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Peter Bothwell Reaches New High of 679

In the latest ATP men’s singles rankings at 3 July Peter Bothwell has achieved a new career high ranking of ATP 679 after making quarter final of a $25k men’s futures in Spain. Peter and his brother Sam will both be back in Ireland competing at the two Irish men’s futures at Carrickmines w/c 17 July and Fitzwilliam w/c 24 July.

See http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/players/peter-bothwell/bp29/overview

 

Sport NI Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards 2017

Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV)  Awards 2017

The Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV) Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of coaches, officials, volunteers and coaching organisations over the previous 12 months and the role they play in encouraging people to enjoy, engage and excel in sport.

The Categories

Nominations can be made across seven award categories for coaches, two award categories for officials, two award categories for volunteers and one category for awards in support of coaching.

Awards for Coaches

  1. Children’s Coach of the Year
  2. Community Coach of the Year
  3. Young Coach of the Year
  4. Disability Coach of the Year
  5. Talent Development Coach of the Year
  6. Club Performance Coach of the Year
  7. High Performance Coach of the Year

Awards for Officials

    1. Technical Official of the Year
    2. Young Technical Official of the Year

Awards for Volunteers

    1. Volunteer of the Year
    2. Young Volunteer of the Year

Awards in Support of Coaching

  1. Coaching Project of the Year

In addition, the Sport Northern Ireland REACH Award will be presented for the second time in 2017 to recognise the outstanding contribution of a female coach. Further information on the National REACH into Coaching Campaign can be found at www.reachintocoaching.co.uk  To be eligible for this award, a coach must be nominated in one of the seven categories for coaches, as outlined above.

Submitting a Nomination

The guidance and support document provides further information on each of the award categories and deadlines for nominations, together with key evidence the judging panel will look for when making decisions.

•        Guidance and Support document PDF

Please read this carefully before submitting your nomination via the online process through the links below:

•        Coaches

•        Officials

•        Volunteers

•        Awards in Support of Coaching

To save your nomination at any point during the process, please complete the following:

  • Click on the ‘save’ button at the end of the form.
  • Remember to check your email address is correct when prompted for this.
  • A link to your saved nomination form will then be sent to the email address provided.

Once you are content with the information that you have provided, please remember to:

  • Click the ‘submit’ button at the end of the form to complete the nomination process.
  • A note will then appear on screen to ‘thank you for completing our survey’.

Sport Northern Ireland will endeavour to acknowledge receipt of your nomination at the earliest opportunity but should you have any queries or concerns, please contact a member of the Coaching Team at 02890 381222.

Please note the deadline for nominations in all categories is Friday 7th July 2017.

CLICK HERE

   

Belfast City Council Courses for Club Coaches and Club Officials

 

Please see below details of upcoming courses through Belfast City Council

Course

 

Date

Time

Venue

Provided by:

Price

Safeguarding Children and Young people

 

22/06/17

6pm-9pm

Belvoir Activity Centre

Sport NI

Clubmarked Club: £25

Non-Clubmark Club: £35

Designated Officer

 

26/06/17

6pm-9pm

Girdwood Community Hub

Sport NI

Clubmarked Club: £35

Non-Clubmark Club: £45

 

First Aid (with Defibrillator training)

 

20/06/17 AND 27/06/17

 

 

6pm-9pm

 

Weaver’s Court

 

Proparamedics

 

£60

 

You can pay by card over the phone by calling 028 9027 0344. Payment can also be made by posting a cheque to the address at the bottom of the email or by dropping cash/cheque into the office.  Cheques should be made payable to Belfast City Council.  Receipt’s will be issued for all payments received.

 

Due to a high number of last minute drop outs which has resulted in Belfast City Council having to cover the shortfall we can only reserve places once payment has been received. This will be a first come first serve basis as there are limited spaces on each course.

 

ADDRESS

Kyle Robinson

Leisure Development Unit

Belfast City Council

The Cecil Ward Building

4-10 Linenhall Street

BELFAST

BT2 8BP

   

Donegal Senior Open @ Butt Hall TC

Donegal Senior Open @ Butt Hall TC

Online Entry here

Entries close 5th June 2017

   

West of Ulster Open Junior Tennis Tournament 2017

West of Ulster Open Junior Tennis Tournament

29th June - 2nd July 2017 

To enter click here

West of Ulster Junior Championships 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon Junior Sports Awards 2017

Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon Junior Sports Awards 2017

see attached nomination form docJSA_Nomination_Form_002.doc

Please complete and return the nomination form to the Ulster Tennis Office before Thursday 15th June 2017. Ulster Tennis will submit your nomination form once the information has been confirmed, to the council.

   

Irish Open Veterans Championships 2017 @ Templeogue TC

The Irish Veterans Championships 2017 takes place at Templeogue TC, Dublin on Thursday 1st June - Monday 5th June 2017

There is an open event Veterans (O35)

34 Seeded Events categorised by age, knockout, Singles/Doubles for Ladies/Gents

Entry closes on Monday 22nd May 2017

Enter online at https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=21DDEE57-C8D8-4685-8058-648E1AF51C4D

Tournament Information Website http://www.templeoguetennis.com/vets.html

Follow on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IrishOpenVets

pdf2017_Irish_Open_Vets_Championship_Entry_Form.pdf

pdf2017_Irish_Open_Vets_Championship_Poster.pdf

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Irish Wheelchair Team at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup 2017

 

To read how Day 2 of the Competition went click on the link below:-

docxWheelchair_World_team_Cup_Day_2.docx

 

To read how Day 1 of the Competition went click on the link below:-

docxWheelchair_World_team_Cup_Day_1.docx

Irish Wheelchair Team at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup 2017

Stafford Lynn Ireland v Laszlo Farkas Hungary 21st March 2017

First match World Team Cup  Stafford Lynn v Laszlo Farkas, Hungary 21/03/2017



Pictured Stafford Lynn in practice 20/03/2017

The team will be competing in the 2017 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Portugal starting today March 21st-March 25th 2017
The Irish team of Ulster's Stafford Lynn and Ivor Jess along with Gerry Milligan and Gareth Greene will be captained by Ulster's Jim Watt. 

