New season for Tullamore Tennis Club

A busy calendar of activities for both Juniors and Adults is planned down at Tullamore Tennis Club for 2011, with activity and coaching sessions with the Clubs new Coach, Derek Stenson, a Level 1 Tennis Ireland Coach, tournaments for both adults and juniors and the regular Monday and Thursday night tennis competitions taking place.

A busy calendar of activities for both Juniors and Adults is planned down at Tullamore Tennis Club for 2011, with activity and coaching sessions with the Clubs new Coach, Derek Stenson, a Level 1 Tennis Ireland Coach, tournaments for both adults and juniors and the regular Monday and Thursday night tennis competitions taking place.

Monday and Thursday night tennis starts at 7.15pm, excluding bank holidays. The first night takes place this coming Thursday. These nights are open to members and non-members of all grades, with a small entry fee charged on the night when the lights are being used.

Anyone wishing to come along on a night is asked to be at the club 15 minutes beforehand so that the organisers can get tennis started on time. We also plan to make available the new coach at the club to attend one of these sessions each month to give some basic tips and advice to those attending - more details to follow on this once finalised.

Sunday Morning Junior Fun Tennis with Derek Stenson: This year the Club will be providing coaching sessions for juniors. Sessions have already taken place to date.

Due to its popularity the sessions from this Sunday will be in two groups - under 10's should come down from 11am until 11:45 and the session for aged 10 and over will take place from 11.45 to 12.45. The Sunday morning tennis is provided free to existing members.

For non-members interested in taking part the club has on offer a reduce junior membership fee of €10 which will give the new person full access to the clubs facilities, including the Sunday morning tennis, up until the end of April. We encourage any young person interested in tennis to come down to one of the Sunday morning sessions over the next few weeks to see what's on offer at the club.

Unavailability of Courts: A reminder to all members that all three courts are booked for organised activities on Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm to 10pm and Sunday mornings from 11am to 12:45. Club competitions will also take preference on courts.

Adult Tournament Planned for March: The first tournament of 2011 for adults will be the Doubles League, starting in March. Texts will be sent out to members in the coming days asking for entries. Mixed Doubles Result: Finally, the result of the final of the mixed doubles league, postponed on at least three occasions because of the recent bad spell of weather. The victors were Derrick Cleary and Deirdre Manley who defeated Joy Cox and Anne Joyce. Well done to the finalists and all those who took part in the competition at the end of last year.

For more information about the club and its activities please contact our website www.tullamoretennisclub.com