Please note that the speed limit for all vehicles on Club property is 5km max – please ensure you maintain a slow speed at all times, especially during these dark evening and mornings when visibility may not be great.
There is a private function on it the lounge extension on Friday 22nd December so please ensure any children are aware of this and have alternative places to go.
Last week we shared the Christmas opening hours for the club, familiarise yourself with these hours so there is no confusion on times you may wish to use the facilities. Please ensure you have your membership card to enter the building as the office will be working Christmas hours also
Congratulations Rob - Level 4 Performance Coach
To top off a great year in SLTC, Rob Turpin, Tennis Director, has qualified as a Level 4 Performance Level Tennis Ireland Coach. In addition to his award this year for Leinster Coach of the Year 2022, Rob has been working away behind the scenes to achieve this prestigious qualification. Long hours of study, written and practical exams have paid off. Congratulations Rob - great achievement
Christmas Breakfast Doubles 28 December
Not too late to sign up for our Annual Christmas Breakfast on Wednesday 28th December
For Senior, Intermediate, Pavilion Gym, Pavilion & Club House members
Tennis at 10am and 11am followed by a big Fry Up
Choose a time when signing up - Draw for partners
Breakfast goes ahead regardless of weather
Members who play squash are most welcome to play tennis or squash on the day and join their fellow members for breakfast and a chat afterwards.
If playing squash, players should book their own squash courts and sign up for the breakfast only time of their choice.
There is a breakfast only option for Pavilion, Pavilion Gym & Club House members and for those who aren't playing tennis. Why not have a workout in the gym or a game of snooker followed by a fry-up
Sign up through your smartclub account by clicking on the link belowhttps://www.smartclubcloud.com
Sign up by 26 December and don’t forget your Santa Hats
COST: €10 All standards of player welcome
If you have not activated your smartclub account please contact the Office at Reception for assistance
Queries to Orna 0868636824 or Michael Byrne 0868505079
Christmas Junior Tennis Event Friday 15th December
We welcomed over 150 children last Friday for their Christmas tennis event. A big thank you to Helen Holden and her crew of volunteers who organised the event and all the parents who helped on the day. Volunteers are key to the success of these events. The atmosphere on court was electric with activities organised by Rob Turpin and his coaches followed by pizza & goodies in the Club House.. Happy Christmas to all our junior members
Check out some of the highlights put together by Sophie O’Connor for our Instagram page. Sophie has done a brilliant job all year with over 500 new followers to the page in 2023!
Ladies Wednesday Morning Time Tennis - Christmas Lunch and new January time
Ladies Time Tennis is taking a break for Christmas and will resume on Wednesday 10th January at the new time of 11am - 1pm.
This time change is to accommodate trial access for this official Club Event to indoor courts for a 4 week period after which the trial will be reviewed.
All ladies welcome and we hope to see lots of new faces in January
Last Wednesday 13th December, Carmel GIllespie organised the Time Tennis Ladies Christmas lunch. The ladies enjoyed their game of tennis and the courts were brightened up on the day with festive Christmas jumpers, hats and decorations. Tennis was followed by lunch in the Lounge.
Sincere thanks to Carmel Gillespie for running this club event for the 2023 season and also to all her volunteers who came on board to fill in when she had a well earned day off.
Fixtures for 2024 winter league are now live. Matches start Jan 21st.
Tickets for the Davis Cup fixture between Ireland & Austria sold out in record time and we hope some of our members were lucky enough to get tickets. If we get news of a further ticket release we will let you know.
Senior Round Robins
The senior Round Robins have finished. New ones will be posted shortly and will run into the new year.
Junior Christmas Round Robins
The round robins are posted under the “leagues” tab on sltc.mycourts.co.uk. Players who complete all their matches go into a draw for prizes! Matches to be played by January 8th
Tennis Ireland have brought out the 2024 calendar. This is great to have this in advance. You can now filter to the level of event you only wish to see and add it to your calendar on your mobile. Start planning for 2024
Junior Tennis Coaching Programme
Junior Tennis Coaching finished last week for the Christmas Holidays' We have no coaching the weeks of December 18th, 25th or January 1st. The classes resume the week of January 8th.
January 8th is the continuation of the current term. No need to sign up again. A new term will start the week of January 29th.
If you are interested in booking a private session with any of our coaches you can text them directly to arrange.
If you don't know our coaches you can meet some of them here!
Carlos Herrero - 087 317 9653
Victoria Gaidau - 085 163 2069
Tanya Murtagh - 087 126 7250
Brendan Mulligan - Level 2 - 087 655 8520
Ali O'Dea - 086 663 9600
Lara Collier - 086 199 8436
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 i.e. broken net bands etc please report the fault to the office and it will be repaired.
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
17th PLACE FINISH AT MENS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
ENDING ON A HIGH
Another win for our lads in New Zealand at the Men's World Championships. Ireland beat the Netherlands in the final match finishing in 17th place. After landing the hardest draw in the event the team held together to win the remaining matches strongly.
Well done to our Sutton players Sam Buckley, Oisin Logan and Michael Creaven along with fellow Irish Player Sean Conroy.
