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SLTC Newsletter No. 42 OCTOBER 22 2015
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SLTC NEWSLETTER NO. 42        NOVEMBER 22 2015  
 Our  photographs show Oisin Dunne Winner of the Boys U19 and Sam Buckley Winner of the Boys U15 Ulster Squash Junior Open 
EGM MONDAY 9TH NOVEMBER: The Management Committee has called an Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) of Sutton Lawn Tennis Club (“Club”) for the purposes of:
  • Updating Members on the current status of the new Gym Development;
  • To seek the approval of Members for the EGM Resolution – details of which can be seen on the Club Notice board in the foyer.
The EGM will be held in the Club House at 8:00pm on Monday, 9th November 2015. 
­­­­­­­­­Kevin Hanson
Honorary Secretary
 
DIRECT DEBIT PAYMENTS:  We wish to advise those Members who are paying their subscriptions by Direct Debit that due to a technical problem, the October payment will be taken at the beginning of November. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
 
SIGNING FOR COURTS DURING MORNINGS: Thank you to all those Members who are signing in. Please continue with the good work!
 
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  Sutton LTC are launching a fantastic new Sponsorship drive .  Keep an eye out for our ‘GAME, SET AND MATCHED’  brochure, which will be looking for Partners (or indeed Benefactors) who may be interested in sponsoring our tennis and squash teams, our Closed and Open squash and tennis competitions or events, sponsoring a court or even sponsoring a social event!.  There will be lots of opportunities to advertise within the Club directly to it’s Members and visitors - via the new Club website, newsletters, in-club house and on-court advertising.  We really want to encourage our Members to be a part of this initiative and to convince them and/or their employers of the opportunities on offer by becoming a Sutton LTC Partner.  If you’re interested, could you talk to Garret Buckley 086-2465093, Greg Cooke 087-4114000, John Nolan 086-8188085 or the Club Manager, Peter Ribeiro about how best we can work together! Brochures are available from the Office.
 
FLOODLIT LEAGUE  COURT REQUIREMENTS
Tuesday 27TH October         6 courts at 7.30 pm
Wednesday 28th October 6 courts at 7.30 pm
 
LEINSTER MATCHPLAYS COURT REQUIREMENTS  
 
We will be hosting the Junior Leinster Matchplays. Courts  1-6  will be required from 9.30am to 5pm from Sunday 25th to Saturday Oct 31st. Members will be able to book Courts 8,9 and Bradshaw 1 and 2 online if they wish to play. Court 7 will be also be available. Make sure you book in advance so you are guaranteed your court.

SNOOKER BLITZ is played very Thursday at 7.30 pm. All welcome.
 
SNOOKER – ROVER 60
 
Calling all Retirees or Members with time to spare. The Rover 60 League competition will commence on Monday 2nd November. It is open to all standards and abilities. Application forms are available from the Office and the fee for the full term is €10. We will also be have social gatherings at Christmas and at the end of the competition.  If you have any queries call Ed O’Neill 087-2256519.

RUTH BRENNAN’S BOUTIQUE
Ruth Brennan’s Boutique returns to Sutton LTC  tomorrow Friday, 23rd October from 12-7 pm and Saturday, 24th from 11-2 pm.
 
FRIDAY NIGHT TENNIS:  Every Friday evening. Sign up by 7.45 to ensure a place. Enjoy a really good game of tennis followed by social chit chat in the Bar afterwards.
 
TABLE TENNIS BLITZ IS BACK  every Monday at 8pm. Now playing with 2 tables Champions Table – Challenger Table.  All standards welcome. Entry fee €4.00. Bats and balls supplied.
 
POKERAMA: Friday, 1 November 6th  at 8.30 pm.

 


 
SENIOR TENNIS
 

SENIOR LEAGUE
 

Hard luck to our Ladies 3rd team who lost out in the Final of Class 3 in Naas last Sunday. It was a tight affair against Templeogue with all three matches going to 3 sets. The team though has secured promotion to Class 2 for next year!
 
 
FLOODLIT LEAGUE
 It's been a good campaign so far. All 6 teams, 4 men, 2 ladies, are in the running for making the Play Offs as we go into next week. Last matches take place next Tuesday 27th and Wednesday. 28th.
   
WORLD CUP TEAM TENNIS
Great entry in to our first ever Senior Team tennis event. Nearly 80 Players of all levels involved. Matches to be completed by Oct 28th with the Finals Day on Oct 30th

SENIOR AUTUMN EVENTS
The Autumn Events draws are online.   Finals will take place on Saturday, 28th November along with the Finals of the Veterans Championships.

 


 

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JUNIOR TENNIS
 
HALLOWEEN TENNIS
Tennis for Kids over the Halloween period takes place on Thursday, 29th October. 
First up is MONSTER TENNIS where the kids dress up in their Halloween outfits and play tennis. The Junior Academy Event takes place on the Indoor courts from 2pm - 3pm. The MONSTER TENNIS Tournament for Junior Sports Members U10 and U12 runs from 3pm - 5pm.
 
