tennis
This will commence the 19th of June at 9 pm
This course will run for 4 weeks and is for any new members or current G6 players.
Cost is €40
During the 4 weeks you will learn the basics of tennis
Drop shots, cross court, lobs, passing shots, smashes and volleys are some of the shots you will learn.
Coach Mark will also go through the rules of tennis, court etiquette and be on hand to answer any questions you have.
Above all this course will be a great opportunity to meet people of the same tennis ability and in turn help you form groups to allow you practice what your will learn.
We have very limited availability left so If any members are interested in participating in this course, please email me at captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com before Tuesday to confirm your spot.
Club Night
Club night is now open on E- booking.
For new members club night is on Thursdays at 8pm.
This event is open to all members, match play format where you will play with members of different grades. This is fun event and a great opportunity to meet and socialise with other members.
Cardio Tennis
Thanks to all that expressed interest in the Cardio tennis 11 O’clock slot.
Coach Mike Russell has said If any members are interested in taking part in Cardio Tennis and want to try a class, he will be running a class free of charge this Tuesday at 11.
This will you give you a chance to see if something like this is for you or not.
Please email me at captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com if you’re interested in taking part in this class on Tuesday  
Whitechurch Senior Open.
Well done to all members who competed in Whitechurch over the last week.
Congratulations to our Club Chairman Noel Ronayne and Long Nguyen for winning the men’s doubles Grade 4
Club House Kitchen
We currently have a lot of serving dishes on top of the fridge that are still there after our Spring Open.
Could members please have a look over the next week and see if any of these items belong to you as we will be removing these after next Friday.
Also, two members are missing a Stephen Pierce bowl and large white plate since the Spring Open. If any member removed these by mistake, could you please email me and I'll return to owners.

Captains Update - 14th May 2023

Hitting Practice 
The new format starts this Saturday.
We have limited the number of participants to 12 for each session.
Cost is €4 per person.
First slot at 9 is for Grade 6 players.
Second slot at 10 is for Grade 5 players to Grade 2 players.
For any new members Grade 6 is the entry level for new players to tennis, if you are a new member and have not been graded yet or have very limited playing experience please presume that the 9 o’clock slot is for you.
Mark will be overseeing both slots and with the reduced numbers he will have more time with you all to help perfect them shots.
Registration is open now on E - booking. If any new members have any issues registering, please email at captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
Introduction to Tennis 
This will commence the 19th of June at 9 pm
This course will run for 4 weeks and is for any new members or current G6 players.
Cost is €40
During the 4 weeks you will learn the basics of tennis
Drop shots, cross court, lobs, passing shots, smashes and volleys are some of the shots you will learn.
Mark will also go trough the rules of tennis, court etiquette and be on hand to answer any questions you have.
Above all this course will be a great opportunity to meet people of the same tennis ability and in turn help you form groups to allow you practice what your will learn.
If any members are interested in participating in this course, please email me at captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
Club Night 
Club night is now open on E- booking.
For new members club night is on Thursdays at 8pm.
This event is open to all members, match play format where you will play with members of different grades. This is fun event and a great opportunity to meet and socialise with other members.
Winter league 
Shannon’s WDG2 team played today. Unfortunately, they came up against a very impressive Sundays Well team losing 3 – 1. The level of tennis played can only be described as outstanding.
Well done to Shannon, Karen, Kashia, and Siobhan representing Carrigaline Tennis Club proudly and a great achievement reaching the Semi Finals
Well done ladies.

Cardio Tennis 
We are currently running Cardio tennis classes on Tuesdays at 10 and 11.
If any members are interested in taking part in Cardio Tennis, we currently are looking to fill the 11 o’clock slot.
Please email me at captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com if you’re interested in taking part in this class
Cost is €10 per class and limited to 6 per class  
Douglas Open
Well done to all members who competed in Douglas.
Congratulations to David O'Sullivan and Eoghan O'Tuama for reaching the MD5 final and a special mention to David who secured enough points to go to G4


Captains Update - 7th May 2023

Club Night and Hitting Practice 
Both are now open for registration E booking.
We will be changing the format to hitting practice starting the 21st of May.
Hitting practice will now be in 2 slots.
Slot one will be at 9 for G6 players, Slot 2 will be at 10 for G5 to G2 players.
Cost will increase to €4 and slots will be limited to 12 people per slot.
The reduce numbers will allow Mark to spend more time with you individually and perfect them shots.
Winter league 
We had two teams playing to today. Shannon’s WD2 team progress to the semi-finals after some great tennis. The tennis was very impressive from both teams with Carrigaline coming out 3 – 1 winner over a very good St Anne's Team.
Deirdre’s WD4 team unfortunately went down fighting losing in super doubles playing away to Dromahane.
Bishopstown Open 
Well done to all who played in Bishoptown ,
Special mention to Carrigaline winners Sean Murphy and Deirdre Murphy winning XD4s and Marian Disney with her partner Breffni Barry, Sean now has his points for G3 and Marion as well for G4. Well done to both of ye…
Round Robins 
Just a reminder to all this session of the round robin finishes at the end of May.


Captains Update - 1st May 2023

Club Night/Hitting Practice
Hitting practice and Club night are now open for registration.
Winter League
We had 2 teams playing yesterday.
Verona’s WD5 and Fionnulla’s WD3 team both had great games but unfortunately won’t be progressing any further.
Well done to both teams on getting to the knockout stages and thanks for the all the effort both teams have put in over the last couple of months.
Our attention now turns to Deirdre’s WD4 team and Shannon’s WD2 team that commence their knockout rounds next weekend. Best of luck to both teams.
Friendly Matches
With tournaments filling up very quickly and people missing out on competitive Tennis I have been asked recently to accommodate Friendly matches with other clubs.
We will be hosting one of these events on Friday the 12th.
These events will primarily be all players of the same grade. If any members are interested in organizing a friendly event with another club, please contact me on captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
These events will be restricted to Friday Nights from 7 to 9.

Captains Update - 25th April 2023

Carrigaline and District Lions Club are looking for Male Participants to partake in this seasons 'Strictly Come Dancing' being held in Carrigaline Court Hotel on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2023.
Meet and Greet and 2 Dance Classes in May and the remainder of Dance Classes in September and October.
Participation by Members of the Tennis Club will ensure that the Club are part beneficiaries of monies raised.
Anyone interested, please contact Club Captain Donal before the end of the week.

Captains Update - 23rd April 2023

Crosshaven Open
Congratulations to all our finalists today and special mention to James O’Leary and Frank O Hanlon , Eoghan O’Tuama and David O ‘Sullivan and Denise Hobbs for winning their respective finals.
Well Done to Crosshaven on running a very successful tournament.
Hitting Practice/Club Night
Both are now open for entry via E- booking.
For any new members club night is a great opportunity to meet other new members and find some regular playing partners, Tom’s Club Night team will be on hand to make you feel welcome .
Membership
Membership Renewals are due by the end of this month. We are currently operating a waiting list so please renew by the 1st of May as after this date we will begin offering available spaces to people on the waiting list.
If renewing your membership within the next week is proving difficult, please contact Maria at membership@carrigalinetennisclub.com. Any queries will be dealt with in strictest confidence.
Grading
For any existing or new members looking to get graded in order to play in Tournaments please email me at captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com . I will organise a date for grading once I have sufficient numbers.
Round Robins
Only 5 weeks left to get your remaining games in.

Captains Update - 9th April 2023

Club Night
Club Night is on this coming Thursday.
For any new members this is a great opportunity to meet other new members and existing members.
Cost is €3.00. Time - 8 O’clock on Thursday. Book your slot on e-Bookingonline. 
If any new members aren’t sure how to reserve your spot, please email me on captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
Hitting practice
Hitting practice returns this Saturday at 10 under the watchful eye of Mark.
Mark will put your trough your paces and get you perfecting those forehands and backhands.
This all ways fill up fast so book your slot quick.
Cost €3.00. Book on eBookingonline. 
If any new members aren’t sure how to reserve your spot, please email me on captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
Winter league
Well Done to Deirdre’s WD4 team that had a great win today 4 – 0.
This win secures their progression to the Knockout stages. Congratulations Ladies.
Membership
Just a reminder that membership is open for renewal.
If anyone has any questions or queries, please contact Maria at membership@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
Cork Regional League
Just a reminder about submitting your name for the Cork Regional League by tomorrow Monday 10th at 8pm

Captains Update - 21st March 2023

Membership is due for renewal at the end of this month.
We currently have a waiting list in operation and would ask any members that will not renew their membership to contact Maria at membership@carrigalinetennisclub.com so she can start offering individuals and Families these spaces.

Parking for Carrigaline Spring Open
Parking is available in the Edmond Rice College car park or on the road adjacent to the school. Please enter and leave by the same gate. Please do not park close to the nearby houses as this will restrict visibility of children playing in the area.
The tennis club car par will only be open for volunteers picking up or dropping off supplies or for spectators with restricted mobility. Car park will also be open for anyone playing in games starting after 20:30 and volunteers for late shifts.
Civil Service Cup
The Civil Service Cup will be held on Sunday 23rd April 2022 in Douglas Lawn Tennis Club.
The Civil Service Cup is one of the longest running inter club competitions in Munster and recently has been run as a one day tournament Grade 3 mixed event. Each team consists of 2 men and 2 ladies playing ladies and men's doubles.
If any Grade 3 players are interested in this event please email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com to register your interest before Sunday 26th March 2023.

Captains Update - 19th March 2023

Hitting Practice/Club Night
Spring open commences this Wednesday so no cub night or hitting practice for the next couple of weeks.
Kitchen
Help required for kitchen so please Sign Up where you can.
Winter league
Winter league teams had a great week. It started with Shannon Wd2 team securing a 3 – 1 win against Bandon on Monday night.
Toms MD5 team secured a 3-1 win at home on Saturday against Rushbrooke
Fionuala’s WD3 team winning 4-0 against St Annes away and Verona’s WD5 team winning 4 – 0 away to Rushbrooke
Well done All and great to see all your hard work paying off.

Captains Update - 12th March 2023

Paddy’s Day Social
We are going to run our annual Paddy’s Day social this Thursday in conjunction with Club night.
Time is 8 O’Clock. Entry €5
Club night format , prizes for top Man and Lady and if anyone is feeling festive , prize for best dressed
Enter via E-Booking and limited to 40 people.
Winter league
Hard luck to Sean’s MD4 team that travelled on Thursday to mallow in the freezing conditions and left with a point losing 3-1
Majella’s WD2 team travelled to Douglas today and left with the same scoreline losing 3- 1 also.
Marks MD6 team had an early start time today and avoided much of the rain to secure a 2 – 2 draw.
Unfortunately, Shannon’s WD2 teams match was cut short due to courts waterlogging and will resume their match at 8 tomorrow night. They only require 1 point to secure top spot in the group so all support would be appreciated to cheer them on.
Hitting practice
Hitting Practice is now open for Saturday at 10. Register via E-booking.

Spring Open
The Spring Open will be commencing the 22nd March and run to the 1st April.
This is a very busy time for the club and it's great to see so many club members entered.
Always a lot of help needed to run this event and the Kitchen Committee would welcome as much help as possible. An email will be going out in the next couple of days asking for people to register their interest in helping so please keep an eye out for it and sign up even if its only one hour you can commit to. 
Round Robins
Reminder the new Round Robins have commenced so get organising your matches!

Captains Update - 6th March 2023

Club Night and Hitting Practice are now both open. These events are both very popular so if for any reason you can’t make either please cancel as soon as you can to allow other members to take your slot,
Winter League
Our 2 men’s teams had trips to Tralee and Limerick today and unfortunately both came away with loses.
Nothing like home advantage with our ladies G3 team securing a 4 – 0 result and our Ladies G5 team getting a draw 2.
Well done to all teams
Anti-Social Behaviour
We have had incidents over the weekend with eggs being thrown onto court one over the weekend.
We are currently dealing with these incidents but I would ask any member that to please contact me if they are subject to any more incidents over the next couple of days/weeks
Club Clean Out
We have over the last couple of weeks started to try tidy the clubhouse and remove items that aren’t necessary to have in the club house. We would appreciate it if all members could try to keep it tidy especially on the run up to the Spring open. Currently there is a collection of bottles and tennis items in the Disabled toilet. If anybody is missing anything, please check this area over the next couple of days as we will be disposing of these items at the weekend.
Thanks to the members involved in lending their help tiding the clubhouse  


Advertisement - Gardner/Groundsperson

The club currently requires a part time Gardener/Groundsperson.
In the past, we have depended on members volunteering to do a few group clean-ups during the year. In 2022 we hired a gardener but he is not available to continue in 2023. We had a CES scheme worker over the last few years but he finished up last month.
Since our CES worker finished up, one of our members is sweeping the courts once a week to ensure that they are available to use for all members. This takes 2/3 hours a week and this is not sustainable.
If any member(s) are interested in taking on some or all of this work or can recommend a gardener that you use can you please contact Ger O’Sullivan or Noel Ronayne.
Please note that this is a paid position but if we cannot fill the vacancy then we will be dependent on volunteers to keep the club grounds and courts in order.
Duties include -
Cutting Grass and hedges,
strimming / weeding,
feeding plants
power washing fence / gates etc (not every year)
putting out bins every Monday night
Moss removal (spraying and brushing)
Court maintenance
Brushing ( with brushing machine)
Moss removal (spraying and brushing)

Captains Update - 26th February 2023

Hitting Practice / Club Night
Both are now open for entry on E-Booking. Club night returns this Thursday and will run for the next 3 weeks.
Corner House Cup
The corner House Cup finished last Thursday. Congratulations to the winners, Amy Meehan ,Don Coughlan, Finbarr Crowley and Zoe Armstrong.
Carrigaline Spring Open
Our first tournament of the year the spring Open will run from the 22nd of March to the 1st of April. We will be opening this event on Wednesday at 7 for entry.
Winter League
We had 4 teams playing at home today. The tennis was outstanding from all teams involved.
The day started with Deirdre’s WD4 team winning 4-0 and Seáns MD4 team getting a hard-fought draw 2-2. The afternoon games involved our 2 WD2 teams. We had a win for Shannon’s team while Majella’s team came up against a very strong Limerick lawn team and lost
Well done to all teams.
Quiz night
Make sure to book your Table……. Friday the 10th of march at the GAA Club
Always a brilliant night, tables booking out quickly and not many remaining.
Please email social@carrigalinetennisclub.com to reserve your table.

Captains Update - 19th February 2023

Hitting Practice  - Now open for registration on E-Booking,
I’d like to remind all members if for some reason if you can’t make hitting practice on Saturday after confirming your spot please do try cancel as much in advance if possible.
This event is always oversubscribed so to give your fellow member a chance to book.
Winter league
We had 3 teams playing this weekend.
Sharon’s G4 team lost to Douglas.
Fionnulla’s G3 team drew with Nenagh.
Verona’s team secured a valuable point in their loss to St Annes.
Wingfield.
This is currently up and running. If people aren’t sure of how to use this item Cian will be doing a presentation soon about how to get the best out of this equipment.
Date to follow.
This equipment will record all members playing even if they didn’t log into the Wingfield app.
We would ask all members to please check with the members they are playing with and get their consent to being recorded if one member of the group want to use the Wingfield.
Corner House Cup
Finals night this Thursday. Email went out earlier about it. Matches and times will also be updated on website from tomorrow also.
Adult Coaching - Unfortunately, Fitzy’s Monday morning Coaching commencing tomorrow, 20th February, will now commence Monday week 27th February.  Anyone booked on this slot should have received a text message.

Captains Update - 12th February 2023

Hitting Practice
Hitting practice is open for registration on E booking, Great numbers every week so Credit to Mark .Great reports back and great to see members availing of Marks expertise. Winter League
One home game today and 5 teams playing away,
Mixed bag of results with Shannon’s WD2 and Seán’s MD4 team winning, Mark’s MD6 team drawing, Sharon’s, and Deirdre’s WD4 team both losing along with Megella’s Wd2 team.
No easy games in Winter league and there was absolutely nothing in the matches that were lost, All hard fought games and every team representing Carrigaline Proudly.
Adult Coaching
Everyone should have got an email from me confirming which time slot they have being allocated.
If I missed you and you didn’t get an email from me please email me again and ill reply to confirm.
Bring and buy
Once again thanks to all that supported this Cause. In total €530 was raised. This money will allow Carrigaline Tennis Club to help support our friends in the Cope foundation to another 10 weeks of Coaching. Louise Cogan, Maria O Reilly, Majella Daly and Sheila Stokes are very appreciative of All who Donated and thanks everyone who purchased something over the last couple of Nights .

