Thinking about joining our great club? Please take a read through this page, explore the website and our facebook page. Be sure to contact us via the methods below or drop us a message on the facebook page if you have any questions!!
If you have just joined the club, please be sure to familiarise yourself with the club guidelines outlined below.
We are an active club with a strong junior and adult membership with ages ranging from 4 years to 80 years. We recognise that while many thrive on competition, there are many of us who are best described as recreational players. Interaction with others and making new friends is as important to us as the silverware others may bring home!
We have four artificial grass court surfaces, all with floodlights. We have a fifth court with a rubber surface and a practice wall. Junior members have access to the courts during school term-time, but can only use the practice wall and court 5 when school is closed from 4.30pm. Further details on court availability is given in this welcome pack.
Club rules and constitution
A copy of the Club Rules and Constitution is available on this section of our website.
Adult Club Night
If you don’t know too many members, Club Night is a good starting point. Open to all adult members, this takes place every Tuesday evening from 8.00pm to 11.00pm with games arranged every 20 minutes involving all present. You may come and go as you please. Tea and coffee is served up at 10pm. This is a great way for new members to get to know other players.
Non members who are considering joining the club are also welcome to participate in 4 weekly club nights to help determine if the club and sport is for them
The committee aims to keep members informed of upcoming events and developments within the club. Events are always publicised at the clubhouse so please keep an eye on the notices. Emails are now an essential part of our communication so please make sure your details are filled in correctly on your membership form.
Junior activities and information
Junior website main page can be found by clicking here.
Only members may use the courts, represent the club in competition, or participate in organised play with the exception of prospective members attending Club Night. Applications are available from the clubhouse or can be downloaded from the website here.
Junior membership (for ages 8- 17 on 31 March 2017) extends from 1 April – 31 March. Membership fees for a junior costs a total of £50 for the year (less than £1 per week). This includes a £7 affiliation fee to Tennis Ireland. If a parent is joining for the first time or is returning after an absence of more than 5 years, a special one-off annual membership of £100 applies. When a parent joins, any juniors in that family are free, although the affiliation fee of £7 for each child must be paid. Therefore, if you have more than one junior playing, you may consider it worth joining yourself! Children aged seven and under are free in all cases, but their names must still be included on the completed membership form and child protection forms.
Clubhouse Key Fobs
Key fobs give access to the clubhouse. Subject to a deposit, key fobs can be made available to adults and may also be made available to our older junior members at the discretion of the committee. Fobs can be obtained from the membership secretary Matt Dillon (07866365981).
Matthew McGann is our Head Coach and Director of Tennis. Our club members have really benefited from his experience and commitment. He is one of two full time coaches available for lessons. All details on coaching available and coaching rates can be found on the website here or contact Matthew directly on 07877839545.
Formal coaching is only available to members and usually takes place in groups or squads. One to one sessions are also available. Our two resident professional tennis coaches aim to provide group coaching for all junior members on request. Coaching fees must be paid directly to the coaches and are the main source of income for both club coaches. Both performance and recreational squads take place at regular intervals during the year and consist of 4-10 juniors. Current coaching fees are as follows:
Performance squads –
Under 12s £110 for weekly 2hour session over 10 weeks
Junior £150 for weekly 3 hour session over 10 weeks
Under 18s £150 for weekly 2 hour session over 10 weeks
Recreational squads – £ 30 for weekly 1 hour session over 6 weeks
One to one sessions – Matthew McGann (Level 2 coach) – £25/ hour
Louise McGann (PTR Professional) – £20/ hour
Adult beginner and improver sessions are available at a special rate of £25 for a weekly 45 minute session over 5 weeks on Tuesday evenings. This course is run regularly throughout the year as demand dictates.
Quiet Court Times
Demand for courts is currently low on Saturday evenings after 6pm and Sundays.
During the darker evenings floodlights are available for use. They run on an honesty basis. When you use floodlights please place £4 per hour in an envelope and put it in the red honesty box. Please ensure lights are turned off by 11.00pm in respect for local residents.
Guidelines for Booking and Using Courts
All courts should be booked through the online booking system prior to play commencing. A PIN will be issued to you to enable you to do this.
Priority over the courts are as follows:
Members On all days except below all courts 9am to 11pm
School Term time weekdays courts 1,2,3 9am to 5pm
Club coaches All days court 4 9am to 11pm
Adult Club Night Tuesday all courts 7pm to 11pm
Junior Club Night Friday courts 1,2,3 5.30pm to 8pm
Internal leagues, Western leagues, Tournaments and Competitions have priority over all courts and all activities whenever they are running.
Efficient Use of the Courts
Play should begin on the hour, especially when the floodlights are in use and players should arrive at least 5 minutes before they are due to play. If the courts are not occupied within ten minutes of the time of booking, other members have the right to use the court.
Tennis shoes with white non-marking soles must be worn on the courts. No sweets, chewing gum or soft drinks are to be taken onto the courts. All play must cease at 11.00pm out of respect for local residents. When a match is in progress, do not cross the court. Wait for the point/game to finish.
Adult visitors (non-members) must pay £5 per visit
Junior visitors are welcome at the club to play up to a maximum of six times a year when accompanied by a member, but must pay £3 per junior per visit. The fee should be put in an envelope with the visitor’s details, the member’s name and date of visit and inserted into the red honesty box in the club house.
Child Protection and Codes of Conduct
The club has two adult members who are specifically responsible for young people They are Evelyn Cousins & John Griffin.
There is a first aid box in the kitchen in the cupboard facing you as you walk in and is denoted with a first aid sign on the cupboard door
If you have any queries, please contact John Griffin – 02866 322074 after 6pm or Matthew McGann – 078 7783 9545