Ulster Tennis Masters Events 2017

Ulster Tennis Masters Events 2017
Under 14 Masters

The U14's Masters Boys Team of Ethan Hance, Tristan Ferguson, Jamie Lyall and Johnny McCracken.
and the Girls Team,  Eve Callaghan, Caoimhe McDonell, Katie Lowry and Sarah Baker, travelled to Dundalk on Saturday 14th October with coaches Ross McCarey and Katie Hill. They played against a Dundalk Select team and won overall 10-2 in matches, with 5 matches going to championship tie breaks!
After the matches the team went out for dinner and to the funfair in Dundalk. On the Sunday morning the Ulster and Dundalk teams trained together with Dundalk head coach John McGahon.
U14s Masters Teams Dundalk October 2017
U14s Boys and Girls Team
The Under 18 Masters Boys Team of Cian McDonnell, Matthew Robinson, Matthew Saunders, Ross Jenkinson travelled to Malahide TC on Saturday 21st October with coach Ross McCarey.
The Under 18s all played a singles and doubles match on Saturday and again on Sunday with the result being 6-6. The highlight match on the weekend was Cian McDonnell Vs Conor Reiley with Cian coming through and winning 10-8 in the championship tie break.
U18 Masters Team Malahide October 2017
U18 Masters Teams malahide October 2017

After the Saturday matches the team all went to Malahide Leisureplex and took part in a laser quest game and bowling. (Ross Mc won the bowling!!)
U18 Masters Malahide 2

Bangor LTC win the North South League 2017


After two weekends of competitive tennis and great fun, Bangor LTC have won the 2017 North / South league, which was  hosted by Dundalk Tennis Club.
The North / South league has been running since 2009 and was the brainchild of Dundalk coach John McGahan who, working with Lyn Jamison of Portadown Tennis Club  brought together 6 teams from the North and 6 teams from the South to play on a league basis. The current condensed format involves play over two weekends at the very central and accessible Dundalk Tennis Club.
This highly prestigious event is by invitation only and Bangor were delighted to receive an invitation in 2016 for the first time.  Having finished fourth last year it was a great achievement for Bangor to win the event this year and become only the second team from the North to win the event.
Thanks must go to the small but dedicated organising committee of Lyn Jamison from Portadown Tennis Club and Jill Steeples from Dundalk Tennis Club, without who’s efforts this event would not be possible. Thanks also to Dundalk Tennis Club for hosting the event.
If you are lucky enough to receive an invite to this event you should accept it quickly. This is an event which  will continue to grow in popularity.


Peter Bothwell Achieves New Career High of 654

Peter Bothwell has achieved a new singles career high of 654.  After recently winning two doubles titles at Barnstaple (with N Pauffley of GB) and in Egypt (with D Perez Sanz of Spain) and reaching the final in Nottingham  and Roehampton (with L Johnston of GB) Peter's current doubles ranking of 589 is expected to move into the top 500 on Monday 23rd October.  

Congratulations to Peter!



Tennis Ireland 4 Year Strategy - Online Survey now open

We welcome all Ulster Clubs to have their say in the new Tennis Ireland online survey.

MY POINT; The Plan for Tennis in Ireland was launched on September 25th and will run for 4 weeks. This survey, which will be sent to all clubs but is also available via the Tennis Ireland website and will only take 15 minutes to complete will give you the opportunity to outline what matters most for you and this in turn will help us to shape the future of tennis in Ireland.

The online survey can be completed at this link

You can also send a written submission via this email:- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     

Every voice is important and this online survey is a vital part of shaping our future focus areas and priorities


Bryan Bailie wins Super Senior Title in Mallorca


Congratulations to Bryan Bailie who has won the Mens Doubles title in the Over 65 age group at the 22nd Mallorca Senior Open (Super Seniors) on 7th October.  

Bryan and his Austrian partner, Harald Hellmonseder, had a convincing win 6-0 6-1 over the Italian pairing of Carlo Colla and Stefano Rivoira in the final and did not drop a set in this ITF Grade 1 event throughout the tournament.

Please see the link following link for a full list of results 


20th Belfast Open Wheelchair Tournament 22nd-24th September 2017

The 20th Belfast Open Wheelchair Tennis Tournament took place at Belfast Indoor Centre from 22nd to 24th September 2017. 

Details of the matches and results can be found here

Main Draw Singles Winner 2017 Ivor Jess

Main Drawer Singles Winner Ivor Jess MBE. All presentations made by George Stevenson MBE Ulster Branch Tennis Ireland President

Main Draw Singles Runner Up 2017 Noel McShane from London

Main Draw Singles Runner Up Noel McShane

Main Draw Doubles Winners 2017 Gerry Milligan  Ivor Jess

Main Draw Doubles Winners Gerry Milligan & Ivor Jess MBE

Main Draw Doubles Runners Up Stafford Lynn  Noel McShane

Main Draw Doubles Runners Up Stafford Lynn & Noel McShane


2nd draw Singles Winner 2017 Ross Gourley

2nd Draw Singles Winner Ross Gourley

2nd draw Doubles Winners 2017  Nathan McCabe  Peadar Heffron

2nd Draw Doubles Winners Nathan McCabe and Peadar Heffron (not in the picture)


2nd draw Doubles Runners Up Ross Gourley  Diarmuid Murphy

2nd Draw Doubles Runners Up Ross Gourley & Diarmuid Murphy

C Division Singles Winner 2017 Tabitha Fung from England

C Division Singles Winner Tabitha Fung

C Singles Runner Up 2017 Jack Agnew

C Singles Runner Up Jack Agnew


UTP Masters Superset

The UTP Masters Superset event will take place on SUNDAY 17th September - details on the tournament site.

Players to register at 9:45am at each venue.


Each age group will be played at a specific venue:

 Age Group  Venue
 Under 12 Boys  Downshire Hillsborough
 Under 12 Girls  Belfast Boat Club
 Under 14 Boys and Girls  Bangor
 Under 16 Boys and Girls  Belfast Boat Club
 Under 18 Boys and Girls           Belfast Boat Club


Recognised tennis attire and appropriate shoes must be worn. Tracksuit bottoms, leggings and ball shorts without skirts ARE NOT permitted. 


All matches are one set with a tie-break at 5 games all.
For age groups with more than 6 players, the two group winners will play off in the final (no semi-finals)

Further rules can be found here 






33rd Irish National Close Championships

Munster Branch would  like to remind you that entries are now being accepted for the 33rd Irish National Close SENIORS (Veterans) Championships. This event is being held for the very first time since its inception in the sunny south east at St. Anne’s Tennis Club in Waterford City on  29th, 30th September, 1st October 2017. Entries can be made on-line at titournament software on the following link:

We are very conscious that we are privileged to host this flagship Seniors event for the first time in Munster, and we are anxious that we emulate the ethos of sporting participation which Mr Gerry Clarke and his colleagues promoted over the past thirty and more years.  Therefore we look forward to welcoming you to Munster and would very much appreciate your support.


Munster Tennis

4 Eastgate Avenue

Little Island

County Cork



+353 21 435 4829


Irish National Seniors St Annes Waterford


Co Fermanagh Veterans Championships 2017

Online Entry now open 

The Event is from 20th - 23rd September 2017

Click HERE to Enter

Co Fermanagh Vets


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