Captains Update - 7th February 2023

Corner House Cup
Thursday nights matches and team Scores will be on the website this evening so please Keep on your match time,
Please arrive 10 mins prior to your start time.
Hitting practice
Hitting practice is open for registration on E-booking, practically full already, one or two places left.
Coaching
Thanks to all that submitted their name for the 3 coaching slots, massive interest.
I will reply to everyone that has secured a spot on one of these slots by Friday. Unfortunately, due to the interest some people will miss out.
Help Needed
Over the coming weeks we will be needing volunteers to help with small projects at the club.
A lot of work goes on behind the scenes into running the club and a lot of the same members are called on time after time,
We have a great club and its very well maintained so everyone can avail of this great facility.
If you are approached or contacted by a committee member asking for help, please keep in mind that all services volunteered not only improve the club but also your playing experience.
Alternatively, if anyone would like to volunteer their services without been approached, please email your name to Captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
Keep the date - 2 dates please to keep in mind this week.
Wednesday the 8th the Green team are having there Brainstorming meeting, all suggestions/ideas will be welcomed on the night. This is a great initiative by certain members in the club and a lot of work has been done regarding sustainability and best practices for the good of the environment by the green committee so a show of support for all there work would be greatly appreciated on the night
Thursday the 9th is the bring and buy sale, an email went out yesterday about this event ,
We are hoping for a good turnout on the night so hopefully see a lot of you at this event. 

East Cork Senior Singles Open

Please note that the East Cork Senior Singles Open at Lower Aghada takes place from Saturday March 4th to Saturday March 11th.
Entry is through the following link.
Enter Here

Green Team

The Green Team are having a Brainstorming Meeting with club members to plan for 2023.
It’s on Wednesday 8th February at 8pm in the Clubhouse.
The main areas of focus for 2023 are:
· Reduce Energy Use
· Waste Reduction
· Biodiversity
· Green House Keeping

Come along and find out what’s planned, give us your views and tell us your ideas

Captains Update - 1st February 2023

Coaching

We are proposing to follow up on the very successful coaching clinics that ran before xmas.
Coaching will commence Monday the 20th of February.
Duration 4 weeks
Cost €40pp
Time slots available -
Monday morning 9:30 – 10:30
Monday Night 9 – 10
Saturday morning 11 – 12
Please email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com if you’re interested and what time slot you want.
We are trying to limit number to 8 people per session. Depending on interest we will try find alternative times. 

Corner House Cup
Teams and match times are now available to view the club website.
Please check and try arriving 10 minutes before match time if possible. 

Court availability  
Squad training has been cancelled for this Friday. We now have 3 courts available from 5 to 7.
Also 2 courts Sunday morning at 11 have been made available as well.
Tomorrow at 8 Courts might become available for Saturday afternoon depending on uptake for junior match play so anyone struggling to get their Round Robin games in , try make use of these courts that are now available .

Wingfield
Members might have noticed the white box attached to the net on court 1.
This is a product called the Wingfield.
We are very close to setting up the Wingfield and hopefully have it up and running over the next couple of days.
The club is trialling the technology for now and will be open to any member who wants to use it, and if not, you can play as normal on court 1.
Below are 2 good videos that introduce the system (video 1) and then information on how to check in using the system and top tops to get the best use out of it. If people want to dive into it in more detail, they can follow the video series below, but these first two videos are just over 8 minutes in total and perfect to get all members up and running with the system
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP2dm2hjiN8 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGE9lo9UPBA 

Tennis Balls
Like everything the Cost of the tennis balls the club are purchasing has increased .
Unfortunately, we must increase the sale cost now,
We are looking at alternative options to see if we can reduce the cost to members but as it stands a Box of Tretorn Plus will now cost €10.
Purchase of Balls and light tokens can be made via easy payments and collected from Antoinette Mulcahy or Sheila Stokes and club night when running.
Please provide proof of purchase screen shoot when collecting Balls or light tokens.
Balls and light tokens can also be purchased at Kilmoney stores , Cash purchases only allowed when purchasing items there.

Green Team

The Green Team are having a Brainstorming Meeting with club members to plan for 2023.
It’s on Wednesday 8th February at 8pm in the Clubhouse.
The main areas of focus for 2023 are:
· Reduce Energy Use
· Waste Reduction
· Biodiversity
· Green House Keeping

Come along and find out what’s planned, give us your views and tell us your ideas.
All are welcome and we’d love to see a wide cross section of members there.

Captains Update - 29th January 2023

Corner House Cup
The Corner house cup is now closed for entry, Thanks to all that have entered.
Teams will be on the website Tuesday night so please keep an eye out for matches and times.
If you cannot make any Thursday night, please find a sub of the same grade.  

Hitting practice / Club Night
Club Night will not run for the month of February and will resume in March. Hitting practice is now open for registration on E- Booking,
Courts are very busy now so with hitting practice on Saturday this event will now close for registration Thursday night. If this event it’s not a full capacity court/courts will be released based on how many are attending at that point. So please remember Thursday nights will your last opportunity to register for Hitting Practice  


Bring and Buy Sale.
Reminder this event is being held Thursday 9th from 7:30 to 9:30,
All donations gratefully accepted,
Please contact Louise Cogan, Majella Daly, Maria O’Reilly or Sheila Stokes to drop donations to Clubhouse or meet to give items.
This Is for a great cause, All proceeds from sale will be donated to cover the coaching of our friends in the Cope Foundation


Poker Night
Last calls for our Fun poker event this Friday. Only a couple of places left so please confirm entry by emailing Louise at social@carrigalinetennisclub.com to avoid missing out on a fantastic night.


Round Robins
Just a reminder that this Round Robin Events runs till the end of February. A lot of games being played which is great to see. We’d like to encourage anyone that hasn’t played yet to get busy making calls and get their games in before the end of month.

Captains Update - 22nd January 2023

Hitting Practice / Club night
Both are now open for registration on E- Booking, both events are getting great numbers each week. A good reflection on Tom, his club night team and Mark.
Courts are very busy now so with hitting practice on Saturday this event will now close for registration Thursday night. If this event is not at full capacity court/courts will be released based on how many are attending at that point. So please remember Thursday nights will your last opportunity to register for Hitting Practice  

Bring and Buy Sale 
Correspondence went out during the week via face book,
This event is being held Thursday 9th from 7:30 to 9:30,
All donations gratefully accepted,
Please contact Louise Cogan, Majella Daly, Maria O’Reilly, and Sheila Stokes to drop donations to Clubhouse or meet to give items.
This Is for a great cause, All proceeds from sale will be donated to cover the coaching of our friends in the Cope Foundation

Corner House Cup
We are currently at the half way mark regarding entries for this event, Cut off for registering for this event will be this coming Friday the 27th . late entries will not be accepted after this date.
Registration for this event is Via E booking,

Missing Racket
A member is currently missing a Wilson Blade tennis racket. If anyone mistakenly took it the owner would be grateful to get it back. Please email Captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com if you have it and ill arrange to collect it

Poker Night
Fun Poker Night on Friday Feb 3rd at 7pm is nearly full. This event has been limited to 20 people.
Only a couple of places left so please confirm entry by emailing Louise at social@carrigalinetennisclub.com to avoid missing out on a fantastic night.

18th January 2023 

Club Access
The front door is now working again, With the cold weather the main gate might not be operating correctly. If the gate doesn’t work, please just use the pedestrian access until the gate mechanism thaws out. 

Keep the Date - Annual Table Quiz
Carrigaline Tennis Club will be running our Annual Table Quiz this year
The venue will be Carrigaline GAA Club at 7:30 on the 10th of March. Entry fee €40 for a table of four or €10 per person.
Any donations/unwanted Christmas gifts for the Table Quiz Raffle would be gratefully accepted.
Please confirm entry by emailing Louise at social@carrigalinetennisclub.com and if you have any donations, please email to same email address. 
We will be limiting the number of tables so please confirm as soon as possible so as not to miss a great night.
We are always looking for people to help run these events and help out on the night so if any old or new members would like to volunteer to help out contact louise also at the social email address  

Captains Update - 15th January 2023

Hitting practice / Club Night
Hitting practice and club Night are both open for registration on E-Booking. 

Court usage
Courts are very busy for the following week, great to see.
We have a lot of winter league teams practicing hard, so courts are at a premium. Please just keep in mind if for any reason if you need to release a court, please do it as early as possible to give your fellow members a chance to make use of it. 

Corner House Cup
We will be running the corner house cup commencing February 2nd
This will run consecutive Thursdays for the month of February with finals night taking place on the 23rd. Currently open on E- Booking, Cost €7
Time 7 to 9( 7 O'clock slots and 8 O'clock slots). More details to follow closer to start of event.

Captains Update - 8th January 2023

Club Night and Hitting Practice
Both Are now open for registration so book early to avoid missing out.
Hitting practice is proving very popular with yesterday’s session fully booked  
Club Night is open to all members new and old. A fun night where you will get to play with a mixture of grades. Make sure to book your slot quick and as always, it’s a great opportunity to hang around and have a chat afterwards.

Round Robins - Due to some last minute additions some of the categories have changed slightly. Please make sure to check your category before arranging any matches

Captains Update - 27th November 2022

Welcome to the new Club Captain Donal. We wish him well during his term of office.

A Big Thank You to Alan who did a magnificent job under very difficult circumstances over the past three years. 

Hitting Practice
Hitting practice is open for registration on Saturday at 10. Mark usual will be putting you through your paces and offering advice and tips on the day
Please register trough E-Booking 

Round Robins
As mentioned last week the Round Robins will take a break for the month of December and will commence again in January in a slightly revised format.
Just to clarify even if you are currently playing in the existing round robin event, you still need to email social@carrigalinetennisclub.com with the event or events you want to play along with your partners names for when the event recommences in January otherwise your name will not be considered. 

Court cancellation
With courts currently in high demand I'd like to ask everyone if they are cancelling a court, please try do it as early as possible to allow other members to avail of the free court. 

Unwanted tennis Gear 
A space on the Notice board across from the storage Cabinet in the club house has been made available for anyone hoping to sell or give away unwanted tennis items.
Just leave a note with what your selling/giving away and contact details on the notice board and just be remindful to remove your note when you have disposed of your items

Captains Update - 25th October 2022

Defibrillator Training
Quick reminder that our defibrillator training takes place this coming Saturday 29th October @ 09:00 in the club. Here is a real-life Tennis Story to help illustrate the importance of having people trained in this area. Please email Lisa at secretary@carrigalinetennisclub.com if interested in attending. 

Table Tennis Table
The club is looking for a home for its table tennis table. Unfortunately, it’s too big (being a full-size table) for our club house. So, it needs a good home. Please email Alan at Captain@carrigalineTennisClub.com if interested. 

Club AGM
The clubs AGM will take place on Monday November 21st at 8pm in the Carrigaline Court Hotel. Please put it into your diary. More details to follow but hopefully we can get as many people as possible. 

Club Grounds
The club in interested in knowing if any member would like to help (in a paid capacity) in the looking after of the club grounds. This would include grass cutting/ hedge trimming, spraying etc. Please contact Lisa at secretary@carrigalinetennisclub.com if you or someone you know have the necessary skill and are interested. 

Winter League
Good luck to Ger's Grade 5 team who travel to Rushbrooke on Sunday to kick off their campaign. The rest of our teams have a break this weekend.

Captains Update - 16th October 2022

Tommy Jackson
Hard luck to our Tommy Jackson team who were beaten on Saturday in the annual friendly with Crosshaven Tennis Club. In very challenging conditions they went down fighting. Our thanks to the water sweepers who helped clear the courts of excess water and to our captain on the day Antoinette who helped ensure a warm welcome was extended to our visitors. 

Winter League
Three of our teams open their account in WL next weekend. Aishling’s Grade 6 team make the long trip to Puckane in north Tip for an 11am match. The grade 2 team under the stewardship of Louise travel to Causeway whilst Keelan’s grade 4 team are at home to Dromahane at 10am. 

Courts Busy next Sunday, 23rd October 2022 
As we have had to schedule a WL game very early next Sunday (3 courts needed) we ask that there be no coaching from 10 and 2pm and that people book only one court during the same period to allow as many people play as possible. Thank you. 

Club Night
Booking for club night next Thursday is now open. Cost is 3 Euro and this week’s organizer is Victor. If you do put your name down and have to cancel on the day, we would ask that you remove your name from the booking to make like easier for the organizers.

Captains Update - 9th October 2022

Club Night/Hitting
Club night returns this Thursday at 8pm. With courts getting busy it’s a great opportunity to get 2 hours of Tennis in and a chance to socialise. Cost is 3 Euro and is now open. With coaching taking place for next 4 Saturdays there will be no hitting on Saturday till mid-November. 

Nadal Academy
Just a reminder that you can still put your name forward for the trip next year to the Nadal Academy. If you have any questions or would like to make a booking, please contact Cian (087 9762105) or Alan (086 8092332). Closing date is this Friday Oct 14th. So don’t delay. 

Closed
Well done to all our winners and finalists in the closed. If you were not able to collect your prize, could you please try to pop down to the club either on Monday 10th October or Thursday13th October at 8pm to collect. Well done to both the Kitchen and Tournament Office Committees for making it a most enjoyable 10 days. 

Round Robins
The October Ladder matches are now up and waiting to be played. We will be awarding prizes at the AGM in November so please try to get your games played. 

Parking
We have had a couple of complaints about parking from the adjacent housing estate. We are asking all members not to park on the roadside (or on the grass) between the entrance of the estate and the front gate. 

Tommy Jackson Cup
The annual Tommy Jackson Cup takes place this coming Saturday at 2pm. The Team will be announced on Tuesday.

Captains Update - 22nd September 2022

Tommy Jackson Cup
The Annual “Friendly” with Crosshaven Tennis club takes place on Saturday afternoon 15th October2022 from 2pm to 6pm. For those not familiar, this is an Inter Club match in honour of the late Tommy Jackson who did so much for the sport. Each Club will have 20 players representing them with 4 players (2 men and 2 women) needed from each grade. Having been victorious last year we get to host this year. Anyone interested can email their name to  selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
Closing date is 1st October 2022

Club Championship
Our Club Championship draw will take place tomorrow night. Please keep an eye out on TI software for the draws and next Wednesday’s fixtures at around 8pm. If anyone has a cup from last year, could they please have it engraved and returned to the club before the start of the competition. Great entry, good luck to everyone.

Social Tennis
Don’t forget Club night tonight (weather set to improve) and hitting practice on Saturday.
Finally, best of luck to Kate and Graham on their big day this Saturday from everyone in the club.

Captains Update - 6th September 2022

Winter League
The Closing Date for Munster Winter League Phase 1 is this Friday. As of now we are short numbers in every grade. There is a real possibility we might not have any teams for Phase 1. We will be restricted on the number of teams we will be putting in for phase 2. So if you are thinking about Phase 1 please do enter soon. Please email selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com if you are interested.

Club Night
This Thursdays club night is open for booking. With the weather bad tonight/tomorrow its a great opportunity to get some good tennis in. This weeks organizer is Laura.

Hitting Practice
Marks hitting practice takes place on Saturday at 10. Cost is 3 Euro. Please book via ebooking.


Captains Update - 28th August 2022

Winter League Phase 1
Munster Tennis’s Phase 1 of WL is likely to kick off in late October. Our plan is to try and pick teams before the start of the closed so that teams can have some practice time in October. For those not familiar it’s a team competition of 4 players and you play other teams from Munster during Oct/Nov/Dev mostly on a Sunday. We do expect there to be a singles element so please indicate when putting your name forward if you wish to play singles or not. Please enter your name or any inquiries to -  selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Bandon Open
Great week in Bandon with a lot of our members heavily involved on finals day. Big congrats to our winners: Helen, Janet, Noel & Dave. Special congrats to Helen who now has her points for grade 4!

Club Night and Hitting
Booking for Club Night for this Thursday at 8pm is now open via ebooking. Hitting with Mark takes place next Saturday at 10am. The cost is also 3 euro and is open for book.

