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Open Team Event Starts 19th July 2021

Open Team Event Starts 19th July 2021

We are delighted to announce that our Open Team Event sponsored by Slattery’s Garage, Tadgh O’ Flynn Jewellers and Whiskey Still, Dromineer is starting Monday 19th July 2021.

We will welcome 33 teams playing this year and we are so thankful to everyone for coming to play in Puckane.

The teams and schedules of each group are accessible below:

Red Group  Red Section Open Team Event

Blue Group Blue Section Open Team Event

Green Group Green Section Open Team Event

Daily matches : Matches of Puckane Open Team Event 2021 1

Substitute Rules : Team Event Substitute Rules 2021

You can also visit Tournament Software where we will keep the scores updated as the matches occur.  https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draws.aspx?id=4310ce96-9d0b-4116-888a-f89fdbb5b4cc

We will continue to adhere to Covid 19 regulations to make this a safe tournament for everyone.

We hope everyone enjoys their games.

Open Team Event 2021

Open Team Event 2021

Delighted to announce that we are having our first competition for 2021.  This is the popular Open Team Event 2021 which is once again sponsored by Slattery’s Garage, Tadgh O’Flynn Jewellers and The Whiskey Still.  We are so thankful to the continued support of our sponsors especially during these difficult times for businesses.

This will run from the 19th of July to the 28th of August and there will be 3 sections as usual.  The closing date for entries is 12/7/2021.  Please text your entries to 085-1431982.

See the documents below for more information:

Poster TEAMEVENT2021

Team Event Rules 2021

Team Event Substitute Rules 2021

Tennis 2021

Tennis 2021

It looks like we will be finally back to tennis on the 26th of April 2021 after a long absence.  We on the tennis committee are delighted to open the courts again.  The courts are in excellent condition and ready for play.  So, we would encourage you to get your membership paid so you will be ready for action on the 26th of April.  You can download the membership form on this website and pay at the Credit Union or to any committee member.  Our prices are still the same as last year.

Level 5 restrictions

Level 5 restrictions

The following statement has issued from Tennis Ireland:

The Republic of Ireland has moved to Level 5 status since midnight, Wednesday 21st October.
The movement to Level 5 will have a significant impact on all activities in all clubs in the Republic of Ireland.
The main implications of Level 5 include the following:
Facilities should close with exceptions for:

  • Structured outdoor coaching and training for school aged players under the supervision of a Designated Coach.
  • Training for High Performance/Professional players

 
The restrictions mean that no other activities other than the exceptions outlined above can take place while Level 5 is active

This means that Puckane Tennis Club have had to close our facilities until otherwise advised.  We will be in touch as soon as we are updated.  In the meantime keep safe.

Photos from Open Team Event

Photos from Open Team Event

Open Teams Finals Day 26/9/2020

Open Teams Finals Day 26/9/2020

It’s finals day at Puckane Tennis Club today and the sun is shining.  There are 3 great finals to look forward to.  Firstly, the green section is a final between 2 puckane teams captained by Margaret Kelly  and Patricia Flannery at 4.30 pm.  The red section is next and this final is between Loughrea captained by Eoghan Murtagh and Birr captained by Trish Savy at 6.30 pm.  Finally, the red section is between 2 Nenagh teams captained by Pat Hough and Helena Darcy at 8.30 pm.  Spectators are allowed so please come along and lend your support (whilst keeping your social distance of course :-))

Many thanks to our sponsors whom we are especially grateful to.  Slatterys Garage Puckane (Margaret Slattery playing today in the green Section) Tadgh O’Flynn Jewellers and Whiskey Still Dromineer.

Amended Draws for Open Team Event

Amended Draws for Open Team Event

Apologies but we have had to reschedule the Red and Blue Section to facilitate the recent announcement by the Government on the 2 week lockdown of clubs from Counties Laois, Offaly and Kildare.  We are delighted to now publish the amended Draws and Schedule for the Team Event beginning on the 10th of August.  Please note that there is a 2 point deduction for use of subs.  Many thanks to the continued support of our Sponors : Slatterys Garage Limited, Tadgh O’Flynn Jewellers and Whiskey Still, Dromineer.  We hope that you enjoy the event and most importantly stay safe for the duration.

We would love if you could volunteer us a couple of hours of your time to help out on the rota.  Available Slots 6.30 & 8.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thurs, Friday and 6.00 & 8.00 pm Sunday.  Please text the club phone 085-1431982 if you can help.

Select the following link for important event information  – Attention Captains

Select the following link for the Group draws:  Team Draws

Tournament Software link : https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament?id=B3A4F3B7-937F-4487-B8D1-0BDC6DFD7CF7

Competition Rules :  Team-Event-Notice-Rules-August 2020

Team event now commencing August 10th to September 26th 2020

Team event now commencing August 10th to September 26th 2020

Puckane Tennis Club Tennis Open Team Event has been rescheduled to run from 10th August to 26th of September, 2020. This is kindly sponsored by Slattery’s Garage Puckane, Tadgh O’Flynn Jewellers & The Whiskey Still, Dromineer.  Teams who had already entered will now be contacted to confirm their entry.  Players can still select their teams based on each players grade for 3 different sections. See competition details attached. Team-Event-Notice-Rules-August 2020

Format:  Red section requires 12 points or more (only one grade 1 player per team) , Blue Section requires 18 points or more (no grade 2 or above allowed). Green Section requires 22 points or more (no grade 3 or above allowed).

Enter your team or enter as individual and a team will be selected for you.  Enter by texting your teams members names and grade to 0851431982 or email puckanetennis@gmail.com

Closing date is 5th August at 6pm. So get your teams together !!  Games will be scheduled for you so please make yourself available !  Full competition details are also on Facebook   Many thanks

Summer Juvenile Coaching 20th – 24th July 2020

Summer Juvenile Coaching 20th – 24th July 2020

Phase 3 – Return of doubles

Phase 3 – Return of doubles

We are delighted to announce that from the 29th of June, we can now move forward to Phase 3 of re-opening of society and tennis.  Our members will be glad to know that doubles play can now return.  Please note the additional restrictions being lifted are listed below:

  • Both singles play and doubles play will be permitted with people from outside of their household, as long as they remain 2 metres apart as much as possible.
  • Internal club competitions can be delivered subject to appropriate protocols being implemented.  Guidelines for running tournaments will be issued later this week.
  • Changing Rooms can reopen for players but only subject to appropriate cleaning and management protocols being in place.
  • Coaches are allowed to work with up to 6 players per court subject to social distancing practices being implemented.
  • Visitors to clubs are allowed subject to appropriate contact tracing protocols being in place.
  • Outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people are permitted when conducted in line with public health advice.
  • Players do not need to use their own clearly marked tennis balls – however, if they choose to use shared balls then extra care must be taken to ensure they do not touch their face during play, and should clean their hands before play and immediately afterwards (using sanitising gel if required).
Before you decide to play
You must stay at home if you:

  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell
  • Live outside a 20km radius of the club

PLEASE NOTE 

  • You must continue to pre-book your court online and all players must be named for contact tracing.
  • Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you are due on court
  • Players should, ideally, bring a small bottle of hand sanitiser with them and keep it in their pocket of bag for use.