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RSA NI Insurance Irish Indoor Veterans Championships 2016

RSA NI Insurance LTD Irish Indoor Veterans’ Championships 2016 at David Lloyd, Belfast

- Report February 2016

190 players from across Ireland took part in the RSA NI Insurance LTD Irish Indoor Veterans’ Championships 2016 at David Lloyd, Belfast, from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February 2016.  This was the biggest entry ever in the history of the event, with players travelling from across Ireland, and for the first time more females than male players entered the tournament.    

To cater for this huge entry three other local Belfast Tennis Clubs provided use of their courts throughout the weekend.  The Tournament Committee extend their sincere thanks to the members of Windsor, Belfast Boat Club and CIYMS for hosting 30 % of the matches and to the members of David Lloyd where 70% of the matches took place.

There were many local players amongst the list of winners, including Brian McRandal in the Men’s Singles Over 40’s, Deirdre Johnston in the Ladies Singles Over 40’s, Hans-Henrik Enoksen in the Men’s Singles Over 50’s. Tracey Carruthers in the Ladies Singles Over 50’s, Willie Noteman in the Men’s Singles Over 55’s, Neagle Cathcart in the Men’s Singles Over 60’s,  Paul Wallace in the Men’s Singles Over 65’s and Irene Hewitt in the Ladies Singles Over 65’s.  A full list of winners can be found at the following link https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/winners.aspx?id=56617463-FADD-4A1E-A7E3-C4C962254A33.

The Tournament Committee is grateful for the on-going support of the main sponsor, RSA NI Insurance LTD, as well as to other sponsors such as Rocklyn Sports, Gransha Dental Surgery, Neal Lucas Recruitment, Hastings Hotels, Teamkit, Noteman McKee Architects, Gotto Sports, Target Dry, Bosch, James Street South, Dulux, Carlos Mirandas, Lynsey McCullough, Geraldine Fredlander, 2 Irish Veteran players who made donations of £500 each and Johnane Henderson for providing the flowers. 

UBTI acknowledge the great work of the Committee in organising and delivering this event, and particularly to Tournament Referee, Michael Lindores who ensured that the matches flowed smoothly throughout the weekend in his first year in the role.

Thank you to everyone who took part this year and we look forward to meeting you again at David Lloyd in 2017.

 

 Poster - Sponsors     

Mens Doubles Over 50s     

Mens Singles Over 65s

Mens Singles Over 55s

Mens Doubles Over 60s

 

Ladies Doubles Over 55s

Ladies Singles Over 40s winner Deirdre Johnston

Ladies Doubles Over 35s

 

Ladies Doubles D McSherry  Siobhan ORiordan                                                                     

 

 

Spring Provincial Matchplays Weekend 2 Draws/Schedule

The draws and schedule for the second weekend of the Provincial matchplays are available from the tournament site.

Please note the following:

  • Recognised tennis attire and appropriate shoes must be worn.  Tracksuit bottoms, leggings (even under shorts or skirts) and ball shorts without skirts ARE NOT permitted.
  • All events will be run using the Compass (Swiss) or round-robin formats. You should have 3 or 4 matches regardless of whether you win or lose them. If you lose your first match you are NOT out of the event!
  • Check the day and time of your match carefully - matches are shown for Saturday only. You may have more than one match in the same day. The schedule for Sunday's matches will be published later.
  • The location of each match is displayed against it - please make sure you go to the correct venue! 
  • Matches will be played outdoors
  • Please arrrive in good time for each match
  • All matches will be best of three sets starting at 2-2 in the first two sets with a championship tie-break in place of a third set
  • Players who withdraw due to injury or illness after the draw has been published will be deducted 100 UTP ranking points, unless they provide a valid doctor’s certificate to Ulster Tennis within three days of the tournament completing
  • Note that only the highest ranking points between the Winter and Spring matchplay series in an age group will be counted towards UTP rankings, that is in each age group points for only one matchplay event will be added to each player's ranking.
  • Warm-ups wil be strictly limited to 5 minutes

 

 

 

   

Peter Bothwell Irish Davis Cup Player drops into the UTA College Squad

Peter Bothwell member of the Irish Davis Cup team has just returned from playing against Cyprus last weekend dropped into the Ulster Tennis Academy's College Squads training last night.