Grading
Our last grading session for this year will take place roughly in the 2nd week in Sept. We would encourage all new members to get graded so that you can take part in competitions such as our Closed, the various opens around the province and teams. Please email your name to Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com

Round Robins
The popular Round Robins are back in action. You will see all draws up on ebooking under “leagues”. For those who wish to get a head start you have 5 weeks to play your September matches from today. SusanW has been sitting on top of the singles ladder all summer and is quoted as saying “looking forward to some decent opposition”. Remember its first to 8 and tie break (normal) at 7-7.

Captains Update - 14th August 2022

Summer Cup
Some great news filtering through. Both of our Summer Cup teams won today!!!
Huge congrats to both Kasha’s G3 WD team who beat Hillview and Susan’s WD2 who beat Sundays Well away. Both games finished 3-1. The Semis will be played next Sunday (probably) but not sure yet if teams will be home or away.

Club Night
Club night continues this week on Thursday. This week’s organizer is MickM. Booking is now open on ebooking. Cost is 3 Euro.

Hitting Practice
We had a full complement of hitters yesterday for Marks popular hitting session. Next Saturday’s session is also now open and costs 3 Euro.

Adult Coaching
The club is looking to see if there is any interest in adult group coaching in the Autumn (September onwards). If you have any interest, please email your name to Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com
Please indicate if you are interested in either:
Weekend coaching (either Fri/Sat/Sun) or else some school morning during the week.

Captains Update 23rd July 2022

Wimbledon
Due to the bad weather forecasted later today we have decided to postpone the event until August. Keep an eye out for a new date.

Hitting Practice
Hitting with Mark is now open for next Thursday. Cost is 3 Euro. We had a full house last Thursday so please do try to get your name in early and cancel before the day if you can’t make it.

Guests
Club rules state that guests are not allowed to play during peak (Monday-Thursday; 6 to 10pm).
However, as the courts are quiet, we are forgoing that rule for July/Aug. Please try to utilize the 6pm or 9pm slot if bringing in a guest during this period. Once we get to September, we will be asking members not to bring in guests during peak.

Captains Update - 13th June 2022

Last Club Night before Summer Break
Club Night/BBQ for 16th June is now open for booking. Entry is 5 Euro. This will be the final Club Night before taking a break for the Summer. Thanks to everyone who turned up these past few months. Hopefully we will have decent weather for the last get together.

Summer Cup
The club is looking to put in as many teams as possible for Munster’s Summer Cup this year. If you are interested, please email your name to selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
The competition starts around mid-July and is a knockout competition.

Hitting with Mark
Hitting practice with Mark takes place this Saturday, 18th June, at 10am.

For those not familiar Mark will take you through a few drills during the hour as well as providing some helpful tips. Book online via your EbookingOnline Account. Cost is 3 Euro.

Captains Update - 19th April 2022

Winter League
This Sunday sees Sylvia’s Grade 5 Ladies’ Team in Semi-final action at home against Nenagh. Kick-off is 10am and all support welcome. Best of luck girls!

Club Night/Hitting Practice
Reminder that Hitting practice resumes this Thursday with Mark. Kick off is 8pm. There has been an expression of interest from some quarters on how to win a Championship tiebreak after Rushbrooke. So, we’ll have Mark pass on his wisdom. Booking via Ebooking and costs 3 Euro.

Rushbrooke
Congrats to all our winners in Rushbrooke namely Bridgit, Kate and Sophie and well done to Sophie for gaining her points for Grade 3.

Round Robins
April's Round Robins are up and running. With opens on it can be tricky to fit your games in but we would encourage everyone to try to complete before the closing date.

Next Senior Open
The next Senior Open is Whitechurch and this opens this coming Friday at 6pm. Enter Here 


Regional League
Final reminder to get your name in for Regional League if interested to selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com.

And finally,
Membership renewal - Reminder that subs for 2022/2023 are now overdue and can be paid using the easypaymentsplus system.


Captains Update - 11th April 2022

Winter League – Quarter Finals
A day of highs and lows yesterday for your Winter League Teams playing in the quarter finals. Sophie’s Grade 4 ladies were up first and unfortunately, they came up short in the super doubles. Bridget’s Grade 2 ladies battled very hard against St Anne's losing a number of 3 set matches but also fell just short. The day ended on a great high with Sylvia’s Grade 5 ladies coming out on top against The Well. Well done to all teams for some great tennis and thanks to all the supporters who cheered them all the way.

Easter Blitz
A reminder we will be running a special Easter Blitz this Thursday (14th) at 8pm. A fun serving competition included, great prizes and honesty bar in operation. Entry fee via Ebooking costs 5 Euro. Not many places left!

Regional League
Munster Tennis are recommencing the running of the regional leagues this year. For those not familiar this is a Cork based League (usually played on a Friday night). There are two competitions in the League - A & B. A consists of 3 mixed pairs from Grades 1,2&3, B consists of 3 mixed pairs from Grades 4,5& 6. Each team usually has 3 matches in the round robin stage, and after that a quarter, semi and final.
If you wish to be considered for a team in the Cork Regional League please forward your name and grade to selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com before April 20th.

Douglas Open
A reminder that Douglas will be open for entry from this Thursday at 6pm. Enter Here 
And finally,
Membership Renewal - Reminder that Subscriptions for 2022/2023 are now due and can be paid using the easypaymentsplus system.

Captains Update - 28th March 2022

Winter League

In great sunshine the last 16 of the Winter league was played out over the weekend. Wins for Bridget’s WD2, Sophie’s WD4 and Dara’s WD5 teams. Well done to all and hard luck to both our WD3 team led by Fionnuala and our WD4 team lead by Sharon. Unfortunately, Sharon’s team were hit with late withdrawals, but the team did her proud. We now have 3 teams into the quarter finals due to be played on the 10th. Two are at home and one away so support welcome. More details to follow.


Spring Open Kitchen
Well done to everyone who volunteered over the weekend. Great atmosphere.
We are on the home stretch now with 6 days to go. Here is what we are short till Wednesday:
Rota Wednesday - one person 7.30-9.30pm and two people 9.30pm to close
(Note the Open play schedule is now published till Wednesday)
Salads - A number of salads is needed each day, Mon, Tue & Wed.

Civil Service Cup
Best of luck to our Civil Service Cup team who play in Douglas on the 3rd April – Lisa, Maria, Rafa and Andrew.


Finally -  We are entering a very busy period now between Winter League knockouts, Junior Open, Junior Winter Leagues and our Spring Open. We appreciate that courts might be in short supply at the moment, but things will quieten down for second half of April and onwards.

Captains Update - 22nd March 2022

Winter League
This Mother’s Day weekend sees 5 of our teams in action in the 1/16 knockouts. Bridget’s WD2 team travel to Larkspur on Saturday. On Sunday it’s a very busy day at home. First up at 10.30am we have Fionnuala’s WD3 up against Sundays Well. At the same time, we have an all Carrigaline WD4 fixture with Sophie and Sharon’s team up against each other. Our last WL match kicks off at 3pm with Dara’s WD5 troops up against Kinsale. We wish all out teams the very best of luck.

Spring Open Kitchen Update
Our thanks to everyone who has volunteered so far for the kitchen.
Kitchen coverage : we need one more on Friday, 9.30-finish, preferably a man. We're three people short on Saturday and eight on Sunday.
Salads - We only have two salads offered for Wed-Sun.
Baking - We need two to three more baking items Wed-Fri, and eight to nine more baking goodies on Saturday & Sunday.  Sign Up Here


Finally, some courts may become available over the weekend (early and late). So please keep an eye out if you fancy a game. 

Captains Update - 15th March 2022

A great weekend of tennis saw 3 more of our teams make it the knockout stages. Well done to Bridget’s G2 Ladies, and our 2 G4 ladies (Sophie and Sharon) who progressed. Hard to luck the Dermot’s MD5 who lost out by a single point. The last 16 matches take place on or before the 27th of March. Details next week on our 6 teams fixtures who have made it through!

North Vs South
Final reminder on the North V’s South happening this Thursday at 6.30. To enter go to Ebooking for the 17th March and choose either “North” or “South”. Free beer for anyone who makes a decent effort at posing as St Patrick. Glass of wine/beer for anyone willing to make an effort to dress as Mrs St Patrick.

Rushbrooke Easter Open
Reminder that Rushbrooke is now open for entry for their Easter Open.  Enter Here 

Munster Tennis – Sub Committees
Please note that Munster Tennis is looking for volunteers for various Sub Committees. If you are interested in helping out in the following area’s please email Lisa before Friday at secretary@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Junior Development
Communications & Sponsorship
Senior Competitions
Commercial Development
Infrastructure Development

Munster Tennis – Tournament Directors
Munster Tennis is looking forwards to increasing the tennis competitions for Junior players. To that end they require a pool of Tournament Directors to manage the administration and operation of the competitions at the weekends. If interested, please email Lisa before Friday at secretary@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Captains Update - 11th March 2022

Grade 6 Ladies
Crosshaven have been on asking if any Grade 6 ladies would like to participate in the friendly this evening in Kinsale. Lots of tennis / food etc. If anyone is interested, please email before 2pm at Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com


North V’s South
Don’t forget the North V South social is planned for March 17th at 6.30pm. To enter go to Ebooking for the 17th of March and choose either “North” or “South”. Any queries on which side your on to social@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Sports First Aid Course
The Club is organising a Sports First Aid Course. The course will be over two days to enable hands-on training of different first aid scenarios. A minimum number of 14 attendees is required to run the course and there are 9 spaces available. If we can't fill all the spaces ourselves, we may contact other local Tennis Clubs to see if they have members interested in doing the course.
Topics covered will include:
• Asthma, Choking, Winding
• Team Resuscitation
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR
• Defibrillation
• Respiratory Emergencies
• Airway Management
• Spinal Injuries
• Concussion
• Fractures, Dislocations
• Sprains & Strains
• Bleeding
• Care of the unconscious patient
• Scenario based training

Dates: Saturday the 9th April from 9.00am - 2.30pm and Sunday the 10th April from 9.00am to 2.30pm.Training Provider: ER Training
Venue: Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre
Cost: €100
If you are interested in attending, please contact Karen on 085 7155893

Captains Update - 8th March 2022

Spring Open
The Spring open is now closed. If any member has not entered, (and would still like to) can you please send your name into Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com and we can try to accommodate.

Hitting practice /Club Night

Just a few spaces left for hitting practice with Mark this Thursday. Entry fee is 3 euro payable via Ebooking. This week’s organizer is Dec.

Winter League Update
Some great wins for Dara’s grade 5 ladies and Fionnuala’s Grade 3 ladies over the weekend. The support was greatly appreciated in both games. This weekend sees Bridget’s Grade 2 Ladies at home (sat 12pm), Sophies Grade 4 ladies (1pm) and Dermot’s Grade 5 men (12pm) at home Sunday whilst Sharon’s Grade 4 ladies make the trip to Dromahane (11am). We have 3 teams through to knockouts and 5 more teams in with a good chance!

North V’s South
The much-anticipated North V South social is planned for March 17th at 6.30pm.
After the north's comprehensive victory last year and due to numerous complaints to Munster tennis from the South this year’s event will follow a different format than last year's (Donal is sacked). Details on the night. Teams will be limited to 20 per team. To enter go to Ebooking for the 17th March and choose either “North” or “South”. For those of you who don’t know the Owenabu is the dividing line. If your toe is cold when putting it into the river, you’re from the hard South. If it’s warm, you’re from the cosy North. The club takes no responsibility for anyone who falls into the river. Any queries on which side your on to social@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Civil Service Cup
Douglas is hosting their annual Civil service cup on Sunday the 3rd April. This is open to Grade 3’s only. Its always an enjoyable day so if anyone is interested in representing our club please email to Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com before this weekend.

Captains Update - 22nd February 2022

Final reminder of the quiz night. The venue will be Carrigaline GAA Club at 7:30 this Friday. Entry fee €40 for a table of four.

Corner House Cup
This week’s fixtures carry over from last week and are on the website. If you are away on holidays, please ensure you have a sub lined up. Final’s night is now Thursday 3rd March with the top 8 teams making it through.

Winter League
Winter league lived up to its reputation with some horrendous weather conditions to content with on Sunday. Well done to all teams for battling through the elements with victories for the ladies in Grade 5’s (Sylvia) and Grade 3 (Fionnuala). This coming Sunday sees our grade 2’s (Fiona) travel to Larkspur, Grade 4’s (Sophie) making the short trip to St Michaels and Grade 4’s (Sharon) at home to Larkspur. Good luck to all. Updates and times on Facebook.

Coaching Clinic
Our next Coaching clinic with head coach Cian is on the Friday 11th March (6pm and 7.30pm) and will focus on net play. If you wish to participate, please go to Easypayments and look under “Adult Coaching Fee”.  Only 16 places available and the cost is 20 Euro for the 90-minute session. 

Dates for your Diary (more details to follow)
17th March North v South Challenge.

The South are out for revenge after the controversial handicaps introduced last year!
Friday 8th April – Carrigaline v Douglas Friendly Challenge with a Special Theme.


Captains Update - 14th February 2022

Valentines Night

Don’t forget our social Blitz this coming Friday at 7pm.

Cost: €8 (includes pizza). You can register your entry via ebooking

Not a lot of men so far! Looking like Women's little Xmas the sequel at the moment. Sequels never go well.

Table Quiz

Reminder of our great quiz night. The venue will be Carrigaline GAA Club at 7:30 on the 25th of February. Entry fee €40 for a table of four. Any donations would be gratefully accepted.

Please confirm entry by email to social@carrigalinetennisclub.com and also if you have any donations.

Lower Aghada Singles

First of the opens is fast approaching. Enter Here

Corner House Cup

This weeks fixtures and standings are on the website. Please ensure you check your time. Any game not completed so far will be marked as 4-4 draw if not played. Final’s night is Thursday 24th February with the top 8 teams making it through.

Winter League

Hard luck to Fiona's grade 2 Ladies team who went down at home to Douglas yesterday. Better news with the Sophie's Ladies 4 team who beat Bandon away 3-1. Great to see so much support. Next weekend will be hectic with 5 teams in action. Please keep an eye out on Facebook later in the week for venues and fixtures.

Round Robins

Finally, halfway through the month so time to start planning your RR games. Rafa (not content with winning the AU has set his sights on being top of all 3 ladders. Currently he heads two of them. Can anyone stop him? Remember to contact John G if you wish to join any of the ladders.

Captains Update - 24th January 2022

Corner House Cup
Quick reminder. The Annual Corner House League Cup kicks off on Thursday Feb 3rd and will run for 3 weeks (3rd, 10th,17th) followed by a semi/finals night on Feb 24th. Closing date is this Sunday 30th January at 2pm. Entries as usual to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Poker/Pizza Tennis Night
This Friday sees our first social under the new covid rules. There are a few additional spots now available if anyone has an interest. Just click on Ebooking for this coming Friday. The tennis kicks off at 7.30pm. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know.

Winter League Phase 2
Our winter league campaign kicks off next Sunday when Dermot’s band of merry men travel to Mallow for a noon kick off. Best of luck.

Grading/Club night
The club is going to organise a grading session in February. Anyone wishing to play in opens needs to be graded. Please email your name to Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com if interested. Club night is now full. A reminder that it opens on Sunday night at 8pm.

9pm Peak booking
Just a reminder that any 9pm court marked as “Court Free” is open for booking regardless of whether you have reached the 3-hour peak limit or not. Any upcoming 9pm court free on a Sunday night at 8pm will be marked as “Court free” and can be booked from that time on. The aim is to try to promote the use of the 9pm courts. Its getting busy so please try to cancel courts well in advance so others may avail.

Round Robins
The January Round Robins are coming to a finish. In the mixed the experienced pairing of Noonan & Noonan were narrowly defeated by the up-and-coming Flynn & Cunningham. A late attempt by Tom to have their young opponents deported failed in the high court. Ryan & Ryan seem to have one hand on the Pinot Grigio trophy (despite it being a dry January). O’Donovan & Webb have held on to their top spot in the Ladies with relative ease whilst in the Men’s doubles/Mixed singles no play yet in the top boxes. Finishing date is 31st January.


