Our Astra Summer Open is just days away. We have a BBQ/Gin night pencilled in for semi-finals night as well as a few new treats on the kitchen menu.
Denise, Kathleen and Deirdre have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks in preparation.
We need to fill the Kitchen Rota and the Baking/Salad Slots needed for each day.
Sign In to either volunteer for kitchen duty and/or contribute cakes/salads.
The success of the Open comes very much down to the great Volunteers we have in the Club.Hopefully everyone who is participating will give some of their time. It’s very much appreciated.
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 January 2022. Cost is 20 Euro. Please email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
The Annual General Meeting for 2021 will be held online on Monday 6th December 2021 at 8pm. A link to the Meeting will be sent to all Members in due course. Download a Guide to Zoom below.
A Nomination Form for all positions on the Club Committee is available for download below.
Please return all completed Nominations Forms to email@example.com or to any member of the existing Committee before Friday 26th November 2021 at 5pm.
If you have a motion you would like to add to the Agenda, please send this by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to seeing you on the night.
As we are now getting into the Winter League Season (Junior and Senior) the courts are beginning to get busy again. Here is a quick reminder on some important club rules:
3-hour peak period
All members can only play 3 hours during the peak hours of 6-9pm Monday to Thursday. This has been observed very well by all members and is very much appreciated. We are looking into ways that we can somehow make peak courts not booked within a reasonable timeframe (such as the 9pm slots) available to those who might have played 3 times and who might wish to avail.
All names are required on the E-booking system. We ask that those playing doubles to try to have all names on the booking 24 hours in advance of playing.
A quick reminder to try to cancel any courts not needed as quickly as possible so that others may avail of that court in good time.
For weekend Court Hours, Peak & Off Peak - please ensure you are familiar with the rules available HERE
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Closing date for the session on 23rd is Monday 19th at 8pm.
Since there is no hitting practice for the next 2 Thursdays, we are running a Doubles Hour for new members this Wednesday at 9pm - those that play regularly during Thursday hitting are welcome too!If you would like to participate and have not already sent in your name, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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 this evening at 8pm. Our last 2 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.
Looking forward to seeing Everyone returning to the Courts on 26th 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 email@example.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Myriam will be able to help you out.
Finally, a quick reminder that membership is now due. Please login to Easypayments and check under Renewals. For any inquiries please contact Antoinette at email@example.com
Tennis will resume on Tuesday December 1st 2020 and operate under Level 3 Guidelines for Covid-19, which is where we were prior to this current lockdown. Before returning to the Club, please familiarise yourself with the Document Below
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
Ger O’Sullivan and his Helpers did a great job on a beautiful Sunny morning.
Thank you to all the Members who came down to help with the Cleanup.