Tuesday, 28 June 2011

News on 28th June 2011

Tennis Captain Kieran Tuohy and Junior Captain Jason Comerford with Junior Ladder finalists

Well done to Kieran Tuohy and Jason Comerford who initiated the Open Day on Sunday and to all who helped out  on the day.
Children who tried out the ball machine

Junior Tennis News
  Michael Mc Mahon and Roger Mulcaire topped the Junior Ladder and competed in the final.r. Michael won the match 6/2 6/2 to become the first winner of the perpetual shield for the Junior Ladder. The 2011/12 ladder signup will be posted in the clubhouse on Monday and Round One will commence on the weekend beginning July 1st.

In other Junior News - Roger made the final of the Munster Clay Courts U18 competition - losing the final on a score of 6/2 6/4 to Robbie Pratt, and Michael McMahon made the U16 semi final.

 Senior Tennis

The Dublin Tournament  continues each Friday at 7pm and please sign up in advance on the notice board and is for all grades. Please contacy Kieran Tuohy if you have queries.

American Tournament takes place each Tuesday at 7pm this event is graded  so all standards catered for and is open for non members.

The Ladies' Doubles and Gents' Singles ladders continue and particpants are requested to organise their games promptly.

Summer Camps

The next few weeks will see massive usage of the courts during daytime hours and members are reminded that court availability during these hours is limited.

Best wishes to Mary Frances D'Arcy and her team as she coordinates the Shreddies Parks Tennis camp.

Fund Raising
Martin Dunne is puttting together a series of events for fund rasing in the Autumn; current short list includes; Race Night
Poker Classic
25 Card Drive
Black Pudding Night !

If members have any further suggestion or are willing to help out please contact Martin Dunne

Poker Nights every Wednesday at 8.30pm - just come along €10 stake and new players are particularly welcomed.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Tennis For All

The club is hosting an  

      Open Day

  on Sunday 26th June
 from 1pm to 4pm.

The objective is increase membership numbers by allowing non members come along and get a chance to play.
Club members and coaches will be on hand to assist visitors try out our tennis courts and learn about membership. The event is timed to coincide with the media attention surrounding Wimbledon fortnightand is organised by Kieran Touhy & Jason Comerford.

Junior Tennis - Summer Camps

The club offers two options

1. The Shreddies Park Tennis

Registration for this is on Saturday 25th June from 2pm to 12 pm.

It runs from July 4th for 2 weeks.

Shreddies Parks Tennis

Option 2

The Danny & Jason Comerford summer camps  

week 1: July 4th - 8th
week 2: July 11-15
week 3: July 18-22

Cost: €90

Application clubs are in the clubhouse
Priority must be given to club members

Further infomation:
Danny (065) 6841096
Coaches Jason Comerford & Danny Comerford

American Tournament
The weekly American Tournament is open to all adults - members and non membersand all levels  each Tuesday at 7pm

Dublin Tournament 
This tennis event is open to all and takes place each Friday at 7pm. All grades are catered for. Teas, coffees, snacks and prize giving is afterwards

Friday, 10 June 2011

Shreddies Summer Tennis Camp


 This event is on in Ennis Lawn Tennis Club from 4th-15th July

1 hour daily classes

€30 per child for 2 weeks (family rate available)

Registration:  Sat 25th June from 12-2pm 

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Spring League Presentation Night

Congratulations to all the winners and runners up for the Spring League. Each group was very competitive and delivered worthy winners and runners up. Well done to Tennis Captain Kieran Tuohy and his team for delovering an excellent event. Many thanks to all those who helped out in lots of ways on Friday last.

Tennis Competitions

Tennis Tournaments  & News

Ladies Doubles
The draw for the Ladies Doubles Tournament is made and is on the notice board.

Gents Singles Ladder
This event is ongoing and details and contact numbers are on the board.

American Tournament 
An American Tournament takes place each Tuesday and all are invited. It is open to both members and non members.

Open Tournaments
Best wishes to all club members who are playing in open tournaments including Nenagh, Limerick etc

Tennis Committee
Kiaran Touhy and the  Tennis Committe meet on the 1st Thursday of each month. Kieran has invited any interested club member to attend and particpate in these meetings.

Life membership for distinguished service of John McLaughlin

Honorory life membership for John McLaughlin in Ennis Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club
Honory Life Membership for John McLaughlin from Ger Browne

At the last AGM of Ennis Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club there was a unanimous decision by members  to confer honorary life membership to long standing member John McLaughlin.

Last week at  recent club function this accolade was officially conferred. In the citation for the honororay membership the long distinguished years  of service by John over many decades were reviewed;

Veteran member  Ger Browne outlined the many roles that John has performed for the club; chairman, tennis captain, badminton captain, Munster Branch Tennis Ireland member, International umpire, Tournament  Director of the Ennis Tennis Senior Open.

John’s contribution  to both the tennis and badminton sections of the club was particularly noted. In the week that volunteerism in sport received national recognition it was fitting that one of the Clare’s  finest exponents of selfless commitment to sport was acknowledged.
Members wish John well.

Many of the club’s  long standing members were present to wish John well. John’s many skills were further evident as he dug out his guitar and helped provide music for the evening with fellow club members Ger Browne on guitar and Cathy  Foley on violin. Club member and top tenor Vincent Di Placido delivered a stirring rendition of the Neapolitan love song, Ritorna a Sorrento  that would not have been out of place in an international opera hall.
House band for the night
Vincent Di Placido

The award to John McLaughlin is only the fourth such award in over 100 years. Previous honorary life members were; Rev Sean Moriarity  (club tennis champion in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s),  Tom Eade and Donie O’Halloran.

Friday, 3 June 2011

News 3rd June


Spring League  Presentation tonight

 Also the Club is officially acknowledging the Life Membership Award to John McLaughlin this evening.

All members and friends are welcome and musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments.

American Tournament
Each Tuesday at 7pm and is open to all including non-members. Adults only

Subs Due
All 2010 / 2011 memberships have now elapsed and need to be renewed.

Junior Badminton Success 

Bronze medal at Community Games

This year Ennis St.Johns Under 15 Badminton Team was made up of all
Ennis Tennis & Badminton Club members.

The team made up of -  Amy MacNamara, Emma Kavanagh, Sophie Marron,
Karen MacNamara, Aine Ryan, Cian Ruane, Cathal Ruane, Eoin Flynn recently represented Munster at the Community Games Finals in Athlone were they took home the bronze medal.

They did well but unfortunately were defeated 3-2 by a very strong Wexford team representing Leinster.

They then went on to claim 3rd place from the Monaghan team representing Ulster winning all 5 games.

As most of the team will be under 15 again next year they will be back
striving for gold!!!

Thanks to Tony Flynn – Team Manager who put in a lot of time getting the team to the finals. 

Shreddies Summer Camp
Shreddies Tennis Camp

Registration Day Sat 25th 12-2pm
Programme 4th -15th July

Tennis Coaches Jason &  Danny Comerford
Comerford Summer Camp
This will take place from 4th July also - further details to follow