SLTC Senior Open Programme
Come and enjoy many nights we have planned for the SLTC Senior Open.
Click on the link below to find out more.Senior Open Program (Bar)
THE SPORTS SHOP @ SUTTON LTC
We would like to welcome players and supporters to Sutton LTC for the Sutton Open.
For the duration of the tournament, we will offer 25% off all Ladies INPHORM Clothing, 10% off all Rackets and 10% off men’s Tracksuits with lots more bargains in store.
Check in-house for extended opening hours.
Sutton LTC Senior Open 2023 sponsored by Adrian Dunne Pharmacy
Saturday 19th August - Saturday 26th August inclusive
The Sutton LTC Senior Open 2023 starts this weekend and runs until Saturday 26th (inclusive). Following the huge entry in the tournament we are now starting matches on Friday night, 18th August. With 392 entries across all events, at all standards, from Clubs throughout Ireland, we are looking forward to a fantastic week of tennis on our courts.
Matches are scheduled for 8pm on Friday 18th August following the completion of our Junior Championships Finals. Sincere thanks to the organising committee for the Junior Champs who have brought forward their finals and presentation of prizes to accommodate the use of the courts on Friday evening for the Senior Open matches.
Play will start at 9am on Saturday and Sunday and run until 9pm approx. During the week matches will start at 6pm with 3 sessions: 6pm, 7.30pm and 9pm
We look forward to welcoming members to the club throughout the week to watch the matches and to avail of the specialist evenings that the Bar Committee have planned.
An email will issue to members daily with the match schedule for that evening.
Tram Chowder will also be on site to provide their usual quality snacks and hot food.
Sutton LTC Junior Championships 14th - 18th August
Another record breaking event at SLTC this week. Our Junior Club Championships attracted an entry of 124 junior members of all ages.
The courts have been a sea of blue as the players compete in their tournament t-shirts.
With all to play for in the last two days of the event we would love to see parents and members come along to support the children in their matches for the closing stages of the tournament.
The finals take place on Friday afternoon from 1pm and the traditional Junior Champs BBQ will be at 4pm for all children that entered and played throughout the week. The presentation will follow the BBQ when all matches are finished.
Thank you to Ray & Elizabeth Collier of Howth Meats who are long time supporters of our junior championships and sponsored the BBQ for our junior players
Fair Play Award
A new perpetual trophy for the Fair Play Award is being presented by the Quinn Family to honour Brendan and Dermot Quinn for their immense contribution to junior tennis in Sutton and nationally. This trophy will be presented at the finals of the Junior Club Championships on Friday 18th August. Sincere thanks to the extended Quinn family for presenting this cup to the club in memory of two pillars of Irish tennis.
Generation Game - Sunday 13th August
Our junior club championships began last Sunday afternoon with the Generation Game. 60 players took part in this adult and child social event. Tennis was followed by a BBQ and presentation of prizes.
Thank you to Ciaran McCarthy for organising the tennis and to Darrell Reamsbottom for manning the BBQ.
William Fry Junior Lawn Tennis Championships
Lots of Sutton junior players representing Sutton this week at the 2023 William Fry Junior Lawn Tennis Championships of Ireland with the following still featuring in the closing stages of the event on Thursday 17th August and we wish them all the best of luck in their matches
Emma Hickey - U12 Girls Doubles final
Georgia L’Estrange - U18 GIrls Singles semi-final, U18 Girls Doubles quarter-final and U18 Mixed Doubles quarter-final
Sally Flynn & Charlotte Maguire - U16 Girls Doubles quarter-final
Max Mille - u12 Boys Doubles semi-final , U12 Mixed Doubles quarter-final
Emma Hickey - quarter-final of the U12 Mixed doubles
Jacques McHugh - the U12 Boys Doubles semi-final
Earlier in the week Eoin Quinn reached the Quarter-final of the Boys U18 Singles.
