On Sunday the 8th of August we will be holding our Generation Game event from 2pm-6pm. This is a Doubles event that pairs a Junior and Senior member together for some fun doubles matches. A junior member can bring a non-member Senior along to join them or a Senior member can bring a non-member Junior to play with. So if you have been looking for a way to get your Child, Father, Mother, Uncle, Auntie, Grandparent or whoever it may be to get into tennis, this will be a great opportunity to bring them along. Entries for the competition close on Thursday the 5th of August. to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or enter at the main office. Entry cost €10 per pair.
Summer Handicaps 2021
The highly popular Summer Handicaps are now open for entry on ti.tournamentsoftware.com.
This is a tennis competition for Sutton LTC members Over 18yrs and players are awarded a handicap in each event they enter. Players organise their own matches.
For new members, it is an ideal opportunity to meet other players and play in a graded tennis event.
The competition runs from 9 August - to 18 September, when the 2021 'At Home' (Club Championships Finals) takes place. Finals will take place from Thurs 16 Sep – Sat 18 Sep and players must be available on all these dates should they reach a final.
There are five events: Mens H/Cap Singles, Ladies H/Cap Singles, Mens H/Cap Doubles, Ladies H/Cap Doubles and Mixed H/Cap Doubles.
Online entry only via ti.tournamentsoftware.com.
Closing date for entries is Thursday 5 August
If you are not registered to enter online please contact Orna Morrissey email@example.com she will explain the process. It is a once-off registration with Tennis Ireland and is free-of-charge.
Once the draws are posted online and displayed in the Lounge Extension, organise your own matches. There will be a deadline for each round and in fairness to all competitors, these dates will be strictly adhered to.
For doubles events please enter with a partner. Your partner must complete their own separate online entry.
Results and News
Check out the latest news below and click on the links below to see more photos from Facebook,
Junior Team Tennis wrapped up on Friday with some fun and games with the players and the coaches! Over 80 players competed over the last month. In the end Pats team took this years title with a total score of 265 points! Robs team was 2nd with Lara and Conor McKeevers team taking 3rd spot. Thanks to all the players, coaches and parents who made for a great months tennis. Big thanks to Barbara Reamsbottom and Christina Ryan who organised all the prizes and pizza on finals day! https://www.facebook.com/suttonltc/posts/4408072092548199Another great week for our juniors. Jennifer O’Connor and Mark Grazhulis did the double at the Belfast Junior Hardcourt Championships. Jennifer and Mark both won the u12 and u14 singles titles!Chloe Miller finished 3rd in the u14s.James McGoldrick continued his good summer losing a tight final of the boys u12s in Sligo.Eoin Quinn was a semi finalist at u16 event in Galway.Well done to everyone and also to the parents who are travelling to every corner of the country so their kids can compete. I’m sure they’ll enjoy that it’s our own open this week!Another positive week for the Sutton crew at the Opens!Georgia L’estrange picked up a huge win in the U18s final in Kilkenny beating Lucy Bell Hogan in a really tight final. Jennifer O’ Connor made semis in the u12s, and Caitlin Burke was a semi finalist in the 16s.At the Longford Junior Open Aisling McGoldrick won the girls u18 singles and was runner up in the 16s. Jean Loughney lost a tight u14 final but won the mixed doubles in the same age group. James McGoldrick picked up the boys u12 title. Gerry Loughney made semis of the the 12s.The under 10s were in DCU for the Fast 4 event. Emma Hickey was runner up in the girls tournament after a really close fought final. Anna Mulvanney was a semi finalist in the same event.On the senior side Aisling O’ Connor unfortunately had to retire in her semi final in Carrickmines. Anna McGreal was also a semi finalist in Carrickmines in the ladies class 2 event.Well done all and hope we haven’t missed anyone!!Covid delayed Winter League finals 2020 finally took place over the weekend with our Mens 3rd team featuring in a home game against Naas 3. It went down to the last match with Sutton winning in straight sets. Congrats to team captain Nicky Morrough, James Nolan, Ciarán McCarthy, Kevin McQuaid, Conor McKenna (sub), Srdjan Kisic and Conor McKeever on a superb campaign
East Of Ireland Updates
To check out the current standings of the East of Ireland Junior open, head over to the following link to see the latest updates and current standings, https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/a6180ad2-b979-4c70-8e18-cf9ba4aa650c
Junior Club Championships
And last but not least, we have our Junior Club Championships coming up soon, so for more information or to get registered head over to the following link,https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/698f231b-d261-4257-8e94-81ea125cd682
Bank Holiday Monday 2nd of August
The gym will be open from 8am-6pm on Monday the 2nd of August with session available as normal on the hour. Classes will run as they would for weekend hours with Bootcamp at 10:00-10:45 and Spin from 11:00-11:45.
