Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
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Support Your Wednesday Club Night

Support Your Wednesday Club Night

posted by polanders on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
We’ve had a slow start to the year due to the weather but now its picked up we would really appreciate if our members would make an effort to support Wednesday club nights, this really is a life blood for our club were it gives a chance for new members to come along and get introduced and have a good time playing at every level.

Most current members got introduced this way and as a result know everyone involved, it’s aim is being more of a social & entertaining night rather being competitive and it achieves that when we have numbers. Its now current member’s turn to do the same for others that are thinking about giving it a go.
updated by polanders 10th Apr 2014
Special Offer for month March for 2014/15 Membership Fees

Special Offer for month March for 2014/15 Membership Fees

posted by godfrey on Friday, March 14th, 2014
Normally membership Fees cost €50 Adult and €70 Family. But for the month of March Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club is offering a special rate of €40 for an adult and €50 for a family membership for the April 2014 to end of March 2015 season. To make payment contact Club Treasurer Ann Coary or Lisa McGrain or any other current committee members. Generally committee members are down at the courts on Wednesday nights. Godfrey - Hon. Secretary.
2014 AGM Wed 2nd April at 8.45pm after Clubnight in Clubhouse.

2014 AGM Wed 2nd April at 8.45pm after Clubnight in Clubhouse.

posted by godfrey on Saturday, February 1st, 2014
A few of the key committee positions will are becoming vacant and anyone interested in helping the Club progress would be very welcome to join the committee. I am stepping down as Hon. Secretary of the Club and Katrina Mooney is stepping down as Chairperson having served in these roles since June 2010. We both would like to thank all current and previous committee members and club members for their work and support. This is an opportunity for anyone within the Club that would like to get their ideas initiated and help the club develop further. Wishing everyone all the best Godfrey.
updated by godfrey 13th Mar 2014
Back in 2000 our girls & boys junior teams won the Parks Tennis League

Back in 2000 our girls & boys junior teams won the Parks Tennis League

posted by polanders on Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Article in Fingal Independent 15 September 2000

The boys and girls of Balrothery swept the boards in the Kit Kat Parks Tennis League this summer, with both teams winning their Division 1 leagues outright. The girls team have won the event on several occasions in the past but this was a first for the boys and the double made for some very special celebrations.

‘Dedication, hard work and pracitice have paid off handsomely again.’ is how team coach Evelyn Hanrahan put it after the great wins as she paid tribute to all those who made the great wins possible.

The girls team beat Balbriggan, Baltray and Skerries in their section to make it to the semi-finals where they really upped a gear to outclass a talented Albrt College side. In the finals in St Annes Park, Raheny, they were faced by a gritty North Kildare outfit but edged them out well on a comfortable 6-3 margin.

The hot-shot Balrothery girls who took the title in such style were: Lorna Sweetman, Maebh Moloney, Audrey McDonnell, Susan Miller, Ashling Cox, Susan Rock, Bronagh McCoy, Caroline Miller, Anna Sweetman, and team captain Kate Lynch.

The boys team pushed their way past Donaghmede, Baltray and Skerries in their opening rounds before they dispatched Poppintree in the semis. Ballyfermot were their victims in the final, with the Balrothery squad charging home on an impressive 8-1 scoreline.

The squad were: Conor Shiel, Harry Kennedy, Tomas Shiel, Conor Moloney, Karl Dickson, Gordon Sambrooks, Ian Bertram, Kevin Heffernan, Garreth Allen, and team captain Alan Kelly.

The brains behind the operation were the top class coaches Evelyn Hanrahan and Heather Kennedy.
updated by polanders 6th Apr 2013
Free access to new Tennis World online magazine for BBTC

Free access to new Tennis World online magazine for BBTC

posted by polanders on Monday, March 4th, 2013
You may have noticed the Tennis World magazine link on our web site recently, the publishers contacted us recently with a deal to give our members and visitors free access in exchange for promoting it on our site. Access is subscription only usually.
Worth checking, content and images are very good. You won’t be hassled to subscribe or hit with advertising - if that starts to happen we’ll remove it.
updated by polanders 15th Mar 2013

Wednesday Adult Club Night Tennis

posted by godfrey on Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Adult Club Night social tennis back in full swing from 7.30-9pm every wednesday night weather permitting. Brighter evenings and weather with us now, so shake-off the winter dust and cob-webs off your rackets and get fit and enjoy a good social night of tennis at Balrothery Tennis Club every wednesday night. New members very welcome and looking forward to seeing all current members BTC.
updated by godfrey 2nd Apr 2013
Tie Break Rules - how to proceed after 6-6

Tie Break Rules - how to proceed after 6-6

posted by polanders on Friday, July 20th, 2012
As a tie break doesn’t happen too often and sometimes players can end up scratching their heads trying to remember how to proceed, here’s how...

The player who would normally be serving after 6-6 is the one to serve first in the tie break, and the tie break is considered a service game for this player.
The server begins his service from the deuce court and serves one point. After the first point, the serve changes to the first server’s opponent. Each player then serves two consecutive points for the remainder of the tiebreak. The first of each two-point sequence starts from the server’s advantage court and the second starts from the deuce court. In this way, the sum of the scores is even when the server serves from the deuce court. After every six points, the players switch ends of the court; it can occur in the middle of a server’s two-point sequence.

The tie break winner is the first person to reach 7 points or above with a 2 point lead on their opponent.
updated by polanders 22nd Dec 2012
Shreddies Spring Tennis Coaching for Children

Shreddies Spring Tennis Coaching for Children

posted by godfrey on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Shreddies Parks Tennis is currently running coaching over eight weeks which commenced at the end of September. Classes are every Thursday afternoon from 3.30pm at Balrothery Tennis Courts for girls and boys aged 6-17 years of age and are divided into one hour sessions based on age and standard. The price is €25 for eight one hour lessons and all equipment is supplied including rackets and balls as required. This coaching is subsidised by Shreddies & Fingal Council to keep costs reasonable for parents. Any enquiries can be made to 01-8338711 for further information.
updated by godfrey 22nd Oct 2013
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Regular Events
Open Adult Club Night
Newcomers very welcome to come and try before deciding to joining.
Wednesday Evenings from 7:30pm, weather permitting, if its not raining or blowing a gale its on.
If looking suspect give Paul a ring/text if you want to make sure.

Ladies Club Morning
Sunday Morning 11.00am-1pm

Last Update : Jan 30th, 2014
Coaching Schedule
4:30-6:30pm : Junior supervised matchplay

4:30-5:30pm : Junior Coaching
7pm : Adult Coaching

3:30-5:30pm : Junior Coaching

3:30-6:45pm : Shreddies subsidized junior coaching


10-11:30am : Adult Coaching
Last Update : Feb 26th, 2013
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Any other string : string price + €10
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Fingal Tennis League 2012 ladies team winners
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Fingal League 2013
13/4 Balrothery 3 2 Portmarnock
20/4 Sutton 4 1 Balrothery
27/4 Castleknock 2 3 Balrothery
4/5 Balrothery 5 0 Castleknock
11/5 Portmarnock 4 1 Balrothery
18/5 Balrothery 3 2 Sutton
Mens Fingal Tennis League 2013 Winners...
14/4 Balrothery 5 0 Portmarnock
21/4 Carpenterstown 0 5 Balrothery
28/4 Balrothery 1 4 Skerries
5/5 Swords 1 4 Balrothery
12/5 Balrothery 4 1 Sutton
19/5 Final : Balrothery 3 2 Sutton
Ladies Fingal Tennis League 2013 Winners...
Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
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