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 rob@racketrestringing.ie

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

Monday, March 19, 2012

Babolat Cork Tennis League goes ahead

The Babolat Cork Tennis League will go ahead this year.
Entrants to date are:
Majella Daly,
Liz Moore,
Sheila Stokes,
Karen Barry,
Anne O Hea,
James Cooney,
Conor Kelly,
Aidan Cotter,
Kevin Day,
Peter Howie,
Brian Hennessy,
Jason Preston,
Shaz Hassan,
John Murphy.

Remember entries can be now taken at any stage, but results will not be backdated so enter before you play.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Munster Branch Information Nights

Tennis Ireland in conjunction with Munster Branch will hold a number of information sessions in the coming weeks on the latest developments in tennis in Ireland . All of your clubs have been notified from the Tennis Ireland Offices therefore this is just a reminder and also flavor of what is coming up at the session for those of you who may not have been aware . A poster is also attached above which could be placed on your notice board/web site .

There are four main headings :

A number of new initiatives will be highlighted :

  • Director of Tennis
  • National Tennis Day
  • Tennis 10's
  • Working with Parents
  • ITN/NPD , Junior Ranking and Categories
  • Schools Initiative
  • Coach Licencing

Club Development Including :

  • The committee and Club Management
  • Increasing Revenue , membership and court utilization

Indoor Tennis
  • Practical example

Distribution of Senior and Junior Permits


  • The Senior and Junior Open Tournament Permits will be distributed on the night .

WHO IS THIS INFORMATION SESSION FOR ??

The information sessions are intended for Executive Club Committee Members , Club Coaches (33 CPD points available) , Childrens Officers and Tournament Referees .




VENUE , DATE AND TIME

WEDNESDAY MARCH 28TH 2012
FIRGROVE HOTEL , MITCHLESTOWN
7.30PM - 9.30PM

Please make sure that your club is represented at this session as it only takes place once a year . We had a fantastic turn out last year and we are hoping that this will continue . There is no charge for this information session .

To Register please go to : "www.tennisireland.ie/clubs/tennis_ireland_road_show_2012"

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Rushbrooke Prediction League 2012.


Think you know sports?, fancy yourself at predicting results, well here's your chance. 
       Rushbrooke tennis club are running a prediction league again this year and you can get involved.
For all the details you need read below.

            
2012 Fun/Buster prediction league.

Entry forms are now available for a new Prediction League buster that will run from April until November. There is a number of sporting events scheduled throughout the year and people are asked to predict winners etc. from each event. Scores will be awarded for each event and added up until the final events are completed in November. The target is to try and get 100 entries and it is hoped anybody with any interest in sport will pit their knowledge against a host of other people. A scoring table will be available on the club website Rushbrooketennis.ie and club Facebook page throughout the year to follow the scores as the events progress.
Entry to this league is €20.00 and if the target of 100 entries is reached then a substantial prize fund will be available to the top four places.

100 entries reached will result in following prize fund.
1st   prize  €600.00
2nd prize  €300.00
3r d prize  €100.00
4th prize      €75.00
If 100 entries are not reached then the prize fund will be a reduced percentage of the total entry fees.

If the 100 entries are surpassed then the prize fund will increase accordingly.

FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE BAR AND CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE CLUB WEBSITE. WHEN COMPLETED THEY MUST BE RETURNED TO THE BAR WITH FEE AND MARKED 2012 PREDICTION LEAGUE.

(NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT FEE AND CLOSING DATE IS SUNDAY APRIL1ST.)

Update from Lower Aghada Tennis Club.


News from Lower Aghada Tennis & Sailing Club

Exciting Club Developments: Resurfacing of Courts 1 - 4

This month sees exciting developments for the club, as courts 1 to 4 are resurfaced.

Work commences this weekend, with the old surface being removed on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th. The contractor will come on site on Monday 12th to begin preparation work for the laying of new ‘Tiger Turf’ courts, the surface chosen after trials and consultations with numerous other clubs nationwide.

Weather permitting, the contractor is expected to be off site within 12-15 working days and the new courts ready to play on. Throughout the construction, courts 5 and 6 will remain open for play, and a new court booking sheet is now up in the clubhouse, that will see courts available for one hour time slots, available to all members.

Commenting on the new development, Club Chairman, Steve Obersby said “This is really an exciting project for the club, and when completed will see our club with the best surface available on the market today.”

The club is now open for membership in all categories, and full details and application forms are available from any committee member or from the office on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

For more information on Lower Aghada Tennis & Sailing Club, find the club on facebook, follow them on Twitter @LowerAghadaTC, email admin@loweraghadatennis.ie, or call (021) 4661200.


Annual Birds Competition
Lower Aghada’s Annual Birds Competition draws to a close this Friday 9th March, and the final will see the last action on Courts 1 to 4 before work begins on resurfacing project on Saturday. Once again, this year’s tournament was a huge success, with great tennis being played by all teams involved over the last number of weeks. Lower Aghada Tennis Club would like to thank Kevin and Mary Day of Eurospar, Whitegate for their continued sponsorship of this popular event.