Captains Update - 12th January 2022

Coaching Clinic – Backhand
Head Coach Cian is going to complete his trilogy of Coaching Clinics with a session on Backhands. So, if you ever dreamed of a Shannon double hander or a Karl Killer slice then this is your chance. The Clinic will take place 6pm-7.30pm on Friday 21st. Cost is 20 Euro. Please email your name to captain@carriglainetennisclub.com


Round Robins 
January Round Robins are up and running. We are still short on the Men’s doubles league. The club has some very talented Male Members and it would be great to see some success in the Winter League/Summer cup Men’s Teams. The Round Robin would be a great way to establish strong partnerships. Please contact John Gargan if you are interested in joining any of our ladders.  

Court Bookings
Demand for Courts has picked up significantly. Just a reminder it is a Club Rule to have all the correct names on the Booking. We also would again request that Courts be cancelled in good time in order to allow others to avail of that Court and to ensure those playing under lights know if there is someone playing alongside their Court.

Pizza/Poker Tennis Night
We are holding a Pizza/ Tennis night on Friday 28th January 2022. Play starts at 7pm and costs 8 Euro. Club Captain Alan will be trying out a Poker Doubles Format. Booking is now online and open.

Captains Update - 14th December 2021

Winter League Phase 1 - Our remaining team bowed out of the competition on Sunday down in blustery Kinsale. Hard luck to Kasha, Susan, Andrew and Rafa who put up a great fight but went down 2-3. Phase 2 kicks off in February and nice to see teams getting some early practice in.
Christmas Gift - The club is selling water bottles with the club logo on them through Easy-Payments. These are a limited edition (only 17 - until we buy more). A nice stocking filler for your favourite mixed or doubles partner perhaps (or favourite committee member perhaps). Just click on “Club Gear and tennis balls” dropdown on EP to see a picture and to order if interested. Anyone who purchases one can pick it up Thursday night or Saturday morning.
Hitting practice - We are doing one more hitting practice this Saturday at 10am with Mark. A few spots left. Just click on ebooking. Mark has promised to make the rules even more complicated for the season ending session.
Christmas Club Night - This Thursdays Club night is now full. If you wish to go on a waiting list, please text Donal and he can add you to it. We hope to present the round robin prizes at this event. 

Hot Toddy Tournament - Our popular Annual Hot Toddy Event will take place on the 27th of December. This year (to help comply with covid) we are running 2 sessions. 1st one kicks off at 12 noon and the 2nd at 2.30pm. You can register your name via usual ebooking way. Cost is 5 Euro. Great way to knock off those couple of pounds gained.

Captains Update - 10th December 2021

Autumn Doubles
Our autumn doubles league concluded last night in misty rain. Jack’s Pandemics triumphed in the end over Donal’s Spin Masters in the final. Jack attributed their success to something he brought back from his travels. Donal didn’t mention once his team’s failure being down to his team not getting any semi final practice (he mentioned it 10 times actually!). Many thanks to all the supporters and to Alison for her famous sausage rolls. Roll on the Corner house cup in February. 
Round Robin
Results are in as to who topped the ladders (most times at no 1). Familiar faces.
WD: Maria and Lisa (again)
MD: Jack and Alan
XD: Lisa and John (again)
Singles: Bridget and Donal
Bottles of wine on the way to each. Thanks to JohnG as always for all his hard work throughout the year in organizing. Decembers fixtures are now up. Don’t leave it to late over the holiday period to play.
Club Christmas night
We will have one last 2021 club night on Thursday 16th at 8pm. Festive attire is a suggestion and plenty of Xmas spirit on the night. Your MC will be Donal. This will be a doubles format. Booking is now open on Ebooking. A couple of spots left for hitting tomorrow at 10am btw.
Old Tennis Balls
A reminder that the Club is taking in old tennis balls from members and donating to a dog rescue home. The bucket is outside the main clubhouse door.
Finally, if anyone lost an earring on court lately it’s hanging up in the club house.

Captains Update - 16th November 2021

Winter League Phase 1 - Update
A really great days tennis played out last Sunday in great weather. Our Grade 3’s topped their group with a 5-0 win and are now into the knockout stages. Our Grade 2’s narrowly lost to Crosshaven and need a big win next Sunday to go through. And our Grade 4’s picked up their first win against St Anne’s despite a few sore heads. The support was felt and greatly appreciated by all Teams. Thank you!
Fixtures for this coming Sunday: Grade 4’s at home to Sunday's Well at 12 noon and Grade 2’s at home to Douglas at 2pm.

Winter League Phase 2
Munster Tennis have announced the rules for Phase 2 WL. The teams from Carrigaline Tennis Club will be announced later this week or Monday at the very latest.

Autumn Doubles
Fixtures/Teams and Rules are all now online on our website. You will also see on the fixtures document court assignments. Please remember to pay on the night. We will accept cards (preferable) and cash. We will also need subs so if you have not already put your name in and wish to sub, please email into Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com

Hitting Practice
As mentioned previously, hitting practice with Mark is now on this Saturday at 10am. Just click on the booking sheet to enter. Usual charge of 3 Euro applies.

Captains Update - 1st November 2021

Autumn Doubles
We are trying out a new event on our Competitions Calendar. The Autumn Doubles will kick off on Thursday November 19th and run for three weeks. We will have four teams of ten players with each team playing each other once (Men’s and Ladies doubles) with the top two teams playing off on the final night.

Start time will be either 8pm or 9pm and will alternate each week so you’ll play at 8pm one week and 9pm the following week.
Numbers are limited to forty and the cost is 10 Euro (payable on first night). Closing date is Friday 12th November but it may fill up sooner than that. So, if you fancy a bit of competitive tennis send in your name to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com
For those nights that the Autumn Doubles runs, hitting practice will move to Saturday at 10am and run for 1 hour. So don’t delay. Get your name in soon.

Captains Update - 30th October 2021

Clean up
With Winter approaching the club would like to get the grounds and the Club House in good condition. There are two clean ups set to happen. The first is next Wednesday 3rd November at 1pm and the second is on Saturday 6th at 10am. If you can spare an hour, please come along and help out. We really need people to volunteer for these types of events. Courts will be closed on Saturday 6th November from 10am to 11am.


Court 5
As people might have noticed Court 5 tends to get a fair share of leaves from the surrounding trees this time of the year. This means the Court does need to be cleaned on a regular basis between now and December. If you can help out in using a leaf blower and are willing to go on a rota, please email your name to Ger below. If enough people volunteer it might only be once every 2/3 weeks and its only for next few weeks.  email Ger on gerosullivan7@gmail.com 

9pm Courts
Our 9pm courts from Monday to Wednesday tend to be the less popular at the moment. For a trial period in November any 9pm slot (Mon-Wed) not booked by the previous Sunday (8pm) will be marked as “Court Free”. This means anyone can book these courts regardless of the 3-hour peak period rule. The aim is to try to encourage use of these court times and allow people who may want to play Round Robins, Winter League practice or even those who wish to stay on after playing at 8pm to utilize. Each person in your group will need to put their name on the booking they require (a bit like club night).


Captains Update - 26th October 2021

Halloween
Our Halloween Social event will kick off at 7pm this Friday. Are you brave enough? We would encourage people to dress accordingly (a mask will do if stuck). Best dressed on the night wins a prize. Entry is 10 Euro and will cover Pizzas. Please enter via e-booking. Thanks to Louise for doing a great job decorating the place.
Club Night
Only two spaces left for club night this Thursday and with tomorrow a possible washout get your name in early if interested. Cost is 3 Euro. We have several people stepping down from club night (Anne, Liz, Garrett). The club is extremely grateful for the time they have all put in. If you have any interest in becoming part of the Club night rota team, please email Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com
We need some volunteers, and you only need to cover once every 6-8 weeks.

Winter League
Congrats to our Grade 2 Mixed team who travelled to Dromahane yesterday and came away with a 4-1 win. Next weekend all teams are in action. Grade 4’s play in Lakewood on Saturday at 2.30pm. Sunday sees the Grade 3’s play at home to Douglas at 10am and the Grade 2’s travel to Rushbrooke for a 2pm start. All support welcome.

Forehand Coaching Clinic
Head Coach Cian’s next coaching clinic takes place on Friday November 12th from 6 to 7.30pm. The focus for this session will be forehands. Spaces limited to 8 people and cost is 20 Euro. If you are interested, then please email Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com

Tokens
As we are a little short on Light Tokens at the moment, we would like to ask members to only purchase 4 tokens each (max) from Kilmoney Stores. You can also purchase tokens from Antoinette or Sheila.

Captains Update - 19th October 2021

Munster Senior Winter League Phase 2
The closing date for WL Phase 2 is fast approaching this Sat 23rd at 8pm. If you wish to specify a partner you may do so but we can’t guarantee you will end up on the same team. Please submit your name and you will receive an email confirming your interest - selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Winter League Phase 1
The action kicks off this coming Bank Holiday Monday for our Grade 2 Mixed Team who travel to Dromahane. Good of luck to the team.


Round Robins
October Round Robins are now coming to a finish. Last few days to get your game in. Lisa and Maria are clinging onto top spot for now in the Ladies doubles with Karen and Lisa breathing down their necks (Social distancing of course at the same time)

Irish Close Young Seniors
Congrats to Noelle and Bridgit for making the final at the Irish Close Young Seniors Championships over the weekend and winning some great matches along the way.

And finally and most importantly, Halloween is here and a message from our Social Director:
Our Halloween Social is on Friday the 29th of October.

Our Spooktacular Event will kick off at 7pm so please be on time. We would encourage all to dress accordingly. Best dressed on the night prize. Entry is 10 Euro and will cover some Pizza to keep us warm. It would be great to have some treats etc on the night too.
Please enter via e-booking.

Captains Update - 12th October 2021

Hitting Practice
A few spaces left for this Thursdays club night with Mark. Please remember to cancel if you can't make it.

Tommy Jackson
Our Carrigaline team pulled out all the stops over the weekend to bring home the Tommy Jackson. Noel becomes the first male captain to achieve this feat so well done to him and to all the team. We did discover that the Cup given to us (by accident?) was in fact a Ladies doubles internal Cup. Ironic, given the heroic job the men did to bring it home on the day.

Munster Senior Winter League Phase 2
We have decided to request names for Winter League phase 2 which starts in January. The reason for this is to allow good time to pick the teams and allow for teams to practice. Phase 2 is Men’s and Ladies teams. If you wish to enter, please email below before the 23rd October. If you wish to specify a partner you may do so but we can’t guarantee you will end up on the same team.
selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Round Robins
October Round Robins are up and running. Monica wants it kept very quiet that her and Diarmuid are top of the mixed so don’t mention it to anyone. SusanW is back on top of the singles having disposed of the male challengers.

Catherine Mulhare Memorial Tournament
Our annual Catherine Mulhare event which takes place this Friday is now full. If you wish to go on the waiting list (there are always one or two late withdrawals) please email into the captains address. If people would like to bring snacks etc that would be brilliant. Tea/Coffee/Beers/Wine available on the night.

Finally, please note that the Player’s Directory has now been re-published and all points reset to zero. The players’ directory can be found at:
https://www.munstertennis.ie/directory.html 
Please check that your grade is correct.

Captains Update - 4th October 2021

Tommy Jackson
The Team for the Tommy Jackson scheduled for Saturday the 9th October against Crosshaven is as follows:
Majella, Denise, Ken, AlanK, Linda, LisaR, Jack, Rafa, Noel, AlanC, Sharon, Keelin, ConorB, Mariusz, Janet, Sylvia, LisaO’D, Breda, Silvio and SeanG.
Captain on the day is Noel. Best of luck to the team! Support most welcome.

Hitting Practice/Club Night
This week’s Club night will be run as a traditional club night i.e. a doubles tournament run by Mark. Participants will be paired with different partners and play at least 3 games. Teas/Coffees etc available on the night. To enter just click on ebooking for this Thursday.

Catherine Mulhare Memorial Tournament
Reminder of our Annual Doubles Tournament in memory of Catherine Mulhare taking place on Friday 15th October at 7pm. This is open to all grades. Cost is 5 Euro and you can enter via ebooking. Just go to the 15th October on ebooking and click enter. 

Munster Senior Winter League
Entry is now closed for WL phase 1. However, we have a shortage of players in some grades. If we don’t get any more participants than we may not be able to field teams in those grades. What’s needed is:
Grade 4 Men’s Singles; Grade 5 Ladies Singles; Grade 6 Ladies Mixed Doubles/Ladies Doubles partner
If you are interested in playing in any of those grades, please email - 
selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com by Tuesday 5th October at 6pm.

Congrats to our winners in Crosshaven: KashaG, Susan and Tim. Big congrats to Tim on getting his points for Grade 3.

Captains Update - 23rd August 2021

Closed - Reminder
Deadline for our closed is fast approaching (2nd September). You can enter via ink below.
Carrigaline 2021 Closed | Tennis Ireland (tournamentsoftware.com)
Partners will be allocated to everyone when the draw is done so when you enter a doubles event just click on “Partner Required” option.
We could do with a few more entries in Grade A lady’s singles if anyone cares to try to depose our current champion, Lisa, who is feeling very confident.

Corner House Cup
The Corner House Cup will be played this Friday at 7pm. We need a couple more men (grade 1-4) if there is any good men out there! Email Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com 
Participants will be emailed the format etc on Wednesday so keep an eye out.

Club night/ Hitting Practice
Booking for this Thursdays club night with Mark is now open. This week’s organiser is Laura.

Douglas Wooden Open
Douglas is running a unique Open tennis event on weekend of 3rd-5th September. Participants will use wooden rackets (which can be hired). Further details can be found on the TI link:
https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/5C38C8E3-89BB-4980-84BD-B16720E13AE8 

Round Robin
John Gargan has the ladders up a little early for September online on the Ebooking system. They can be played from now as the club closed championship is on in September. Results should be put in online but can only be inputted from September 1st. In putting in results put in the score like 8-5 if the game is played or 1-0 for a walkover. If you would like to join any of the ladders, please contact John (086 1737191).

Summer Cup/Lower Aghada
Unfortunately, our 2 remaining teams bowed out of the competition yesterday. Our G6 mixed team lost agonisingly in super doubles whilst our G3 mixed team went down fighting to a very strong Lower Aghada. Great support on the day from club members and well done to all our captains for the effort they put in.
Huge Congrats to Donal and Kate for winning XD4 in Lower Aghada yesterday and to our other finalists. Lastly, big congrats to Fiona for gaining promotion to Grade 2.

Captains Update - 16th August 2021

Club ChampionshipsThe Club is pleased to announce that the Club Closed Championship is now open for entry.
For those new to the Club the Club Championships is open to Members only and works the same way as an Open Event except there is a draw for partners. When you enter a Doubles Event just click on “Partner Required” option. You may enter up to 3 events.
This year we have extended the Singles to 3 events (A, B, C).
Please ensure you read all Rules stated under the regulations section especially on unavailability.
If you have a lot of unavailability and would still like to enter one event, please email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com
Each event will hopefully also have a plate event.
ENTER HERE
Douglas Open
Huge congratulations to all our Finalists and Winners in the Douglas Open. The Club had 4 winners, namely Susan (x2), Ray and Chris. Congrats also to the following who have been upgraded: Susan (G2), Ray (G3), Dave (G4) and Amy (G5).

Captains Update - 10th August 2021

Club night/ Hitting Practice
Booking for this Thursdays club night with Mark is now open. This week’s organiser is Tom. Only 2 places left. Please remember to cancel if you can't make it.

Summer Cup Update
Our Mixed 3’s travelled to Rushbrooke on Sunday and came away with a great 3-1 victory. Well done to Siobhan (now a grade 2 player!), Fiona, Donal and Andrew.
We now have 2 teams in the Semi’s. Our Mixed 3 team will play Lower Aghada on Sunday 22nd Aug at home at 2pm provisionally. Our mixed 6 team will travel to Dromahane on the same day.

Corner House Cup
The Annual Corner House Cup is taking place on Friday 27th August at approx. 6.30pm. This will be a team event and, in order to ensure fairly even teams we will be limiting entries per grade. So, if you wish to take part, please email your name to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com.
If you are taking part in Ballinlough you may still enter and, if you are scheduled for Ballinlough on the same evening, we will bring in a reserve. Entry is 5 Euro to be paid later. For now, just email in your name if interested. Pleases are limited.

Captains Update - 2nd August 2021

Hitting Practice with Mark
Hitting practice with Mark take place this Thursday at 8pm. Still some spaces left. This week’s organizer is Garrett. All welcome. Entry is just 3 Euro via booking system. Good chance for the North side to get some practice before Fridays River Challenge. Only a few spaces left on that so get your name in before Wednesday.

