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Ross Jewellers Ladies’ Day

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.

 

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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.

May Mixed Doubles Day 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!

Leaders’ Course

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.

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1st social event of the year!!!

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.

Group Winners:
Hamid Mustafa
Decklin O’ Driscoll
Maeve Kneeshaw
Richie Hurley

Runners-up:
Miriam Rohan
Chris Sun
Jean Hollywood
Margaret Shea

After a fantastic start to the year we look forward to equal success over the coming months, hope to see you all back.

Munster Winter League 2018

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!

Club Championship 2017

And that’s a wrap for the Club Championships! Well done to everyone that took part and everyone that came to support!

Results are as follow:

Men’s Singles A:
Winner – James O’Brien
RU – Shane O’Sullivan

Men’s Singles B:
Winner – Damien Thomas
RU – JT O’Sullivan

Men’s Doubles:
Winner – James O’Brien & Jeremy Foley
RU – Timmy Hennessy & Shane O’Sullivan

Ladies Doubles:
Winner – Sorcha Finnegan & Gemma Lougheed
RU – Cliona Rutledge & Miriam Rohan

Mixed Doubles:
Winner – Miriam Rohan & Stephen Roche
RU – Sorcha Finnegan & Timmy Hennessy

Hillbilly’s Cup 2017

Well done to everyone who took part in the Hillbilly’s Cup 2017. The results:

Group A winners: Adam Kavanagh & Malcolm Willis
Group B winners: Emily Crowe & Stephen Roche
Group A runners up: Tom Walsh & Chris Sun
Group B runners up: Adam Mulvinhill & Maeve Kneeshaw

Plate winners
Group A: Dan Fisher & Andrew Fisher
Group B: Sean Morris & Nuala Finnegan

Plate runners up
Group A: Alex Hoare & Jim Hoare
Group B : Conor Galvin & Martin Galvin