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Sainsburys Schools Games 2016

The 2016 School Games, a major multi-sport event for elite young athletes took place at Loughborough University from 1-4 September 2016

1,600 athletes from across the UK competed in 12 sports, seven of which include disability disciplines, at the four-day spectacular which is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust

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Ulster Tennis was represented at the event by Nathan McCabe and Ross Gourley with Coach/Manager Ivor Jess MBE 

 

Sainsburys Games Adam Boyle NI schools games technical coach  Nathan McCabe player  Ivor Jess Team Managercoach  and Ross Gourley player

Pictured L-R.  Adam Boyle NI schools games technical coach,  Nathan McCabe player,  Ivor Jess Team Manager/coach MBE  and Ross Gourley player,  following the players being presented with bronze medals for finishing third in the doubles competition,  The Scottish Pairing Ruairi Logan and Leo McCleod took the Silver and Welsh pair Ben Johnston-Rolfe and Clayton White won the Gold

They were successful in achieving a Bronze Medal in the Boys Doubles Competition. In the Singles Competition Ross finished in 4th position with Nathan in 6th.

Congratulations to Ross and Nathan for their success at the Games.

Sainsburys Games Ross Gourley Ivor Jess MBE  Nathan McCabe September 2016

 

Sainsburys Games 2016

 

Sainsburys Games Doubles Medal Winners September 2016

Doubles Medal Winners Sainsburys Schools games 2016

Medal Winners Sainsburys Games September 2016

All the Tennis Medal Winners September 2016 Sainsburys Schools Games

 

 

Belfast & District League Juvenile Fun Day & Awards

The B & D League Juvenile Fun Day & Awards takes place on Saturday 10th September at Belfast Boat Club 2-5pm

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Belfast and District Summer League

Latest results and tables from the Belfast and District Summer League are available below.

Results and Tables

Summer League Divisions 1-3

Summer League Divisions 4-6

Summer League Divisions 7-10

 

   

UTP Masters

The UTP Masters will run during September as the climax to the 2016 Ulster junior tournament season.

As last year, the Masters will be run on a single day in a "Superset" format for the top 8 qualifiers in each age group, and there will also be the opportunity for players to qualify for the Ulster Masters teams which will travel on a tennis trip during October. Last year's trips were a great success - http://ulstertennis.co.uk/players/juniors/junior-utp/utp-masters/1215-utp-masters-teams-away-trips-october-2015

The current standings in the Masters Race points table can be found here.

   

Belfast & District Leagues Annual Belfast v Dublin League 13th August 2016

 

Following the B & D Leagues 69th Annual Belfast League v Dublin League Tennis Fixture on Saturday 13th August at Larne Tennis Club

The Duff Team lost narrowly 6-4 against a very strong and competitive Dublin Team.

 

The Harp Team were very strong and had a convincing win 7-1 over the Dublin Team.

 

 

An enjoyable day and evening was had by all Competitors and Officials and many thanks to Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club in partnership with Mid & East Antrim Council and Larne Grammar School for hosting the 69th fixture between the 2 leagues.

 

 The Duff  Harp Teams

 

Belfast Duff and Harp Cup Teams

 

 Derick Jenkins Chairman LBLTC Lynn Spillane President Dublin Lawn Tennis Council Stephen Creber Hon Secretary BD Tennis

 

 

Derick Jenkins, Chairman LBLTC, Lynn Spillane, President Dublin Lawn Tennis Council, Stephen Creber, Hon Secretary B&D Tennis Leagues & Cllr Audrey Wales MBE, Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council.

 

 

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Ulster Interprovincial Teams

The following players (listed in alphabetical order) will represent Ulster in the 2014 Junior Interprovincials to be held at Carrickmines Tennis Club, Dublin:

Under 14 (Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August)

Boys

  • Ethan Hance
  • Jack Hudson
  • Dylan Leeman
  • Freddy Murray
  • Alexandros Stergiopoulos

Girls

  • Christina Bahrani
  • Eve Callaghan
  • Anna Gillespie
  • Ciara Griffin
  • Amber Young

Non-playing captain: Lynsey McCullough

Vice-captain: Ross McCarey

Under 18 (Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th August)

Boys

  • Peter Corrie
  • Ronan McKeever
  • Matthew O'Boyle
  • Caleb Ralston
  • Jakob Robb

Girls 

  • Laura Griffin
  • Jessica Leeman
  • Laura Reid
  • Amy Rothwell
  • Eimear Smyth

Non-playing captain:  Lynsey McCullough

Vice-captain: Ross McCarey

 

 

   

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:

Men

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

Ladies

  • 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

   

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