For the older Kids aged 12 and over we have GLOW tennis commencing at 5.30 pm We keep all the lights off in the Club and play in the dark. Kids should bring glow sticks and anything that lights up in dark!!
 
Each event is €3 pp. Sign up at the Office.
 
NOVEMBER TOURNAMENT SERIES
 
The November Junior Tournament Series returns on Nov 7th and runs each Sunday through November. There will be Singles Events for U12s and U14s. Players get points each week for playing and also where they finish. More details next week!
 
RED/ORANGE BALL BLITZ
Our Saturday evening Red/Orange ball Blitz is back this week. The session is open to Juniors aged between 7 and 9 years old. It's a chance for kids to learn about scoring and matches without getting too competitive! The Blitz takes place from 5pm-6pm this Saturday.

JUNIOR COACHING
The forms are out for the new Junior coaching programme. The term runs until the week of Dec 14th, then takes a break for Christmas and returns on the week of Jan 11th. All our classes are full and we have a waiting list so if you will not be taking up your spot in the new term please contact Rob Turpin 087-9535193 as soon as possible.
 
The Tournament Squad will resume after mid-term break. There will be a separate form for these classes. Rob will be in touch with everyone by the end of this week with the programme. 
 
JUNIOR LEAGUE
 
Hard luck to our Boys U14 2nd team who lost their Play Off match v Rathgar away last Saturday. Thanks to Sinead McKenna for managing the team.
 
Our U14 Boys and Girls 1st team are both in Semi Final action on Nov 1st.
 


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SENIOR SQUASH

LEINSTER SQUASH TEAM CONTACT DETAILS
Team captains, contact numbers and links for league score submissions have now been updated for the new 2015-2016 season.
 
Mens
 
Ladies
 
Please contact the Administrator with any queries or name changes.
 
The Trinity College League teams will be playing their home matches at Trinity Hall on Dartry Road in Dartry until further notice. The directions on the Trinity Squash page have been updated to reflect this. There are directions to all Clubs are on their profile pages. Be sure to check them out before you travel.
 
RANKING LIST FIRST QUARTER
The 1st Ranking Date for Leinster Squash League was 12th October . Be sure to play in the correct order for matches. If you are unsure call Eoin for clarification.
You can continue to challenge up the ladder for the next Quarter. Write up your Challenge and contact your opponent immediately. The Rules for challenges are posted on the notice board also.
 
LEINSTER SQUASH MASTER OPEN ENTRY
This tournament will take place in Fitzwilliam on 6th and 7th November. To enter CLICK HERE
 
JUNIOR SQUASH
 
2 TITLES AT THE ULSTER
Congratulations to Oisin Dunne and Sam Buckley. Oisin won the Boys U/19 title after beating Aiden O’Brien from Surrey in England 3/0. Aiden has declared for Ireland, in accordance with the Irish Squash criteria, but lives in Surrey. Oisin played a strong and confident game to take this match 11/5, 11/6, 11/6. Sam Buckley played fellow Club player Michael Creaven winning 11/5, 11/8, 11/2.
Stephanie Ryan, Michael Creaven and Luke Logan came 2nd in their sections.
39 Sutton LTC Squash Juniors took part in the ULSTER JUNIOR OPEN. This is the second Irish Squash Tour Event of the season. 
Full Result  – CLICK HERE  
 
 U/13 ONE DAY JUNIOR SQUASH TOURNAMENT – THIS SUNDAY
SUNDAY 25th October - U/11 BOYS & GIRLS –  2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR ENTRY IN BEFORE CLOSING DATES – NO TEXT ENTRIES PLEASE.
Form in Club now.

IRISH SQUASH JUNIOR OPEN 2015 – ENTRY LINK
The Irish Squash Junior Open will take place from 27th / 29th November in Sutton LTC and ALSAA Squash Club again this year. There is a link for Irish Players on the Irish Squash Website to make entry easy. All Players are welcome to enter events from U/13 – U/19 Boys and girls. This is a very special Tournament as we get an opportunity to welcome visitors from other countries to come and play on our turf. CLOSING DATE IS Friday 6th November 2015 ENTER HERE
 
SQUASH CALENDARS
The Junior Squash Calendars are available in the Club and is also be posted on the website.
JUNIOR SQUASH CALENDAR 2015 / 2016    

JUNIOR SQUASH "ONE DAY" TOURNAMENTS 2015 / 2016
We will be looking for Parents to help with the running of the “ONE DAY” Tournaments. If you do not have experience you will be paired with someone who has. If a date suits you please come forward and offer to help out.   



 
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SNOOKER UPDATE

The Thursday night Blitz is played at 7.30pm . Come along and join us.