Ireland top tennis player compete in Bray

Ireland top tennis player compete in Bray from the 8th of Aug

Ireland’s top tennis players, both men and women will compete in our top tier tennis tournament commencing the week of the 8th of August.

This event is open to the public to come and watch some great tennis for free. We’ve a full bar and food is served daily to help you enjoy the experience!

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Competitors this year include David Cup player and our current champion Dave O’Hare. Dave plays on the ATP tour and currently has a ranking of 235 for doubles.

Rumor has it that Irish Olympian and our most successful Davis Cup player, Owen Casey, is coming out of retirement to play in the open!

On the ladies side we’re very fortunate to have two Federation Cup players Julie Byrne and Lauren Deegan playing

Be sure to check out the schedule to see when everyone is playing:





1. September to May Monday to Friday 9am-6pm: Seniors and Juniors have equal rights on all courts.

Saturday 9am-2pm: Seniors have preference on all courts
Saturday 2pm-6pm: Seniors and Juniors have equal rights on all courts
Sunday 9am-2pm: Seniors have preference on all courts
Sunday 2pm-6pm: Seniors and Juniors have equal rights on all courts

2. June to August Monday to Friday 9am-6pm: Seniors have preference on courts 5 and 6, Juniors have preference on courts 1 – 4
Saturday 9am-2pm: Seniors have preference on all courts
Saturday 2pm-6pm: Seniors and Juniors have equal rights on all courts
Sunday all day: Seniors have preference on all courts
N.B. Please note Sunday Rules apply on all Bank Holidays.

3. Championship, League and Tournament matches take precedence over all other stated availability of courts.

4. Juniors have no rights on court after 6pmand they should never enter their name on the booking sheet after 6pm. There are two exceptions to this rule. Firstly, if Juniors are playing Senior League for CWLTC and then they have equal rights on court after 6pm. (They only have equal rights when they play with a senior or another league-playing junior). Secondly, if Juniors are playing with two Senior members (Seniors need to be playing with them) on court after 6, they are allowed play for the allotted hour and must at all times be considerate of other Senior members playing on adjacent courts. Court Etiquette: Please remember not to walk through courts 1 and 2 to access back courts when games are in progress.

Access to courts during league matches:

Front Courts (1-3): During league matches it is permissible for non-league players to use either courts 1 or 3 (once league match is over) if league match is still in play on the other court (i.e. if court 1 is in use and court 2 and 3 are vacant then court 3 can be used for non-league game).
It is not permissible to use either of these courts if play is continuing on court 2, nor is it permissible to use court 2 if play is continuing on either of the adjacent courts.

Back Courts (4-6): It is permissible to use courts 4, 5 and 6 during a league competition once the league players have vacated any of these courts. Please remember when using these courts to be conscious and respectful of the league players on the adjacent court.

“Seniors have preference on all courts” means Seniors may ask Juniors to vacate courts immediately.

Santa visits CWLTC

Santa payed a visit to the juniors of CWLTC today bring a present for each and every child.

Before Santa arrived the kids who attended enjoyed an amazing Magic show.

Santa had a present for each and every child. No one went home empty handed.

Just looks at the smiles on those little faces!!


Sponsors for 2014 Openweek

Thank you!

The Open Week Committee would like to thank all our sponsors, helpers and friends without whom this Open Week Championship would not take place.


A+ Service Centre
Bank of Ireland
Bannon Jewellers
BCC Risk Advisory
BCC Accountants & Registered Auditors Ltd
Bray Credit Union
Bray Tile & Bathroom
Building Software Services Ltd
Centra Vevay Road
Centra Boghall Road
Craft Picture Framing Gallery
Danny’s Hair Studio
Design 2 Print
DF Sports & Leisure
Downer International
Doyle Mahon Insurances
Enniskerry Stables
Fitzsimons Howick McEvoy
Florentine Bar
G + E Pumps
Geoffrey Healy Pottery
Glen Fuel Services Ltd
Holland’s Bar & Fine Wines
Ionic Business Systems Ltd
Lawlors Pharmacy
Leahy & Co
Magee’s Pharmacy
Maguire McNeice Solicitors
Ocean Bar & Grill
Ryan & Brien Ltd
Salmon Interiors
Savage Manley & Co.
Skin Deep Beauty Salon
Sylvan Landscapes
The Larder
The Sunday Times
Thesaurus Software Ltd
Tom Armstrong Executive Coaching


Old meets New Amercian Tournament

Many thanks to all who participated in the Old meets New American Tournament on Friday September 7th.

We certainly couldn’t have asked for a better night to get some of our newest members playing some fun and energetic tennis with enthusiastic club veterans on Friday night.

Congratulations to winning duo Tom Armstrong and Rachel Walker who had to fight hard to keep the title from newbie Ian Nesbitt (definately a gentleman to watch) and partner Sue Holden.

Many thanks to Joan and her Social Committee Team who dished up some welcome culinary delights after the games, to Mark Gallagher and Paul Cooper on the Bar and to the organizing team of Jacinta, Mary and Be-Anne who so ably made the team selections.

Official World Record !!

Official World Record !!

Sean Rooney achieved 1,158 serves in one hour in September 2011.  Guinness World Records have verified the evidence provided and it is now official.  Sean is the first person to set this record, congratulations to him and to everyone that helped on the day of the attempt.

Team Tennis Finals Night

Finbees Team Tennis


Finals Night is next Friday 18th November


7pm                     Winner Section 1 v Runner up Section 2

8pm                     Winner Section 2 v Runner up Section 1

9pm                     Final

10:30pm             Presentation of Prizes

On the night!

  • Burger Meal – FREE for everyone who entered the team tennis tournament!
  • Food served from 8:30pm
  • Finbees tent serving Coffee & Hot Chocolate for €2. All proceeds to “Bray Cancer Support Centre”. Please support this great cause!

 Great prizes for!

  • Losing semi finalists
  • Runner up
  • Winner
  • Raffle prize for attendance (equivalent to the runner up prize). Open to All Team Tennis players. If you are there on the night you can win it!

Summer Tennis Camps


Time Age group Mon-Thurs Friday
10:00-11:00 U-8 Coaching basic tennis skills, co-ordination and ball skills Fun day
11:00-12:15 12:15-onwards 9 to 12 General coaching followed by Box-matches (singles,doubles) American tournament
12:15-13:30 13:30-onwards 9 to 12 Adv. Group General coaching followed by Box-matches (singles,doubles) American tournament
14:00-15:30 12 to 15+ Technical + Tactical + Match-play coaching American tournament


The Club Coach, Conor Casey, has been appointed  to work with the juniors during the summer months.  A programme of Summer Tennis Camps has been created and will be run by  Conor using the front three courts.

Camps will run from Monday 27th June till Friday the 19th  August.

Camps will be run on a weekly basis, parents/guardians have to sign their children up in advance of the commencement of each camp (sheets will be available on Junior Notice board).

Classes will be scheduled on the basis of numbers signed up in advance.

Price for a weeks camp is €15 per child and €10 per additional child.

Non members are welcome only when there are insufficient numbers from CWLTC, cost €30.

Payments must be made on or before Monday mornings at 9:45am

Envelopes marked Summer-Camp & name can be put in the internal postbox.

Late applications will incur an extra €5 administration cost.

Children who wish to play the American Tournament and don’t partake in the weekly camp will be charged €2 (members only).

Please note that courts will be available for normal play for all members while the Camps are running.