As a result of their fantastic Winter League victories in Rushbrooke last year, John Finnegan & Stephen Roche jumped up to Grade 3, Cathryn Casey and Christine O’ Sullivan moved up the ranks to Grade 5. Well done to Alan O’Sullivan & Ross O’Connor whose successes in both Winter & Summer Leagues also saw them rise up the ranks to Grade 3.
A Winter League final like no other…in July!
After months of trying to stay active in their living rooms and gardens and a mere two weeks training on court, two Tralee teams G4 Mixed and G6 Ladies battled in the summer sun to finish what they had started in October of last year, both teams winning with a fantastic result of 3-1.
Congratulations to the G6 Ladies team Hannah(capt), Niamh, Cathryn & Christine and massive thanks to the super subs who togged out over the winter season: Roberta, Amanda & Claire Salmon
The G4 mixed team Nuala(capt), Ciara, John & Stephen fought late into the evening to bring home the cup. Big thanks to Caoimhe for subbing along the way.
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.
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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.
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.
Nenagh Junior Open July 2019
David strikes again winning the U12s singles Nenagh Junior Open.
Carlow July 2019
Our junior champion earns another super victory. David won U14s singles in Carlow.
Ballinlough October 2019
Super effort by David coming runner up in the U12 A boys singles final in the Ballinlough Open.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
€10 for one event
€15 for two events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Event sponsored by TTC Captain Richard Hurley, Hurley’s veterinary hospital. hurleyvet.ie
Tralee Tennis Club hosted their annual Ladies’ Day last Saturday which was very generously sponsored by Ross Jewellers. It was a fantastic day from start to finish, with the club decorated in style for this very elegant event. Banners, beautiful bunting and flower baskets in bloom were on display with a perfectly dressed function room for the evening prize giving. All the ladies turned up in their glamorous tennis attire looking dazzling and very cosmopolitan.
The weather was mostly glorious with the rain holding off and everyone was in fantastic form while some great afternoon of high-level tennis got underway.
The competition was divided into three groups, Ruby, Sapphire and Emeralds in keeping with our lovely Sponsors Ross Jewellers. There was really exciting tennis from all three groups. The standard was incredible; some matches were extremely tight and entertaining to watch. As the finalists of each group battled it out on court for the title, spectators watched from the side-lines and balcony cheering on with excitement.
Following the fabulous tennis, there was a beautiful meal awaiting all the ladies in the decorative function room. This was a very welcome treat, greatly organised by our fantastic Lady Captains Mags O’Grady and Siobhán O’Nualláin. Concluding the event were spectacular prizes of stunning Jewellery, presented by Heather O’Sullivan and Sandrene Brassil of John Ross Jewellers.
Winners of the Ruby group were Kate Falvey and Christine O’Sullivan, runners up Roberta Kneeshaw and Alison Walsh. Winners of Sapphire were Jill Fitzgerald and Sorcha Finnegan, with runners up Elaine Larkin and Miriam Rohan/Fiona Brick (subbing). The winners of Emerald were Jean Hollywood and Kate Guerin, runners up Margret Shea and Claire Salmon. The entire event was a smashing success and fantastically organised. All the ladies are looking forward to their next event.
The weather was very kind to us for the first day event of the Tralee Tennis Club season. The May mixed doubles was a great success with all players involved enjoying themselves on and off the court. Players were limbering up from 12 noon, play got under way around 12:45 and finished around 17:00. While taking a well earned break from play everyone got to enjoy some lovely threats supplied by all the players (thank you to all for a great effort) and some delicious soup, brown bread & the good old reliable toasted sandwich. There were also some lovely fresh strawberries and ice cream for dessert! Some players suggested that their intake of food had adversely affected their play 🙂
Tennis wise, 28 players took part with only one all female pair required so things balanced out nicely. We had a “16 Person Section” and a “12 Person Section”.
