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Ulster Tennis Board Vacancies

There are currently two vacancies on the Ulster Tennis Board

- details of the current Board are attached pdfAGM- UBTI Structure 2013 v1 2.pdf

If you are interested in nominating a member of your Club for a position on the Board please contact the Ulster Tennis Office @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

or Download the attached Nominee Form docNomination Form.doc

 

Irish Indoor Veterans Championships

Irish Indoor Veterans Championships 2013

takes place at David Lloyd, Belfast from 22nd to 24th February 2013

To make an online entry go to http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=EA070B3F-8C0B-43C2-88F7-6BD85642A741

For full details and postal entry form click on the link http://ulstertennis.co.uk/players/veterans/tournaments/332-irish-indoor-veterans-championships

 

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Spring Regional Matchplays 2013 (COMPLETED)

Page Last Updated: Monday 18th February at 14:45

Entries are now open for the Spring Regional Matchplays - please note the following:

  1. All entries must be made on-line via the tournament site
  2. All players must have a Tennis Ireland PIN number and enter it when making your entry. If you do not have a PIN number please register for one at https://www.tennisireland.net/Member/RequestMembership - you only need to enter a few details and a PIN number will be emailed to you within a few hours.
  3. You must be under the specified age limit on 31st December 2012
  4. You may enter your own age group or the next highest age group but not two age groups up - for example if you are still Under 14 you may enter the Under 14 or Under 16 matchplays but not the Under 18 matchplays
  5. If you played in a Winter regional event you MUST enter the same region in the Spring regional
  6. There will be a charge of £5 for regional events which is payable when entering
  7. Entries will close for all regional matchplays 48 hours before the event
  8. As before some players will be exempt from playing regionals based on their current ranking in particular age groups in 2013 - these players are listed below
  9. The National Matchplays are scheduled to take place from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April
  10. If you have any queries about the matchplays please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

RULES

The matchplays will be run according to the following rules:

docMatchplay_rules_2012-13.doc

The list of clubs in each region is contained in the following:

docMatchplay_Regions.doc

EXEMPTIONS

The following players are exempt from playing regional matchplays in the age groups specified. If your name is listed here you do not need to enter the regional matchplays if you intend to play in this age group in the Provincial event. If you wish to play in an age group for which you are eligible but not exempt then you must enter the regional matchplay in that age group.

BOYS EVENTS

Under 12 Under 14 Under 16 Under 18
Harry Ellesmere Peter Corrie Fraser McFall Aaron Stubbs
Ben Laverty Ben McClurg Chris Cree Peter Bothwell
Josh Shaw Matthew Robinson Jakob Robb Matthew McClurg
Peter Galt             Ross McMaster Matthew O'Boyle    Chris Madden-McKee

 

GIRLS EVENTS

Under 12 Under 14 Under 16 Under 18
Mary Parkash Sarah Cousins Laura Reid Karola Bejenaru    
Lily McKane Emma Coalter Emily Beatty Laura Reid
Christina Bahrani Amy Rothwell  Caitlin McCullough Katherine Hill 
Jessica Moore Jessica Leeman Katherine Hill   Emily Beatty

 

MATCHPLAY DATES

PLEASE IGNORE THE DATE OF THE 24TH FEBRUARY WHICH WILL APPEAR ON THE TOURNAMENT SOFTWARE ENTRY - THE ACTUAL DATES BEFORE THIS CANNOT BE ADDED TO THE TOURNAMENT SINCE THERE WILL STILL BE PEOPLE ENTERING FOR EVENTS AFTER THESE DATES AND THE SYSTEM WILL NOT ALLOW IT. THE ACTUAL DATES OF THE MATCHPLAYS ARE IN THE TABLES BELOW.

