As you may have heard Naas LTC’s Men’s first team won the DLTC class 1 final at Castleknock today, beating a very strong Fitzwilliam 1st team 2-1.
The first doubles pairing, and first to finish, for Naas were the team co-captains Jack Hughes and Paul Fitzgerald. Despite losing the first set 6-3 the two combined very effectively to win the second and third sets 6-4 6-3. First blood to Naas.
The second doubles pairing for Naas were Declan Gardiner and Dorian Kos. They had a nightmare first set, losing 6-1. In the second set they managed to battle to 6 all and, despite going 5-1 down in the tie break, they fought back to win this set 7-6. Unfortunately they lost the third set 6-2.
The third doubles pairing, and the last to finish, were Alan Donnelly and Ari Knox. They won the first set 6-4 but lost the second by the same score line. At 4 all in the third Naas managed to break serve, with Alan Donnelly serving for the match. They came up against two very determined Fitzwilliam players who managed to break back. After another tough game Naas broke again, with Ari now lining up to serve for the match. Again Fitzwilliam came back strongly and forced a break point, which Naas managed to save. At this point the crowd were feeling anxious, we can only imagine what the players were feeling! After gaining an advantage in the game Naas won this game with a stunning smash from Alan, which can be seen on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/naastennis/).
On behalf of the club we would like to say congratulations to the players involved today, and to all players who played league this year on your performances.
We would also like to say thank you to everybody who came up to watch the match and support the team today. It was obvious that Naas had a very high number of supporters at the match, the roar that is heard in the video on Facebook does not do what was heard at the final point justice.
Roll on summer league!!!!!
CARDIO MORNING starts this Thursday the 23rd at 10am!
You can sign for 4 weeks (cost 36 euro) or book your place day before (cost: 10 euro per session) via text to Maya.
If you are interested in group coaching we have the last places left in the INTERMEDIATE GROUP with Dave Doyle on Saturdays from 2.30 to 4.00.
SEE YOU ALL ON COURT!!!
The finals of the mixed doubles tournament will be on this Friday the 24th of March at 19:30. Feel free to come down to support the players and to meet our new captains and other members of the executive committee who will be here. Social tennis will also be on as usual, entry via the usual method. To see who has reached the finals follow this link: http://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/matches.aspx?id=ACF1AC76-F690-4B43-9813-B13A631164EE&d=20170324, finalists will be available from Thursday.
The sign up for this years Naas LTC Spring Championships has now started, once again kindly sponsored by REA Brophy Farrell in Naas and Newbridge. This is a graded Men’s and Ladies singles and doubles event. To sign up either write you name on the sheets on the notice board or email your entry to the usual competitions email address stating whether you wish to play singles, doubles or both and if applicable who your partner is.
The tournament starts on Monday the 3rd of April with the finals on Saturday the 6th of May. Full details are on the notice board.
Congratulations to the Naas LTC Men’s first team who have reached the finals of the 2017 DLTC Winter League. They will be playing Fitzwilliam on Sunday the 26th of March at 11am in Castleknock LTC. Both the club and the players would appreciate as much support as we could possibly show on the day. The players involved are Jack Hughes, Paul Fitzgerald, Dorian Kos, Declan Gardiner, Alan Donnelly and Ari Knox.
We would also like to congratulate the Ladies 1st and 4th teams who made it through to the class one and class 3 semi-finals only to be knocked out by Malahide and Deerpark respectively. The Ladies 4th team are now promoted to class 2 which means next year we will have two class 1 and two class 2 ladies teams, which is a phenomenal achievement for any club.
Well done to the Men’s 3rd team who were knocked out at the class 4 quarter final stage (their promotion match) by Elm Park. They will be back stronger and fitter for next years campaign.
Well done to all league players on your performances this year, it is good to see so many new players come through and not alone play but do their club proud with their performances. We had no teams relegated this year, one team promoted and 1 team in the final, keeping up the clubs proud record in Winter League.
Attention Naas Junior Players,
The Annual Naas Junior Club Championships proudly sponsored by Fabucci Footwear is now online and open for entry (TIPin required). With a good entry will look to run Pools and Playoffs in all draws to guarantee plenty of matches and experience for our players throughout the week
ENTRY OPEN IN SINGLES & DOUBLES IN THE FOLLOWING AGE GROUPS: U12, U14, U16/18
(MIXED DOUBLES IN U14 & U16/18 – ‘DRAW FOR PARTNER’ EVENT)
ENTRY OPEN IN SINGLES: U10 (Green & Red Event – FRIDAY 26th AUG)
FINALS IN ALL EVENTS TO BE HELD ON SAT 27th AUGUST AS PART OF THE NAAS LTC FAMILY FUN DAY FEATURING BOUNCY CASTLE, FREE PIZZA, MUSIC AND A WHOLE LOT OF FAMILY FUN.
NOTE: PLAYERS MAY ONLY ENTER 1 SINGLES EVENT OF THEIR AGE GROUP BUT MAY ENTER THEIR OWN DOUBLES AGE GROUP + THE DOUBLES IN THE AGE GROUP ABOVE
ENTER BY CLICKING HERE!
COSTS: First Event €5 + €3 for each additional event thereafter
**NEW EVENTS FOR 2016** U12 & U16 NOVICE/BEGINNER EVENTS
- For those players who are new to the game or would like to move past recreational level and try out a competitive experience, then this event will provide the perfect introduction. Experienced and nationally ranked players may not enter these events.
Q: I don’t have a TIPin, how do I get one…?
A: Registering for a Tennis Ireland PIN number (TIPin) is very straight forward. Click the following link, and then click SIGN UP and follow the instructions. This will generate you a TIPin within hours and you’ll be ready to enter all Naas LTC Club Events and tournaments, leagues and events throughout Ireland. Your tennis journey has just begun.
REGISTER FOR AN TIPin HERE:
WHEN? WEDNESDAYS JULY 8TH, 15TH ,22ND AND 29TH
WHO? Ladies @ 7pm; Men @ 8.30pm
All senior members welcome plus juniors 15 years and over
Cash prizes each night
HOW? Phone in each evening between 6pm and 7pm to register: (045) 879766
FREE FOOD AND DRINK!!!
Hi all…its that time again! Junior Summer Camp is now open for booking as it starts next week on July the 4th.
We have developed a new online booking system to help with the management of the camp, so PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
1). you need to register EACH CHILD. We recommend that you set the username as the childs name and if you have more than one child, use the same password for all and same email for all, i.e.:
child1 user name: firstnamelastname
child2 user name: firstnamelastname
This will make it easier to remember login and passwords to the system. Please make a note of all the user names and passwords as you register!!!!
2). once you are registered in the system, you will be able to make multiple bookings (up to a week in advance). This is a huge improvement on the old system. One login for each child and then you can pick the dates you want the child to attned the camp (including the early bird).
Note: the camp has limited places, and the system will STOP taking bookings once this limit is reached.
The ever popular NAAS SENIOR OPEN 2016 is now open for entry. Details are as follows:
Tournament dates: May 29th to June 4th
Finals on Bank Holiday Saturday, June 4th
Cash Prizes in all events
To enter, please either click the banner above, or click here
You can also download an entry form from the following link:
Naas LTC 2016 Open Entry Form