Cork Tennis Blog

Welcome to the Cork Tennis Blog.

This blog will, hopefully, keep you up to date on the tennis scene in Cork, both socially and competitively. Whether you are new to the game or an experienced player I hope you find the information and posts here, useful and interesting.

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As well as local tennis news, there are also some very good articles written by local players and I am always looking for people to contribute to the blog, so don't be shy.

Please also feel free to comment on individual posts, or alternatively through the comment box on the right of the blog. I hope you enjoy reading through the blog and that it was of some use to you.

Enjoy your game, Rob

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Friday, May 29, 2009

St.Michaels Open Vets

St. Michaels Vets Open was held on the 21st to 24th of May and was a huge success with 72 entrants from Cork city and county and Tipperary.
The main sponsor of the event was Global Life & Finance and the printing was supplied by PrintPro.
The weather was super for the 4 days and this reflected the standard of tennis.
Some top players featured included Liam O Brien, Robert Murphy, Joanne Williamson, Conor Twomey, Joe O Donovan, Pat Smith, Connie Creed and Ann Naughton.
The facilities and catering were very impressive with the novel idea of ball boys and girls for the final going down well with all the players. Everyone was watered and well fed and a free barbecue, sponsored by Club Captain Robert Murphy, was held on Saturday night which many enjoyed.
A highlight on finals day was that the prizes were presented by former President of Tennis Ireland and Honorary member of the club Mrs Rhoda McAuliffe.
The tournament was thought to have being a huge success mainly due to the homely atmosphere in the club, and hopefully as a result of this 2010 will have a bigger entry.

Mens 35's R Murphy & L O Brien
Womens 35's C Creed & A Naughton
Mixed 35's C Twomet & J Williamson
Mens Vets J O Donovan & P Smith
Mixed Vets P Horgan & A Naughton
Vintage Mens D Vericker & J Shanahan
Vintage Womens U Levis & P O Connor
Vintage Mixed P & P O Connor

Report supplied by St. Michaels Tennis Club.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mahers Sports Tennis Blog

This site offers exclusive deals, opportunities to be a racket tester for the shop, and news on new stock.
Worth a look!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Future Stars showing their Skills

Anyone who has time on their hands on Saturday the 30th of May and is looking for something to do, it would be well worth a spin to Rushbrooke tennis club as the Munster team finals for the u-12, u-14 and u-16 events are taking place.
There promises to be some excellent tennis and the possibility of seeing some of our future stars in action.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Sports Village

Just in case anyone doesn't know yet the Tennis Village has re-opened as the Sports Village, albeit on a smaller scale but after a recent visit there and a chat with the manager tennis is very high on his list of priorities.
The centre now has 2 indoor cement courts and 3 outdoor omni courts aswell as 2 indoor 5 aside soccer pitches, a childrens play area and aerobic studios.
I wish the centre all the best and welcome back a badly missed tennis facility.
For more details check out their website:

Cork Vets represent Ireland

Over the last few weeks there have being 2 International Veterans events and Cork was represented in both.
The first was the World Team Championships in Mallorca from the 27th of April to the 2nd of May and Cork clubs were represented by Liam O Brien of Rushbrooke.
The second was the Four Nations in Bolton from the 1st of May to the 4th of May and we were represented here by:
Grace Reidy and Siobhan O Riordan of Sundays Well,
Robert Murphy of St.Michaels,
aand Niall Chandler of Rushbrooke.

Congratulations to all on there selections and best of luck for the rest of the year, ye will now be major scalps for all opponents.

Season so far

Well as promised Rushbrooke had the best of the weather again this year for what proved to be a very successful tournament with record entries.
Finals day was a very enjoyable day with plenty of spectators enjoying the good weather and adding greatly to the atmosphere.
If this didn't wet the apetite for the year ahead nothing will.
Bishopstown followed on from this and with 15 events run over the course of the week it looks as though tennis is alive and well.
Next up on the senior calender is Douglas singles running from the 17th of May to the 24th of May, any information is available on 021-4294037.
To check out the full schedule of tournaments look for the link on this page.