Ireland were unable to field a team last year so we wish all the players the best of luck!

To view a video of the team in practice click the link below

HERE

Full reports of the event will follow HERE

 

 

Irish Wheelchair players all set for World Qualifiers



Pictured Stafford Lynn and Gareth Greene with Captain Jim Watt and Richard Fahey CEO Tennis Ireland before they left for Portugal.

The team will be competing in the 2017 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Portugal on March 21st-25th.
The Irish team of Gareth Greene, Stafford Lynn, Gerry Milligan and Ivor Jess will be captained by Jim Watt. 
Ireland were unable to field a team last year so we wish all the players the best of luck!

   

Irish Wheelchair Team at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup 2017

 

Wheelchair World team Cup – Vilamoura March 2017

MATCH REPORT DAY 3

Day 3 saw the Irish take on Portugal in a the play off for 3rdand 4th in Group 3 of the Wheelchair World Team Cup Qualification Tournament. The Portuguese had a Top 100 player in their ranks so went into the match as strong favourites

Stafford Lynn soon realised this  as his opponent Carlos Leitao hit 4 forehand winners in the first game to break Stafford and then unleashed 2 aces to seal the 2nd. Stafford started hit with more length and try to put Carlos on the defensive more often which won him the 3rd game and put him 0-40 up in the fourth. However a couple of unforced errors long and another service winner cost Stafford his break points and he soon found himself  4-1 down. The match continued in this way with Stafford getting ahead in many of the games but not able to close them out before he lost 6-3 6-1 in 1 ½ hours 

Next up was Garreth Greene against World no 85 Joao Melo . Garreths showed straight away he wasn’t intimidated by his opponents high ranking by hitting 3 winners in the first game and taking it to love . Garreths form from the previous day was nowhere in sight as he continued to hit winners from both sides and making very few unforced errors as he took a 4-1 lead. His opponent steadied the ship a little but Garreth was in no mood to let him back in and closed the set out 6-3.

He immediately broke to go 1-0 up in the 2nd and then led 40-15 in his service game before his opponent managed to claw his way back to 1-1. Garreths opponent  then started to move better and seemed to be getting to more of Garreth balls and suddenly Garreths form dipped a little as he got broken again and found himself 3-1 and then 4-2 down in the 2nd set.  Again at this point Garreth gritted his teeth and started to find outright backhand winners as he went on a run of 3 games to lead 5-4. Finally after going 40-15 down in the next game he realed off three winners in a row and completed the victory fittingly with a backhand winner down the line to win 6-3 6-4

 

So in the deciding doubles Garreth and Stafford faced Carlos again but his time with Jaoa Sanona. By now conditions were very tricky with a strong breeze blowing across the courts .The Portuguese pair both served very well with the wind and kept the Irish pair routed to the baseline as the took control of the match winning the first 4 games despite the Irish pair having points to win each one of them ! The match now started to even up with Stafford starting to get to the net more regularly and closed the set up to 5-3 before another long game which the Portuguese knicked to win the set 6-3.

More long games followed until with the score at 2-2 there was a 30 minute game containing 12 deuces and numerous break points before the Portuguese managed to hold on to it to go 3-2 up . This appeared to knock the syuffing out of the Irish lads as the next 2 games were lsot relatively quickly but at 5-2 they came back again saving 2 match points to get it to 5-3 and then at 15 – 40 had 2 chances to get to 5-4. However both were saved and then 3 further match points saved before finally a backhand was netted and the match was lost 6-3 6-3in 2 hrs and 40 minutes 

As a result Ireland finished 13th overall in the event 

IRELAND 1 V 2 PORTUGAL

STAFFORD LYNN LOST TO CARLOS LEITAO 6-3 6-1

GARRETH GREENE BEAT JAOA MELO 6-3 6-4

GARRETH GREENE / STAFFORD LYNN LOST TO CARLOS LEITAO/ JAOA SANONA 6-3 6-3

 

To read how Day 2 of the Competition went click on the link below:-

docxWheelchair_World_team_Cup_Day_2.docx

 

To read how Day 1 of the Competition went click on the link below:-

docxWheelchair_World_team_Cup_Day_1.docx

Irish Wheelchair Team at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup 2017

Stafford Lynn Ireland v Laszlo Farkas Hungary 21st March 2017

First match World Team Cup  Stafford Lynn v Laszlo Farkas, Hungary 21/03/2017



Pictured Stafford Lynn in practice 20/03/2017

The team will be competing in the 2017 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Portugal starting today March 21st-March 25th 2017
The Irish team of Ulster's Stafford Lynn and Ivor Jess along with Gerry Milligan and Gareth Greene will be captained by Ulster's Jim Watt. 

Ireland were unable to field a team last year so we wish all the players the best of luck!

To view a video of the team in practice click the link below

HERE

Full reports of the event will follow HERE

 

 

Irish Wheelchair players all set for World Qualifiers



Pictured Stafford Lynn and Gareth Greene with Captain Jim Watt and Richard Fahey CEO Tennis Ireland before they left for Portugal.

The team will be competing in the 2017 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Portugal on March 21st-25th.
The Irish team of Gareth Greene, Stafford Lynn, Gerry Milligan and Ivor Jess will be captained by Jim Watt. 
Ireland were unable to field a team last year so we wish all the players the best of luck!

   

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