Summer Camp – Recruitment time!

It’s coming to that time of year again when we are starting to plan for the 2016 Naas LTC summer camps.

So if you are 16 or over before July 1st 2016 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 the first week 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.

Applications before 5pm April 15th will only be accepted.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Naas LTC Junior Committee

Court Booking System – 3 month trial is live!

Our new on-line booking system is live for a 3 months trial.

Please note that courts 7&8 are not prebookable courts and will remain as is, i.e use sign in sheet as normal

What you have to do:

You will have received 2 emails from clubmanager.ie – one with your username and one with your password.

Open clubmanager by clicking on the Login on either of the clubmanager emails or www.clubmanager.ie/

Login using your User Name and password.

We recommend that on first login you change your password to one that you can remember easily. Click on my services to do this. Password is case sensitive.

Please feel free to explore the site as your feedback is very important during this trial period, in particular, the court booking rules which are on top right of page.

To book a court:
Select date you wish to play, then select morning, afternoon or evening.

Click on timeslot on court you want. When you click on time slot “make a booking” pop-up will appear. Click extend to increase time from ½ hour,hour or 1.5hrs. Select players you want to play with.

Select Match Type- Friendly/Coaching

Press Book. The system will now send an email to the players involved in the booking

You now have booked your court.

To Check in when you arrive at the club – this MUST be done in clubhouse foyer

When players arrive at clubhouse, one of the players must check in by clicking the booking on the PC in foyer.  Your booking will appear in green. You have 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after start time to check in. If this is not done you will lose the court and this court becomes free for use.

We need your feedback during this trial to fully evaluate the system. Please send your comments to groganpj@eircom.net or jstn.phelan@gmail.com

 

Spring Championships kindly sponsored by Real Estate Alliance – Brophy Farrell

I am delighted to announce the next tournament in the 2016 tennis calendar, the 2016 Spring Championships kindly sponsored by Real Estate Alliance – Brophy Farrell in Newbridge.  This will be a graded singles and doubles competition.  Each match will be the best of three sets with the final set a championship tie break.  The cost will be €10 for one event or €18 for two which will be taken from your fob account.

The tournament will run from the 4th of April and the finals will be on Saturday the 7th of May after league has been finished.  Note that for any men who are playing league on the 7th and who are in 2 finals I will move their singles final to Thursday the 5th of May – these will be the only finals that will be permitted to move.

To enter text me on 0861283734, reply to this mail or sign your name on the sign-up sheets in the foyer.  Don’t forget if you are playing the doubles to include the name of your partner.  If you don’t have a partner I will do my best to find one.  Note that I do expect anybody who has signed up for league to play in this tournament.

Closing date is strictly Wednesday March 30th at 21:00.  This is so I can get the player lists out to the relevant competitions and selections committees for grading, seeding and to get the draw done.  As soon as the mail to the committees is sent I won’t be able to accept any more entries so please try to get your entries in early.

Yours in Tennis,
David Watters
Naas LTC Men’s captain
086-1283734

Court Booking System – 3 month trial has started

Our new on-line booking system is live for a 3 months trial from Monday the 14th March 2016.

Please note that courts 7&8 are not prebookable courts and will remain as is, i.e use sign in sheet as normal.

What you have to do:

You have received 2 emails from clubmanager.ie on Monday. One with your username and one with your password.  Open clubmanager by clicking on the Login on either of the clubmanager emails or www.clubmanager.ie/

Login using your User Name and password.

We recommend that on first login you change your password to one that you can remember easily. Click on my services to do this. Password is case sensitive.

Please feel free to explore the site as your feedback is very important during this trial period, in particular, the court booking rules which are on top right of page.

To book a court:

Select date you wish to play, then select morning, afternoon or evening.

Click on timeslot on court you want. When you click on time slot “make a booking” pop-up will appear. Click extend to increase time from ½ hour,hour or 1.5hrs. Select players you want to play with.

Select Match Type- Friendly/Coaching

Press Book. The system will now send an email to the players involved in the booking

You now have booked your court.

 To Check in: (must be done in clubhouse)

When players arrive at clubhouse, one of the players must check in by clicking the booking.

