• Club news

    Dermot Quinn's 'My Serve – The Story of Sutton Lawn Tennis Club' Book Launch on 9 November

    Dear members,

    A presentation to mark the publication of 'My Serve – The Story of Sutton Lawn Tennis Club', written by Dermot Quinn will take place in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 9 November at 8.30pm. All members of the Club would be very welcome.

    This is an opportunity to acknowledge the special contribution of Dermot to the success of our Club.

    The book has many interesting facts including the connection with the St Lawrence family of Howth Castle, to when the management committee consisted of 10 of the total of 18 Senior members, how the Club became a leader in tennis and squash, how the high standard of a Sutton Tennis player gave rise to the (strange) format for the floodlight league, the Club’s first squash activity on 2nd December 1974 and how over the years different volunteers played a key role.

    The book provides an account (in 300 pages) of events from the foundation of the Club in 1882. Copies will be available to purchase from the launch date.

    If you could please confirm your attendance by emailing the office in advance at info@suttonltc.com

    Changing Rooms Upgrade - Works commencing Monday 7 November

    Dear members,

    We would just like to advise you that we will be upgrading both Ladies and Gents changing room in the coming weeks. Works will commence on Monday 7 November and will go on for the following 7 weeks.

    Unfortunately, there will be no changing room or shower facilities for the members during that period.

    We are confident that the new upgraded changing rooms will be well worth the wait.

    Your patience and understanding during the process is truly appreciated.

    Airhall booking policy and bye law changes

    Dear Members,

    The Airhall is a wonderful resource for the Club, and is in high demand. In order to promote opportunities for wider and fairer usage of the Airhall when Bradshaw 1 and 2 are covered during the winter months, the Management Committee have approved the following:

    • Members are permitted a maximum of 3 hours of play per week
    • A week is defined as Monday to Sunday inclusive
    • Court usage counts for all members are reset each Monday
    • A member cannot play in two consecutive time slots even if the time slots are booked by an opponent in singles or separate players from a doubles partnership
    • Members must name all players on their court bookings and the member making the booking must be on court
    • Coaches to appear in the booking system as “Coach Jane Smith” to provide transparency to members

    Players are requested to respect their fellow members and adhere to this policy for the winter months. The policy has been incorporated into the Tennis Court Booking Bye-Laws section of the Club constitution.

    Bookings will be reviewed for infringements on a regular basis based on booking data extracts. The following sanctions will apply for infringements of the rules:
    • Infringement 1: Warning by email, followed up by telephone.
    • Infringement 2: Member loses all booking and playing privileges for 1 week (no access to tennis, squash or gym).
    • Infringement 3: Member loses all booking and playing privileges for 1 month (no access to tennis, squash or gym).
    • Infringement 4: Member will be a subject of a formal complaint for breach of club rules which will be referred to the Club Hearings Committee who may consider additional sanctions.

    Members please note - limitations of the MyCourts booking system do not allow:
    • automated checking of booking counts at time of booking
    • restriction of booking privileges to tennis courts only

    To report an issue regarding the Airhall, members should email the Club at Airhall@suttonltc.com. If a last-minute substitute is required for a doubles game in the Airhall, this should be reported by the booking member in an email to the above address.

    Please take note of the revised Peak and Off-Peak hours as set out below.

    Peak Hours for the Airhall:
    - Monday - Thursday: 9.00am to 10.00pm
    - Friday: 9.00am to 8.00pm
    - Weekends and Bank Holidays: 9.00am to 6.00pm

    Off-Peak Hours for the Airhall:
    - Monday - Sunday: 7.00am to 9.00am
    - Monday - Thursday: 10.00pm to 11.00pm
    - Friday: 8.00pm to 11.00pm
    - Weekends and Bank Holidays: 6.00pm to 11.00pm

    These rules will come into force for Airhall bookings from Monday 31 October onwards.

