Edition 1, Volume 1
Calling all members… it’s club championships time and this year the Committee has elected to try something slightly different. The competition will consist of ladies and men’s doubles and the pairings will be picked by the tournament directors. So just enter one or two events then sit back and wait in eager anticipation to see who you’re paired up with? Could it be
Roger or Novak, Serena or Caroline? No… it’s a members-only eventunfortunately! There will be three competitive sections, Grades 1,2,3, Grades 4 & 5, and Grade 6. The competition will commence on Monday 19th of November with finals day on Saturday December 1st. The cost is €10 per event and you can enter up to two events. Closing date for entry is Friday16th November and sheets are up in the clubhouse. PIC-Court Number 1 in all its glory! Enter the Competition!
Are You Using ClubManager On Your Mobile Yet?
Are you using Castleview’s online court booking system ClubManager yet? Once you’re set up it’s really easy to book courts, cancel courts, or invite other members to play matches from the comfort of your own couch. You can also enter Tennis Ladders and other events. Every paid-up member who has an email address and mobile number can use the court booking system. So if you’re not already using ClubManager talk to any Committee member who will be delighted to help set you up!
Anna Harpur Competition
Friday the 2ndNovember saw Castleview LTC team members bused down to Tramore Tennis Club for the second and final leg of the annual Anna Harpur Cup.
Castleview were leading after the first home leg, however, it didn’t stay that way for long. Conditions on the night were absolutely dreadful and, in the end, Tramore were victorious, finishing 14 matches to 10. A huge thank you to Tramore for a fantastic social evening with great food and congratulations to Tramore on winning the Anna Harpur cup again this year.
Captain Bridget O’Dwyer commented “Tramore deserved the win on the night, but we will be back fighting for this cup next year”.All members are welcome along on these social and competitive nights out… watch the notice boards and social media for the next one!
Times Are-A Changing
New CLub Sign, New Mobile Number, New WhatsApp Group!
You may have noticed some changes around the place. We have a new sign on the main door at the New Street carpark entrance.
The sign takes advantage of the easy promotional opportunities on offer in the public carpark and it helps create awareness of the fact that there’s a tennis club in the town and we’re looking for new members! The club also has a new telephone number, in fact it’s a mobile number, 089-4390673. The mobile allows the club to leverage modern communication technologies that make communicating with members and prospective members quicker, easier and more cost effective.
The mobile allows us to text and email and we’ve set up a new club WhatsApp group for quick and easy messaging to members about upcoming events and issues. To join the Castleview WhatsApp group just download the App from iTunes or Play Store on your mobile and request to join “Castleview LTC Group”. It’s a member only group and it’s broadcast only, so you won’t get lots of annoying “thumbs up” notifications on your mobile.
Tennis Parents Course With Lucy Penkova
All members are invited to take part in this short evening course on Tuesday the 18th Decemberat 6.30pm in the club. The course is designed to help parents, or indeed any members, understand how to introduce appropriate drills and competition to juniors regardless of age or ability.
A number of committee members did this course in Ballypatrick Tennis Club recently and had a really fun evening. It’s also possible to go on to qualify for a Tennis Leaders certificate. Lucy Penkova is aQualified Tennis Coach and is Tennis Ireland’s Munster Development Officer. Contact Club Captain Bridget O Dwyer for further information, firstname.lastname@example.org and hurry because places on this course are limited.
- Skills Awards & Associated Activities
- Introduction to Courts (ROGY) balls (Red/Orange/Green) & Associated Activities
- Competition, Formats, Scoring Systems & Associated Activities