On PC in foyer your booking will appear in green. You have 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after start time to check in. If this is not done you will lose the court and this court becomes free for use.

We need your feedback during this trial to fully evaluate the system. Please send your comments to groganpj@eircom.net or jstn.phelan@gmail.com

Lighting and Fencing works have started…

The lighting and fencing on Courts 1 to 8 is being upgraded!  This will cause some disruption, but please bear with us – it will be worth it!  A quick overview of the timings of this project:
Project started on Monday 1st Feb and will be complete by Friday 11th March – weather permitting. The last week has been very difficult and we have lost approx. 2 work days over the last 10 days due to weather.
It is planned that at most 2 courts will be out of action at any one time, primarily due to the necessity to bring new cabling to the centre poles. It is planned but not guaranteed that all courts will have lighting at all times, even during the change over from the old fittings to the new fittings. This may change due to logistical reasons but at most two courts will be out of action from no more than one night…..a big shout out to Shane Spring for managing this project!

January Doubles 2016 – kindly sponsored by The Elms

A reminder about the January doubles 2016 starting on Monday the 18th of January with the finals on Friday the 12th of February.

We have a high entry in this very popular tournament, and The Elms Home & Living near Punchestown Racecourse have kindly agreed to sponsor this competition, see http://www.theelms.ie for information or check their facebook page!

The draw is published online and we have emailed the link to all participants. To view, please click here.

Cost is €10 to be deducted from player’s fobs.

Regards,
Yvonne and David.
Naas LTC Captains.

Another successful tournament! Winter Phoenix Event

Well done to all participants of the recent Naas LTC Winter Phoenix Event during the Christmas / New Year break. To those players who scored the milestone of their first ever National Ranking points – Congratulations, your journey has just begun. And, to those who have now broken through the Grade 1 Phoenix 125 National Point barrier we wish you good luck on your travels on the National Tournament Calendar throughout season 2016.

Please keep an eye for further Phoenix Level, and other tournaments to be held at Naas LTC in the near future.

http://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/

http://leinstertennis.visualclubweb.nl/calendar

Head over to the facebook page to see some photos!

DoT

Junior Club Championships 2015

Hi Juniors,

As we’re already into August, it is time to look ahead to our annual Junior Club Championships. This tournament caters for all our juniors aged 10 to 18 years old and we hope all available will enter. This year the tournament will run from the 17th – 22nd August (Monday – Saturday). The matches from Monday to Friday will all be played in the afternoon (1pm – 5pm). This is to facilitate the running of a seventh week of our children’s summer camp in the morning. This year we are delighted to have Fabucci Footwear onboard as tournament sponsors. Much planning has gone into the week and we hope to see a high entry from all our junior members.
The specific rules of this tournament are as follows:
1. You can enter a maximum of three events (one singles, one doubles and one mixed doubles).
2. You MUST play in your appropriate age group (U12s, U14s or U16/18s).
3. The entry deadline is Wednesday the 12th August at Midnight. THAT IS ONE WEEK AWAY!!
To calculate your age group think back to the 31st of December 2014 and note what age you were on that date.
If you were 10 or 11 years old you must enter U12 events.
If you were 12 or 13 years old you must enter U14 events.
If you were 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 years old you must enter U16/18 events.
We have singles, doubles and mixed doubles events for each age group. If you do not have a partner but wish to play either doubles events please enter and check the box saying “Partner required” and we will do our best to find you a partner.
The entry fees for this tournament are as follows:
One event = €5
Two events = €3
Three events = €2
All entries and payment of entry fees must be made online here
All online entries require a Tennis Ireland PIN. We are encouraging all our juniors to register for their PIN as it will be used for entry to all tournaments (both senior and junior) across Ireland for the foreseeable future
To register for a TI PIN click here, click sign-up and fill out the relevant steps (it may take up to 3 working days to receive your TI PIN).
If you have any queries relating to any aspect of this tournament please contact Kevin Boonstra (Tournament Director) by emailing: junioropen@naasltc.net
Yours in tennis,
Naas LTC Junior Committee