• Tennis

    Sutton LTC Junior Championships 2022 - Sponsored by MyBod Physiotherapy & Fitness

    Our SLTC Junior Club Championships takes place from Monday 15th August – Friday 19th August in the afternoons. Finals will take place on Friday 19 August in the afternoon and early evening

    We are delighted to welcome our sponsor MyBod Physiotherapy & Fitness on board.

    · T-Shirt & Goody Bag for all players

    · BBQ on finals day,

    · Lots of tennis for all ages and standards

    · Fun events for Red Ball & Orange Ball players

    · Spot prizes throughout the week

    · Monster Round the World Game

    · All included in entry fee

    Click on the following link to enter https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/B5E7B2F5-57CE-4F4F-9E2D-D837BB660F34

    Closing date for entries Wednesday 10th August

    Players need to be available in the afternoon when each event for their age group is taking place. Play-offs and semi-finals will take place later in the week

    The U10 Boys and Girls Doubles events are graded and children enter without a partner

    All other doubles and mixed handicap events - children can enter with a partner. If they don’t have a partner we will do our best get them one.

    It is our aim to try to facilitate all children wishing to play. However, it may not be possible to accommodate players with restricted availability or who are playing in an external event, in all the SLTC events they wish to enter. If this affects your child, submit a note with their entry in the area provided and we will be in touch

    To receive updates and information during the Junior Champs tournament, please check that the mobile numbers and email addresses on your child’s tournament software account are up-to-date

    East of Ireland

    Another great East of Ireland came to an end last week. Nearly 250 players from all around the country took part. Thanks to Roma, Odette, Orna, all our umpires, spotters, check in desk volunteers, Eamon O' Donnell and of course our sponsor MSL Motor group.
    Georgia L'estrange was the big winner taking home the girls u18 singles title. Mark Grazhilis won the Boys u12s Tour 1000.
    Tim Lavin won the Tour 100 u12s, Max Miller was runner up U14 Tour 250, Charlie McKeever was runner up in the 18s Tour 250.
    On the doubles side Charlotte Maguire and Sally Flynn won the u14 doubles with Jennifer O' Connor finishing runner up with her partner. Matthew Hickey and Ciaran McKenna lost a tight u14 doubles final.
    In the consolation draws Jennifer O' Connor won the u14s, Chloe Miller won the u16/u18, Emma Hickey was a finalist in the 12s.

    Senior Opens

    Conor McKenna took home the men's class 2 title at the Ashbrook senior open. Isobel O' Flaherty made the semis of the ladies and the guys teamed up to make semis of the mixed.

    William Kell

    Best of luck to William Kell who will represent Ireand at the U16 Summer Cup in Valencia. 
    The 16&U Girls and Boys compete in the Summer Cups this week from 27th-29th July🇮🇪
    The Boys are playing in Valencia, Spain and the Girls will compete in Nancy, France.
    The Summer Cups for the 16&U are part of the European Qualifying for Junior Davis Cup and Junior Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Competition with the top 6 teams from the 4 Zones (A, B, C and D) qualifying for the Finals of the 2022 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Billie Jean King Cup.

    Coaches Corner

    Have a plan before the point starts.
    During a rally there is very little thinking time, so use the time between points to decide how you would like to go about the point. It might not always be possible because your opponent might hit an unexpected shot. However, having a plan will keep you on track with playing the match the way you want to, and making use of the time between points will keep you focused.
    How to use:
    1. Decide the style you want to play. Depending on the situation this might change. I like to play a more aggressive style, and therefore I tend to remind myself to keep looking for a suitable ball to attack.
    2. Make a specific plan. Be exact about what you want to achieve with the first two shots of the rally. Most points in a match are won within the first few shots.  A common one is to hit a first serve out wide and then attack to the open court. Have a plan for both first and second serve, as well as receiving first and second serve. Both for serving and receiving, one will generally be more aggressive and one will generally be more neutral/defensive.
    3. Try to find a balance between sticking with what works and keeping your opponent guessing. You may need to adapt your plan as the match goes on.
    How to counter:
    1. Keep an eye on how your opponent is winning their points. If you notice they have a particular tendency off serve or return, make an obvious effort to cover that shot. That will force them to try and win a match with their second-best shot instead of their best shot.
    2.  Strike first. If you are able to get your plan into action first, it will reduce the chance of your opponent being able to implement their plan.

    Tennis Camps

    Still plenty of tennis camps to get involved in this summer. Our camp the week of Aug 8th is sold out but all other camps have a few spaces left. Members can sign up on www.smartclubcloud.com
    Non members can sign up at reception.

    Junior Summer Programme

    Every afternoon weekdays from 2pm - 6pm Ciaran McCarthy our junior steward has activities going for all ages and levels. You don't even need to join in if you want to just come down and book a court with Ciaran and play with friends. Members only.
    Senior Club Champs 2022
    Dates for your diary. This year our senior clubs sponsored by O'Hare and O' Dwyer Solicitors will be a scheduled event for all matches. The event will run nightly from Sept 6th to Sept 17th. We hope this will mean big crowds down every night watching Suttons finest!
    The event will go online in a couple of weeks. If you  plan on playing multiple events please ensure you are available throughout the whole tournament. Players will as scheduled.
  • Gym


    No yoga this coming Monday due to it being a bank holiday. Tuesdays yoga will go ahead as normal @12pm.


    Our timetable is on our website under the gym section and classes can be booked online using our My Courts system. Please book in prior to arrival and arrive on time to our classes.

    Body transformation

    Our body transformation 6 week block will soon come to an end. The next one will commence Monday 5th September. For those interested email gym@suttonltc.com to put your name down/find out more info.