Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
Serving Tennis to Balrothery, Balbriggan and Surrounding Areas
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Wednesday club nights now closed until Spring 2016

Wednesday club night is now closed for 2015 and looking forward to rejuvenated restart in Spring 2016.
Many thanks to all that have taken part and helped with it throughout the year.
As usual the turnout drops off considerably into November however do feel free to arrange games with each other whenever the weather is favourable, light tokens are available to members from Lisa McGrane (Balrothery) and Ann Coary (Balbriggan), you can look up their contact details here when logged in.
posted by polanders on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
updated by polanders Saturday, November 14, 2015

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

Free access to new Tennis World online magazine for BBTC

Free access to new Tennis World online magazine for BBTC
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.
posted by polanders on Monday, March 4, 2013
updated by polanders Friday, March 15, 2013

Tie Break Rules - how to proceed after 6-6

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, December 22, 2012


Ciaran Cunningham, our Club coach, coaches Adults and Juniors. Ciaran also coaches Balrothery NS teams and carries out the Shreddies programme for Fingal Council. If you are thinking of starting, why not call/text Ciaran(087 6725493) and get some professional coaching to start you off.

Ciaran is Balrothery Tennis Club’s ONLY Coach at present, sanctioned by ourselves and Fingal County Council to use the courts.
posted by gary on Wednesday, October 7, 2009
updated by polanders Friday, June 6, 2014
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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.

Open Adult Club Night
Non members welcome
Closed for winter, will come out of hibernation in Spring.

Last Update : Nov 14th, 2015
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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