Thanks to The Sports Surgery Clinic, Cassidy Travel and EventHaus for the financial support and Sponsorship. Thanks to all the donations which were invaluable and thanks to everyone who donated gifts for the raffle.
Without these funds this journey would not have happened. It was solely dependent on sponsorship and donations. What a superb achievement.
LOTS OF EVENTS OPEN FOR ENTRY. CHECK BELOW
THE BUNSEN Old Belvedere Senior HANDICAP 2024
28th Dec – 6th Jan
Old Belvedere Squash ClubENTER HERE
THE BUNSEN Old Belvedere Open 2024
3rd – 6th January
Old Belvedere Squash ClubENTER HERE
LEINSTER SQUASH SENIOR OPEN 2024
13th – 14th January
Closing Date: 5th JanuaryENTER HERE
MUNSTER MASTERS OPEN 2023
12th – 13th January 2024
HIGHFIELD SQUASH CLUB
Closing Date: 5th January 11.45 pm
Munster Squash has secured a rate at The River Lee Hotel, €160 for a Twin/Double room B&B and €150 for a single room B&B . Promo code Munster SquashENTER HERE
LEINSTER SQUASH LEAGUE – HALFWAY
Ladies Premier – 1st Place – 17 points ahead
Men's Premier – 2nd Place – 1 point behind
Ladies Division 1 – 4th Place – 12 points behind
Men's Division 2 – 1st place – 25 points ahead
Men's Division 6 – 1st Place – 20 points ahead
Fantastic halfway results, keep up the good work.LEAGUE FIXTURES HERE
SUTTON SENIOR RANKINGS – NEXT RANKING DATE
The Sutton Senior Squash Rankings are now available on the Squash Notice Boards and Challenge sheets are now open. Please familiarise yourselves with the rules and Challenge away.
They will be updated in accordance with the Leinster Squash Ranking Dates.
Ranking 2: Sat 6th Jan
Ranking 3: Sat 16th Ma
SENIOR SQUASH ROUND ROBINS – DECEMBER
The New Round Robins are available now. You have until 5th January to complete matches. Please arrange matches with your opponents.
SQUASH BALL MACHINE
Have you tried the Squash Ball Machine? It is a great way to practice your shots and improve 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.
IRISH SQUASH SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Make sure to follow them across social media
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/irishsquash/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/irishsquashcom
Twitter - https://twitter.com/IrishSquash
TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@irishsquash
US JUNIOR SQUASH OPEN 2023 - RESULTS
Christian Dromgoole played in the Boys U/15 section and reaching the 3rd round Christian lost to Yassin Kouritam in the Top 32. The next round was for 21st – 32nd places and Christian was awarded a walkover when his opponent was forced to retired. Next match was against opponent Reed Morris from New York. This was a very tight tough match with Christian taking the first 2 games and narrowly losing 11/6 in the fifth.
Due to the number in the draws there are no more playoffs at this stage and Christian finished in 21st-24th position out of a total of 120 entrants. Not bad at all. Well done Christian.
Tyler Dromgoole played in the Boys U/17 Section. He put in a great effort in his second match losing 8/11, 14/16, 6/11. Tyler won his next match against Ciaran Manning of Australia in a five setter (2/11, 11/7, 7/11, 11/9, 11/6). Next up V Hector Durbach from South Africa which Tyler lost in 3. Finishing in 105-112 place of 128 entrants.
Tristan Snodgras played in the Boys U/19 Section. Tristan came up against Top seed Ewan Harris from Florida in his first round losing 3/0. He lost his next match 3/1 against Milo Friedman from Los Angeles. Tristan won his next 3 matches 3/0 and finished in places 101/102 out of 128 entrants.
So much experience for these players having an opportunity to play juniors from all over the world and varying styles.
Well Done to all. Bring home that experience now and keep up the good work.
JUNIOR SQUASH ROUND ROBINS – DECEMBER – JANUARY
JUNIOR SQUASH ROUND ROBINS – DECEMBER – JANUARY
We have published the NEW Junior Round Robins for you on the SLTC Booking System as before. You have until mid January to complete matches.
This is a vital part of the Squash Coaching Programme and we hope you will all make a huge effort to play your matches.
They will be renewed each month and there will be a promotion / relegation system in place. One Up-One Down.
Lots of matches were not completed the last time so I really hope you can play. Email any results to me or submit them on the booking system.
Scoring is best of 5 games, each game to 11.
Enjoy and Happy Christmas
LEINSTER SQUASH JUNIOR CLOSED 2024
6th - 7th January
Closing date: Monday 1st JanuaryENTER HERE
NEXT “ONE DAY” JUNIOR SQUASH TOURNAMENT – U/13
U/13 Boys and Girls
Sunday 28th January 2023 – 2.30 start
Sutton Parents will be asked to help out once each season. Please offer
JUNIOR SQUASH COACHING
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Happy Christmas From The Gym Team!!
To all our members, a very Happy Christmas from all the gym team. Best wishes for the New Year.
Thank you all for your support this year and we hope to see you all in 2024!
Kieran, Elena, Ronan, Dan & Jonah.