Work has started on the next stage of the development of the club’s facilities. The next phase will include a 3rd court, lights and all weather surfaces for all 3 courts, a small temporary clubhouse, a CCTV security system and improvements to the car parking area and grounds.
Having received funding recently under the Sports Capital grant which will cover most of the cost of the latest development, the club still needs to raise more funds towards the costs. Their latest fundraiser will be a Wimbledon draw, with tickets now on sale - for just €10 you get drawn one female and one male player with 10 chances to win cash prizes.
Club activities have continued at the courts during the works with the club also getting access to use the courts at Ard Scoil Mhuire when necessary.
On the court there has been plenty of action with all the various age groups and players getting back out for the summer months. There are open club sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6-9pm and Sundays 10am-2pm with the first hour focusing on newer members.
Junior Coaching Times
Ages 5 to 7 (Ard Scoil Mhuire)
Ages 8 to 11 (Ard Scoil Mhuire)
Over 12s coaching will take place at the new courts, commencing at 12 noon starting Sat 28th May and continuing for 6 weeks.
The Ladies and Mens ladder competition are also currently ongoing. More recent activities included a one day mixed double competition which raised funds for Pieta House, and a very successful Easter Camp.
In other news, club member Rachael Staunton has been selected to represent Connacht in the forthcoming interprovincial competition in Malahide.
The clubs are very active and are always looking for new members of all standards to join the club, or to come along to one of the club open sessions first. Annual membership is €50 for adults, €30 for juniors and €90 for families which allows unlimited access to the courts (subject to availability) and all the above activities.
All updates on the club’s fundraiser, activities and news will be included on their new website, where courts can also be booked and members can renew and new members can join. For more information see https://ti.clubspark.com/Bsloetennisclub/ , email email@example.com or call Joe 087 2521424, Garry 085 1124197 or Sarah 087 6800598 (juniors and coaching)
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