Overview of the club
Tullamore Tennis Club is a small friendly club situated on the Arden Road on the north side of Tullamore town. We have 3 all weather courts with floodlights, a practise court and a nice club house for social gatherings and meetings.
There has been a tennis club on the site since the late 19th century and the club has developed over the years. The club house was built in 1994 and our latest addition to our facilities was a practise court and car park which were built back in 2010.
Our goal for the club is to offer an opportunity to participate in a sociable outdoor sport that can be played at any age. Tennis is a fantastic family sport that can be enjoyed by all and we encourage youngsters to learn the skills at an early age that can be used throughout their lives.
We therefore aim to foster an open family atmosphere and encourage new members to the club.
In terms of activities, for adults, there are open club social nights on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30pm. We play mixed doubles on these nights and everyone is welcome. These evenings are a good opportunity for new or potential members to turn up and try out the facilities and meet people.
For juniors, we have been running coaching sessions which entails a mix of physical skills and tennis technique. There are usually 2-4 groups from ages 5-17yrs. These run at various terms throughout the year with camps available on mid terms and over the Summer.
There are club competitions run throughout the year between March and November for all club members to enter. This year, we kicked off with a spring singles league, followed by a mixed doubles competition which started in July, which is then followed by an Autumn singles competition.
Every summer we also enter 1-3 teams in the Midland league competition which gives the opportunity to play doubles matches against other Midland town tennis clubs and to meet players from other clubs.
We have not managed to win anything in recent years, so in this case it is the taking part that counts!
In 2017, we also commenced a Memorial Cup for our late member Anne Coughlan. This took part at the end of August and will be run every year in memory of a wonderful lady who worked exceptionally hard for the tennis club.
Office holders and committee 2019/20 are:-
Chairperson : Edel Galvin
Secretary : Alicia Quirke
Treasurer : Sandra O'Connor
Subscriptions Secretary : Edel Galvin
Committee members : Niall O'Mara, Ailish Grouden, Liam Walsh, Matt Flanagan, Joe Flanagan