Summer Cup
Mixed results yesterday. Hard luck to Sylvia’s grade 5 Ladies team who went down 3-1 to Larkspur. Some very close 3 setters didn’t go their way. Well done to Ken’s Grade 6 mixed who had a fab win against Garryduff and are through to the semi-finals. Next Sunday our Grade 3s play Rushbrooke away. Good luck to Siobhan, Fiona, Donal and Andrew

Coaching
Cian is available this Friday evening. Please contact Cian on 087 976 2105

Round Robins
The ladders are taking a break now till September. John is taking a well-earned rest. If you would like to join for the restart, then please contact John (086 1737191)

Good luck to all those playing in Douglas from Saturday.

Captains Update - 18th July 2021

Club night/ Hitting Practice
Booking for this Thursdays Club Night with Mark is now open. This week’s organiser is LisaR. All you have to do is to login to ebooking, click on any court for Thursday at 8pm and click enter. Please remember to cancel if you can't make it.

Summer Cup/Rushbrooke Open
Some great tennis played over weekend by our club members. Well done to Tim & Raphael who won Rushbrooke MD4 and hard luck to all our other finalists. Our Ladies 5 Summer cup team traveled to Tralee and emerged victorious today in the intense heat. Well done to Sylvia, Laura, Dara and Alisson. Fabulous effort ladies.

Wimbledon
Our Wimbledon event this Saturday 24th at 5pm is filling up very quickly. If you’re thinking of entering, please just click on ebooking for the date/time and simply click enter. Always a great event. Beers and perhaps pizza afterwards weather permitting.

Closed Club Championships
Munster Tennis have indicated that this years Winter League will be split into two stages with the first stage starting in early October. This unfortunately will push our Closed into September. There are a number of open events already scheduled for September (St Michaels, Crosshaven etc). The dates for our closed will be 9th to 18th September. Hopefully we can have a BBQ or some social event for the final’s day. More on this next month.

Coaching Clinic
Our coaching clinic for this Friday 23rd is over booked. The provisional date for the August clinic is Friday 6th Aug. If you feel like sending in your names, please do so to Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com

Grading
On final grading will take place this Friday 23rd at 7.30pm. You must be graded in order to enter external team events and open competitions. If interested, please email into Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com

Upcoming Opens
You’ll find all upcoming open dates on the 2021 Tennis Ireland Tour Calendar. Please note that clubs are not giving much notice to other clubs as to when their opens are open for entry. We advise you keep a close eye on the TI software and each clubs website/Facebook pages.

Captains Update - 15th July 2021

Wimbledon Social Blitz
The Club is holding a Tennis Social Blitz on Saturday 24th July 5pm to 7pm approx. Cost is €5. For those not familiar with this format you enter your name, and you are drawn with different partners on the day. Prizes of winners and white tennis gear is essential to fit in with the occasion! Refreshments will be on offer (inc. the traditional strawberries and cream), and we may order in Pizza if there is sufficient interest.
To enter and pay please log in to Ebooking and click on the courts for 5pm on the 24th and hit enter. Same as normal court booking. Everyone is welcome.

Doubles Clinic
Head Coach Cian Blake is organizing two Doubles Coaching clinics in July/Aug. The first of these will take place on Friday July 23rd (6pm to 7.30pm). The second session will take place in early August (Date to be confirmed). Essentially you must enter as a pair and can attend either clinic but not both. The coaching clinic will follow very closely that which was done for the Davis cup team, so it promises to be intense and rewarding. Numbers are very limited, and the cost is €15 per person.
If interested, please email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com.
Closing date for the session on 23rd is Monday 19th at 8pm.

Captains Update - 11th July 2021

Club Night
This Thursday's Club Night is changing format for one night only. We plan to hold a mid-summer Doubles Bliz run by Mark. Each participant will have a different partner every 15/20 minutes – fun guaranteed. Refreshments will be available, and we will have some prizes too. To register just enter via Ebooking. Cost is 3 Euro. Numbers are limited.

Open Success
Congrats to Shannon, Linda and Susan who have all picked up wins in the recent Youghal/Carrigaline opens. Plenty of players involved in Rushbrooke open so hopefully more winners on the horizon.

Summer Cup
Our Ladies Grade 5 team kick off our Summer Cup off campaign next Sunday with a short trip to Tralee. Best of luck to Sylvia and team.

2021 Calendar
We hope to publish our remaining 2021 Competitions/Social Events next week (including dates for our Closed and other events such as Wimbledon and North/South River challenge).

Captains update - 20th June 2021

New Members Social
Since there is no hitting practice for the next 2 Thursdays, we are running a doubles hour for new members (and those that play regularly during Thursday hitting welcome too) this Wednesday at 9pm. If you would like to participate and have not already sent in your name, then please email Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com

Astra Open - Kitchen
Fixtures for the week are now up online. We hope that those participating will get involved in the kitchen/Covid duties. You should be able to see when you are playing and when you can possibly help. We really need your everyone to lend a helping hand. Please text Aoife (086-1029263).

Astra Open – Courts
Courts will be booked heavily for our Open. If we can free up booked courts, we will do so as soon as we know. So please keep any eye out especially for Sat/Sun mornings and 5pm Weekdays.

Summer Cup
Final reminder that Summer Cup entries must be in by this Friday 25 June at 8pm.

Captains Update - 12th June 2021

Summer Open Doubles Tournament Clean up
With our Open fast approaching we would like to get our club in shape for it. There are 2 clean ups set to happen. First is on Wednesday the 16th at 10am and the second is on Saturday the 19th at 10am. If you can spare an hour, please contact Anncbogan@gmail.com. Thanks to Ann for coordinating. We've had no offers yet of a popup Marquee so if someone out there has one, please email into the captain’s address. 

Club night/ Hitting Practice
Booking for Thursdays club night with Mark opens tomorrow at 8pm. This is our last night before our Open kicks off and this week’s organiser is Garrett. Hitting will then resume in July. Please remember to cancel if you can't make it. 

Summer Cup Finals
At this moment in time there are still no spectators allowed for the Summer finals on the 27th June. 

Munster Grading
Please note that the Munster Branch Players’ Directory has now been updated and published and can be found on the Munster Tennis Website www.munstertennis.ie. Please ensure that you check your entry to ensure all details are correct (especially those who just got graded!)

Captains Update - 9th June

Carrigaline 2021 Astra Summer Open
Our summer Open Competition is now open for entries. Enter HERE. Please don’t leave it late to enter. We are getting close to our limit so if you were considering entering it would be best to enter sooner rather than later. It may close early. Great entry so far

We are looking to borrow a small popup Marquee if anyone has one that they could lend to the club. Please contact 086 8092332 if you can help.

American Doubles
Next up for our American tournaments is the Ladies event on Sunday 13th June and its now open for booking. Charge is 2 euro (for balls and small prizes). Great entry for the Mens event who have all promised to have lunch ready for their counterparts next Sunday.

Club night/ Hitting Practice
Booking for Thursdays club night with Mark opens on Sunday at 8pm. This week’s organiser is Liz. Remember if its full just email Captain@CarrigalineTennisclub.com

Round Robins
Our normal Round Robins/Ladders are now posted in the Clubhouse window. Players have a month to play their first group matches. For now, all scores should be posted to Commander-in-chief John Gargan (086 173 7191) until access to the club house is permitted.

Fobs 

If any member is experiencing an issue with their fob can you please contact Eddie at edwardpierce@eircom.net 

Safety
There are a lot of kids out and about these days from the roundabout to the entrance of the club. We would ask all drivers to take a little bit of extra time in driving down that stretch.

Senior & Junior Summer Opens

Carrigaline Tennis Club is pleased to announce that both the Senior & Junior Opens will go ahead this Summer and will be run in line with the Covid-19 Protocols published by Tennis Ireland. Unfortunately, there will be no spectators allowed but we still feel both events will be an enjoyable occasion.
The Senior Open will be online on 4th June 2021 and open for Entrants on Sunday 6th June 2021 at 6pm. 

We would advise our members to book on time if interested in participating. Numbers will be limited. Please read the regulations before entering (especially those playing Summer Cup). Events will be for Grade 1 to Grade 6. If any new members want to know more about our Open’s then please contact captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com for Senior Open queries and carrigalinetennisjuniornews@gmail.com for Junior Open queries.


Senior Open – June 24th to July 3rd
Junior Open – July 10th to July 17th.
Like with any Open volunteers will be needed. We will be sending out emails soon look for help so please volunteer if you can.

Captains Update - 30th May 2021

Summer Cup 2020
Munster Tennis have rescheduled the 2020 Summer Cup Finals for the weekend of 26th and 27th of June. Our club has 2 teams in the finals on the 27th in Catholic Institute but unfortunately, they are up against each other. Still, great to have 2 representatives. Best of luck to both teams (FionaG, SiobhanD, KasiaG and Fionnuala O’D) and (SusanW, ShannonR, LisaR and Maria O’R). No word on if spectators will be allowed to attend.

American Doubles
We are going to hold both a Men’s and Ladies American doubles events for the next 2 Sundays in June. A great opportunity to learn and practice the new fast four format and to play with different partners. First up are the Men next Sunday (6th) at 10am-12pm. Booking now open on Ebooking. The Ladies event will be on the 13th June and will open for booking next weekend. Charge is 2 euro (for balls and small prizes).

Club night/ Hitting Practice
Booking for Thursdays Club Night with Mark opens on Sunday 30th May at 8pm. Our last two nights have been a washout, so fingers crossed. This week’s organiser is Tom.

Carrigaline Summer Open
An announcement will be made on our Summer Open (scheduled for June/July) on Thursday 3rd June.

Captains Update - 23rd May 2021

Davis Cup Captain
Huge congratulations to our Head Coach and Munster Performance Director Cian Blake on being appointed Co-Captain of the Irish Davis Cup team! 

An amazing achievement. 

The matches take place in Cyprus from 16th to 19th June with the goal of qualifying for the Group II playoffs later in the year. We wish Cian, his co- captain and his team the very best of luck. You will find an in-depth interview with Cian and other interesting tennis news in the latest Munster ACE magazine.


Visitors
The committee have agreed to allow members to bring a guest into the club from the 1st of July. We would ask that you ensure that the guest is made aware and follows the clubs Covid guidelines at all times. The normal rules around guests are as follows:
No guests can play during Midweek Peak Times.
Visitors/Guests must be booked in on the ebooking Online System at all times.
Visitors/Guests fee is €5.00 which must be paid when the member is making the booking.
No member may introduce more than one visiting player at any one time.
Nor may any visitor be introduced more than 4 times in any one season.

Club Night/ Hitting Practice
Hitting practice with coach Mark opens tonight at approx. 8pm for Thursday. To enter and pay (3 Euro) all you have to do is to login to E-booking, click on any court for Thursday at 8pm and click enter. This week’s organizer is Mick Murray. If the event is full, can you please email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com. Also, if you enter and can’t make it, please email and we can fill your spot with someone on the waiting list.

Captains Update - 8th May 2021

Club Night/ Hitting Practice
Booking for Hitting Practice with coach Mark opens tomorrow evening at approx 8pm for Next Thursday. To enter and pay (3 Euro) all you have to do is to login to ebooking, click on any court for Thursday at 8pm and click enter. This week’s organizer is Laura. If the event is full, can you please email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com. Also, if you enter and can’t make it, please email and we can fill your spot with someone on the waiting list.
Grading
For those members who are not yet graded we will look to run another grading session in late May with our head coach Cian. If you are interested, please send in your name in to: captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com. You must be graded in order to enter external team events and open competitions. We are hoping to see a return to competitions in June.
Cardio Tennis
Cardio Tennis is a mix of tennis technique and fitness drills with coach Michael Russell. A new six-week block is starting on Tuesday 11th May up to Tuesday 15th June, 11 am - 12 pm, cost is €60. There are usually 6 people in a group and there are 3 spaces in this block so if anyone is interested in taking part, please contact Karen on 085 7155893.
Round Robins
Our regular Club Round Robins will restart on the 1st of June. These consist of Singles, Men’s & Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles ladders and run throughout the year. If you would like to join any of these then please contact John Gargan (086 1737191) who is the organizer. John would be delighted to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. If you wish to withdraw from any Round Robin event, then please let John know also.
Tennis Injuries
If you're stiff from your first few games, there is very good webinar on shoulder and back Injuries below. Worth a look.
Finally,
The club hopes to engage with the nearby schools in terms of coaching come next September. It would be handy to have a few spare adult or junior rackets. If you have any old rackets that you would like to donate could you drop them down to the club between 10 and 3pm next Saturday (15th). Just leave them on the table under the veranda.

Captain's Update - 5th May 2021

Good news this evening on many fronts, effective from 10th May 2021.
  • Cardio and Adult group Coaching can resume. 
  • Hitting Practice will revert back to doubles and at normal time of 8pm from the 13th May 2021. 
  • Doubles Games are no longer restricted to households 
  • For now, we will not allow visitors. The main committee will meet on the 17th May and further communication will be sent out regarding the club's position on visitors thereafter.  
The full announcement from Tennis Ireland is contained HERE

Hitting Practice

The Club are holding a special Singles Hitting practice on Thursday May 6th.
There will be 2 sessions:  7pm and 8pm.
To enter and pay - 3 Euro - all you have to do is login to ebooking on Sunday 2nd May at 10.05pm.
Click on your preferred time for Thursday 6th May at 7pm or 8pm and then Click enter.
Coach Mark will hopefully be on hand to give some tips.
New members are especially welcome.

May Singles 'Friendly' Event

Captains Update - 18th April 2021

Singles “Friendly” Event
To start off on our return to tennis we plan to run a singles ladder event for the month of May only. Basically, players will be divided into groups within their grades. There is no charge, players will organise their own matches and provide their own tennis balls. We had 75 participants last year.
Entries or queries (Name and contact number) in by Wednesday 28th April at 8 pm to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Court Rules The recently communicated weekend peak rules will be in place on our return. There are a couple of very minor tweaks so please familiarize yourself with these rules. Please note that the 3-hour peak booking rule for midweek does not carry into the weekend peak. Details are here -  “Weekend Peak Hours and Coaching Rules”.

Court Bookings
Court booking will reopen on Wednesday 21st for booking on Monday the 26th. Please note that the new booking time is 10.05pm. If you have forgotten your login details, then please send in an email to ctcmanagementsystem@gmail.com and Myriam will be able to help you out.

Membership
Finally, a quick reminder that membership is now due. Please login to Easypayments and check under Renewals. For any inquiries please contact Antoinette at membership@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

See you all on the 26th!!.

Captains Update - 25th March 2021

Munster Tennis AGM
The Munster Tennis AGM was held on 24th March 2021 via Zoom. We are pleased to say that our motion regarding Grade 2 players was passed. In summary any Grade 1 player downgraded to Grade 2 will immediately be upgraded to Grade 1 if they achieve 200 points in their first year in Grade 2.
For all the information on the AGM (including a great piece from head coach Cian Blake) please click on the link to the Report at the end of this update.

World Tennis Number – Coming soon in 2021.
Tennis Ireland has been working closely with the International Tennis Federation for over two years in the development of the ITF World Tennis Number, and it is now nearly ready to launch. The ITF are creating the world's largest tennis community and Tennis Ireland will be a part of it. ITF World Tennis Number is for all tennis players, regardless of age, gender or ability and will be:

  • A Real-time skill level rating for both Singles and Doubles. 
  • Your Number will be between 40-1 
  • Beginners start at 40 
  • Pro players will be closer to 1 
  • A Way to find opponents evenly matched to you. 
  • A Tool to track your progress based on your actual performance. 
More Details

Annual Club Table Quiz

The Club will be running the Annual Table Quiz this year via Zoom using the Kahoot App on Friday the 26th of March at 8.00pm.

Quiz Master  will be John McDermott and the Entry Fee will be €10 per household.
Payment can be made on easypaymentsplus from this evening - Login and look under "Fund Raising"


Further details on the Format will be available a couple of days beforehand. A Great Night is promised.
If you have any queries email social@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
If any Member would like to offer Spot Prizes for the Event please email social@carrigalinetennisclub.com 


Captains Update - 16th March 2021

Virtual Fitness Class - Sat 20th March
The last of our Online Fitness Classes takes place this Saturday at 10am. To register you just need to login to the eBookingOnline System, go to Sat 20th March and click on the event. Please support if you can. Lots of stretching exercises to ease you back into playing and to help you keep injury free.

