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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Changing Rooms Upgrade - Works commencing Thursday 10 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 Thursday 10 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
Just a reminder of the rules which came into force for Airhall bookings from Monday 31 October onwards.
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 came into force for Airhall bookings from Monday 31 October onwards.
Yours in tennis,
Linda and Ajay
Elva’s Thank You Note
Thank you so much to everyone who were able to attend my retirement party and for the many lovely gifts and messages I received. As you know I so enjoyed working in the Club and making such lovely friends. I don’t think I ever had a day when I thought ‘oh no not another day at work’ - in truth I never had the time!!
I had intended reading out at the retirement party a lovely essay entitled Love Monkey by Edward Monkton which was recited at my nephews recent wedding but it is a little long and the attention span ............. but it sort of encapsulates my thoughts of all you lovely people,
My grateful thanks once again and I do hope to ‘pop in’ every now and then to say Hello that’s if The Boss allows it !!
Best wishes to you all
Our Captain, Linda O Flaherty and Vice-Captain, Susan Hunter, are delighted to announce the return of our 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.
Menu for the evening: Chicken Tikka with Rice & Salad and Chocolate Roulade for desert .
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 Pavillion members welcome.
Sign up on smartclub via the following link
If you have not activated your smartclubclould account yet contact Marion Collins in the Office from 2pm Mon-Fri and she will be able to assist you
Masters 2022 & Autumn Events
Draws for the Masters 2022 & Autumn Events are available online via the following link https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draws.aspx?id=67ef0987-52e8-4a04-951a-061be726e0d6
Round deadlines: 1st round to be played by 6th Nov
Quarter-finals to be played by 7th Nov
Semi-finals to be played by 23 Nov
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
Dublin Lawn Tennis Council (DLTC) Men's & Ladies Winter League 2023
This is a senior inter-club doubles league for players aged 14yrs & older on 1 January 2023 (League Standard)
Dates for the 5 Round Robin matches
Sundays 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb
Mens Teams play on Sunday Mornings at 11 am & 9.30am
Ladies teams play on Sunday afternoons at 2pm & 3.30pm
Matches are played in Sutton LTC and away in participating clubs throughout Dublin Wicklow and Meath. Players signing up for this league should be prepared 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.
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.
Players interested in being considered for selection for this league can email email@example.com with their availability for the above dates by Friday 18 November
The number of teams entered will depend on the response from players
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
We have had loads going on for juniors over the Halloween break. Monster Tennis returned for the first time since pre covid and we packed out the club with nearly 100 scary juniors. Thanks to Barbara Reamsbottom, Helen Holden, Lorraine Bracken, Margaret Fitzpatrick, Susan Hunter, Rob and all the parents that lent a hand on the night. Check out the pics here
Northside Challenge Cup
On monday we ran our first ever Northside Challenge Cup between ourselves, Clontarf, Malahide and Castleknock. We brought together 8 of each clubs best juniors boys and girls u12 and u14 to battle it out for the pride of the northside. Sutton came out on top by just 2 points, with Malahide finishing second. Thanks to all the coaches of the other clubs, the parents and of course the players who supported the event.
U12 Tour 100
Tuesday we ran an u12 Tour 100 event. This event gave kids without a huge amount of Open tournament experience the chance to compete against players of their level. Well done to the sutton players Emma Tobin and Jack Tierney who both reached the final of their respective events.
Autumn Team Tennis
We have 32 juniors competing over the wednesday and thursday in our mid term team tennis champs. Players aged from 6 to 14 all play on the same team with every match won counting to the teams overall score. Thanks to Barbara and Rob for running the event.
Junior Coaching - New Term begins after mid-term break
Our new term of junior coaching begins the week of November 7th. This is a 9 week term that runs until the week of January 23rd.
There is a break in the term the weeks of December 19th, December 26th and January 9th. There will be no coaching these weeks.
Players who had a spot in the September term will have first preference for our November term.
Here's how you sign up
- Go to the class you were in for the September term..for example "Monday 2pm"
- All classes are marked "November 2022"
- Add your son/daughter to waiting list
- We will then add you to the class if you were previously enrolled in it
- Once you are added to the class you will receive an automated email with a link to pay for this term
**Please do this asap**
After Wednesday November 2nd players not previously involved in that class will be offered places in the class if available
This does not apply to players in our squad groups. Invoices have been set up for squad groups and are available by clicking "my classes" on the top right of your "coaching classes" page
Any problems let me know
Rob087 9535 193
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
This game focuses on building your rally game. The game is played to 100 points. Play a point but count the rally. If the rally is for example 10 shots long the winner gets 10 points making the score 10 - 0. In the next rally the opponent may win a point last 21 shots now making the score 10-21. This should teach you patience as the longer the rally the more points you get.
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.
CONNECT ELECTRONICS PSA CHALLENGER THIS WEEKEND
Sutton will host the latest PSA Challenger Tournament this weekend with a great standard of Squash expected throughout the weekend.
All members are welcome to drop in and watch the players perform at their best.
Best of Luck to all Sutton Players: Sam Buckley, David Ryan, Gavin L’Estrange, Michael Creaven, Tristan Snodgrass, Dean Dromgoole, Matthew Lorusso, Luke Logan and Dylan Moran
CONNACHT MASTER – THIS WEEKEND
Niamh Darcy, Mike Kavanagh, Sean Balfe and Martin Maher will take part in the Irish Master Connacht Championships in Salthill, Galway this weekend.
Best of luck to all
SWISS OPEN 2022 PSA CHALLENGE
Well Done to Breanne Flynn who came 2nd in the 9th Arena Cup in Switzerland last weekend.
CONNACHT SENIOR OPEN
12th & 13th November
Closing Date: Monday 7th NovemberENTER HERE
SENIOR SQUASH ROUND ROBINS
The Round Robins have started and will end on 30th November. If you missed out they will be reset in December and we will email out.
Junior 16 years and Older can play
Please only enter if you can commit to playing all matches.
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
SQUASH BALL MACHINE
Have you tried it out yet? If not talk to Eoin and don’t forget to complete the form at reception.
DELL MUNSTER JUNIOR SQUASH OPEN
12th & 13th November
Celtic Squash Club, Waterford
Closing Date: This Sunday 6th NovemberENTER HERE
JUNIOR SQUASH “ONE DAY” TOURNAMENTS
The list of “ONE DAY” Tournaments to be held in Sutton are posted in the club. The first Event is an U/13 One Day and will be held on Sunday 27th November.
This is suitable as a beginner event for Juniors starting their competition play.ENTER HEREFULL LIST HERE
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.
Last call for those interested in body transformation to book their slot. If interested, email email@example.com
The sessions commence on Monday 7th November for 6 weeks. times are 7am or 6:30pm on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Very limited spots available.
Extra Timetabled Classes
We have added extra classes to our timetable. There will be a HIIT 30 on Tuesday & Thursday @11am. This will run as a trial until Christmas.