Saturday, 30 June 2012

Plans for extension to the Clubhouse

Badminton Ireland want to set up their first Regional Academy at the Club. To do this they have helped us apply for a grant from the 2012 Sports Capital Programme to bring our facilities up to the standard required for a high performance set up.

Planning permission has been obtained for an extension to the Club that includes new entrances to the mens and ladies dressing rooms, new toilet facilities (including the disabled), a coaching room for power point and dvd presentations, and a new taraflex badminton surface (olympic standard) that will be laid over the existing badminton courts. This surface is also ideal for junior tennis. Also included is a double door in the bar leading onto a new balcony with steps down to the tennis courts.
We will know in October if we have obtained the grant. If we have it is hoped the extension will be completed in time for the 125 celebrations in July 2013. Thanks are due to Al Bredin who had the vision and drive to develop this project.

Dan Constantinescu wins in the South of Ireland


Congratulations to Dan Constantinescu who was victorious in the Limerick South of Ireland Open Grade 3 defeating in the final Shane Curtin from Limerick 6/1 6/3 recently.

Club History and Personalities

A special blog has been set up that will feature people that were very involved and contributed greatly to the Club over the past 124 years. http://www.clareracquets.blogspot.com/ shows Fr.Sean Moriarty and Tom Mannion, both former Presidents of the Fergus Lawn Tennis Club.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

10,000 Views


This Blog which was started in March 2010 by Peter Foley has just past the 10,000 view mark. Thank you Peter for the excellent idea of creating a Club Blog and ensuring its success.


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Chloe Magee


Irish Badminton No 1 Chloe Magee who is preparing for the upcoming Olympics, will be on the TV3 Morning Show this Friday 22nd June at 11am.

May Doubles Finals



Due to the poor weather forecast, the May Doubles Semi-Finals and Finals with presentation of prizes and music, have been postponed from Thursday 21st June to Thursday 28th June at 7pm.

Details regarding the Semi-Final draws will be on on the noticeboard. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the matches and the music after.

Club Memberships

Reminder that membership renewals are due from June 1 2012. Membership forms are available at the clubhouse and on the clubs website ennistennis.com.

It is important to note that this year you are asked to return your key together with your Membership Renewal Form. Please put both in an envelope marked for the attention of Ann Twomey, Membership Secretary.The key will be re-cut and sent back to you with your Membership Card. The process will take a few days during which time we ask for members patience.