• Club news

    Changing Rooms Upgrade - Works postponed until further notice

    Dear members,

    We would like to advise you that the works on Ladies and Gents changing rooms have been postponed. The new commencement date will be announced at a later date.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Dermot Quinn's Book 'My Serve' - few copies available for sale from the office

    Dear members,

    Dermot Quinn’s ‘My Serve – the Story of Sutton Lawn Tennis Club’ was launched to a large turnout which included the Quinn families, members and other interested friends. It was a special opportunity to pay tribute to Dermot and the very special contribution of his brother Brendan. Between them, the two brothers served on the Management committee for 95 years!

    The attendance included many members who have volunteered and contributed to the club’s development over the years. One member said he counted ten persons who had served in the role of President. If anyone has photos capturing the atmosphere we would love to see them.

    Most of the copies printed were purchased on the night. There are some left which are available from the office.

    Airhall booking policy and bye law changes Reminder

    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 rules:

    1. Members are permitted a maximum of 3 hours of play per week (a week is defined as Monday to Sunday inclusive, and court usage counts for all members are reset each Monday).
    2. 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.
    3. Members must name all players on their court bookings and the member making the booking must be on court.

    Please note we advise all the members when booking private coaching sessions to ensure they add their coaches as opponents in the following format “Coach Jane Smith” - in order 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 during the course of this Airhall season 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 classes).
    • Infringement 3: Member loses all booking and playing privileges for 1 month (no access to tennis, squash or gym classes).
    • 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. If you have not listed all of your opponents you can email the Club at Airhall@suttonltc.com within 3 days of the booking.

    These rules came into force for Airhall bookings from Monday 31 October onwards. A number of infringements have already been issued. Please ensure you respect all the rules.

    Yours in tennis,

    Sutton LTC Tennis Committee

  • Tennis

    Masters 2022 & Autumn Events Finals

    We made it!  The finals of our Masters 2022 & Autumn Events take place tomorrow evening Friday 25th November and on Saturday 26th November in the afternoon.

    Thank you to all the players who took part and especially to those who battled some challenging  weather conditions over the past month.

    Congratulations to all the players who have reached the finals and best of luck in your matches this weekend.

    Matches start at 7pm on Friday night with 5 finals being contested.

    On Saturday we start at 1.30pm and follow with a second session of finals at 3pm.

    Full details of the finals can be found by clicking the links below

    Friday finals: https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/67ef0987-52e8-4a04-951a-061be726e0d6/Matches/20221125

    Saturday Finals: https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/67ef0987-52e8-4a04-951a-061be726e0d6/Matches/20221125

    Tennis Ireland Referee/Court Supervisor

    Tennis Ireland  are running a Referee/Court Supervisor course on Friday 9th  and Saturday 10th December..

    A familiar face from the ATP Circuit, Mr. Fergus Murphy, ATP Qualified Gold Badge Umpire,will be running the course which takes place in Castleknock LTC. Fergus is one of the top umpires on the professional ATP/WTA circuit and has umpired all the top players, male and female, during his career.   The course will be based around the Rules of Tennis and is designed for those wishing to act as Tournament Referees and court supervisors/officials. Some of the topics covered are as follows:-

    In depth look at the rules.

    1. Key rules highlighted and explained with advice on how to implement.
    2. Dealing with on court violations
    3. Role Play Scenarios
    4. Exam and qualification

    This is a 2 day course and will be held on the 9th and 10th November 2022. Friday evening will commence at 5.30pm and Saturday will be a full day starting at 10am. The cost of this course is €60 and includes lunch on Saturday.

    If you are interested in doing this course please email Orna Morrissey at tennis@suttonltc.com by Monday 29th November and she can provide further details and information. 

    Christmas Breakfast Doubles

    Our annual Christmas Breakfast Doubles returns this year and takes place on Wednesday 28 December.  

    Play tennis at either 10am or 11am followed by a Big Fry up in the Lounge.  Cost €10 per player.

    There is a Breakfast Only option for our Pavilion, Clubhouse and Pavilion Gym members.

    This is a lovely way to dust off the Christmas cobwebs and enjoy a social tennis occasion in the club.

    All standards of player welcome

    Sign up now on https://www.smartclubcloud.com/

    If you have not activated your smartclub cloud account please contact the Office any afternoon from 2pm and Marion Collins will be able to assist you.

    Senior Round Robins

    New phase going up this week. Anyone who would like to join or come out of this phase text Rob 087 9535 193.

    Anyone who did not play a game in last phase has been removed but if you want to stay in let Rob know.

    Winners of September/ October

    Ladies Singles - India Dawson - 48 points

    Ladies Doubles - Liz O'Connor & Lesley Hogg - 47 points

    Mens Singles - Arnaud Myard - 58 points

    **Mens doubles is still open to play as very few matches played**

    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

    Junior Coaching - New Term begins after mid-term break

    Thank you to everyone who has signed up. Nearly all of our classes are now full. If you hav not yet paid please do so this week. 

    Senior Coaching

    New Classes to sign up for 

    Mondays 9am - Beginners/Intermediates

    Mondays 10am - Cardio Tennis

    Tuesday 10am - Intermediates

    Tuesday 11am - DLTC Doubles Training

    Tuesday 12pm - Singles drills and hitting

    Friday 9am - Beginners (open to gym members looking to try tennis)

    Friday 10am - Intermediates

    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

    Rally Tempo

    How many balls can you and your partner hit in 60 seconds. Rally down the middle, only count shots that are in. Only use 1 ball if you want to put more pressure on it!

  • Squash




    7 Sutton Squash players will head to the Belfast Boat Club to take part in the 4th Irish Squash Tour Event of the Season.

    Good Luck to: Gavin L’Estrange, Michael Creaven, Oisin Logan, Sam Buckley, Conor Moran, Alex Smith, & Tristan Snodgrass.



    Fitzwilliam LTC

    9th – 10th December

    CLOSING DATE: 4th December



    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.



    If you didn’t make it to Sutton last weekend you missed an amazing weekend of Squash. For those of you who did drop in you would have been welcomed by a Club House and Squash Courts full of visitors from 18 countries all over the world.

    The Event was run by Rhonda Moran and Kate Yeomans with many visiting Referees and Eugene Walker as Tournaments Director. The Tournament ran smoothly and we had nothing but compliments from all those who took part. Thanks to everyone responsible.

    The standard of Squash was superb and we were delighted to have 3 players contest the finals.

    Dylan Moran lost the Boys U/19 in a very tight and explosive squash match of brilliant rallies and technique. Dylan was pipped at the post.

    Conal Jackson was beaten by the Scotish No:1 seed John Green and Toby Holman Keogh lost to the No:1 Boys U/13 seed Gustavo Cruz from Portugal.



    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

    Gym class timetable updates

    1. From Monday 28th November evening classes moved from 6pm to 6:15pm & 7pm to 7:15 pm, this is to cater for the traffic coming in and out of the club.
    2. 11am classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings - HIIT 30
    3. 9am class on Saturday mornings - HIIT 30
    4. All class capacity increased to 8 per class

    Full timetable below