The rearranged ‘christmas’ tennis will be this Thursday from 7.30 – weather permitting (decision will be made @ 6) !! All welcome – €5 to charity will be collected and bar will be open !
Congratulations to the Gents first team who reached the Floodlight Class 3 final and have
been promoted to Class 2.
Also to the Gents third team who have also been promoted.
Ashbrook LTC have entered three ladies and two men’s teams for the upcoming Winter League
35 teams entered Class 1 Mixed League … and we won ! Huge clubs had multiple teams in this class…and we won ! Clubs whose membership are multiples of ours took part …and we won!
The 7pm matches saw Ashbrook 1sts take on Swords 1sts. James & Brenda, playing at number two, were done and dusted first – winning with an impressive scoreline of 6-2, 6-2. David & Marian won the first set in a nerve wracking (and that was just for spectators) tie-break. Stephen & Martina lost the first set 3-6. The second set went to Swords in the #1 match, whereas at #3, Ashbrook evened things up with a second set win. At this stage, Cathryne Mc Carthy and Augusta Conway were playing a blinder distributing all the ‘nibbles’ to the spectators. On court, David & Marian were going game for game on court number one, whereas Stephen and Martina went into overdrive on court number three – winning their 3rd set 6-1 ! Great scenes of celebration followed
Ashbrook Open takes place again this year. It runs from 20th July to the 27th July. Closing Date and Time for Entries: 06 July 2019, 23:59 hours. Read More for link to Entry Forms.
What passes for our Irish Summer is upon us – Leaving Certificate coming to an end, Nadal yet again crowned French Open Champion and Wimbledon on the horizon, so that means it’s time to sign up again for The Ashbrook Open.
If you took part last year you will recall the phenomenal emails that got everyone through the busy schedule and late nights with their wit and good humour – unfortunately the author of these, and our director for the past couple of years, Jonathan Downey, has completed his term (or maybe it was a sentence) as tournament director and has stepped out from behind ‘the table’ and the keyboard….. Jonathan had been working in tandem with Cathie Hannin for the last few years and we are delighted that she has taken over as director this year.
A few things we have learned over the past years that we will hope to put into action for 2019 :
By agreement with those involved, some competitions may start on Friday evening…
We will again avail of the generosity of our neighbouring clubs, with the use of their courts….
For reasons of practicality and all of our sanity we may have to restrict the number of entrants in any event…
To leave people with some time to enjoy the BBQ and the atmosphere in our club, championship tie breaks will be used at one set all in the doubles events until the semi finals stages.
And perhaps most importantly :
We really appreciate the good humour, patience and understanding you have shown when schedules get very busy, matches start late and end even later. We will do our very best to ensure that things run smoothly and we will strive to provide the hospitality & friendliness as well as the high standard of competition that have become the trademarks of the Ashbrook Open !!
You may enter up to 3 events.
You must be 18 in order to enter.
You must be Over 35 in 2019 to enter the Over 35s (clue is in the name).
The Class you play is influenced by your participation in 2019 Summer League and Tennis Ireland Open events.
Entries will be verified to ensure as much as is humanly possible that everyone is entered in the appropriate class.
If you won a singles event in Class 3, 5, or 7 you must enter a singles event in a higher class this year
No winning partnership in any of the doubles events in Classes 3, 5 or 7 may enter together in an attempt to defend their title – they are most welcome to enter with a new partner though !
Full terms and conditions for the Open 2019 can be found at :Regulations
We are delighted to have an ever growing list of Sponsors, which this year is :
- Premier Suites
- Pure Sport
- The Hopsack
Huge thanks to all of them for their support. It makes a massive diference to us here at Ashbrook.
Looking forward to seeing you all in a few weeks.
Ashbrook Open Team
Further congratulations to the Ladies 1st team, promotion to Class 3 already achieved in their victory over Rathgar Ladies. They have now defeated Sandycove in their Quarter Final and will face David Lloyd, Clonskeagh in the Semi Final. Come along to David Lloyd’s on Tuesday , 25/06/2019 at 8pm, to support them. They really appreciated their support in Sandycove.
Ashbrook will be running Summer tennis camps for 8 weeks for all levels of players from the age of 6 years and up. There will be plenty of fun and games as well as lots of tennis practice for everyone.
The camps will be run by our two coaches (Stephen McGrath & James Gillen) from Monday July 1st to Friday August 23rd, 2019. Monday – Friday and daily from 1 pm to 5pm.
Fee €85.00 for members and €90.00 for a week for non-members.
To pay please go to the Payments page on the ashbrooktennisclub.ie website to pay securely online. All Payments MUST be made before coaching/camps commence.
Book early to secure a place!
If you have any queries re Summer Camps 2019 please do not hesitate to contact coaches at:
Stephen McGrath (Level Two-Australia Advanced)
Head Coach – Ashbrook Tennis Club
M: 083 037 1040
James Gillen (Tennis Ireland Level 1 Coach)
Junior Head Coach – Ashbrook Tennis Club
M: 083 037 1040
Sunday Socials are beginning this Sunday 26th May. Its going from 11 to 1. It’s just a drop in. How it’s going to be organised will depend on how many and who shows up The three Cs will be Served: Coffee, Croissants, Crystal Meth (presumably a typo – ed)
Last matchplay was a huge hit so don’t miss out on loads of fun with friendly matches and the craic with as many kids from the club as we can get down! Parents please come for coffee tea and biscuits. Your support is badly needed as we grow the juniors with the new Junior Committee so looking forward to seeing everyone:)
Ashbrook Tennis is proud to host the DLTC Mixed Doubles Finals on Friday 16th August 2019.
All courts will be blocked off from 18.30 on that day.