    Yours in tennis,

    Linda and Ajay

    Volunteers Night Friday 4 November

    Dear members,

    We will be hosting a Volunteers Night on 4th November 2022 at 8pm in the lounge. A little get together to thank all our volunteers for their help for which the Club could not do without.

    Invitations were emailed this week to all the volunteers we had on our lists. If you have volunteered over the last 12 months, but haven't received your invitation yet, please let the office know at info@suttonltc.com

    Looking forward to the night when we will be celebrating the extraordinary culture of volunteering in our Club.

    Hoping to see you there

  • Tennis

    Masters 2022 & Autumn Events

    Draws for the Masters 2022 & Autumn Events are available online via the following linkhttps://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draws.aspx?id=67ef0987-52e8-4a04-951a-061be726e0d6

    The draws and match formats are also displayed on a noticeboard in the Lounge extension.  

    Reminder that matches may not be played in the Airhall

    Match format:   

    Handicap Events: 

    Best of full 3 sets.  No tie-breaks and win a set by 2 games

    If you need help working out your handicap contact Orna 0868636824

    All other events:  

    Best of 3 sets..  

    Play a 10 point Championship tie-break instead of a 3rd set (win by 2 points)

    If 6 games all in 1st or 2nd  set play a 7 point tie-break (win by 2 points)

    Round deadlines

    1st Round: 6 November, Quarter-finals: 14 November, Semi-finals:  23 November

    Finals Saturday 26th November - some finals will be played on Friday 25th November if required by the Tennis Committee for scheduling purposes

    Floodlit League

    Thanks to all our captains of our floodlit teams. It’s not always easy getting players out on a cold wet monday night!

    Our mens 3rds have made the playoffs as have our ladies 3rds. 

    SLTC Ladies 3 captained by Karen Morrissey play Bective 1 away on Tuesday 1 November at 7.30pm

    SLTC Mens 3 captained by Dave Roche play Co Wicklow 1 away on Wednesday 2 November at 7.30pm

    All of our other teams maintained their status in their respective classes

    Ladies Night

    Our Captain, Linda O Flaherty and Vice-Captain, Susan Hunter, are hosting our annual  Ladies social night on Friday 11th November,  

    Play Tennis or Squash  from 7pm- 8.30pm followed by supper, music & dancing.  Sign up for the Supper only option if you do not wish to play either Tennis or Squash.

    Special cocktails and spot prizes on the night.    All for only €20.

    Why not organise a group of friends or your league team  to sign up and enjoy a relaxed pre-Christmas social evening

    All Intermediate, Senior Intermediate, Senior Sports, Pavilion Gym and Pavilion members welcome.

    Sign up on smartclub via the following link


    If you have not activated your smartclubcloud account yet contact Marion Collins in the Office from 2pm Mon-Fri and she will be able to assist you

    Dublin Lawn Tennis Council (DLTC)  Mens & Ladies Winter League 2023

    This is a senior  inter-club doubles league and  begins at the end of January

    Expected Dates for the 5 Round Robin matches (to be confirmed by DLTC) 

    Sundays  29 Jan, 5, 12, 19 & 26th February

    Players of league standard aged 14yrs & older on 1 January 2023 are eligible for selection.   

    Mens Teams play on Sunday Mornings at 11 am & 9.30am 

    Ladies teams play on Sunday afternoons at 2pm & 3.30pm

    Matches are played at home in Sutton LTC and away in  participating clubs and players signing up for this league should be available to play both home and away matches.

    We ask that players are available for 4 out of the 5 round robin matches.  Fielding the selected  partnerships on a team is important for  team morale and team performance.

    Players interested in being considered for selection for this league can email tennis@suttonltc.com  with their availability for the above dates by Tuesday  15 November

    The number of teams entered will depend on the response from players

    If you cannot play all the round robin matches please include the dates you can play  which will help with team selection and selection of subs.

