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What a great time of the year it is to be a member of CRLTC! There is a buzz as our club transforms with the opening of the grass courts and Railway Union as a whole sees lots of activity all across the grounds. On that note, a big thank you to Ann O’Neill, Mavis Donnelly and Tadhg Kennelly who were hard at work yesterday getting the grass courts set up. Also to Derek Collins and David Fassbender who keep the courts and the surrounding area in tip top shape! Here are some of the upcoming events over the next few action packed months:

Mini Davis Cup

  • Sunday 19th May at 2pm
  • This event is open to players of all standards, juniors and seniors, members and non-members, if you can keep a rally going then you qualify.
  • Entrants will be put into teams with other players of varying ages and standard who will then face off against similarly matched opponents from other teams, the team with the most points at the end will be crowned champions!
  • Entry is FREE and there are great prizes to be won! The emphasis will be on fun and club spirit so even if you haven’t picked up a racket in a while come down and be a part of it!
  • The event will run in conjunction with T4C (Tennis 4 Cancer). This is an initiative set up by Grace Owens, a coach from Carraig tennis club, to help raise money for The Irish Society For Cancer Research & Breast Cancer Research. Donations will be accepted on the day.
  • Participants, supporters (and organisers) need sustinance so if you could bring down a plate of refreshments for the day it would be much appreciated
  • To enter simply reply to this email, closing date for entry is this Tuesday 14th May. 
  • This is always very popular event and places will fill up fast so book early to avoid disappointment!
Tennis 10s Open Event at CRLTC
  • Morning of Saturday 25th May 
  • Lots of players from the junior coaching programme have been taking part in events on the Tennis 10s circuit and this year we will be running our very own Leinster Tennis Under 9s Event at the club
  • It would be great to see a good turn out from the CRLTC juniors, events like this are extremely popular so if you are interested please make a note in your diary and keep an eye on your emails for more info
  • I will need a team of helpers on the day so if you can help out please let me know!
Summer Series & Summer League
  • Good luck to everyone representing the club in Summer League which starts this Friday!
  • The club captains, Katie Redmond and Ciaran Crowe, have done a huge amount of work to get everything organised so please be as accommodating as you can if they come calling.
  • All Summer League results will count towards the Summer Series of which there has been a lot of recent activity including a new number 1! You can view the rankings here
Other News
  • A huge congratulations to the Sheridan brothers, Conor and Daniel, who represented the club at a recent Phoenix Open Event in Carlow LTC – Conor made it to the Quarter Finals of his age group and Daniel was the winner of his! Well done lads!
  • Dates for this years Summer Camps have been announced, you can find all the info and register here
  • Finally, we have welcomed lots of new members to the club in recent months so why not stop and say hello to make them feel welcome ?
If you have any queries about anything above don’t hesitate to get in touch!
See you on the courts,
Will Wilshere
Head Coach CRLTC