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Castlebar Tennis Open - GOOD LUCK!

Good Luck to our members travelling to Castlebar for the August Bank Holiday weekend to take part in their tennis open.
posted by sheilag on Friday, July 28, 2017

Balrothery host ’Remember Us’

Balrothery host ’Remember Us’
A big thank you to all the volunteers on Tuesday 18th, when Balrothery Tennis club hosted the junior ’Remember Us’ group for tennis games and activities. A special thanks to Tanya (our club coach) and Lesley O’Halloran from ’Enjoy Tennis’ for coordinating the on- court action, and for all the members who gave their time (and baking) to supporting the event. ’Remember Us’ sent on their thanks for a great day.

The adult group will be hosted on Wednesday 26th at Club Night - see events.
posted by on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
updated by sheilag Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Leinster Senior Open Templeogue Tennis Club

Leinster Senior Open 2017

Friday 23rd June 2017 Saturday 1st July 2017

Templeogue Tennis Club

Open Event Seniors
23 Seeded Events
Categorised by Class
knockout Singles/Doubles/Mixed for Ladies/Gents

Entry Closes On - Wednesday 14th June 2017

https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=43CEB8C4-9DB0-4261-AAC4-A453E748E462

Also see www.templeoguetennis.com/senor-open.html


posted by sheilag on Sunday, June 11, 2017
updated by sheilag Sunday, June 11, 2017

Donnybrook Irish Close Championships 2017

It runs from 18-24 June, all standards catered for in the list of categories for entry.

Follow this link for details and entry -
http://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=E3030ECD-755E-4979-8E42-F3D59B6385CF
posted by sheilag on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BBTC supports local schools ’Active week’

BBTC supports local schools ’Active week’
BBTC ran a 1 day event at St Teresas N.S. in Balbriggan as part of the schools ’Active week’ programme on Wednesday 26th of April. Third and fourth class students got a fun taste of tennis, facilitated by Club Coach Tanya and volunteers.
posted by polanders on Saturday, May 6, 2017
updated by sheilag Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Support for our local tennis club

Support for our local tennis club
On Friday, 24 March, Mr Alan Farrell, TD Fine Gael, Tennis Ireland Director of development Roger Geraghty and Tara Congdon Tennis Ireland regional Development Officer Fingal area visited our club, to offer support to our current grant application.

The Fingal Independant newspaper covered the event.
posted by polanders on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Membership fees for 2017 now due

Membership fees are now due, please give to any member of the committee.

Family membership: 80 euro
Adult Membership: 60 euro
Juvenile: 30 euro

Many thanks to those who have already paid.
posted by polanders on Saturday, May 6, 2017
updated by polanders Saturday, May 6, 2017

Club Night started back March 8th!

Club Night started back March 8th!
All Welcome! 7.30 to 9, racquets available if required.
posted by polanders on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Parks Tennis Programme at Balrothery

Parks Tennis Programme at Balrothery
Children’s Tennis sponsored by Fingal County Council

Next session starts Thursday 11th of May for 8 weeks

Class Times:
5-7yrs at 3:30pm
8-11yrs at 4:30pm
12-17 at 5:30pm

Children can join any week if registration day was missed.

Enquiries: 01833871/ parkstennis@eircom.net

Summer programme -
registration Friday 30th June 2-4pm
daily Monday 3rd July to Friday 28th July

Autumn programme -
Thursday 21st September 8 weeks
posted by polanders on Monday, February 13, 2017
updated by polanders Saturday, May 6, 2017

Back in 2000 our girls & boys junior teams won the Parks Tennis League

Back in 2000 our girls & boys junior teams won the Parks Tennis League
Article in Fingal Independent 15 September 2000

The boys and girls of Balrothery swept the boards in the Kit Kat Parks Tennis League this summer, with both teams winning their Division 1 leagues outright. The girls team have won the event on several occasions in the past but this was a first for the boys and the double made for some very special celebrations.

