Covid-19 Update


CLUB CLOSURE

As per recommendations from Tennis Ireland and adhering to advice from HSE & Government, Tralee Tennis Club is closed until further notice.  From today March 24th the courts and clubhouse will be locked.
We would encourage people to follow HSE/Government guidelines throughout this difficult time, most importantly WASH YOUR HANDS and keep a safe social distance from people around you.

Tralee Tennis Club
Committee 

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David Walsh our Junior Glory

David began a very successful tour in 2019 entering events nationally and internationally representing Tralee Tennis Club.  The tennis ace is now ranked 7th in his age group in the country and hoping for more glory this coming summer.

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Douglas Tour Weekend April 2019
David Walsh won the Douglas Tour Weekend U12 Boys singles

La Manga Spain June 2019
David won the U10 boys singles at La Manga Tennis Centre under the umbrella of the British Lawn Tennis Association.

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Nenagh Junior Open July 2019
David strikes again winning the U12s singles Nenagh Junior Open.

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Carlow July 2019
Our junior champion earns another super victory.  David won U14s singles in Carlow.

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Ballinlough October 2019
Super effort by David coming runner up in the U12 A boys singles final in the Ballinlough Open.

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After a smashing performance throughout the year David earned a place on the Irish high-performance U12 Squad.  David is currently training hard including weekends with the Munster Squad in Cork in preparation for a Summer Tournament in Portugal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tralee Tennis Club 2019 Highlights

Club Championships 2019

A fantastic week jam packed with excitement and nerves, a week full of ambitious drive and super atmosphere …


Once again Tralee Tennis Club was host to another very successful Club Championships.

Well done to all who signed up and participated.  We had spectacular battles on offer throughout the championships.
Massive appreciation goes out to our Ladies’ Captain Ayshe & Men’s Captain Anthony, who worked tirelessly organising the competition.  It was a super effort from our Club Committee and members for helping with the day to day running of matches and assisting with the tournament software.

The event was rounded off in style with a beautiful prize giving celebration in Benners Hotel.


Big News for the Club

Congratulations to Jeremy Foley who won Grade 3 Men’s in Limerick Lawn TC.  Jeremy has since received a Tennis Ireland end of year award where he achieved no.1 ranking in his respective category MS3.  Jeremy has been re-graded by TI to Grade 2.
Well done and congratulations to Gerry Jeewoonarain whose talents proved on court, has also been re-graded and is now Grade 3.
Well done to Ayshe, Berna and Maeve who represented fantastically throughout the year and have been re-graded to Grade 5.

 

Summer Cup Action 2019

Congratulations to all our members who bravely represented and played extremely competitive tennis throughout the summer.
Tralee Tennis Club was host to 3 tropical rain storm summer cup quarter final matches where we unfortunately lost 2 of our teams.  Fantastic effort by all,
Grade 2 mixed Sorcha, Timmy, Gemma & John vs St Anne’s Waterford 1-4.
Grade 4 men Gerry, Saurabh, Ross & Michael vs Mallow, narrowly missing out in Super Doubles 2-3

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Final’s Day was held in Rushbrooke in the sweltering September heat.  The teams travelled together in style, setting off in the early hours of the morning with an amazing group of tennis mad supporters who gave up their day to cheer on the teams.
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Well done to our Grade 6 Ladies’ team winning 3-1 and our Grade 6 Mixed team, who treated us to a super doubles showdown, victoriously bringing home the win and lifting the cups for Tralee Tennis Club.
Grade 6 Ladies’ team: Maeve & Cathryn, Niamh & Hannah
Grade 6 Mixed team: Ayshe & Anthony, Berna & JT

Tralee represented phenomenally throughout, well done to everyone who participated, trained and supported throughout.

May Mixed Doubles Day

What a fantastic day full of sunshine, food and fun. We couldn’t have asked for a better day to hold our first tournament of the year.
There was a fantastic atmosphere both on and off the courts from start to finish, with some great tennis being played.
A huge thank you to our Ladies’ & Men’s Captain for all their hard work in organising the event and all the beautiful prizes. Thank you to all our members who offered a helping hand throughout the day.
Well done to all who signed up and played.

Group 1 winners Gemma and Jeremy Runners up Jane and Timmy
Group 2 Winners Ann and Shane Runners up Pam and Declan
Group 3 Winners Mary V and Damian Runners up Hannah and Anthony


Ladies’ Day 2019

Summer season kicked off with a bang as we hosted our annual glamourous John Ross Ladies’ Day.  Ladies Day has always proved a smashing success and this year was no different.


