Ulster Interprovincial Team

Congratulations to the following players who will represent Ulster in the 2016 Senior Interprovincials to be held at Lower Aghada Tennis Club, Co. Cork, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August:


  • Michael Blease
  • Karl Donaldson
  • Przemek Stec
  • Aaron Stubbs
  • Alex Watt


  • Annie McCullough
  • Caitlin McCullough
  • Lynsey McCullough
  • Lucy Octave
  • Kerri Russell

World Team Championships Finland June 2016

World Team Championships, Finland June 2016


World Team Championships over 55s Austria June 2016


Helsinki Finland, Monday 20 June 2016 – The first day of competition for the Irish Mens’ Over 55 team in the World Team Championships Austria Cup. 22 countries had entered with fixtures to be played in the Jarkko Neiminen Tennis Centre boasting 22 indoor courts, 12 outdoor courts (not being used in this competition) a shop and a café. At a slightly bizarre opening ceremony 2 days earlier we had listened to Beatboxing by Finn RudiRok, a treat that is available to all on Youtube. We had been drawn in a group with France and India. Today we played France and I was first up at 2nd singles ……. Less than an hour later I was off court having lost 6-0, 6-0 and wondering if I even belonged at this competition. At 1st singles Tony played incredibly well against the currently ranked 3 in the world 55 gaining a foothold in the 2nd set before going down 6-1, 7-6. Tom and Robbie lost the doubles 6-2, 6-0 one of their opponents having once played in the French Open. Later in the week the French were crowned Austria Cup champions.

Tuesday 21stIndia – Due to the number of teams participating there were two start times for the fixtures ours being in the afternoons; in the mornings we were Helsinki tourists. Against India I was first up again, this match taking 3hrs 20mins in contrast to my short  Monday match. I played an Indian man with bloodshot eyes from Hyderabad whose movements and deliberations between points were exceedingly slow. The tennis wasn’t good but eventually after having had a match point, then having saved one I won 4-6, 6-2, 7-6. The Indian playing 1st singles was at a different level beating Tony 6-1, 6-2 in a match with a bit of needle. With the fixture tied Tony and Tom played the doubles having chances but losing 6-2, 7-5. In the end the quality of the Indian no1 carried the result in their favour.

Wednesday 22nd – 3rd place teams play offs – Canada – We knew Canada were strong because their no3 had come within a point of beating Tony in the Scottish ITF tournament in Scotland last February. Tom lost at 2nd singles 6-1, 6-1 to their no3, Tony lost 6-1, 6-4 to their no1 and Robbie and I had a great doubles in the dead rubber before losing 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 against their nos 1&4

Thursday 23rd – 19th to 22nd play offs – South Africa – We had worked our way down to the bottom pairings South Africa v Ireland and Turkey v Moldova. After a bit of Afrikkans banter between Tony and our opponents we took to battle finally getting a result … Hooray!   I won 6-3, 6-4 at 2nd singles and Tony playing exceptionally well winning 6-1, 6-2 at 1st singles. In the doubles Tom and Robbie won 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. We were due to play Moldova the next day but they conceded the fixture so we came 19th

The competition was very well run by the Finnish organizers and volunteers. It was a privilege to be part of a team at this event although we would have to concede that the top teams were at a different level from ours. Helsinki is a wonderful city and we really enjoyed being there. I wish to record my thanks to my fellow team members Tony Davison, Tom Barry and Robbie Harrold for their support and good company.

Willie Noteman (captain)


B&D League Juvenile Challenge Trophies

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up in the Belfast and District Juvenile League Challenge Trophy competition:

U18 Boys
Winner Lurgan A
Runner Up Hawarden B

U14 Boys
Winner Ballycastle A
Runner Up Cloughey & District

U18 Girls
Winner Hilden
Runner Up Banbridge

U14 Girls
Winner Boat Club
Runner Up Hilden


Mixed League Final Results

Final results for the Belfast and District Mixed League can be found below.

Congratulations to the following teams who won their divisions:

  • Division 1 - Bangor/ATT
  • Division 2 - Royal Belfast A
  • Division 3 - Belfast Boat Club B
  • Division 4 - Bangor C
  • Division 5 - Downshire C
  • Division 6 - Newcastle A
  • Division 7 - Downshire D
  • Division 8 - Downshire E

Mixed League Division 1-3 Results

Mixed League Division 4-6 Results

Mixed League Division 7 Results

Mixed League Division 8 Results




Top Ulster Player Karola Bejenaru Seeks Funding Support

Top Ulster player Karola Bejenaru seeks funding support at


B & D League Evergreen Ladies Latest Results



B & D League Evergreen Mens Latest Results




Leinster Senior Tennis Open 2016

The details of the 2016 Leinster Senior Tennis Open are as follows:


Event Dates:

Friday 24th June to Saturday 2nd July 2016.


Event Venue:

Templeogue Tennis Club, Templeogue Village, Dublin 6W

Phone +353 (0)1 490 2760



Open Event – Seniors

Championship/Graded Tournament

Class 1 to 7/Non League

Singles/Doubles for Ladies/Gents and Mixed categories


A full list of events is detailed in the attached entry form and as part of the on-line entry process.

Entry closes:

Wednesday 15th June 2016 (midnight)


Poster for notice board display:



Poster for social media:



Paper Entry form:

See attached file 2016 Leinster Senior Open Entry Form.pdf


Enter on-line:


or via the Tennis Ireland App


Facebook Page:

This page will give updates all through the tournament and keep our players up to date on all that is happening!




Email contact address:








Larne Grammar School Organise Trip to Wimbledon 2016

Info on Larne Grammar Trip to Wimbledon 30th June/1st July 2016


This will be the third trip we have run to Wimbledon and the popularity has grown each year – 14 first year, 24 second and this year a total of 53 pupils and 7 staff will attend the championships on Thursday 30th June.  Quite a young trip in terms of average ages with all the pupils 15 or under – good for building interest in tennis and the trip in the future.  We look at tennis as very much a healthy activity for all and are therefore seeing big numbers play but not to a particularly high standard as I said.

Booked through the tour company who take care of everything once you arrive at the airport – therefore we have booked ourselves to fly into Southampton which being south west of SW19 and roughly equal travel time from the north London airports is also a cheaper flight than the south London airports.

Trip provides tickets for court 2 and ground passes as the coach bring you straight into the grounds meaning there is no public transport element.  We also have a dedicated tour host for the duration of our stay.

Following a full day at the Championships on Thursday it is a hotel stay in London (Heston Hyde Hotel in Hounslow) with the next day taken up with a coach tour of London and an afternoon excursion of choice from the huge variety that London has to offer.  We are going to go to the Olympic Park at Stratford and adjacent Westfield Shopping Centre.

Return to Southampton airport on the Friday night for return back to Belfast by 9.30pm.

All participants really looking forward to it and we cannot wait to see and experience the tournament atmosphere etc. as it has always proven to be an exceptional experience!

Follow the progress of the trip on twitter; @LGS_Wimbledon

If you want to say that anyone with any queries can contact me then by all means go ahead.  Best way is via email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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