North East Region

AGE GROUP  DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys and Girls   Sunday 10th February  11:00 am  Ballycastle
Under 14 Boys and Girls  Saturday 16th February  12:00 pm  ATT
Under 16 Boys and Girls  Saturday 16th February  2:00 pm      ATT                   
Under 18 Boys and Girls  Sunday 17th February  11:00 am  Muckamore 

Belfast Region

AGE GROUP  DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys and Girls   Sunday 17th February  10:30 am  Cavehill
Under 14 Boys and Girls  Sunday 10th February  10:30 am  Boat Club
Under 16 Boys and Girls  Sunday 17th February  11:00 am      Windsor            
Under 18 Boys and Girls  Sunday 17th February  10:30 am  Boat Club

Western Region

AGE GROUP  DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys and Girls   Sunday 24th February  10:00 am  Omagh
Under 14 Boys  Sunday 17th February  11:00 am  Irvinestown
Under 14 Girls  Sunday 17th February  10:00 am  Enniskillen
Under 16 Boys  Sunday 24th February  2:00 pm      Omagh       
Under 16 Girls  Sunday 17th February    10:00 am      Enniskillen              
Under 18 Boys and Girls       Sunday 17th February  2:00 pm  Enniskillen

South Eastern Region

AGE GROUP  DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys and Girls   Sunday 17th February  12:00 pm  Bangor
Under 14 Boys and Girls  Sunday 17th February    2:00 pm         Bangor
Under 16 Boys  Sunday 10th February  10:00 am    Donaghadee
Under 16 Girls  Sunday 24th February  3:00 pm  CIYMS
Under 18 Boys and Girls       Sunday 24th February  3:00 pm  CIYMS

Southern Region

AGE GROUP  DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys and Girls   Sunday 24th February  11:00 am  Lurgan
Under 14 Boys and Girls  Sunday 24th February  10:00 am  Portadown
Under 16 Boys and Girls  Sunday 24th February   11:00 am  Lurgan
Under 18 Boys and Girls       Friday 15th February  6:00 pm         Downshire

Dates for remaining regions will be published as they are available.

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Click on the tournament entry link below - if you do not have a Tournament Software account then you can create one through the website itself. Having an account will allow you to easily enter your details when entering any tournament which has online entry
  2. Follow the steps to enter the appropriate event - make sure that you have checked the date and time of the actual event for the appropriate region in the tables above
  3. Pay the entry fee of £5 when requested - this can be made using any credit card or via a PayPal account if you have one
  4. PLEASE IGNORE THE DATE OF THE 24TH FEBRUARY WHICH WILL APPEAR ON THE TOURNAMENT SOFTWARE ENTRY - THE ACTUAL DATES BEFORE THIS CANNOT BE ADDED TO THE TOURNAMENT SINCE THERE WILL STILL BE PEOPLE ENTERING FOR EVENTS AFTER THESE DATES AND THE SYSTEM WILL NOT ALLOW IT. THE ACTUAL DATES OF THE MATCHPLAYS ARE IN THE TABLES ABOVE
  5. Submit your entry
  6. You will receive an email confirmation of entry to the email address which is associated with your entry. 

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE REGIONAL MATCHPLAYS

 

 

   

RED ORANGE AND GREEN MATCHPLAYS JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2013

Ulster Tennis are running a series of Red, Orange and Green Matchplay events in conjunction with Belfast Boat Club, CIYMS and Windsor Tennis Clubs and sponsored by ' The Cookie Box'.

Each of the clubs will run 2 hour matchplay team events on the Red, Orange and Green Courts to include singles and doubles. Any Player who competes in 2 of the 3 Red, Orange or Green events will be invited to take part in a Masters for that Court on March 3rd. All players who play in the Masters will receive a t- shirt plus a small voucher for 'The Cookie Box'.

 
In Terms of eligibility it is as follows:
  • Red Matchplay - anyone eligible
  • Orange Matchplay - players born in 2004 or earlier are eligible
  • Green Matchplay - players born in 2003 or earlier are eligible 
The only exception to this are players holding a Tennis Ireland Passport.
 