Dedication, hard work and pracitice have paid off handsomely again.’ is how team coach Evelyn Hanrahan put it after the great wins as she paid tribute to all those who made the great wins possible.

The girls team beat Balbriggan, Baltray and Skerries in their section to make it to the semi-finals where they really upped a gear to outclass a talented Albrt College side. In the finals in St Annes Park, Raheny, they were faced by a gritty North Kildare outfit but edged them out well on a comfortable 6-3 margin.

The hot-shot Balrothery girls who took the title in such style were: Lorna Sweetman, Maebh Moloney, Audrey McDonnell, Susan Miller, Ashling Cox, Susan Rock, Bronagh McCoy, Caroline Miller, Anna Sweetman, and team captain Kate Lynch.

The boys team pushed their way past Donaghmede, Baltray and Skerries in their opening rounds before they dispatched Poppintree in the semis. Ballyfermot were their victims in the final, with the Balrothery squad charging home on an impressive 8-1 scoreline.

The squad were: Conor Shiel, Harry Kennedy, Tomas Shiel, Conor Moloney, Karl Dickson, Gordon Sambrooks, Ian Bertram, Kevin Heffernan, Garreth Allen, and team captain Alan Kelly.

The brains behind the operation were the top class coaches Evelyn Hanrahan and Heather Kennedy.
posted by polanders on Saturday, April 6, 2013
updated by polanders Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tie Break Rules - how to proceed after 6-6

As a tie break doesn’t happen too often and sometimes players can end up scratching their heads trying to remember how to proceed, here’s how...

The player who would normally be serving after 6-6 is the one to serve first in the tie break, and the tie break is considered a service game for this player.
The server begins his service from the deuce court and serves one point. After the first point, the serve changes to the first server’s opponent. Each player then serves two consecutive points for the remainder of the tiebreak. The first of each two-point sequence starts from the server’s advantage court and the second starts from the deuce court. In this way, the sum of the scores is even when the server serves from the deuce court. After every six points, the players switch ends of the court; it can occur in the middle of a server’s two-point sequence.

The tie break winner is the first person to reach 7 points or above with a 2 point lead on their opponent.
posted by polanders on Friday, July 20, 2012
updated by polanders Saturday, March 19, 2016
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Regular Events
Tanya on holidays for August!
 
Ladies Social Monday Mornings 10-11am Every Monday beginning March 6th (free of charge)

Tennis with Tanya Tuesday 8-9pm Every Tuesday starting 24th Jan

Social Tennis Wednesday 7.30-9pm (Free Of Charge) beginning March 1st

Adult Classes Friday Mornings 10–11am from 27th Jan



Contact Tanya 089 961 0202 or Sally 086 809 8654 if you need more details.

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Last Update : Aug 22nd, 2017
Upcoming Events

Mixed Doubles Summer Knockout

Winners are immortalized with their names engraved on the fine glass perpetual trophy that they can show off in their home for a year.

Partnerships picked out of a hat on the day, prizes for first and second place.

Non members may enter for a fee of 5 euros
Venue: Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
Happens : Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 1:30pm

McCormack Cup Mixed Doubles

A mixed doubles annual event with a perpetual trophy that you get to hold for the year with your name as 2016 winners immortalized on it.
The trophy dates back to the 1980’s and our biggest trophy prize of the year.
No entry fee for members.
Non members may enter for a fee of 5 euros.
Venue: Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
Happens : Sunday, November 5th, 2017 2:00pm

Christmas Turkey Tennis Competition

This is a mixed doubles tennis competition with players randomly paired on the evening of the event. It is the close of our 2016 tennis season.
Entrance fee 5 euro.
Venue: Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
Happens : Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 2:00pm
Coaching Schedule
For Adult and Child coaching and Children’s events contact our club coach Tanya Grazhulienie
Phone : 089 9610202
Last Update : Feb 18th, 2017