Peter Bothwell  College Squad  Coaches

 

   

UTP Rankings 2016

The initial UTP Rankings for 2016 are now available from the rankings page. These include points for David Lloyd Belfast Indoors, the Winter Regional, Provincial and National Matchplays and the National Indoors tournaments. 

Please note the operation of the ranking system for this season in terms of eligible tournaments and points allocations. Details can be found here.

   

Peter Bothwell ATP Doubles Ranking

Ulster Player Peter Bothwell moves up 202 places to a new ATP Careers Doubles High of 835 following win with partner Lloyd Glasspool at a Futures Event in Tunisia.

   

Young Senior World Team Championships Irish Team 2016

Congratulations to the following Ulster players who have been selected to represent Ireland in the ITF World Senior Team Championships in Croatia in May 2016:

  • Ashley McVeigh
  • Kathy Cunningham
  • Mark Magrath
  • Stuart McQuitty

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REVIEW Email Alert - Please do not open and delete from your Inbox

We have been made aware that some people may have received an email from UBTI this morning marked 'REVIEW'.

This email was not sent by UBTI and please delete this immediately and do not download the information.

Many thanks and if you have any queries please contact the Ulster Tennis Office on 02890 383808.

   

Winter Provincial Matchplays Weekend 2

The draws and schedule for the second weekend of the Provincial matchplays are available from the tournament site.

Please note the following:

  • All events will be run using the Compass (Swiss) or round robin formats. You should have 3 or 4 matches regardless of whether you win or lose them. If you lose your first match you are NOT out of the event!
  • Check the day and time of your match carefully - matches are shown for Friday and Saturday. You may have two matches in the same day. The schedule for Sunday's matches will be published on Saturday
  • Each age group will be played indoors at a particular venue, either Belfast Indoor Tennis Arena (Ozone), Belfast Boat Club or David Lloyd Belfast. Saturday's matches will be played at Belfast Boat Club rather than the Ozone. The location of each match is displayed against it - please make sure you go to the correct venue!
  • Please arrrive in good time for each match
  • All matches will be best of three sets starting at 2-2 in the first two sets with a championship tie-break in place of a third set
  • Warm-ups wil be strictly limited to 5 minutes.

Dress Code

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DRESS CODE FOR PLAYERS IN THE MATCHPLAYS:

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

Access to Venues

Please note the following for the matchplays:

As these matchplays are run indoors this provides very limited space for watching and spectators may interrupt players concentration. Therefore we have decided in the interest of fairness:

  • in the case of David Lloyd's indoor facility those not playing a match will be asked to stay in the cafe area behind the glass frontage
  • in the case of the Ozone centre, if the viewing area is not available, those not playing a match will be asked to wait in the upstairs function room when available (Sunday 29th November). On Friday 27th November the function room will not be available and parents are advised either to wait in reception or drop their child off and collect them when finished. Players not playing a match will be able to wait in the area leading to the entrance to the courts if the viewing area is not available.
  • In the case of Belfast Boat Club, those not playing a match will be asked to stay outside the bubble.

Only officials, UBTI coaches and members of the UBTI Junior Development Committee will be permitted in the corridor leading to the courts at the Ozone, courtside at David Lloyd's indoor facility, and in the bubble at Belfast Boat Club. We assure you the children will be supervised at all times within the indoor venues.

 

 

 

 

 

As these match plays are run indoors in bubbles this provides limited space for watching and spectators may interrupt players concentration.

Therefore we have decided in the interest of fairness not to allow any spectators inside the bubbles during the match plays and in the case of David Lloyds indoor facility all spectators will be asked to stay in the coffee shop area behind the glass frontage.

Only members and officials from the UBTI Junior Development Committee will be permitted inside the bubbles or courtside at David Lloyds indoor facility

Club House facilities are available at Hilden Tennis Club which is a few minutes by car from Wallace Park which does not have clubhouse facilities

We assure you the children will be supervised at all times within the bubble and at David Lloyd's indoor facility

   

Belfast Boat Club Player Liz Thompson's Charity Challenges

Belfast Boat Club Tennis Player Liz Thompson's skidiving and other extreme challenges for Cancer Charity was recently highlighted in the Belfast Telegraph.

Congratulations Liz on your charity fundraising endeavours!

To read the full article click here

   

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