Belfast  Red Matchplay Series sponsored by 'The Cookie Box '

 
CIYMS RED - 27th January  2013   11am - 1pm
 
 
WINDSOR RED - 10th February 2013   2-4pm
 
 
BOAT CLUB RED - 24th February 2013  10am - 12 Noon
 
http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=85975406-0268-4988-BFE6-9B72F43CF1A0
 
 
Belfast Orange Matchplay series sponsored by ' The Cookie Box'
 

BOAT CLUB ORANGE - Sun 27th January 2013  10am - 12 Noon

http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=B3B84008-089F-4BE0-8D6B-91E57B0D23C9

CIYMS ORANGE  - Sun 10th February 2013   11am - 1pm

http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=63B5CFEB-68CF-49AE-BD97-C59E5B225B4F

WINDSOR ORANGE  - Sun 24th February 2013   2-4 pm

http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=ACBCC102-DE0D-4D8A-BA18-04E56EBCB71A

 
Belfast Green Matchplay series  sponsored by ' The Cookie Box '
 
WINDSOR  GREEN - 27th Jaunary 2013  2-4pm
 

BOAT CLUB GREEN -  Sun 10th February 2013  10am - 12 Noon

http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=7D3F6781-365E-4D0C-A777-D06DA8E0B8F1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

UBTI Cross Party MLA Discussion, Stormont

UBTICrossPartyMLA

Ulster Tennis Cross Party MLA Discussion- Stormont

 

An Ulster Tennis Cross Party MLA Discussion took place at Stormont on Tuesday 8th January 2013 to give MLA's the opportunity to engage and discuss the Ulster Branch Tennis Ireland (UBTI) Development strategy. George Lucas (Ulster Tennis Chairman) and Lauren Smythe (Ulster Tennis) gave a presentation explaining key strategic objectives and current progress agreed with Sport Northern Ireland for the next 4 years. A general discussion aimed at gaining all party support for tennis development was very encouraging and positive.

Ulster Tennis welcome all to attend the South Down Tennis Development Forum on Friday 1st February 2013, 2pm, at Warrenpoint Town Hall, the Tennis Development in Ulster Forum on Wednesday 20th March 2013, 7.30pm at the House of Sport, Belfast and the North West Tennis Development Forum on Wednesday 1st May 2013, 7pm, at Letterkenny Tennis Club. Please refer to the Ulster Tennis website at www.ulstertennis.co.uk for further details of events and if you have any queries please contact the Ulster Tennis Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 02890 383808.

 

Pictured (l-r): Danny Kinahan (UUP), Catriona Ruane (Sinn Fein), George Lucas (Ulster Tennis), Karen McKevitt (SDLP), Lauren Smythe (Ulster Tennis), Michelle McIlveen (DUP), Jenna Maghie (Alliance Party)

   

UTP Rankings 2013

The initial UTP Rankings for 2013 are now available from the rankings page. These include points for David Lloyd Indoors, the Winter Regional, Provincial and National Winter Matchplays and the National Indoors tournaments. Other results for events outside Ulster which have been notified will have points added shortly.

There have been some changes to the points schemes for Provincial and National matchplays for this season - details and points tables can be found on the How it Works page.

Please remember that for the rest of the season to register for points from tournaments outside Ulster you must email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the results as specified on the rankings page.

 

 

   

Davis Cup 2013

Davis Cup 2013

Ireland vs Estonia

Group 11, Europe/Africa - First Round

Dates 1-3 February 2013

Venue David Lloyd Riverview, Clonskeagh, Dublin 4

To Buy Tickets go to

http://www.tennisireland.ie/home/daviscup2013

   

South Down Club Development Forum

The South Down Club Development Forum will take place on Friday 1st February 2013, 2pm, at Warrenpoint Town Hall.  All Club members and other stakeholders  are very welcome to attend.  We look forward to meeting you there and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Ulster Tennis Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 02890 383808. 

To view the Agenda click on below:

 pdfAgenda -South Down Tennis Development Forum - 1 February 2013.pdf

   

Belfast City Council Tennis Lessons for Adults

Belfast City Council are running classes for Adults starting Monday 7th January for 6 weeks. Classes are suitable for over 50's. For full details and to register your place please click on link below

pdf5430-Seniors Tennis Poster.pdf

   

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