We would like to express a special thank you to all at John Ross Jewelers for sponsoring this great event.

Winners on the day were:

Group 1 Berna & Sorcha Runners up Alison & Pam
Group 2 Aedamar & Dolores Runners up Maeve & Mags
Group 3 Claire & Rosemary  Runners up Grainne & Jean

 

Men’s Day

Was celebrated in style by the gents of the club in June.  Some fantastic show stopping competitive tennis was played on the day.  Tralee Tennis Club would like to express their appreciation to the Rose Hotel who kindly sponsored the food and prizes.


Winners on the day were:

Roger Federer Group Ray & Timmy Runners up John H & Damien
Rafa Nadal Group Andrei & James Runners up John G & Michael C
Well done to all who took part and played extremely entertaining tennis.


Wimbledon Day


We enjoyed glorious tennis in the sweltering sun.  Served up court-side were yummy strawberries topped with cream and bubbly Prosecco.  Wimbledon Day was a massive hit with our members and we look forward to hosting it again in 2020.
Winners G1 Hannah & Ray
Winners G2 Bríd & Barry

 

 

 

 

Operation Rejuvenation

Tralee Tennis Club has seen a fantastic rejuvenation in recent months.  Our Clubhouse turned green in more ways than one.  We were delighted to receive a sports capital grant from the Minister of Tourism and Sports to help with the upgrade of our club.

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From this achievement, we were able to install new LED lights, which overtime will significantly save cost and most importantly energy.

Our courts were rejuvenated with the packing of fresh sand and leveling.

As a club we strive to maintain a high standard to ensure the best quality for our members.

 

Munster Winter League

After fighting an extreme battle during this year’s winter league campaign, enduring beastly weather conditions, many road trips, hours of playing and practicing, it was fantastic to see how well all of our teams (players and subs) represented along the way.  Massive thank you to all!

Semi Finalists

We narrowly missed out on making the Munster Winter League finals; our fantastic grade 4 team fought a hard fight, but came up against very tough opponents during the semis, whilst injury took our mighty grade 6 team out of the league, an extremely unfortunate way to go out.  What a great effort and huge achievement, well done.

On behalf of TTC we are extremely proud of all the teams who took part, we know it’s not easy to commit.  We wish all teams much success during the Summer Cup.

Tralee Tennis Club Championships 2018 with Eamon Costello (Kerry) Ltd

80 matches / 7 events / 4 courts / 8 days…and one hell of a do…it was an action packed week.

We have just celebrated one of our most successful championships as a club.  From our newest & bravest to our most seasoned members, the level of tennis was superb from start to finish in all levels.  Despite quite a battering from storm Ali, all players were eager to get out and get the job done.  It’s fair to say we had four seasons in one week:  sun; gale force winds and flash flooding.  Although conditions were quite wet at times, it didn’t stop the championships or dampen our spirits.  Well done to everyone who battled through.

Huge appreciation to our wonderful Lady’s captains Mags O’Grady and Siobhan O’Nualláin who organised this championship down to the finest detail. The introduction of a plate competition meant more work for the captains, but more games for the players!  They worked tirelessly on scheduling all the groups through the implementation of the new tournament software, which was a great asset and success according to the overwhelming positive feedback received from our members. Our Chairperson Gemma Lougheed updated the system on a daily basis, while our hardworking committee and members took it in turn to keep both the players and the dedicated spectators fed and entertained.  It was a fantastic team effort by all. Siobhan & Ciaran got the party started early on semi-finals night with their famous tasty curry keeping us warm. The whole event was rounded off with a beautiful prize giving at an end of summer celebration in the Ashe Hotel on finals day.

Thank you to Eamon Costello (Kerry) Ltd for their very kind sponsorship throughout the championships, which made all of this possible.  As a club we greatly appreciate it.

Men’s Singles (Green):
1. James O’Brien
2. Adrian Kennedy
Men’s Singles (Green) Plate:
1. Jeremy Foley
2. Tom Walsh

Men’s Singles (Orange):
1. Peter Holly
2. JT O’Sullivan
Men’s Singles (Orange) Plate:
1. Rico Stein
2. Jeremy Walsh

Men’s Doubles (Blue):
1. Jeremy Foley/Shane O’Sullivan
2. Hamid Mustafa/James O’Brien
Men’s Doubles (Blue) Plate:
1. Gerry Jeewoonarain/Saurabh Anand
2. Brian Waldron (JNR)/Brian Waldron (SNR)

Ladies Doubles (Purple):
1. Cliona Ruthledge/Sorcha Finnegan
2. Gemma Lougheed/Miriam Rohan
Ladies Doubles (Purple) Plate:
1. Berna Waldron/Niamh O’Hora
2. Brid Carroll/Triona Daly