Table Quiz
Don’t forget our great Annual table quiz on the 26th March. 
Further Details

Court Bookings Time
In our recent Club Survey we asked members if they wished to change the booking time of Courts from 8pm to 10pm. A slim majority voted in favour of moving so on our return to play the courts will open for booking at 10.05pm. This will be for a trial period and will be reviewed at the AGM in November.
We hope to present the overall findings of the entire survey in the coming weeks.

Lights
Finally, we just want to make our Members aware that the Committee is looking at the possibility of having the lights for our courts automated. So, you basically would pay for your lights when booking your court and there would be no need for tokens. We hope to possibly have this in place before the summer pending the findings of our review.

Have a great St Patrick's Day. Please God we might be back in April.

Virtual Fitness Class - Saturday 6th March 2020

Our Virtual Fitness Class is on again next Saturday 6th March at 10am.
Below are the details of the Class run by Eric. There is a very small fee of €2 euro per household. This is just to go towards the Coach. To Register you just need to login to the eBookingOnline System, go to Saturday 6th March and click on the Event. There was a great uptake last time round so please support if you can. If you have any queries or suggestions regarding these kind of Events then please email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com

Class Details - Trainer Eric Curry (CSCS MSc)
Virtual Exercise classes designed to improve Health, Well-being and athletic movement for Tennis. The classes will contain a mixture of cardiovascular, strength, mobility and tennis specific exercises, bettering participants' health, fitness and physical capacity for the demands of Tennis. Progressions and regressions will be given for each exercise providing a suitable workout for all participants of varying abilities, age and training experience.

Captain's Update - 3rd February 2021

Australian Open Fantasy Competition 
Closing date is this Saturday 6th at 8pm. Promises to be a bit of fun. Don’t delay in getting your team in. Details were sent in previous emails.

Zoom Fitness Classes/Interview with a top Irish International tennis player
Coach Cian has very kindly offered to organise a couple of Zoom fitness classes in the coming weeks. He has also suggested that the club could organize an interactive session/interview with a top Irish international player. If you are interested in either event could you email your name to: Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com

Club Survey
Hopefully, you have all received an email regarding the club survey. If you didn’t and wish to participate then please contact Eddie at Chairperson@CarrigalineTennisClub.com
Your feedback is important.

Know the Rules.
A player posted this question in a recent Tennis Article:
My tennis partner hit me with a 100km/hr second serve and I took 5 mins to recover. Our opponents offered us a first serve on resumption. What is the ruling on this?
Answer: You are only allowed a 3-minute timeout in a match under Rule 29. By default, your partner should serve their second serve and not the first. He/she may need serving lessons too.

Updates - 1st February 2021

Australian open Fantasy Team Competition

Two weeks to the Australian Tennis Open and a welcome distraction.
Below are the links to the projected seeds for our Australian open Fantasy competition.
Australian Open 2021 - Mens Seedings

Australian Open 2021 - Women's Seedings

We are going to go with these seeds regardless of them changing. If a player pulls out before the start of the Open, you can replace them. So, start selecting your team!

Entry & Payment Details
You can enter as a team (of 2 people) or as an individual
Cost is 10 Euro if entering on your own or 5 Euro each if entering with a partner.
Payment can be made via easypaymentsplus.com  
Look under Social Events:
Australian Open - Individual Entry: If entering on your own
Australian Open - Partners Entry: If entering as a team

You can enter as many times as you like (individually or with different partners)
You must send in a name for your team to Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.Com
The Basic selection rules are:
Each individual (or team) needs to pick 8 players from the main draw (4 men and 4 women)
Each individual (or team) must pick only one player in each of the 4 seeding groups (1-4, 5-8,9-12,13+)
If you pick a male tennis player seeded 1-4 then your next male pick must be ranked 5-8), followed by player seeded (9-12) and then seeded (13+)
Same with your Ladies selection.
You can pick any player outside of the top 16 too. Each win by any of your selection in the various rounds gets you 2 points. The top 8 will make the semi-finals.
Any questions or queries please reach out to our organizers, Alan K, Maria O’R and Donal L

Update on Hitting Wall Project

The design stage has been finalised and the next step is to secure planning permission for the proposed Hitting Wall. This planning application will be lodged in the coming days.
The club will be submitting their application to the Sports Capital Grant Programme to avail of funding for this project ahead of the deadline in March.
We will keep you updated regarding any further developments on the proposed hitting wall over the coming months.

Captain's Update - 17th December 2020

Just over a week to go now and looks like some People are hoping for Shiny New Rackets under the Tree whereas the rest of us will just be happy to see a nicely wrapped box of Tennis Balls. 

Club Night/ Hitting Practice
Hitting practice tonight with Mark has 5 spaces left if anyone fancies a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas. To enter, all you have to do is to login to ebooking, click on any court for tonight at 8pm and click enter. We will keep an eye on the weather and email people if there is a need to cancel.

Hot Toddy – 27th December 2020
Our traditional Hot Toddy event will take place on Sunday 27th December at 1pm. This year we will have limited numbers (24 Participants) and the Club House will have to stay closed. Hopefully, we’ll still have a good day’s Tennis. The Booking Sheet will open this Sunday night at 8pm. To enter as usual login to ebooking, click on any court on the 27th at 1pm and click Enter. Entry is 5 Euro. Prizes on the day.

January Lunch Time Hit
As there a lot of people working from Home or have days off during the week we are going to try and organise a lunch time hit during the month of January. The idea is for people to be placed in a group of a similar standard and to organise a friendly hit each week during the day for 40 mins or so (longer if time permits). You just need to tell your Boss you’re getting a haircut or something. No commitment needed! 
If you would like to participate then please email your name to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com.

Finally,
Please note the Munster Players Directory has now been updated and published on the Munster Tennis website.
As this is a manual exercise some errors can occur. It is the responsibility of each Player to ensure their entry is correct. Any corrections that are needed please email me and same can be rectified.  

Captains Update - 8th December 2020

Club Night/ Hitting Practice
Only 3 spots left for this Thursday 10th December. If you wish to enter all you have to do is to login to ebooking, click on any court for Thursday at 8pm and click enter.

Winter Festive Practice session 

This Sunday evening, Sunday 13th December, we are holding a practice session for Winter League Teams/ Summer Cup Teams or anyone who fancies a competitive practice game. As the forecast is bad for early part of the day, we have 2 late evening sessions: Grades 4 & 5 at 6pm and then Grades 2, 3 & 6 at 7.30pm. Just go online and book in your name. There is a cost of 3 Euro to cover cost of new tennis balls. A warm beverage is also on offer afterwards.

Traditional Hot Toddy Event
Each year we host a fun tournament after Christmas. With the Covid restrictions in place we will be limited in what we can run but we do plan to hold something on Sunday 27th December so put it in your diaries for now.

Booking time for Courts
It was proposed at the AGM to change the time for booking courts from 8pm to 10pm. The committee discussed the matter and it has been decided to ask this question to all members as part of a survey we play to send out early in January on various matters pertaining to the club.

Captains Update - 2nd December 2020

Great to see people back playing last night. A few loose shots to say the least were observed including our Covid-19 Officer getting one in the back. We are assured by the offender that it was accidental though.

Club House
Thanks a million Mary Malone & Liz Christie for looking after the Clubhouse for the last couple of years. Really appreciated! 
We would love if a couple of members would volunteer to take over their duties. If anyone has questions feel free to talk to either of the above Ladies, or send an email to Eddie at chairperson@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Club Night/ Hitting Practice
Hitting practice for Thursday 10th December opens this Sunday evening at approx. 8pm-8.15pm.
To enter and pay (3 Euro) all you have to do is to login to ebooking, click on any court for Thursday at 8pm and click Enter.

Frost
With cold weather forecasted from tomorrow and people eager to get back playing players are advised not to play on slippery or frozen Courts especially early in the morning or late at night.

Saturday/Sunday 8am Bookings.
Courts may now be booked for 8am on either Saturday or Sunday. As Courts need to be cleaned during the week play at this time from Monday-Friday is not permitted.

2020 Annual General Meeting - Carrigaline Tennis Club

The Annual General Meeting of Carrigaline Tennis Club took place on Monday 23rd November 2020 at 8pm.
In keeping with COVID-19 restrictions and the current Level 5 Lockdown, this meeting took place via Zoom.
Committee for 2020/2021

Level 5 Restrictions 24th October 2020

Sadly there is no Adult Tennis permitted for the next 6 weeks.

On the positive side Junior coaching can resume. Juniors can continue with their coaching program but can only be present in the club with a coach.

Details of level 5 restrictions are HERE.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back soon.
In the meantime, we will try to organize some online events to pass the time. Check your emails, stay tuned and Stay Safe

Returning to Tennis - Updates 29th June 2020

Round Robins are suspended until further notice.

Captain's Update - 8th October 2020

Round Robins are suspended from today in line with Tennis Ireland Guidelines.

Hitting practice will continue for now but some changes will be tried out and communicated later in the week for ongoing nights. 

Cardio/Morning Adult Coaching will continue as normal

Catherine Mulhare Memorial Tournament planned for 17th & 18th October is postponed  

Winter League is deferred but teams will be announced shortly.

Captains Update - 4th October 2020

Summer Cup Finals
A week to go now to the eagerly awaited Summer cup finals in Limerick. There are limited number of supporters allowed. So, if you fancy a trip to Limerick to watch our Ladies 3 in action you must submit your name and phone number to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com before 8pm Tuesday. If your name is not on the list, you won’t be able to simply turn up.

Tommy Jackson
Hard luck to our Tommy Jackson team who went down to defeat in Crosshaven yesterday. Despite the loss it was a great day for tennis and Tommy’s wife Ann was very appreciative of the efforts everyone made. A special thanks to our Captain on the day Mary Malone.

Club Night/ Hitting Practice
Hitting practice Booking Sheet opens on Sunday 4th October at approx. 8pm-8.15pm.
To enter and pay (3 Euro) all you have to do is to login to ebooking, click on any court for Thursday at 8pm and click enter. This week’s organizer is Mick. If the event is full can please contact the organizer or email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com.

Captains Update - 29th September 2020

Tommy Jackson Memorial Trophy
The Tommy Jackson memorial takes place this Saturday at 11am. Thanks to everyone who put their name forward. Hopefully, there will be opportunities for those not selected to play in other inter-club friendlies/Competitions throughout the winter months. Those selected will be contacted with their specific start time.

G2 Jack Daly & John Murphy / Majella Daly & Kasha Malysz
G3 Mark Rhys-Davies & Donal Lennon / Antoinette Mulcahy & Sarah O’Flynn
G4 Noel Ronayne & Alan Cogan / Mary Malone & Aoife Ni Chellachain
G5 Tom Noonan & Eamonn Hennessy / Georgina Daly & Helen Ronayne
G6 Ryan Holmes & Ger O’Connor / Niamh Malone & Emily Lennon

Winter League Trials
Winter league trials conclude this Sunday evening for those who have already put their names forward (including subs). We’d ask that everyone who can attend have their name on the booking sheet 24 hours in advance so that the pairings can be worked out. If you need to pull out at the last minute, please find a sub in the same grade. Booking is now open. Please note that the times are slightly different for each grade this week.
Singles. If you would like to put your name forward to play singles in Winter League and have not already done so please email you name to selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Club Tops
If anyone wishes to purchase or try on a club top (for Winter league etc) they can contact Karen at karen7holmes@gmail.com.
A selection of tops can be seen Here

Clean up
The Committee would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time on Saturday. The place does look amazing! Photographs in the Gallery.

Club Clean-up

Thanks to all the Members who turned out to help last Saturday morning.   And, to Ger who organised us all!

Captains Update 21st September 2020

Summer Cup Semi-Finals
Exciting times as this Sunday will see Carrigaline host two Summer Semi-Finals involving our Grade 3 ladies’ Teams. FionaG’s team take on St Anne’s whilst Susan’s team will play Ennis. Spectators will be allowed but there will number restrictions. Covid protocols for the day will be sent later in week by officer Noel. We wish both our teams the very best of luck. 

Tommy Jackson Perpetual Trophy
The Annual Tommy Jackson perpetual trophy takes place on Sat Oct 3rd in Crosshaven. Sadly, Tommy passed away earlier this year so this year’s event will be a very poignant affair. This is an inter club event between us and our near neighbors. The team will consist of 20 players (4 from each grade 2-6) and closing date if interested is Monday 28th at 8pm. Please send an email to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Catherine Mulhare
This event will now take place on Oct 17th/18th. Details to follow.

Winter league
Winter league trials continue this Sunday evening for those who have already put their names forward (including subs). For this trial only there is a fee of 3 Euro to facilitate the presence of coach GianMarco who will oversee the sessions. We’d ask that everyone who can attend have their name on the booking sheet (like yesterday) 24 hours in advance so that the pairings can be worked out. If you need to pull out at the last minute, please find a sub in the same grade. Booking is now open.

Grading
Grading takes place this coming Wednesday at 6pm. If you have not already sent in your name, there is still time to do so. Names to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Adult coaching
We have 4 free slots for coaching on Wednesdays at 11am. Grade 6/beginner level. If anyone is interested, please email Antoinette at membership@carrigalinetennisclub.com.

Club Night/ Hitting Practice
Hitting practice is now full. Just a reminder that online booking will open every Sunday at 8pm. To enter and pay (3 Euro) all you have to do is to login to ebooking, click on any court for Thursday at 8pm and click enter. This week’s organizer is Myriam. Our thanks to her.

Captains Update - 17th September 2020

Winter League Trials
Everyone who entered their name for Winter League selection should have received an email about upcoming trials. Some people have reported the email has gone to their spam folder so please check. Alternatively, you can check dates and times HERE
Subs will play a very important role this year in Winter League and will help determine how many teams we enter. We would like to encourage anyone who might be interested in subbing to please email:  selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Adult Coaching
Emails have gone out to all members who expressed an interest in morning coaching. Coaching starts next Wed/Fri. These days were the ones that suited most people so apologies if they don’t suit everyone. Great to see such a big interest. Please contact Antoinette if you have any queries relating to the coaching at  membership@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

Club Tops
The club is missing some display tops that are always present in the clubhouse. If you borrowed one could you return it when convenient? Thanks

Catherine Mulhare Memorial
Our Annual Catherine Mulhare internal doubles tournament will take place on the weekend of 3rd/4th October. This event is open to all members. Please keep the date free. Entry will open early next week.

Finally
There will be a Clean-Up on Saturday 26th September from 10am-12. We are asking for as many people as possible to turn up and give a hand. There‘s weeding, lopping, grass cutting, and a general tidy up required. Equipment will be supplied along with tea/Coffee (or something stronger if needed). So please turn up and help if you can. Ger O’Sullivan will be our MC on the day. Courts will be closed during this time to facilitate spraying.

Captains Update - 14th September 2020

Summer Cup
Well done to both our Grade 3 ladies teams who have made it to the Semi-Finals which take place on 27th September 2020. The Purple Team (led by Fiona) did it the hard way in Super Doubles. The Yellow Team (led by Susan) had some tough games but came through also. Fantastic achievement by both. Commiserations to the Men's Teams who came up against some seriously good opposition.  

Winter League
Last reminder on Winter League. Entries close tonight at 8pm. No late entries can be accepted.
selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
Details of the selection process will be sent to each member who has entered shortly.

Morning Coaching
It is hoped to kick start Morning Coaching sessions next week. Details of which day of the week it’s on along with cost will be sent to all those who have already expressed an interest tomorrow.

Grading
For those members who are not yet graded we will look to run another grading session with our head coach Cian. If you are interested, please send in your name in to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com. You must be graded in order to enter external team events and open competitions.

Finally,
The delayed Junior Winter League Finals take place next weekend (Friday and Sunday) at home. So, you will see courts booked for this event. We have an unprecedented 4 teams in the Finals this year. Unfortunately, we can’t have spectators, but we wish our Juniors the best of luck.

Captains Update - 11th September 2020

Winter League - Reminder
Reminder that names for Winter league must be in before Monday 8pm. All names to selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com. You will receive an email confirming your name is in. If you don’t get one please submit again to be sure.
For new members Winter League is a competition between different teams in Munster. Normally you will be committing to 3 matches before Christmas, and 3 after on Sundays. If your team qualifies, the knockout stages of the competition involve more matches. There will be home and away matches so some travel will be involved.

