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.

You can contact me by email at

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

Rob's Racketrestringing

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Davis Cup coming soon.

On March the 4th, 5th and 6th Ireland will play Luxembourg in the David Lloyd Riverview Centre, Dublin.
This should be a weekend of very entertaining and high quality tennis, with the hope that a win leads to a home match against Andy Murray and Great Britain.
After some fine team performances last year and our players performing well in tour events around the globe, expectations are high.

Let's hope all goes according to plan and we get the dream tie we had hoped for last year.

Come on Ireland.

Youghal Tennis Club Notes

New Members: 

Kindly note a reduced rate will apply to new members. 
The months of March, April 2011 are free. 
The new year commences 1st May 2011 - 30th April 2012.
Current Rates are as follows: Family €200, Adult €150, Student €60 and Junior €50.
All Welcome.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rushbrooke Tennis Club Prediction League 2011

Following the great success of this league last year, Rushbrooke are opening up entries to everyone.



• From the list of Sporting Events for 2011 listed below, simply select one answer to each question/event.

• Scoring for each event is as follows: Winner – 20 points, Runner-Up – 15 points Third -10 points Fourth -6 points, in the event of joint finish/losing semi finalists points will be divided between the relevant positions. (8+8)

• 20 POINTS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR QUESTION 14+15 (for correct answer.)

• In the event of a tie at the end in the overall score, closest answer to the tie-break will be the winner.

• Entry costs €20

• Prize money will be determined by the number of entries received and will be a percentage of all fees received.

• (The bigger the entry the bigger the prize funds.)

• This completed form, plus payment can be given to any committee member or left behind the bar marked 2011 prediction comp. Entries WILL NOT be accepted without payment. All entries must be in by March 31ST.

Entry forms available from the club.
These are the questions to get you thinking.
1) 2011 US Masters Golf winner (April): __________________________________________________________________________
2) 2011 World Snooker Championship winner (April – May): ________________________________________________________
3) 2011 Rugby Heineken Cup winners (May): ______________________________________________________________________
4) 2011 Winners Champions League (Final May) ___________________________________________________________________
5) 2011 Winner Women’s French Open Tennis (May) _______________________________________________________________
6) 2011 Munster GAA Hurling Senior Champions (June – July): ______________________________________________________
7) 2011 Men’s Wimbledon Tennis (June – July): ____________________________________________________________________
8) 2011 Women’s Wimbledon Tennis (June – July): _________________________________________________________________
9) 2011 British Open Golf Championship (July): ____________________________________________________________________
10) 2011 US Men’s Open Tennis (Aug – Sept): ______________________________________________________________________
11) 2011 US Women’s Open Tennis (Aug-Sept) ______________________________________________________________________
12) 2011 GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Winners (May – Sept): ______________________________________________________
13) 2011 Winners Rugby World Cup (Sept-Oct) _____________________________________________________________________
14) 2011 Highest Try Scorer in Rugby World Cup.(20 points only)______________________________________________________
15) 2011 Rugby world cup final points total (20 points only)____________________________________________________________
16) 2011 Formula One World Championship (March –Nov): ___________________________________________________________
17) 2011 League of Ireland Premier Division Winners (ends November): _________________________________________________
18) 2011 FAI (Ireland) Cup Winners (ends November): _______________________________________________________________

TIE-BREAK: Number of points Formula 1Champion will have in 2011________________________
(If target of 100 entries reached: 600/ 1st 300/ 2nd 100/ 3rd+75/4th)

Entries can be posted to:
Prediction League 2011, Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Rushbrooke, Cobh.
(Before 31st march 2011 and including entry fee.)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Winter Leagues well underway.

Well it really has being Winter leagues this year with some of the worst weather in years.  I knew there was a reason I stopped playing these leagues.  Sunday afternoons in the freezing cold, and the possibility of rain, how appealing!

But there are plenty of brave souls out there who have battled hard for their clubs over the winter months and, are now reaching qualification stages, so all the hard work is paying off and should give them a good footing for the season ahead.

There isn't long to go now to the beginning of the 2011 season.  Yes, the camera will be out again this year, so I hope Santa was good to you all with new gear.

All tournaments will be reported on with schedules, draws, links and results posted here on the blog.

I hope you are all looking forward to the season ahead as much as I am.