Ladies Doubles (Yellow):
1. Cathryn Casey/Jane O’Loughlin
2. Alison Walsh/Dolores O’Callaghan
Ladies Doubles (Yellow) Plate:
1. Hannah Healy/Maeve Kneeshaw
2. Ann Moriarty (O’Callaghan)/Fiona Morris

Mixed Doubles (Grey):
1. Sorcha Finnegan/Timmy Hennessey
2. Niamh O’Hora/Hamid Mustafa
Mixed Doubles (Grey) Plate:
1. Linda O’Neill/Alan O’Sullivan
2. Elaine Larkin/Chris Sun

Mixed Doubles (White):
1. Ayshe Djemal/Anthony Barry
2. Hannah Healy/Edward Deniel
Mixed Doubles (White) Plate:
1. Amanda Brolly/Andy Fisher
2. Maeve Kneeshaw/ Rico Stein

Costello

2018 Tralee Tennis Club Championships Sponsored by Eamon Costello (Kerry) Ltd

The countdown to our 2018 Tennis Club Championships is up and running.

Championships run from Saturday September 15th to Saturday September 22nd.

A player is guaranteed at least two matches in each event you enter.

Players may enter either 1 or 2 events (i.e. singles/doubles, singles/mixed, or mixed/doubles). If you would like to enter a doubles or mixed event but do not have a partner, we will do our best to find a partner for you.

Entry Fee:
€10 for one event
€15 for two events

Scoring:
Main Draw Match: 2 full tie break sets with a championship tie break in the event of a 3rd set. Final matches will be 3 full tie break sets.
Plate Draw Match: First to win 8 games, tie break at 7-7. Final matches first to win 10 games, tie break at 9-9.

Weekend matches will be played throughout the day; weekday matches will be from 6pm. We will do our best to accommodate any unavailability players may have.

The club championships are for all senior club members. A lot of members have taken part in the club events that have been run so far this year, either on day events or the various club nights or singles ladder. We would love to see you all get involved in the club championships, which will have sections so you will be playing at your level.

We are delighted to announce that Eamon Costello (Kerry)Ltd, will sponsor the 2018 Tralee Tennis Club Championships.

Eamon Costello Ltd, is a family-owned construction services company which has been active in our community for over 45 years.

Tralee Tennis Club extends our sincere appreciation to the Costello Family (Declan and Triona) and are extremely grateful for their generosity.

We look forward to a great tournament.

Costello

 

Rose of Tralee BBQ & Mixed Doubles

Some highlights of our annual BBQ day. We had a fantastic day of fun tennis and some lovely tasty treats served from the BBQ.
It’s great to see our newer members and long standing members all taking part. A big thank you to Pam Baily, Nuala Finegan, Stephen Roche who helped The Captains greatly with this event.

Winners from group 1:
Fergal Curtin & Anne O’Donoghue Runners-up : Betty Ryan & Edward Deniel

Winners from Group 2 :
Saurabh Anand & Niamh O’Hora Runners-up : Tom Reidy & Dolores O’Callaghan

Well done to everyone who took part & congrats to all the winners.  We look forward to seeing you all at our next event.

 

 

Tennis Ireland Clubmark ‘Bronze Award’

Tralee Tennis Club has been awarded the Tennis Ireland Clubmark ‘Bronze Award’. Award presented by Lucy Penkova, Munster Development Officer and Roger Gerahty, Tennis Ireland Development Director.

 The Tennis Ireland ‘Clubmark’ is the National Governing Bodies’ Club Accreditation Programme which identifies, develops, accredits and recognises high quality tennis clubs and their contribution to the development of tennis in Ireland.

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This award is acknowledgment by Tennis Ireland that Tralee Tennis Club has consistently met the standards expected of a well-run Club. It also represents a recognition of all the hard work that the Committee and members have put into our club over the years.

Men’s Doubles Day

There was a great turnout for our men’s doubles day this month, it was great to see new members arriving on court and joining in the fun.  The sun was blazing, the atmosphere even hotter.  The standard of tennis was epic.


Our men’s captain Richard Hurley of Hurley’s  veterinary hospital was very kind to sponsor this great event.  He mentioned how extremely competitive the play was, yet everyone really enjoyed their day.

Men’s Doubles Winners were Shane Roche and Timmy Hennessy.  Runners Up were Saurabh Anand and Jeremy Foley.

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Event sponsored by TTC Captain Richard Hurley, Hurley’s veterinary hospital. hurleyvet.ie