Club Night/ Hitting Practice
Hitting practice will again be on next week Thursday 17th Sept with coach Mark.
Going forward the online booking will open every Sunday at 8pm. To enter and pay (3 Euro) all you have to do is to login to ebooking, click on any court for Thursday at 8pm and click enter. This week’s organizer is Liz. If the event is full can please contact the organizer or email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com.

Captains Update - 6th September 2020

Hitting Practice/ Club Night

Hitting practice is back this Thursday 10th Sept with coach Mark. For this week only it will kick off at 8.15pm. To enter and pay (3 Euro) all you have to do is to login to ebooking, click on any court for Thursday at 8pm and click enter. This week’s organizer is Emily. If the event is full can please contact the organizer or email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com.

Mid-Week Coaching
There is a big interest in coaching in the mornings (Mon-Fri). An email will go out to all those who have expressed an interest with dates and costs early this coming week.

Summer Cup
The next round of the Summer Cup is on the 13th September. We have 5 teams left in the competition. Our grade 3 Ladies teams, men’s 6’s and one Grade 4 men’s team all play at home. Our second men’s 4 team make the short trip to Douglas. Munster tennis have mentioned again no supporters are allowed. We wish all our teams the very best of luck.

Upcoming Events
Details next week on two popular club events, the Tommy Jackson Memorial Cup against our neighbors Crosshaven and the Catherine Mulhare memorial doubles competition. Its hoped to host both of these events in Sept/Early October.

Astra Closed 
Just a quick thank you to all our members who helped in running both the kitchen and tournament desk all week. We wish Kieran a very speedy recovery from his injury on Finals day. Well done again to all the winners.

Winter League 
It is assumed that Munster Tennis will run a Winter league competition this year. In order to know the level of interest we are asking those who wish to be considered for selection to submit their names before 14th September 8pm to selectioncommittee@carrigalinetennisclub.com.
We are still working on how best to pick teams given the lack of Opens this year.
For new members Winter League is a competition between different teams in Munster. Normally you will be committing to 3 matches before Christmas, and 3 after on Sundays. If your team qualifies, the knockout stages of the competition involve more matches. There will be home and away matches so some travel will be involved. You should receive a confirmation email when you send in your name.

Lots to look forward to hopefully

Volunteers Needed for Kitchen

Amidst all the disappointments and cancellations of recent months, we are very grateful that our annual Closed Tournament is going ahead, starting this Wednesday. Unfortunately, according to the latest health guidelines, there will be no spectators allowed. However, players will be allowed to have a complimentary cup of tea or coffee after their match, and the marquee will be set up in the car park for this purpose. To facilitate this, we are asking for volunteers to do a 2 hour shift in the kitchen to make the tea/coffee, wash up the cups, and to regularly sanitize frequently used touch points. There will be very little to do during the 2 hour shift, so you may have to watch some tennis to pass the time. Only one person per shift is needed. Monday-Friday shifts will begin at 6pm, Saturday at 10am, and Sunday at 6pm due to Summer Cup matches that day. If you would like to volunteer to do a kitchen shift, please contact Aoife. Thanks in advance.

Captain's Update - 17th August 2020

Summer Cup Teams are picked. Well done those who made it. It was tough choice as always.

Ladies 3 – Lisa, Maria, Shannon and Susan (Captain)
Ladies 3 – Fionnuala, Kasha, Siobhan and Fiona (Captain)
Mens 4 – Dara, Raphael, Mark and Don (Captain)
Mens 4 – Noel, Colin, Karl and Donal (Captain)
Ladies 4 - Kate, Paula, Sharon and Louise (Captain)
Mixed 5 – Alison, Ronan, Sylvia and Dermot (Captain)
Mens 6 – Kaare, Mariusz, Ger and Dec (Captain)

Club Night/ Hitting Practice

Hitting practice continues this Thursday Aug 20th at 8pm. To enter and pay (3 Euro) all you have to do is to login to ebooking, click on any court for Thursday at 8pm and click enter. If the event is full can please contact captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com.

Captain's Update - 26th July 2020

Club Closed ChampionshipsThe Club Closed Championships will take place this year from Wednesday 26th August to Saturday 5th September. 
For all our new members this is a great tournament to get involved in. It is divided into 2 sections, A for grades 1 - 4 and B for grades 5 & 6. 
There will be Singles, Ladies Doubles, Mens Doubles and Mixed Doubles competitions. 
You don't need a partner to enter. There will be a draw for partners. If there are odd numbers in the Mixed draw and people don't end up getting a partner, please put in the notes on the entry if you would like to be included in the Singles draw if this occurs. 
Entry will be up online on TI Tournament Software by 3rd August. 
So, if you want your name on one of those famous Cups don’t forget to enter. Some of us have yet to achieve that feat.  

Club Night Hitting Practice
Hitting practice continues this Thursday 30th July at 8pm. Mark will be on hand to put you through your paces. 
In order to enter and pay (3 Euro) all you have to do is to login to eBookingOnline, click on any Court for Thursday at 8pm and enter. 
This week’s organizers are the dynamic Tom and Mick. Anyone who can outdo Tom’s socks wins a prize on the night.

Grading
For those members who are not yet graded we will be running a Grading session with our Head Coach Cian on Tuesday 11th August at 6pm. 
If you have not already expressed an interest then please send in your name in to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com
You must be graded in order to enter the Closed or play in any Open Competitions or external team events.

Coaching Clinic
Carrigaline Tennis Club will host a very unique coaching clinic also on Tuesday 11th hosted by Cian Blake. Keep an eye out for details mid week.

Summer Open Doubles Tournament

Carrigaline Tennis Club regrets to announce its decision not to run the Astro Senior Summer Open this year. The Club would like to thank sincerely the loyal support of our Open Sponsor Stephen McCarthy - Astro Construction.

Captains Update - 19th July 2020

Morning after the Day Before
Well done to our Grade 5 Mixed Team for completing in this years Winter League Final. There was some tremendous tennis played and unfortunately Mallow came out on top. But well done to Aoife & Mary and Dermot & Dave (not the radio pair) for a super campaign which started last September. Our thanks to the lucky supporters who cheered on every shot and to Maria for providing great Facebook updates.

Hitting Practice/Social Night
We had a full compliment of players last Thursday with coach Mark. It continues this Thursday 23rd July at 8pm. In order to enter and pay (3 Euro) all you have to do is to logon to ebooking, click on any court for Thursday at 8pm and enter. It’s the same as booking a normal court and you will be charged the entry fee. If you wish to cancel, then just click on the court and withdraw. Please note this does not count as one of your 3 peak time bookings. This week’s organizers are Liz and Myriam. So, our thanks to them.

North v South
Just a reminder that our North v South challenge takes place this coming Friday 24th July at 6.30pm. There are a few places left so don’t delay in getting your name in. Donal looks a worried Northern these days after seeing whose playing for the South. Email your name to:
social@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

The winning Team Captain will be presented with the 'Rosies Cup' by Honorary President Brian Walsh. This cup has been existence since 1989 and we look forward to hearing about its history.

Captain's Update - 12th July 2020

Hitting Practice with Coach Mark/ Social Night
Our weekly Hitting practice/Social tennis resumes this Thursday at 8pm. For those of you not familiar with the event it involves hitting from 8 to 9 (practicing different shots) under the watchful eye of coach Mark followed by 30 minutes of doubles. Numbers are limited to 20 and cost is 3 Euro. We ask those attending to have the exact amount on the night. Whilst we figure out how best to collect names going forward please email into Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com if interested this week.
You must have your name submitted in order to attend.

Winter League
Only a few more days to the Finals of the Winter League in Rushbrooke Tennis club and our mixed 5 team are practicing very hard. Please note that Munster Tennis have decided that only 12 supporters can attend per team. The Grade 5 team had the very difficult job of choosing who to bring. Please don’t attend unless you have been asked, you won’t be allowed in. There will be regular updates on Facebook throughout the morning.

Ladders
The Singles/Doubles/Mixed ladders are back in action this month. As the club house is still closed except for emergency use and for Court Lights we ask that members please text Results to Organiser John Gargan for now.  Please contact John if you wish to join any of the ladders. 

Captain's Update - 4th July 2020

Lights

As the 9pm slots are beginning to fill up with the return of doubles lights/tokens are back in operation from next Monday 6th of July. So, anyone who wishes to play under lights can purchase tokens in Kilmoney Stores. It is advisable to book courts 1,2 or 5 if you want lights as these are all on the same time slot and lights can be shared.  We would also ask players to take it turns in purchasing tokens and for only one person to enter the club house per group.

Important Note from Munster Tennis regarding Player points

The Directory Committee are cognisant of the hard work that members put in playing winter league before lock down and to this end the following procedure has been agreed.

  1. Any player that achieves enough points for upgrade this year, whether through winter league or any other open tournaments that are run will be regraded this year as normal and points will revert to 0 before the start of next season (Winter League 2020).
  2. Any player who does not achieve enough points to upgrade this year will hold their points for next year i.e if you have 60 points from 2019/2020 season, then you will start 2020/2021 season with 60 points.
  3. As the summer season is different this year, any player looking for a downgrade would need to submit same before the start of the Winter League 2020 but not later than 30thSeptember, 2020.

Wimbledon Social Blitz

Just a final reminder the club is holding a Social Blitz on Saturday 11th July 4.15pm-7.15pm approx. Cost is €5. Only 7 spaces left! White clothing is essential to fit in with the occasion and for our annual photo.

To enter and pay please log in to your account  https://pay.easypaymentsplus.com/epplogin , select Carrigaline Tennis Club and choose “Social events/Wimbledon”.

Hitting Practice

There is special hitting practice planned for Thursday 9th July at 8pm. This is aimed towards the younger age membership group which has seen an increase in numbers since we reopened. So those aged 16+ (students etc) are welcome to attend. Thanks to Ken Murphy for setting up this initiative. If you’ve interested please email carrigalinetennisjuniornews@gmail.com.

Thursday Socials

Thursday Socials will run throughout the summer depending on numbers beginning on Thursday 16th July. This is open to all members. More to follow next week.

Grading

For those members who are not yet graded we will be running a grading session with our head coach in late July. If interested, please send your name in to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com.

You must be graded to play in external competitions and on club teams.


Captain's Update - 1st July 2020

Winter League Finals

It's great to be able to announce that the postponed Munster Winter League Finals will take place on the Weekend of 18-19th of July in Rushbrooke Tennis Club. Carrigaline Tennis Club's Mixed 5 Team (Aoife, Mary, Dermot and Dave) will take on Mallow at 9am on Saturday 18th July.

There is likely to be spectator restrictions, but exact numbers have yet to be sent out by Munster Tennis. The Team is back in training and excitement is building. We wish them the very best of luck.

Wimbledon Social Blitz

The Club is holding a Tennis Social Blitz on Saturday 11th July 4.15pm-7.15pm approx. Cost is €5. For those not familiar with this format you enter your name and you are drawn with different partners on the day. White tennis gear is essential to fit in with the occasion! The club house will be open for this event (but not showers).

To enter and pay please log in to your account  https://pay.easypaymentsplus.com/epplogin , select Carrigaline Tennis Club and choose “Social events/Wimbledon”.  If you find the event is full or you if you have issues with Easypayments then please email captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com.  All standards welcome.

Junior Coaching

Members will notice courts being pre-booked next week (daytime) for Junior coaching. This relates to coaching that was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The duration is just one week. Some courts will be available to members during this coaching period.

Green team initiative

Finally, our Green team would like to encourage members to try cycling or walking to the club during these long bright evenings. It will have a big impact on reducing the clubs CO2 emissions.


Captain's Update - 24th June 2020

Doubles

It looks like there will not be any formal announcement regarding Doubles returning or other aspects of the planned phase 3 release until this coming Friday. We would encourage anyone who wishes to play doubles next week (from Monday onwards) to plan for that and put all 4 names on the booking in the interim. We are very hopeful Tennis Ireland will give the go ahead for doubles to resume. Please note that other aspects of the phase 3 release such as guests returning and the opening of the club house will be reviewed by the Covid committee once announced and a decision taken on each in the best interest of the club members. An email will be sent out over the weekend with further details.

Fun singles event - Update

Thanks to all 75 players who entered our fun Singles event. The draw is up on our website at the link below. We will post scores over the weekend to this page so please do not forget to send your result in to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com and keep an eye out on other results.

Cancellation of Courts

We would ask people who need to cancel a court booking to do so at least a day in advance whenever possible as court are very busy, and we are seeing a lot of last-minute cancellations. Your help on this matter is appreciated.

Round Robins

It has been decided to restart earlier than normal the Club Round Robins beginning on the 1st of July (pending the approval of the return of doubles). These consist of Singles, Men’s & Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles ladders. If you would like to join any of these then please contact John Gargan (086 1737191) who is the organizer before the 26th June. John would be delighted to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. If you wish to withdraw from any Round Robin event then please let John know also. 

New Members Night – Thursday 2nd July.

All new members are welcome to attend a social tennis night out on Thursday the 2nd of July at 8pm. Players of all standards are welcome. The idea is that you come along (with tennis racket and balls) and hit with other new and existing members. Some members of the committee will be on hand to answer any questions you might have, fill you in on playing activities/events that happen throughout the year and play some tennis with you. If you are interested then please email in your name to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com before 8pm on Monday 29th.

Toilets & Clubhouse

The clubhouse is still not accessible at the moment. The toilet may only be used in emergency situations. Please chat with any member of the committee if you have any questions or concerns. The situation is being reviewed ahead of the next phase of changes on the Tennis Ireland roadmap which are due to come into effect on the 29th June (Covid Committee)


Captain's Update - 9th June 2020

Singles “Friendly” Event

In the absence of competitive tennis, we plan to run a singles event from June 15th through to July 5th. Basically, players will be divided into grades 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6 and then into subsequent groups of 3 or 4 players within their grade. The winner of each group will then play off against the winners of the other groups within their grade. There is no charge, players will organise their own matches and provide their own tennis balls. Depending on the entries there might be some mixed groups.

Entries or queries (Name and contact number) in by this Friday 5 pm to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com

Tennis Lights Reminder

Just a reminder that lights will need to be paid beforehand in the following ways:

1.    If playing singles, then enter both names on the booking sheet and then add a guest called “lights”. This will incur a charge of 5 Euro and the total cost will be split between both players via PayPal.

2.    If playing doubles then enter all 4 names on the booking and one player must pay for lights using EasyPayments. There is now a tab for lights on this system.

Lights will be turned on by a member of the committee from 9pm to 10pm only Mon-Thurs. No lights will be available outside of these designated days.

Coaching

Due to the high demand on coaching additional courts have been allocated on Fridays. The committee will be reviewing the situation in the next week or so as we get closer to the release of upcoming phase 3 Tennis Ireland guidelines (due for release on 29th June).


Membership Update - 5th June 2020

To ensure that the Club is running in compliance with Tennis Ireland Guidelines
  • All Members who are now back playing must be Members of Carrigaline Tennis Club. So, if you haven't already can you please complete your Membership Renewal. As per previous emails, Membership is to the period 31st October 2020. If you want to play but have concerns over payment please contact Antoinette or email her - membership@carrigalinetennisclub.com 
  • The Club has to ensure that it has the up to date contact details for all Members should contact tracing be required. Would members please ensure that their contact information, email address and phone number, are up to date on their Easypayments account. For those of you who have not allowed contact by text or email, can you please choose at least one option for the Club to contact you

Weekend Help Required

If anyone is willing to give a hand for 15 minutes over the summer (once a month only) to do a small bit of Housekeeping such as disinfecting the gates could you please contact the Club Captain at captain@carrigalinetenisclub.com. All help is appreciated in keeping the Club safe.

Senior Open Doubles Tournament

The Club's rescheduled Senior Open Doubles Tournament is provisionally pencilled in for 22nd August -  29th August subject to a risk assessment and finalization of the Tennis Ireland Calendar. More News to follow once Tennis Ireland publish Protocols surrounding the running of a tournament.

Captain's Update - 20th May 2020

Over 70’s 

Great to welcome back our over 70’s after Tennis Ireland announced that they were able to return. Full announcement and guidelines. 

If any Members are nervous about returning (due to age, medical conditions etc) and would like to talk about what options (such as pre booking of courts) might be available to them, could they please reach out in full confidence to either myself or Eddie.

Ebooking – Court booking system.

