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
The Green Team would like to inform members about European Mobility Week which runs from 16th - 22nd Sept.
It aims to encourage people to walk or cycle instead of using their car for short journeys.
It gives great health and quality of life benefits, as well as reducing emissions and air pollution.
The Green Team Would like to encourage Members to walk or cycle, even part of the way, to the Tennis Club, School or Work over the next week or so, at least once.
Upcoming Social and Competitive Events for your Diary
13th June - Tennis Social Night Competition and BBQ
Provisionally, 22nd August - 29th August 2020 – Senior Summer Open
12th July Proposed day trip to clay courts in Tipperary
29th -30th August – Proposed overnight away trip
30th Sept – 10th Oct – Senior Closed
18th Oct – Tommy Jackson Trophy
24th Oct – Internal Vet’s Tournament
If any Member is willing to give a hand for 15 minutes over the Summer Months (once a month only) to do a small bit of housekeeping such as disinfecting the gates could you please contact the Club Captain at firstname.lastname@example.org. All help is appreciated in keeping the Club safe.
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.
Thank you to the brave souls who have embraced our new kitchen rota system by putting in their names without knowing when they are playing. It works just like tennis - you commit to it, you find you can't do it, you get a replacement. Easy peasy! The kitchen committee consists of 5 people - they have now put their names into 18 slots in total, and may also have to find replacements if their games clash with their slots. There are many slots still to be filled - we need your commitment please! The success of the kitchen relies on every member's willingness to help. For any new members who would like to help out but feel they wouldn't know what to do, the person you are taking over from will explain whatever is needed and you will also most likely be on duty with an experienced member. And your help would be most welcome.
Regarding the supply of homemade food for the kitchen, we have had to put up a new sheet where you put your name under cake/salad/soup/bread on a specific day. Apologies for the change but it actually makes no difference to you - anyone who had already put their name down has been contacted and their name is now on the new sheet on the agreed day. Again, we need your commitment and support for this please. You can contact any member of the Kitchen Committee if you are not in the club over the next few days but would like to make something, and we will write your name on the list.
The soup is a new item on the menu, so we are going to see how it goes on the first three days, and depending on it's success, we may look for more people to make soup during the week.
Finally, to those of you with a tubber-ware addiction.......... Last year the kitchen committee bought 10-12 plastic food storage boxes to reduce the use of clingfilm (one of the Green Team's admirable efforts), but during the kitchen clear out recently, we discovered that all except one of those boxes had disappeared. We went and bought more, and already several of those have also disappeared! If you simply have to borrow one from the kitchen, please return it asap, but ideally, items should not be removed from the kitchen at all (except tea-towels to be washed - this special privilege is available to everyone!)
Thank you for your ongoing support.
The Kitchen Committee
(Aoife, Mary M, Tom, Kasha, Sylvia)
If anyone is interested in playing on a Club team for the Regional Spring League please send your name, grade and mobile number to email@example.com. The competition starts in early April. This year we will allow pairings to enter for selection.
Teams will consist of 3 mixed pairings. The A league has teams made up of grades 1, 2 and 3 pairings, the B league teams have players from grades 4. 5 and 6. The round robin stages usually have 3 matches, with winners and runners up progressing to knock out stages. Matches are usually played on a Friday night.
Entries need to be in before Friday February 21st at 6pm. The Captain will respond to every entry to confirm receipt
Trials in February (Friday 7th and 21st at 7.30) – Optional
Spring Open performance
Internal Spring League performance
Selection Committee player/partnership knowledge
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.