Dermot Quinn's 'My Serve – The Story of Sutton Lawn Tennis Club' Book Launch on 9 November
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 email@example.com
Changing Rooms Upgrade - Works commencing Monday 7 November
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to the night when we will be celebrating the extraordinary culture of volunteering in our Club.
Hoping to see you there
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
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)
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
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
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 linkhttps://www.smartclubcloud.com/
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 email@example.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
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
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,
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SWISS OPEN 2022 PSA CHALLENGE
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
SENIOR SQUASH ROUND ROBINS – ENTER NOW
If you would like to play in the Senior Round Robins Please email email@example.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.
IRISH SQUASH FACEBOOK
IRISH SQUASH FOLLOWERS,
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.
IRISH SQUASH CALENDAR
The Squash Calendar for the coming season is now available.
Book your dates HERE
SQUASH WEBSITES FOR YOUR INTEREST
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
PSA SQUASH PLAYERS
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.
SQUASH BALL MACHINE
Have you tried it out yet? If not talk to Eoin and don’t forget to complete the form at reception.
EAST OF IRELAND JUNIOR SQUASH OPEN 2022 – THE RESULTS
GREAT RESULTS FOR SUTTON SQUASH
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
IRISH JUNIOR OPEN 2022 – CLOSING THIS FRIDAY
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
JUNIOR SQUASH ROUND ROBINS
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.
JUNIOR SQUASH COACHING – IN FULL SWING
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.
IRISH SQUASH JUNIOR SQUASH CALENDAR
The Junior Squash Calendar for the coming season is now available.
Book your dates HERE
THE SPORTS SHOP @ SUTTON LTC
SPECIALIZING IN ALL THINGS TENNIS AND SQUASH
PLEASE SHOP LOCALLY
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by speaking to a member of staff. The cost is €250 for the 6 weeks. This will be the last one of 2022.
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.
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.