In advance of the club re-opening a members’ webinar was held on Sunday 17th May. At the webinar Club Chairman, John O’Sullivan and Club Captain, David Carroll outlined the work done by the club in advance of its re-opening. They also explained some of the guidelines that will be in place in order to protect members and staff during the Covid-19 Pandemic. A full recording of the webinar is available below.
In recent months, we have been working to make our club a more environmentally friendly club. LEDs have been put in place in a number of areas around the club and compostable cups and paper straws are have been in the use in the bar for some time. From April, the club will also be removing the use of single-use plastic cups and so it will no longer be providing the plastic cups by the water fountain so members are asked to bring their own reusable bottles and cups going…
The Annual General Meeting of the Munster Branch of Tennis Ireland will take place in The Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork on Wednesday 11th March 2020 at 8 pm. ALL CLUB MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND Nomination Form for the election of Members to the Munster Branch of Tennis Ireland for the year 2020/2021 can be obtained from the Club Office and need to be returned to Munster Branch by 17th February 2020 Forms for Notice of Motion to the AGM : To be returned by 10th February 2020 THESE…
The annual Christmas Cracker competition took place on December 27th. The event was again very well attended and players enjoyed some mulled wine and mince pies after their tennis. A number of photos are available on Facebook at this link.
Congratulations to club members, Fiona and Sean O’Callaghan on their huge achievement playing for the Irish team who took bronze in the World University Championships in Grenoble last weekend. Some photos are available on Facebook at this link.
The finals of the American Tournament took place on Saturday 16th November. Congratulations to the overall winner Cathy Walsh and winners on the evening Catherine O’Riordan and Brian Twomey, a huge thank you must also go to Maria Crowley and her committee for organising the tournament during the year. Photos of the event are available on Facebook at this link.
The Induchem Club Championships took place between September 22nd – 27th and had a record entry of over 150 entries. This year the format changed significantly and the presentation was done in tandem with the dinner on the Friday night. A massive thank you to our sponsors Induchem and also to Emma Crowley & Claire Fennell, tournament directors and all the committees which helped with the organisation to the event. The lists of winners is available at this link and there are also a number of photos available from Facebook.
A massive well done must go to Ron O’Mahony, Shane McCarthy, Grace Reidy and Sandra Higgins who are competed in the Grade 2 Summer Cup finals in Rushbrooke. The team were facing off against Rushbrooke and after 4 matches it was 2-2 all. The Mens Doubles was the decider and Ron and Shane came back from 5-2 in the third to win the tournament. Well done to all !
On September 6th and 7th, Sunday’s Well was delighted to host the Junior Veteran’s Interprovincial Event. The level of tennis throughout the weekend was outstanding and Sunday’s Well was well represented on all teams. Leinster won the title overall but Munster did have wins in the Ladies 35+ 40+ and Men’s 45+events, in particular well done to Abby Hayes, Mary Claire McCarthy, Deirdre Swinburne who were all part of these winning teams.
On August 31st, Sundays Well welcomed the Irish Evergreens for a great weekend of tennis and social activities. 12 members of the Evergreens arrived came down on Friday and were welcomed by the Social Committee. This was followed on Saturday morning with some great tennis in beautiful sunshine. Thanks must go to Martin Leahy and the Social Committee for their organisation.
The finals of the Davy Munster Junior open championships were concluded in superb conditions at the Sundays Well Boating and Tennis Club, Cork on Saturday 6th July. Over 7 days over 310 boys and girls in age groups from as young as under 8 right through to under 18 competed in this Category 1 Irish Junior Tennis tournament and many of the country’s top juniors from all four provinces and further afar battled in blistering sunshine for the main titles. The tournament was a big success with entry being much…
As many of you know the Insight Insurance Munster Senior Open was held at the beginning of June. It was a busy week with 30 events, 481 players but it all went very smoothly! Well done to all our players who took part and congratulations to our finalists and winners. The results are available here A very big thank you to the tournament committee, all our sponsors particularly Insight Insurance and all the volunteers (over 60 of you!) who contributed time to help in the office, umpire matches, be ball boys/girls.