    More Exciting Tennis Events for the Autumn — Save the Dates

    Saturday 19 November — Afternoon inter-club tennis event,.

    Saturday 10 December — Finals of Team Tennis event which will run over November and December.

    Wednesday 28th December   -  Annual Christmas Breakfast.  Tennis followed by a big fry-up

    Time Tennis 

    Ladies Tennis takes place every Wednesday morning at 10am.

     New members and beginners  are especially welcome. A perfect opportunity to come to the club and play some social tennis and get to know other members.

    Check in up in the Lounge at 9.50am where Carmel Gillespie, our fantastic volunteer who runs the Time Tennis, will be delighted to welcome you and organise the games of tennis.

    Tennis takes place from 10am-12 noon followed by a cup of tea/coffee.  Cost is €2

    Mid Term Tennis

    Loads going on for juniors over the mid term break.

    Oct 28th 5pm - 7pm

    Monster Tennis 

    All juniors come dressed in your scariest outfits for some fun on the tennis courts, pizza and prizes for the best dressed!

    Sign up on smartclubcloud.com under “events” - We are currently operating a waiting list but will try include as many kids as possible

    Nov 1st 12pm - 6pm

    U12 Tour 100

    This is a Tennis Ireland ranking event for players 75 or below in the national rankings. Players who have not yet played a ranking event or don’t play a huge amount of opens this is a great place to start,

    Enter here


    Nov 2nd/3rd

    Autumn Junior Team Tennis

    12pm - 6pm both days

    For members of Sutton LTC ONLY. Players must be available both days

    Open to all members u8 up to u14, all levels, boys and girls.

    Players enter their age group and then will be put on teams. Every match won for your team counts to the overall score. Players of different ages and levels will play on same team but will compete against players on other teams of similar level.

    Players in the U8 event will play from 1pm to 3pm both days. 

    Junior Coaching - New Term begins after mid-term break

    Classes are being set up for the new term, Players in a current class will hold their space in the current term. If a player is not returning please let Rob know so we can offer the space to players on the waiting list.

    Senior Coaching

    The adult coaching classes that were cancelled due to bad weather will be run the week after mid term to catch up

    Share your Tennis achievements

    If you are competing in ranking National events and tournaments or are selected for interprovincial or national representation please let us know and we will  share your achievements with your fellow members.  Email tennis@suttonltc.com

    Coaches Corner

    Volley Shoot out

    This is a great game for sharpening your volley skills. Played on the half court with both players starting on the service line. Play 1 volley each then it’s game on. Players should aim to play low and fast over the net to stop your opponent attacking. The aim is to force your opponent to volley the ball high so you can play aggressively on the next ball. Everything is in, right back to the baseline. First to 10 wins!

    Junior League - Success for U18 Girls

    Congratulations to our U18 Girls team who have reached the play-off stage of DLTC Junior League.   They play Celbridge 1 on 6 November in Sutton

    Thank you to all our junior members who represented Sutton in this league and also to the  parents who managed the junior teams and helped out over the last 5 weeks.

  • Squash



    After a couple of weeks of hard training without any tournaments, we're excited to see 4 of our top players in action in Uster, Switzerland at the 6k Swiss Open.

    In the Women's draw, Breanne Flynn enters the tournament as the #6 seed and will take on Lowri Roberts from Wales in the round of 16 on October 27th at 3:30 pm Irish time.

    In the Men's draw, all our players will play their first round matches today. Sam Buckley is seeded #7 and plays wildcard Lasse Widmer from Switzerland at 6:30pm Irish time.

    Conor Moran takes on the experienced Austrian Jakub Dirnberger at 5:45pm and Alex Smith faces a tough challenge in the first round against the #2 seed.

    Check out the link for live scoring https://linktr.ee/irishsquashpsa

    Best of Luck to all


    If you would like to play in the Senior Round Robins Please email squash@suttonltc.com.

    They will start 1st November and end 30th November.

