New Kildare League

The new Kildare league will be launching soon.  This is a brand new inter club league across 9 clubs from Co. Kildare (Naas, Clane, Celbridge, Leixlip, North Kildare, Kilcullen, Two Mile House, Athy and Rathangan).  The league is intended for players over the age of 18 who either played at class 6 or below in summer league or who did not play league but would be classed at class 6 or below.

There will be 6 players on a team, 3 ladies and 3 men.  In each fixture there will be 1 mixed doubles pairing, one ladies doubles and 1 men’s doubles.  Pairings will be made by means of a draw on the day so you will not know who your partner is until the draw is made.

Matches are the best of 3 sets with the last set being a championship tiebreak.  Matches will be home or away.

The league starts on Sunday the 2nd of July with the finals on Saturday the 12th of August.  Subject to numbers there will be a minimum of two divisions.

Matches will be played at 10am or 12am on a Sunday morning.

For further information contact David Watters @ 086-1283734.  To sign up click here to email David or write your name on the board in the foyer.

Summer Camp – Recruitment time

Dear Junior Members

It’s coming to that time of year again when we are starting to plan for the 2017 Naas LTC summer camps.

So if you are 16 or over before July 1st 2017 and would like to apply to be a camp assistant please forward your CV with a cover letter outlining why you think you would make a good camp assistant to juniors@naasltc.net

Note applicants must be paid up to date members of Naas LTC. Also all camp assistants are expected to be available to volunteer at the Naas Junior Open from 23rd of June to 1st of July.

This year those of you who have previous experience as camp assistants will be offered up to 4 full weeks work. Those who are starting out will get 1 week. All offers are subject to your availability so please outline in your application letter any holidays, Gaeltacht etc commitments you have.

We are also looking to recruit a Camp Co-ordinator.  Previous camp experience essential.

Applications before 5pm May 18th will only be accepted.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Naas LTC Junior Committee

Naas LTC Senior Open 2017

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The Naas Senior Open 2017 will be held between Sunday 28th May and Saturday  3rd  June.

The 2017 Open is proudly sponsored by Komandor Storage Solutions (http://www.komandor.ie/) and Mode 1 Analytics (http://mode1analytics.com/) and in association with BM Stair Lifts Solutions (https://www.bmstairlifts.ie/), Caremark (http://www.caremark.ie/kildare-west-wicklow/) and Hughes Pharmacy (http://www.hughespharmacy.ie/).

All finals will be on Bank Holiday Saturday June 3rd.

If you have any queries you can contact us by e-mail opens@naasltc.net.

To enter please click here for online entry.  Entry forms will be available in the clubhouse from Tuesday, you can download them here.

We look forward to seeing you once again during our open week!

Yours in tennis,

Naas LTC Opens Committee

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Great weekend of tennis – Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th

Hi all,

Great weekend of tennis coming up in Naas LTC!!! Come on down and enjoy some great tennis.

Friday 7.30pm Men’s 1st team class 1 will take on Malahide 1st in what should be an entertaining and high octane clash  between these two teams. Social tennis is also on as usual on Friday.

Saturday from 2pm we have Men’s league teams competing in the club.

Saturday evening we are hosting the finals of the Spring Championships sponsored by REA Brophy Farrell. Matches are at 6pm and 7.30pm. There will be a bbq for all players and spectators from 7.30pm. Prize Giving 9pm.

Come down for a great day and night of tennis and entertainment.

 

Club Bereavement – Mary Rose Lyons

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To all members,

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of Mary Rose Lyons, a lifelong member, developer and supporter of our club.

Mary Rose was a tireless worker for the club and served the club for decades. She held many roles within the club – Coach, Junior Chairperson, Ladies Captain, Honorary Secretary and also as Chairperson.

She was heavily involved with senior tennis as a player and was an intricate cog in helping develop our club to what it is today – driving many of the innovations around both club infrastructure and coaching development.

However, Mary Rose will be remembered by hundreds of “juniors” both in the club and nationally. She truly believed that juniors were the future of the club, and many of the existing and past Committee members remember her very fondly through coaching, running junior tournaments, and ensuring Naas LTC ran a premium Junior Open in the Summer which is still being run each year to this day.

Mary Rose also compiled and wrote a truly unique record of Naas LTC (History of the Club Volume 1 1881–1992) which was published in 1992 with Volume 2 following in 2005. Both have been added to the Wimbledon archives.

In 2004 Mary rose was presented with the Raymond Egan award by Tennis Ireland which is given to a volunteer who has given special service to tennis in Ireland. More recently she was presented with the Presidents special award by Tennis Ireland.

In 2006, Mary Rose was also the recipient of the “Muriel Bolton Award” which recognises annually a Lady member of any club affiliated to the Dublin Lawn Tennis Council who in the opinion of the Council has made a significant contribution as a player or administrator to the Dublin leagues.

Even over the last number of years as she struggled with her health, she tried to attend as many Open Finals days as she could, and was always greeted with the utmost respect by members and players alike.

The thoughts of us all are with Claire, her daughter who is an active member of the club, and the extended Lyons family at this difficult time.

There is a book of condolences setup in the Foyer of the Club.

May she rest in peace.

Naas LTC Executive

Naas LTC players to represent Ireland

Congratulations to Alan Donnelly and Justin Clarke who have been chosen to represent Ireland in the upcoming 4 nations tennis tournament taking part in Glasgow from the 29th of April to the 1st of May.  Justin has been chosen on the over 35 team and Alan is representing us at over 45.

Best of luck to all players representing Ireland.  Full details of the teams can be seen by clicking here.  We will add a link to the results when it becomes available.

Naas LTC Graded Junior Easter Tournament 2017

All Naas LTC Junior Members,

The Naas LTC Junior Graded Easter Tournament – featuring the Annual Boys and Girls Juvenile Singles Events (for ages 13-18yrs) – is now Online. See Events Listing Below.

ENTER HERE NOW (TIPin required):
http://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=82A7A6AB-91CD-406A-95B7-73DD9CC92B20

Tennis Ireland tournament website – Junior Easter Graded Tournament 2017 – Organization 

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CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS – Featuring GOLD and SILVER Draws:

  • BOY AND GIRLS JUVENILE (13-18yrs) SINGLES
  • BOY AND GIRLS JUVENILE (13-18yrs) DOUBLES **NEW**
  • U12 BOYS AND GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES

COLOURED BALL EVENTS & TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Orange Red Ball Event (U8/U9/U10) – Fri 14th Apr

Tournament will take place from Tuesday 11th April, with Finals Day on Saturday 15th of April *** On-Line Entries Only (TIPin Required) *** ONE SINGLES EVENT PER PLAYER ONLY *** This is CLOSED event for Junior Members of Naas LTC Only

Closing date for entries is 18:00 on Friday 7th April, the order of play and draws will be displayed by Monday 10th of April.

It is the responsibility of all players to ensure they know their time of play.

For those players who do not yet have a TIPin (Tennis Ireland PIN Number), the process is very straight forward – and will last you for your entire Irish Tennis Journey. Simply follow this link, and click on ‘SIGN UP’ to generate your unique TIPin number which you can then use to enter all Irish Tournaments from Naas LTC and beyond:

https://www.tennisireland.ie/competitions/national-player-database/

For further information please contact our DOT Maya at the usual email address.