Return to classes
With the East of Ireland Junior Open running throughout this week we have taken a short break from our outdoor classes but we will be returning to them from Monday 2nd of August. Please keep in mind the bank holiday schedule as outlined above and from Tuesday we will resume classes at full schedule. If you are new to classes or have been interested in attending a class, talk to one of our team so they can arrange a demonstration for you and give you a run down of what to expect from a class. Whether you are new to training or have plenty of experience, our instructors will let you know what you'll need, what you can expect and how you can modify the classes to suit your own ability or any limitations you might have such as an injury or illness.
The Benefits of Weight Training
Over the past couple of weeks since our last newsletter, we have had an increasing number of people enquiring about asking us about the benefits of weight training and in particular whether it really is helpful when trying to lose weight. So to help answer some of these questions, we have attached in an article dedicated to that exact topic.https://www.everydayhealth.com/fitness/add-strength-training-to-your-workout.aspx
If you are interested in getting in to weight training, then our team would be happy to help design a workout for you, make sure you are doing all of your exercises correctly and that the weights you are using are suitable for your goals. Keep in mind that weight training is not isn't just Bodybuilders lifting huge weights and for growing large muscles. Weight training is anything that you push or pull against a fixed resistance.So even some people would consider Swimming to be a form or resistance training as you push and pull yourself through the water. You can lift 1kg, 10kg or 100kg and all that really matters is that you are offering a new challenge to your body to help it make changes.
SQUASH – WHAT IS ALLOWED
FROM 7th JUNE
FOR YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY, REMEMBER!!!! SQUASH IS A VERY DIFFERENT DISCIPLINE TO ANY OTHER TRAINING AND YOU MUST PREPARE YOUR BODY BEFORE PRACTICE OR PLAY, EVEN IF YOU ARE USING THE BALL MACHINE.
WARM-UP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7si_4wdoQAI (NICK MATTHEW)
 Solo squash Practice http://thesquashsite.com/squashskills-matthew-solo
I would urge all players to do a few Solo Practice Session to get your body engaged with Squash movement again.
 People from the same household can play Squash
 Individual coaching with Eoin Ryan. (Consider booking a session) 086 8182466
SQUASH BALL MACHINE
A great addition to Squash! We have a squash ball machine for SENIOR Solo Practice and more will follow. This is a superb way to practice on your own. It is advised that all players wear squash goggles while using the ball machine. Eoin will set up an online tutorial and it is important that you view the instructions prior to use. Further details including booking will follow.
SQUASH COACHING VOUCHER
Give a gift of a Squash Coaching Lesson for Seniors and Juniors with Eoin Ryan 086 8182466
Drop into the Sports Shop or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SQUASH WEBSITES FOR YOUR INTEREST
Squash Site: http://thesquashsite.com
World Squash Federation: https://www.worldsquash.org
European Squash Federation: https://www.europeansquash.com
PSA Professional Squash Association: https://psaworldtour.com
THE SPORTS SHOP @ SUTTON LTC
SPECIALIZING IN ALL THINGS TENNIS AND SQUASH
PLEASE SHOP LOCALLY
We are back to normal
Monday – Thursday 2.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Friday 11.00a.m. – 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Club and Bar News
Bank Holiday and Opening Hours
Please note that for the August Bank Holiday weekend, the gym will be open from 8am-6pm and the main office will be closed.
Please also note that the main office will not be open on weekends for the remainder of the month of August.
Following new Govt regulations in place for indoor dining from this week, Sutton LTC will do a trial indoor bar service on Friday 30 July. Bar will open at usual time 8-10pm. As per Govt regulations the following are requirements:
- Only fully vaccinated members will be allowed to sit indoors
- Members will need to present their covid vaccination cert in a digital or paper format AND a form of ID
- One way system will be in place
- Tables will be numbered and table service only will be available
- Masks must be worn on entering/exiting the bar, even if only using facilities
- There can be max 6 people per table
- Tables will be 2meters apart
- Unvaccinated children can accompany vaccinated adults
We are running this trial as there is a lot of requirements we need to ensure are in place before we can open the bar for indoor service on a regular basis.
Also, please note, members coming off court or directly from the gym to avail of the bar facilities will be encouraged to do so outdoors as our outdoor offering is remaining in place. Unfortunately, our showers are still not allowed to open. Please rest assured that we are doing absolutely everything we can to ensure that all cleaning and hygiene standards are in place with the very best interest of the health of our members.
Bar service will continue outdoors this evening, Thursday 29 July.