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

Friday, March 25, 2011

Shared Access Information supplied by Tennis Ireland


Tennis Ireland is working with clubs to bring to their attention a significant commercial opportunity with a blue chip company called Shared Access (SA). Tennis Ireland originally approached SA because we feel that mutually beneficial agreements can be reached that would assist clubs in the development of their infrastructure and we have written to you all in the past few weeks outlining the scheme.

Shared Access

Shared Access is a private, well capitalised Irish company which manages communications infrastructure for wireless operators at major Irish developments such as Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin Port Tunnel and sports stadia such as Thomond Park, Musgrave Park amongst others. Shared Access has been the exclusive agent for the Government Office of Public Works which has responsibility for locations including Garda stations across the country. It is also rolling out lighting schemes for the FAI and telecommunication schemes for Topaz amongst others.

Q: What can clubs get out of participating in the scheme?

A: Should SA secure interest from Operators, clubs can expect:

- An annual rental income which increases with each Telecommunications Operator locating on site.


- A full set of Floodlights.


- A once off capital contribution


- The chance to win one of 3 trips to see the French Open, including flights, accommodation and one day’s entry to the Championship.

Q: How can clubs participate in the scheme?

A: By filling out the enquiry form following this link or contacting Shared Access on 01 6429888 or

Tennis Ireland Pin Numbers

Hi All,

Urgent notice for your attention:


As you will be aware at the beginning of this year's winter league campaign all participants are meant to have a "TENNIS IRELAND PIN NUMBER" in order for your results to be entered into the National Player Database . Having gone through the first phase of results (Round Robin Phase) it has come to our attention that some players still have not supplied their PIN number . Due to this reason not all results have been shown . It is necessary for "BOTH" players to have a Tennis Ireland Pin number in order for the results to be displayed in the National Player Database . If you have still not obtained your PIN number please do the following:

Please contact a club official to see if you have been registered (Club Captain or person involved in the organizing of your winter league team)

If you have not been registered by your club you can also register through the Munster Branch Web Site on ""

Or alternatively please contact a member of the clubs Senior Committee to get the club to upload their players



If you have any questions as regards any of the above please contact :

Conor O Callaghan,
E-mail -
Mobile - 0876882286
Ella McCarthy
E-mail -

Telephone - 0214812330


Munster Branch
Tennis Ireland

First counting event in the Babolat Cork Tennis League

Hi guys,

The first counting event of the Babolat Cork Tennis League 2011 is only a month away.

For those of you who don't know about this, it is a league (based on your results in each senior open) that will run from Rushbrooke Easter to Bandon Open at the end of the summer.

The leading male and female will receive for themselves, 2 Babolat rackets of their choice, a racket bag, clothing and footwear.

All you have to do is register. You can register at any stage during the season, but your results will only count from when you do register.  Get in early so you can accumulate more points.  For more information on the league and to find out how to register click here.

Rushbrooke is always a great event and this year will hopefully prove no different.  Players set out their markers for the season ahead and show people what they are going to be up against.

The tournament runs over the Easter weekend from the 22nd to the 25th of April and entries will be taken soon.

Any information regarding entries will be posted here as it becomes available.

First Open Vets due shortly.

The first Vets open of 2011 in Cork will take place at Sundays Well Tennis Club from the 14th to the 17th of April.

Following on from the success of last years Munster Vets team rumour has it that competition for places this year will be hotly contested.  Seemingly people have being practising hard all winter and some have being travelling to Belfast, Kildare and wherever else they can to play matches.

This bodes well for defending the title especially seen as the Interpros takes place in Munster this year.

Entries for this event close on the 10th of April and you can enter by clicking here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Looking for someone to play against.

Hi all,

Some of you will have regular games arranged in your own clubs, others will be new to clubs or new to Cork and may not have found someone to play against yet.  This is open to everyone.

What I am suggesting is an opportunity for everybody to broaden their choice of playing partners.  If you are on a day off and looking for a game but can't find anyone in your own club to play with, by coming to this site you will have access to a list of people.

If you are interested in playing more games against a wider variety of players, then email me your name, contact number, your club, if you are off a certain day every week, or your preferred playing times and I will put this information up on the blog so at any stage you can log on and choose from a list of people who may be off at the same time as you.

My email address is