This has been a fabulous week at the Causeway Tennis Club! The Senior Open Week exceeded all expectations. The weather was spectacular – we couldn’t have planned for better! – and the tennis was riveting. A huge thank you to those members who contributed their time to running the kitchen and to the ladies who provided the delicious treats sold throughout the tournament. It was such a lovely way to spend the glorious evenings we had – sitting on the balcony sipping wine, munching on a burger (expertly made by Denis O’Donovan!), and watching some magnificent tennis. It was hard to leave.
The Senior Open is scheduled from Sunday 2nd until Saturday 8th June and is open to all levels. Entrants will be coming from all around the area. Entry forms are available to download from the club website (www.causewaytennisclub.ie) or on the notice board in the clubhouse. Enthusiastic participation from club members will be necessary to make this the successful week that we wish it to be. This is always a great week with many enthralling matches, so come along and show your support!
The Senior Club would like to congratulate Adam Taylor, who recently won the Under 12 Singles Plate in the Carrigaline Open. The Annual Junior Open Tournament was held over the May Bank Holiday weekend at Carrigaline Tennis Club in Co. Cork. As always, the event was well supported and attracted a large entry with competitors travelling from all over Munster and also from Dublin. Each round was the best of 2 sets, with a championship tie-break (first to 10 points, win by 2) at 1-1.
Men’s Night at your local tennis club is every Tuesday night. This fun event is ably managed by Ray Harty. Ray joined the Causeway tennis club three years ago encouraged by his wife, Miriam. What he noticed was how hard it could be to get started and enjoy a regular game. From a chance conversation in the clubhouse with Cashel Corby one wet August day, complaining that whilst ladies had a morning nothing was offered for men - Mens Tuesday night was born.
In May, the InterFirms tournament is scheduled from Monday 13th until Saturday 18th. This is always a great week and a lovely introduction to the club. Teams come from all around the area and the rivalry can be fierce. The competition is for levels from 4 to 7 and teams will be matched accordingly, the emphasis on enjoyment.
We wish to congratulate Ger Cusack, having been selected to play for Munster in the Senior Interprovincial Championships. The venue for the event is Templeogue Tennis Club in Dublin and is due to run from May 17th-19th.
The Interprovincials is a weekend tournament held once a year where the best veteran players of each province meet and compete. Each team is made up of 12 men and 12 women, all play doubles. Each partnership plays each province, for a total of 3 matches. The team who wins the most matches carries the day.
The Causeway Tennis Club had a very successful Winter League campaign during the 2012/13 season. We would like to congratulate the team – Orla Hayes, Martina Beresford, Kevin Leech, Dave Mahony, Miriam Matthews, Paddy Kennedy, Darek Tobolski and Nial Herlihy.
The Causeway Tennis Club is 30 years old this year. We have a thriving club with over 200 members and a very vibrant junior club.