Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
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  why not play it?
    - our club is open to EVERYONE
    - try it commitment free in our open club nights
    - enjoy learning to play and competing
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Mixed Doubles Knockout 2013
Mixed Doubles Knockout 2013
Fingal Tennis League 2016  starts in April
Mens: April 9th, Ladies: April 10th  Click here to see match schedules
Many thanks to all sponsors of our 2016 Table Quiz fundraiser, your support is very much appreciated...
Gerry Andrews Spar
Balrothery Inn
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Medical Hall
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McFaddens
SuperValu Balbriggan
Ashley's Beauty Room
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AXA Insurance
Tracey's Make Up
Caseys Supervalu, Lusk
McCabes Pharmacy Lusk
Adrian Dunne Pharmacy, Balbriggan
Pat Halpin, MSF Massage Therapist, Skerries
The Sports Shop, Skerries
Upcoming Events

Mens Singles Ladder League

Venue: Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 12:00pm
Ongoing Mens singles competition which takes place over summer.
Players arrange their own match times and should aim to play one match a week.
Match format is best of 3 sets.

Enrollment starts July 1st.
Members only may enroll, there is no fee for this competition.
posted by polanders 2016-03-19 12:09:0019th Mar 2016

Strawberrys and Cream competition

Venue: Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
Date: Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 1:30pm
One day summer fun doubles competition open to all, partnerships drawn out of a hat on the day.
Prizes for first and second places.

Admission 3 euro for members, 5 euro for non members.
Strawberries and Cream included.
posted by polanders 2016-03-19 12:01:1919th Mar 2016

August Mixed Doubles Competition

Venue: Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
Date: Sunday, August 7th, 2016 1:30pm
Mixed doubles competition for all members.

No entry fee for members.
Non members may enter for a fee of 5 euros or signing up for annual membership on the day.
posted by polanders 2016-03-19 12:12:0219th Mar 2016

Mixed Doubles Summer Knockout

Venue: Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
Date: Sunday, September 4th, 2016 1:30pm
Winners are immortalized with their names engraved on the fine glass perpetual trophy that they can show off in their home for a year.

Partnerships picked out of a hat on the day, prizes for first and second place.
No entry fee for members.
Non members may enter for a fee of 5 euros or signing up for annual membership on the day.
posted by polanders 2016-03-19 12:13:3019th Mar 2016

McCormack Cup Mixed Doubles

Venue: Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 1:30pm
A mixed doubles annual event with a perpetual trophy that you get to hold for the year with your name as 2016 winners immortalized on it.
The trophy dates back to the 1980’s and our biggest trophy prize of the year.
No entry fee for members.
Non members may enter for a fee of 5 euros or signing up for annual membership on the day.
posted by polanders 2016-03-19 12:15:4319th Mar 2016
Latest Club News

Fingal Tennis League throughout April and May

The Club will have ladies and mens team entered into Fingal Tennis League which will take place every Saturday and Sunday throughout April and May.
posted by polanders on Saturday, April 9, 2016
updated by polanders Saturday, April 9, 2016

Membership fees now due!

Membership fees for 2016 are due before the end of April. Rates as follows:

Adult: €60
Juvenile: €30
Family: €80

Please give your fees to any committee member or email nualaodonnell16@gmail.com for more information. Thanks in advance!
posted by nodonnell on Saturday, April 9, 2016
updated by nodonnell Saturday, April 9, 2016

AGM outcome

Many thanks to all that attended, we all know its a significant effort to come forward to help by being there.

The main agenda item was committee restructuring, most committee members have been in their roles for many years and felt its time for rejuvenation, with this these roles have changed...

Chairperson: Sinead Cassin steps up, Paul Andrews steps down.

Secretary: Sheila Gallen steps up, Aidan Maroney steps down.

Treasurer: Nuala O’Donnell steps up, Ann Coary steps down, Lisa McGrane remains in situ but as an advisory treasurer.

Men’s Captain: Paul Andrews steps up, Dave Meskell steps down.

Other agenda items involved event organisation and children’s activities, these will be added/updated on this website and social media in due course.

Many thanks and congratulations to those that stepped up to new positions, this should be very much appreciated as these are voluntary roles that involve use of their free time. Without these new and existing contributors this local amenity would no longer exist.
posted by polanders on Tuesday, April 5, 2016
updated by polanders Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Regular Wednesday Club Night restarts for 2016

Regular Wednesday Club Night restarts for 2016 on March 23rd, start time is 7:30.
The is a tennis night open to members and non-members alike, its a great opportunity for non-members to come down and give a tennis a try.
There’s a fund raising charge of just 2 euros per night.
posted by polanders on Friday, March 18, 2016

Sally Donnelly is our new Ladies Captain

Sally has taken over from Sarah Callaghan as ladies captain. Sarah stepped down as she’s moving away leaving her unavailable to continue as captain, she’ll done a great which I’m sure all would agree.
Sally is a worthy replacement and we wish all the best in her new role in the club.
posted by polanders on Wednesday, September 30, 2015
updated by polanders Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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
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.
posted by polanders on Saturday, April 6, 2013
updated by polanders Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tie Break Rules - how to proceed after 6-6

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.
posted by polanders on Friday, July 20, 2012
updated by polanders Saturday, March 19, 2016
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Open Adult Club Night has restarted for 2016...
On Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm
Non members welcome.
There is a €2 fund raising cover charge.

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IMPORTANT TO NOTE : Non members must give way immediately to any members that arrive to play upon request.
We keep our courts open to all free of charge but please respect without the club these facilities would not be kept playable. We are entitled to lock the courts if we so wished, but we don’t as our goal is to make tennis easily accessible to all,
Fingal County Council do not pay for upkeep, this is the sole responsibility of the club via member’s volunteer work and fund raising.
Last Update : Mar 26th, 2016
Coaching Schedule
For Adult and Child coaching and Children’s events contact Ciaran Cunningham
Phone : 0876725493
Last Update : Nov 14th, 2015
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