    Junior 16 years and Older can play

    Please only enter if you can commit to playing all matches.




    Due to technical issues with facebook Irish Squash have had to change to a new facebook page. The link to this page is Https://www.facebook.com/irishsquashcom/

    Please go into the link above and follow our new page, to ensure that you stay up to date with all irish squash news.

    The old page will  no longer be updated.

    Thanks and look forward to seeing you on our new page.


    The Squash Calendar for the coming season is now available.

    Book your dates HERE


    PSA HUB Competitions, Live Scoring, World Rankings, Psa Rankings: https://linktr.ee/irishsquashpsa

    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

    Irish Squash: https://www.irishsquash.com


    Great work in being done to promote the Irish Squash PSA Group training out of Sutton.

    Tournament draws, Live Scoring, Rankings and all things Irish Squash will be available HERE

    Check out all the Top Sutton Squash Players training as part of the Professional Squash Association, follow their matches and scores, check out their rise in Rankings. At present Sutton have 11 players: Breanne Flynn, Conor Moran, Sam Buckley, Oisin Logan, David Ryan, Denis Gilevskiy, Alex Smith, Gavin L’Estrange, Dean Dromgoole, Michael Creaven & Dylan Moran.


    Have you tried it out yet? If not talk to Eoin and don’t forget to complete the form at reception.




    Sutton had a great weekend last week as they hosted the East of Ireland for the first time since Squash's return.

    Congratulations to all winners

    Tristan Snodgrass took the U/19 Boys Title with Conal Jackson in second place.

    Sara Sabry from Mt Pleasant won the Girls U/17 beating Lydia McQuillan from Belfast 3/0

    The Boys U/15 Winner was Christian Dromgoole who beat his brother Tyler in a tight 3/0

    Isabel Fallon took the Girls U/15 Trophy beating Rebecca Jackson

    Toby Holman Keogh came first in the Boys U/13 with Samuel Hann in 2nd place.

    Laya Sabry from Mt Pleasant beat Anna Ryan in the final of the Girls U/13

    Harry Yeomans topped his Round Robin Draw to take the Boys U/11 title with Waterford's Jamie Morrissey in 2nd place.

    Girls U/11 winner was Olivia Ryan and Aisling McCanna took 2nd place.

    Well done to all and to Kate Yeomans and all helper who ran a very smooth event.

    Draws Here


    The Irish Junior Open is taking place in Sutton LTC and ALSAA from November 18th – 20th.

    There are events for girls and boys at U13, U15, U17 and U19 age groups.

    Please use the link  HERE to enter

    The closing date for entries is Oct 28th so make your entry ASAP 


    Now that Squash Junior Coaching is up and running again we will be putting Junior Squash Round Robins together as soon as possible. We will send out an email asking if your juniors are interested in taking part.

    As part of the Coaching Programme it is important that juniors play and practice as well as train. Juniors will need to be fully paid up members and have their own goggles and Squash Balls.


    Most classes are full now but if you are interested contact me asap for the remaining spots

    Classes are graded and they are on

    Monday           …         3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Tuesday           …         3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Wednesday     …         3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Thursday         …         3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Friday              …         3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    5 p.m. – 6 p.m.


    The Junior Squash Calendar for the coming season is now available.

    Book your dates HERE




    Opening Hours

    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.

  • Gym

    Body Transformation

    A reminder to all members interested in our 6 week body transformation that it will begin on Monday 7th of November. Those who are interested and are yet to sign up you can do so via email gym@suttonltc.com or by speaking to a member of staff. The cost is €250 for the 6 weeks. This will be the last one of 2022.

    Bank Holiday

    Monday 31st of October is a bank holiday therefore the gym opening hours will be 8am-6pm.

    The class timetable will be altered slightly with evening classes being cancelled. There is no yoga and no teen fitness classes. 

    Booking system

    A reminder to all members the booking system is still in place. Please make sure to book your slot before attending the gym. Thanks in advance.