“12 Person Section”
In this section a round robin format was played with 4 rounds of 7 games played. Due to time constraints on some players we went straight into a Main Final and Plate Final out of the round robin.
Main Final Winners: Ayshe Djemal & Martin O Sullivan
Main Final Runners-Up: Sally Ryle & Louis Ryle
Plate Final Winners: Delores O Callaghan & Guillaume PY
Plate Final Runners-Up: Claire Salmon – Araiza & Anthony Barry
“16 Person Section”
This section was broken into 2 sub groups that played out a round robin. After the round robin, the 2 groups mixed into a Main Draw Semi-Finals & Final /Plate Draw Semi-Finals & Final.
Main Draw Winners: Niamh O’ Hora & Hamid Mustafa
Main Draw Runners-Up: Jill Fitzgerald & Timmy Hennessey
Plate Draw Winners: Mary B Murphy & Ray Moroney
Plate Draw Runners-Up: Ann Courtney & Gerry Jeewoonarain
Fantastic tennis throughout the day, well done to all for taking part!
The captains would like to thank all the players that joined them for the day and the members that popped in to say hello. It was great to see such a good mix of newer members and long standing members taking part. There was some great tennis played across all the courts and everyone was in good form which makes for a great day in the club. Finally, thank you to everyone who helped on the day with set up, making sandwiches, serving desserts and the dreaded tidy up, you know who you are!
Looking forward to the next event!
Tralee Tennis Club welcomed the visit of Lucy Penkova.
On Wednesday evening members of the Tralee Tennis club enjoyed meeting with the Munster Development Officer, Lucy Penkova. It was a fun day of training, organised play, presenting different levels of awards and skills.
The course objective:
To help participants understand how to introduce appropriate programmes of organised play and competitions, that can be delivered to all participants in clubs, parks and schools regardless of age or ability.
Congratulations to all the committee members and coaches who completed the Tennis Leaders’ Course. This was a great opportunity for our club and a fantastic experience for all who attended.
Our first ever Tennis, Pizza & Games night was a smashing success! The evening was brilliantly organised by the captains Mags, Siobhan and Richie. A big thanks to everyone who came along on the night, it was a packed house. The sun was blazing on court; we couldn’t have picked a better day to kick off our first event.
The draw consisted of 2 groups with 16 players in each group, with a couple of super subs popping in when needed! There were 4 rounds of 5 games. Players arrived for warm up from 7pm, and play got underway at 7:40pm with super exciting tennis until 10:15pm.
For those not on the court, there were plenty of fun board games and some very competitive table tennis in the clubhouse. Outside, spectators were treated to extremely entertaining tennis on court! Well done to all the players.
Decklin O’ Driscoll
After a fantastic start to the year we look forward to equal success over the coming months, hope to see you all back.
Well done to our rising star David Walsh who won U10 Junior South of Ireland finals held at Limerick Lawn Tennis Club.
We would like to congratulate members of the Tralee Tennis Club who played extremely competitive tennis throughout their Munster Winter League and battled their way to the semi finals.
Our Mixed 2 Team had a tough and close battle with Nenagh and were 2-1 up going into the remaining two games but the Nenagh Team were very strong and won 3-2 overall. We would like to say a huge well done to James O’Brien, Timmy Hennessy, Sorcha Finnegan & Miriam Rohan. This is the first ever Grade 2 Team representing Tralee Tennis club in the Winter League so congratulations to all on that piece of history.
Our Ladies 4 Team came up against a very experienced and strong Bishopstown Team. With their home support the tennis was raised and despite playing close sets our Ladies’ were defeated on the day. The score bears no reflection on the hard battle the ladies fought. Well done Mags O’Grady, Gemma Lougheed, Nuala Finnegan & Siobhán O’Nualláin. They all fought very hard but unfortunately didn’t make it to the finals.
Tralee was represented fantastically in the Munster Winter League, well done everyone. We look forward to the Summer Cup where we hope to do as well if not better!
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.
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.