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’Remember Us’ Junior Tennis - July 10th.

’Remember Us’ Junior Tennis - July 10th.
A big thank you to all the members who volunteered today to make the hosting of the junior ’remember us’ group a great outing for everyone. A special thanks to Jimmy, Sally, Lisa and Sinead who entertained 40 children, to Fiona Redmond and Tanya for coordinating the sessions and to the ’remember us’ volunteers who pulled it all together.


Membership fees are now due.
Single membership €60
Family membership €80
Junior membership €30

Please ensure membership is paid to me by April 13th 2018. I am usually at the courts 10 - 11am Friday mornings or Tuesday evenings 7.30 - 8.30.

Many thanks,

Kizzy (Treasurer)

Turkey Doubles Competition

Turkey Doubles Competition
Congratulations to Alan and Ann, runners up Gillian and Bartek

Sports Capital Grant for Balrothery Tennis Courts (30/11)

Fingal County Council secured a sports capital grant on our behalf, 120k to be used to resurface the courts and upgrade the lighting. Further details to follow over the coming months when schedule agreed.

McCormack Cup Finals

McCormack Cup Finals
Sunday 22nd October - finals of the McCormack cup, winner Alan Cashell, runner up Paul Andrews. Plate competition winner George Blaine, runner up Gillian Murtagh. Thanks to competitors, supporters and Sally for organising and providing the sambos!

Leinster Tennis Survey

Leinster Tennis have requested members complete this survey, chance to win 2 tickets to French Open.

Mixed Doubles Final Day - September 2nd

Mixed Doubles Final Day - September 2nd
Thanks to all the players and supporters in making our finals morning a great success. Herbie and Sally put on an excellent bar b que, while we watched the final between the top scoring double teams. George Blaine and Sinead Cody beat Paul Andrews and Johanna Maldonado. Medals and prizes awarded by Sinead Cassin, with a ’special’ medal for Herbie.

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.

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.

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

Also see

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 -

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.

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.

Club Night started back March 8th!

Club Night started back March 8th!
All Welcome! 7.30 to 9, racquets available if required.

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/

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

Autumn programme -
Thursday 21st September 8 weeks

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.

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.
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Regular Events

Club Tennis Coaching - All Welcome!

**Adult Beginners - classes x4 begin 12th July @7pm**

Junior: from 3rd July Thursday 6.30 to 7.30, x 4 weeks in July

new term commencing 28th May 2018

Adult: Tuesday 7.30 - 8.30 pm (Cardio tennis)

8 classes, €50 for members only, pay-as-u-go €8 members, €10 non members.


Parks Tennis (Fingal County Council)

Registration on June 29th from 2 - 4pm

On each weekday from July 2nd to 27th from 2 - 5:30pm

Contact Tanya 089 961 0202 or email the club if you need more details.

We hope you enjoy your tennis on the courts. Please treat the facilities with respect.
Last Update : Jul 10th, 2018
Upcoming Events

Tennis Leaders Courses coming up in Fingal

The Tennis Leaders course covers a number of relevant topics to support volunteers in clubs with organising events, matchplay and fun sessions in the club for all ages and abilities.

The next courses due to take place in Fingal are:



Please promote within your club and encourage your members and volunteers to sign up – we have 20 spots available on each, so please do come along and take part.
Venue: Fingal
Happens : Saturday, September 1st, 2018 10:00am

McCormack Cup / Final club competition

This perpetual trophy will this year be awarded to the cross-club singles winner. Competition taking place through October with finals scheduled for 14th October (depending on process of competition). Watch this space...

Venue: Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
Happens : Sunday, October 14th, 2018 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