A round up of all results will feature next week
Sutton LTC Senior Championships 2023 sponsored by O Hare O Dwyer Solicitors
SLTC is pleased to announce our Senior Club Championships sponsored by O Hare O Dwyer Solicitors will run from 4th September through 16th September covering categories, something for everyone in the club, all levels.
Online entry is now open via the following linkhttps://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/93A1ADC3-06AA-463E-8B57-5C9CDAD9A8ED
All matches are scheduled by the Tennis Committee from 6th September until Finals Day on Saturday 16th September. All finalists must be available to play finals on Saturday 16th September. A final may be scheduled, if required by the Tennis Committee, for Friday 15th September also. Finalists must be available on this date also.
Players with limited availability should mark this at the time of entry
Join us on Thursday 7th Sept for a Tie-break Tens event which is included in entry . Followed by a Consolation Event on Thursday 14th September for first round losers
After a sell-out Wimbledon and Mundy evening, we will end the Championship fortnight with our annual At Home BBQ on Saturday 16th September, and for the first time in a long time, a DISCO with the legendary DJ Billy Scurry. Tickets €25 on sale through smartclub via the following linkhttps://www.smartclubcloud.com/
The Bar Committee will be running speciality Gin and Cocktail nights during the championship - details to follow
The draws for the Handicap events will be published this weekend. The draws will also be available on a noticeboard in the Lounge extension.
Our summer programme has been buzzing all summer with kids aged 5 to 15 all having the craic on court and playing loads of tennis. It will continue until Friday 1st September so lots more to come over the next 2 weeks - so make sure to get down!
Lara Collier will be taking over as Junior Steward and running the Summer Programme as Ciaran McCarthy returns to College in the US to continue his tennis scholarship. Lara is a familiar face to all our juniors who attend Saturday match plays and she will be getting everything going on the courts. We also have a junior WhatsApp group where we send out info about what's going on.
If you want to be added text Rob, Helen Holden or Ciaran and we'll add you in
A big shout out to Ciaran who provided a fantastic summer of activity and fun for our junior members and we wish him the best of luck in his tennis and studies for the coming year.
You can still sign up for our summer programme at www.smartclubcloud.com Fantastic value for €20 per child.
If your child’s smartclub account has not been activated please contact Andrea Moore Office Administrator at email@example.com or on 01 8323035 and she will be able to assist you
The summer fun continues!!
Colm Dawson's Family Magic Show Friday 1st September
Colm returns to SLTC with his family style show for all ages.
4pm - 5.30pm Kids Tennis & Pizza
6pm Colm Dawson will be on stage with his Magic Show
After the Show Colm will do some close up magic in the bar
€10 per child and parents go free. Members only
Adults invited to enjoy the show from the bar.
On sale now on smartclub via the following linkhttps://www.smartclubcloud.com/
Unfortunately due to high demand from our junior members it is not possible to facilitate younger non-member siblings
Summer Tennis Camps
Big turn out this week. Next camp runs August 22nd - 26th from 10am - 1.30pm for ages 7-12 years.
Sign up is open on www.smartclubcloud.com
Non members can join too. Contact Andrea in office this week
September Junior Tennis Coaching Programme
Our September Coaching Programme starts off the week of September 11th. The first phase of the classes that will be released will be our junior red, orange and green ball classes along with some u12 and u14 yellow ball classes. This is for juniors of all levels who wish to come to 1 or 2 sessions per week. Our first term is a 7-week term until the week of October 24th
To sign up, log into smartclubcloud.com. Classes are first come first served and only open to fully paid-up members. If you have any outstanding invoices, you will not be able to sign up for a coaching class. Please sign up for classes appropriate to age and level. Players may be moved if not in the correct class.
Class Release times on smartclubcloud.com
11am Tuesday August 15th
All Red Ball 2pm classes, Monday to Friday
12pm Tuesday August 15th
All Red Ball 3pm classes Monday to Friday
1pm Tuesday August 15th
Orange Ball Monday 3pm
Yellow Ball age 11/12 Monday 4pm
Green to yellow ball Tuesday 3pm
Orange Ball Wednesday 3pm
Orange ball Friday 3pm
Green to Yellow ball Friday 4pm
3pm Tuesday August 15th
Saturday Matchplay for Boys and Girls all levels
Our next phase of classes will be advertised later this week and will include our Tournament players programme, teenage classes and Adult classes including cardio tennis and league training.
