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.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.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
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:
We are delighted to see our members out playing since the resumption of tennis. From the 8th of June, there are some easing of restrictions. Mainly the 5km radius now extends to 20 km. Over 16’s can now play without parent/guardian supervision. We will keep you posted with updates as soon as we are advised by Tennis Ireland.
All players must follow the guidelines below from Tennis Ireland before resuming tennis. So, enjoy playing again and most importantly, keep safe.
|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
|Once you decide to play|
|· Play should be limited to singles only during this phase of the reopening. The only exception for doubles is if playing partners are from the same household. Further doubles play will be considered in future phases of reopening.
. Pre-book your court online. All players must be named for contact tracing re: Covid-19.
· Only paid up members should attend tennis activities. No non-members are allowed during this phase.
· Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you are due on court
· A parent/guardian must accompany any player under 16 years.
· Players should arrive ready to play as their will be no access to dressing room during this phase
· Players should ensure that they utilise toilet facilities in their own home prior to arriving at the club as toilet facilities will not be available during this phase.
· Players should, ideally, bring a small bottle of hand sanitiser with them and keep it in their pocket of bag for use.
|During Play & Social distancing behaviours|
|· Players must refrain from handshakes and high fives
· Keep 2 metres away from other people at all times
· Do not share food, towels and drinks
· Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand-sanitiser when available, before and after eating, after going to the toilet, sneezing and coughing
· Cover your coughs and sneezes and dispose of any used tissue in your own bag and bring it home with you
· Avoid touching your face
· Keep your distance from people who are obviously sick
· Try not to touch any surfaces, but if you do sanitise your hands as soon as possible
· Change ends at opposite sides of the net. If this is not possible then do not change ends.
· Use two sets of clearly marked tennis balls.These should be alternated for serving with each player only touching their individual tennis balls.
· Use your racquet / foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up the balls.
· Remain apart from other players when taking a break.
· If a ball from another court comes across, send it back with a kick or with a racquet.
|When play finishes|
|· Once play has finished players should leave the club promptly
· Hands should be washed and sanitised as soon as possible
· Ensure equipment is cleaned thoroughly after use. Tennis balls can be sprayed with a disinfectant
· If a player becomes unwell after playing, they should first contact their GP/HSE and then inform their club. The club will then follow advice provided to them by the HSE on the next steps
· Members should be encouraged to remind other members of the guidelines in a gentle way, when they witness poor practices.
· Repeated poor practice should be reported to the club as soon as possible
Due to the increasing risk of Covid 19, we have decided to postpone the Open Team event due to take place in March/April for the safety of all players. We hope to reschedule later in the year.
In response to Government & HSE guidelines, access to the clubhouse facilities is strictly forbidden for all members. Adult members are permitted to play (with access limited to court token insertion point) provided personal responsibility is exercised.
We strongly urge appropriate social distancing according to HSE guidelines – https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html. This action remains in place until further notice by order of the Puckane & District Tennis Club Committee.
Thank you all for your co-operation.