The committee have decided to increase the number of Peak Bookings allowable to 3. This is to cater for the requirement for all names to be on the booking. We would ask all members to adhere to this latter rule for contract tracing purposes. Further tweaks might be needed as and when all members are back playing. It’s also important to remember to Cancel Your Booking as it’s getting very busy at times.

Coaching 

A reminder that coaching is available on Court 5 during the week and at weekends. For more information please contact Head Coach Cian Blake.

Note that Sinead will be back with us from next week.

Doubles/Tournaments

No word yet on a possible resumption of Doubles (outside of household pairings) or Tournaments (either externally or internally). The next phase of Tennis Ireland’s “Return to Play Plan” is due out in early June so hopefully there might be good news on the Doubles front at least. We do hope to run an internal singles event in June if permissible.

Saturday Night Zoom

Donal is hosting another great Virtual Fun Bingo/Table Quiz this coming Saturday at 8pm. Further details will be sent out tomorrow or Friday. Anyone hoping to play please email Donal before 5pm Friday at:  social@carrigalinetennisclub.com

Finally, The Covid committee would like to thank everyone sincerely for their great adherence to the Tennis Ireland/HSE guidelines and the instructions pertaining to our club such as Parking, Social Distancing etc.

 Enjoy your Tennis!

Club Together during Lockdown

In this period of isolation it is more important than ever for our Members to Club together. The Captain and his Team have organised a Virtual Tournament, Online Zoom Fitness Classes and more to come. Keep an eye on your email.
Club Members have Volunteered to help with Shopping, Collecting Prescriptions etc for those who cannot get out.
Take a look at 'Way back When' on this site and view some old Newsletters

Covid-19 Update #2- 14th May 2020 - Coaching & Lights

Coaching

For any Member interested in coaching, please note the following:

1.    Coaching can only be for one person, unless the other people are from the same household.

2.    The coaching is for all members. You will need to contact the coach in advance to see what options are available.

3.    Court 5 has been assigned by the COVID Committee as a dedicated coaching only court from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. This is to contain the coaching to one specific court within the club and help reduce risk to other members. Coaching on any other court is not permitted on any day of the week.

4.    In this first phase of reopening, the coaching will be run by Cian Monday to Friday and by Mark Cunningham on Saturday mornings. It is hoped to bring other coaches back in on subsequent phases of the re-opening as the 5KM limit is expanded wider.

5.    The coaches have satisfied the committee that they have familiarised themselves with the current guidelines from Tennis Ireland in relation to returning to play. Before making any arrangements with the coaches, they will brief you on what is now required from you to ensure the session can go ahead safely for both you and the coach.

For anyone interested in coaching or simply looking for more information, please contact Cian Blake or Mark Cunningham 

Tennis Lights

Because of the need to reduce the handling of money and given the fact that the clubhouse is closed members are asked not to use tokens for lights in the short-term. Lights will need to be paid beforehand in the following ways:

1.    If playing singles, then enter both names on the booking sheet and then add a guest called “lights”. This will incur a charge of 5 Euro and the total cost will be split between both players via PayPal.

2.    If playing doubles then enter all 4 names on the booking and one player must pay for lights using EasyPayments. There is now a tab for lights on this system.

Lights will be turned on by a member of the committee from 9pm to 10pm only Monday - Thursday. No lights will be available outside of these designated days. This is just a short-term solution.

Message from Your Covid Committee

Dear Members,

As you will have seen there are a considerable number of Tennis Ireland obligations that we need to collectively observe in order to ensure that we can reopen on 18th May.

  • Key obligations are based around:
  • Social distancing
  • Good hand hygiene
  • Contact tracing capabilities 

This is the first of our amended policies geared towards meeting those obligations and relates to the booking of courts.

  • As its members only for this first phase no Guest name will be allowed on booking system.
  • Players must have a per-reserved playing time. It’s no longer permitted to come down on spec even if the courts are free.
  • Play is limited to singles only. The only exception for doubles is if playing partners are from the same household.
  • Off Peak bookings will be set initially to prevent consecutive books (i.e. staying on for a second hour) in line with peak booking rules.
  • All those playing (Adult and Junior) must be named on the booking (this is very important to allow contact tracing should the need arise). So, for singles the system won't accept a booking without 2 names. For doubles we ask that all four names are entered. If a sub is required after the booking is made the booking should be altered to reflect that.
  • Please note the change above requires all those playing to have credit in their account for peak booking times, or the system will not accept the booking. We don't want members scrambling at 8pm to contact their partner(s) to add credit.
  • Coaching will be restricted to Court 5. Coaching on any other court is not permitted in this initial phase
  • Court 5 will be pre-booked for coaching Mon-Fri 9-5pm and Sat 9am-1pm.
  • Further details on coaching will be sent in a separate email

For any Queries regarding specifically to the new booking regulations please contact club captain at captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com  

Important Message - Members Contact Details

Under the guidelines from Tennis Ireland we must ensure we have up to date contact details for all members should contact tracing be required. Can members ensure that the contact information ie email and phone number are update on their easypayments account. For those of you who have not allowed contact by text or email , can you please choose at least one option for us to contact you.

You can check your information on your account once you log in go to :
My Account - Select log in and check the email is correct
To check if you allowed email or text option go to List of Names you can see there what boxes you have previously ticked. If none are ticked please tick at least one now.
To check phone number go to Address Details and verify your contact phone number.

Captains Update - 10th May 2020

Court Reopening – 8 more sleeps….

All set for the opening on the 18th. Please note that play will be restricted to singles play only in this phase of reopening. The only exception for doubles is if playing partners are from the same household. Normal Doubles play will hopefully be starting up in the next phase. One to one coaching will also start up in Carrigaline on the 18th.

In order to encourage households to play each other we are going to try and gather a list of those looking to play other households. If you email in your Name and partner/Son/Daughter/Brother to Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com we will distribute all the parings out to those wishing to take part.

Video on passing Tennis balls.

Under the new regulations avoiding handling tennis balls is a key part of playing tennis in this first phase. Below link is a short video on the different ways of passing tennis balls without handling. The “Pele” flick is to be avoided unless you are under 10.

https://www.facebook.com/paulcaseytennis/videos/1155914334755223/

Club grounds

A lot of work behind the scenes are taking place in order to ensure the grounds/clubhouse are ready and meet the recommendations of Tennis Ireland and the HSE. Even though the club house will be initially closed a deep clean is underway by Fiona and Eimear Geary. The club grounds have been cleaned up (courts swept/grass cut/weeding done) & new safety measures are being put in place such as sanitizing stations etc (all work led by Ger o’S and Noel). Our thanks to all volunteers involved.

Zoom Cardio

Cian has kindly agreed to do one more Cardio session next Saturday at 11am. It would be nice to have a good turnout prior to the resumption of tennis and it’s a good way of getting fit for the restart. Names to Captain@CarriglaineTennisClub.com before Friday 6pm.

Restringing

Tim Marnane is available for racket stringing. Just reach out to him on 086 340 0378 and he'll be glad to help.

Bingo/Table Quiz

Our Saturday Night Live show continued last night. Great turnout and great fun. Our thanks to AutoRight for sponsoring the prizes and to Donal for a great MC job. Look out later for details of next weeks event.

Finally and most importantly,

The Covid-19 committee will meet tomorrow night to finalize recommendations specific to our club based on the protocols published by Tennis Ireland. These will be emailed to members shortly afterwards as there will be changes to booking procedure etc. We would ask every member to please read and familiarise themselves with the tennis Ireland protocols available on the Tennis Ireland website in advance.
Tennis Ireland Covid-19 Return to Tennis Guidance

Tennis Balls

Just a reminder regarding the purchase of Tennis Balls as we eagerly contemplate getting back to playing tennis again.

Tennis balls can be purchased in Kilmoney Stores. Just pop in.

The second option is to pay online using EasyPayments under the tab “Club Gear”. Once paid you can then send a text to either Fiona Geary (087 9053832) or Sheila Stokes (086 8301266) who will coordinate delivery to you. Cost is 15 Euro for 6 balls.

The guidelines from Tennis Ireland is that Players should use two sets of clearly marked tennis balls (new or old). These should be alternated for serving with each player only touching their individual tennis balls.

More guidelines will be issued by the committee in the coming days on playing and Health and Safety matters.

Captain's Update - 4th May 2020

While we await the opening of the Courts more great Zoom entertainment is planned this coming Saturday at 7pm. This time it will be Bingo followed by a Table Quiz game.

Donal has agreed to come out of retirement to be the MC once more on the night. Names to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com before Friday at 6pm.

Don't forget Cian's Cardio Tennis Saturday morning 11am. Names to above email also.

Back to Tennis – 14 sleeps to go

As people would have seen tennis is gearing up to be back on the 18th May. Our chairperson Eddie is leading a dedicated Covid team and everyone is working hard in order to get our members back on court as quickly as possible but as safely as we can. Work is already underway in terms of making the changes required and we await further guidance from tennis Ireland later this week. This is a very welcome announcement. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact Eddie at chairperson@carrigalinetennisclub.com 

https://www.tennisireland.ie/2020/05/02/tennis-ireland-welcomes-government-announcement-on-the-opening-of-tennis-clubs/

Sanitising equipment

We had a great response to our request for sourcing Sanitising Equipment etc. Our sincere thanks to all our members who volunteered to help. Brian Hurley from Kilmoney Stores has very generously agreed to sponsor what we need so we are very grateful to him. We may need additional help from those who have offered at some stage.

Zoom Fitness class

Our zoom fitness classes with Eric have now concluded, huge thanks to Eric for his time and expertise. Next Saturday at 11am Cian will do a cardio class suitable for all levels of fitness. We would love to see full households get involved in these classes. Names to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com before Friday 6pm.

Bingo

Last Saturday we have some great fun on our online Bingo game. Our MC (Donal) on the night played a blinder in keeping everyone entertained. We hope to run something similar next Saturday night so keep an eye out for an email on Tuesday.

Interview with Paul Fitzgerald on Irish Tennis Podcasts

In a Podcast from 19th April 2020, Adam Wade chats to Paul Fitzgerald, current Munster coach and DLTC player. Paul has had a great journey in Tennis and tells him about his experiences representing his province aged just 15, his Junior success in Ireland, how he continued that success while on a scholarship in the US and his experiences in Tennis since then.Listen to Paul being interviewed on Irish Tennis Updates Podcasts or on YouTube

Family Bingo Night

This coming Saturday 2nd May we are holding our very first "Zoom" Bingo Night at 7pm. Entry is free. 

The event is being organized by Donal and AlanC so a big thank you to both men for their efforts. We can only take about 25 families so get your name in early if you’re interested. Send an email to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com before Thursday at 6pm.

Online Zoom Fitness Class - Final Class - Friday 1st May - 10am

We had a very successful 'Zoom' Online Class run by Cian and Eric last Friday with over 20 participants. 

Our last online "Zoom" Fitness Session with Cian and Eric is happening this Friday at 10am. The aim is to assist players of all standards in physical tennis performance. As we edge towards possibly returning to tennis in the coming weeks its very useful way to pick up some tips on essential warmup exercises etc.  Send an email to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com before Thursday 6pm and you will receive an email before Friday’s session from Cian with a code and link prior to the exercise starting. Hopefully we will have a good crew in attendance for our Final Session.

Club Captain's Update 19th April 2020

Covid-19 update

No major update. Tennis is beginning to start up again in certain countries but as can be read from article below its likely to be under certain new restrictions.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/austria-to-allow-golf-and-tennis-to-resume-from-may-1st-1.4229567

No guidance from Tennis Ireland yet but Munster tennis are engaging with clubs. Regarding tournaments TI have said an email will be going out to clubs to keep them up to speed - essentially, they are working on a number of draft new calendars, working with various opening dates, but there will be a large amount of overlapping of tournaments because there just won’t be the time to run as per the previous calendar. We’ll have to wait and see what this means for our own open.

Club Website – Way Back When

You’ll find some historical gems on our website if you click on the link below. Our thanks to Myriam for pulling it all together.

Way Back When 

Zoom Fitness Class

Well done to everyone who took part in last Fridays class. Next class is Friday 24th April at 10.00am.
Please email Alan if you wish to participate - captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com

Interesting Tennis Websites to look at

Be Gr8 at Tennis - Best Tennis Instruction, YouTube Channels

Serve & Volley Tennis - 10 Tennis Drills to do without a Court

Tennis Ireland - Tennis at Home Skill Awards Intro

Agassi V McEnroe - Wimbledon 1992


Finally, Coach Cian Blake spoke with current Pro Player Sinead Lohan about her US college tennis journey and her pro career to date. Very good interview.

Virtual Tennis Tournament

Thanks to Alan & Maria for running this Fundraiser for a very worthy Charity

The Winners 

Mens Doubles A – Alan Kelly & Paul Williamson

Mens Doubles B – Dave O’Brien & Dave O’Connor

Ladies Doubles A – Katarzyna Gumienny & Maria O’Reilly

Ladies Doubles B – Mary Malone & Dana Swanton


 Full Results


The Club ran a Virtual Tennis Tournament which started on Easter Monday, for Members only, to raise money for the Amazing Frontline Staff in CUH - CUH Charity

Facebook

Check in on our Facebook Page for another great Picture Quiz tonight at 8pm. If anyone has any Baby Photos they want to share then please continue to send them to Maria O’Reilly or email to captain@carrigalinetennisclub.com.  

We would also like to see your photos or videos of makeshift Tennis/Table Tennis/Badminton Courts or whatever activities you have devised to keep fit/sane during this time. 

An Example HERE of the Novahall Open run recently. Nadal seems to be foot faulting a lot.

More Interesting Websites

Be Gr8 at Tennis - Best Tennis Instruction, YouTube Channels

Serve & Volley Tennis - 10 Tennis Drills to do without a Court

Tennis Ireland - Tennis at Home Skill Awards Intro

Agassi V McEnroe - Wimbledon 1992

Essential Tennis – Podcast #315. How to play a great game of Tennis after a break

Tennis Files  - TFP 140 – World Class Double Strategy.

Wimbledon's Funniest Moments  

Updates from the Club Captain - 6th April 2020 - Some Ideas to keep you occupied

Check out Munster Tennis Facebook Page.  Listen to a recent Interview by Cian Blake with former Pro Player and current Davis Cup Captain, Conor Niland. Cian is also going to organise an online fitness session in the coming days for members. Keep checking your email.

Check Carrigaline Tennis Club Facebook Page for more Picture Quizzes tonight and in the coming days. If anyone has any baby photos they want to share then please continue to send them to Maria O'Reilly or email to Captain@CarrigalineTennisClub.com

Read & Watch 

The Joy of Six:  Tennis Tantrums

Best Tennis E-Books 

Tennis Podcasts

Rules of Tennis - ITF has launched a new Tules of Tennis App. So, if you want to impress your partners with invaluable facts such as how long a Tennis Court is or what to do if a bird interrupts play then this app is for you. There is a good section on correcting errors (Rule 27).

To download the App, search ‘Rules of Tennis’ on Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices.

Covid 19 - Update 19th April 2020

No major update. Tennis is beginning to start up again in certain countries. Austria  to allow Golf and Tennis resume from 1st May 2020 but it's likely to be under certain new restrictions.
No guidance from Tennis Ireland yet but Munster tennis are engaging with clubs. Regarding tournaments TI have said an email will be going out to clubs to keep them up to speed - essentially, they are working on a number of draft new calendars, working with various opening dates, but there will be a large amount of overlapping of tournaments because there just won’t be the time to run as per the previous calendar. We’ll have to wait and see what this means for our own open.

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If any Member needs a Helping Hand with anything such as Shopping or Prescription Pickups etc. – Please refer to an earlier email from the Club with contact details of our Volunteers.

Please do reach out. With movement further restricted don't be shy in asking for help. Thanks to everyone for volunteering.

There's been a suggestion to Clubs that all people should be encouraged to keep a Diary of all places they visit (or have visited recently) and a list of the people they have physical contact with on a daily basis. If this is taken on board, it would reduce the workload of those working tirelessly with the job of Contact Tracing in the weeks ahead. This would make a big difference in identifying people who need to be contacted.


St Patrick's Day Event

Events this Week

This year we are trying out a new event. On Monday night the 16th March the settlers on the North side of Carrigaline will take on the South side in a unique team challenge with the Owenabue river being the dividing line.

If you’re not sure which team you can represent, then stick your toe in the river and if it’s cold then you’re a North-sider. More to follow next week but keep the date