We would like to welcome Victoria Gaidau to our coaching team. Victoria has over 12 years coaching experience here in Ireland between Elm Park, Sandycove and Galway Lawn Tennis Club. As a junior she was the top ranked player in Moldova and top 5 in Romania.
We are sad to see Isobel O' Flaherty and Conor McKenna move on. Both are moving abroad to further their studies. A huge thank you from all of us for the time and dedication they gave to our programme over the last few years.
Contact Rob Turpin if you have questions on our coaching programme
Junior Dates for the Diary
Summer Programme - every afternoon Monday - Friday
Summer Club Champs
August 14th - August 18th
Tennis Camp - 7yrs - 12yrs
Monday 21 - Friday 15th August 10am - 1.30pm
Courts & equipment on court
Please see the hooks now provided for our clay court drag mats. Please leave them on the hooks after use to protect the bristles.
If any member notices any issues with the courts ie broken net bands etc please report the fault to the office and it will be repaired.
Ladies Wednesday Morning Time Tennis
Ladies Time Tennis will be taking a break for August and will resume in September.
Sincere thanks to Carmel Gillespie for running this club activity each week.
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
CURRAGH MASTERS (Masters Tour event 1)
August 25th - 26th
Deadline 18th August - 6.00 p.m.ENTER HERE
CURRAGH SENIOR OPEN - PSA
September 23rd - 24th
Curragh Camp Kildare
DEADLINE 15th September 2023ENTER HERE
SQUASH BALL MACHINE
Have you tried the Squash Ball Machine? It is a great way to practice your shots and better your game. Talk to Eoin Ryan for details on how to register.
SATURDAY SOCIAL SQUASH
Open to all members, drop down from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. to hit with others every Saturday. Meet new people to play Squash.
CONSIDERING SENIOR SQUASH LEAGUE
Each year we enter Senior Squash League Teams in the Leinster Squash Leagues Competition. Sutton pride themselves in the fact that we have committed and strong league teams and featured for many years in the winning circle.
Covid played a part in a fall off but we hope to return to our strength and plan to enter teams in the League for September/October.
Men's Teams are made up of 5 players and Ladies 4 players. It is a great opportunity to compete as a team in such an individual sport. Matches are Home and Away throughout Leinster and run until approximately March/April and it is followed by Cup Competition, which is a knockout system.
It is important to get commitments from players who will make themselves available for the matches each week both home and away. There are many divisions of different standards from Premier to Division 6.
I will be sending out an email soon to gauge interest and I hope we get lots. Keep an eye out and if you have any questions drop in and chat to me.
SQUASH WEBSITES FOR YOUR INTEREST
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
WELSH SQUASH JUNIOR OPEN 2023
September 8th - 10th
IRISH SQUASH CALENDAR
Prepare for your tournaments. Irish Squash have published the calendar and is available at link below.CLICK HERE
JUNIOR SQUASH COACHING – STARTS 4th SEPTEMBER
I am taking bookings now and you can contact us directly on 086 8182466 / 086 8433289
OR: email@example.com ONLY
Forms in Club Now.
Yours in Sport
Fees are payable when booking the classes. Please pay when booking.
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.
SQUASH SUMMER TRAINING
LAST WEEK: 14th – 18th August
(Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) 4 Days
9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. – Cost: €100
11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 P.m. – 4.00 p.m. – Cost: €165
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to book
Gym Staff News
We welcome Elena as one of our new Fitness Instructors. Elena will be full time in the gym alongside Kieran who will be staying on as manager. They are joined by part time staff Dan, Ronan & Jonah.
We will begin to say goodbye to Conor & Emma who will be moving onto new adventures in the coming weeks. We thank them both for all they have done in the gym during their time here in SLTC.