• 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 Thursday 10 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 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

    Dear Members,

    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

    Dear members,

    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 


  • Tennis

    Ladies Night

    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

    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

    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 tennis@suttonltc.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

    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

    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 


    087 9535 193

    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


    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.

  • Squash



    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.

    Draws and Live Steaming will be available here.

    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


    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



    Well Done to Breanne Flynn who came 2nd in the 9th Arena Cup in Switzerland last weekend.


    12th & 13th November

    Salthill, Galway

    Closing Date: Monday 7th November



    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.


    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


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



    12th & 13th November

    Celtic Squash Club, Waterford

    Closing Date: This Sunday 6th November



    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.



    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

    Last call for those interested in body transformation to book their slot. If interested, email gym@suttonltc.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.