February 2015 Newsletter

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Welcome to this month’s eZine

February 2015

In this month’s edition,we look back on the highs and lows of group II for the Fed Cup team in Tallin. Davis Cup fever is upon us as Castleknock TC prepare to open their gates to the Irish tennis public once more and we check up on our recent Irish junior’s exploits oversees.Aig our partner in business has more great offers for our members.


Conor Niland, Captain of the AIG Irish Davis Cup team names his team

23 year old Sam Barry will lead the Irish team with Daniel Glancy as number two. They are joined by doubles specialists James Cluskey & David O’Hare for the tie which takes place at Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club from the 6th – 8th March 2015.Peter Bothwell is selected as the 5th player to join the squad.


Conor Niland said “We have a good side with plenty of experience and a team that is really looking forward to this home tie.

We are hoping to see the Irish tennis fans getting behind the players in what promises to be an exciting weekend in Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club.”

Tickets for a child under 14 are €5 and an adult ticket is €15 Friday and Sunday and €12 for the doubles on Saturday. They are available at www.tennisireland.ie For group sales call 01 8844010

Irish Fed Cup captain Yvonne Doyle led her team of Amy Bowtell, Lauren Deegan, Julie Byrne and Rachael Dillon in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Group ll. They drew a group which included Finland, Luxembourg and Slovenia. The Irish girls came very close to challenging for promotion in their final group match against Slovenia where Bowtell sensationally defeated Polona Hercog who holds a current  ATP ranking of 76 and Deegan brought her opponent to three sets, they were unlucky to find themselves in a playoff with Bosnia Herzegovina fighting to retain their place in group II. Even more unfortunate when an old injury flared up causing Bowtell to battle her way through a three set defeat. The team needed to win the remaining singles and doubles matches to avoid relegation which proved to be too much on this occasion. A disappointing outcome for a very brave and promising performance from this young team. Full story


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Find out how you can help secure the future of Irish Tennis & support the Davis Cup Team

By now you will be aware of the The Elite Players Fund campaign launched in partnership with PledgeSports.org. This is a chance for you to help our young national academy players to travel abroad to tournaments with their coaches and reach the levels of these young players of 2005 when the academy was first launched

Read more here to see how you can be part of the Davis Cup experience in two weeks time by making a donation now




The Orange bowl World Championships 2014


The junior orange bowl is recognised as the World’s most prestigious junior championships.
Marie Perla Biamsumba had the privilege to fly the Irish flag and compete against the worlds best junior U-14 athletes at Key Biscayne’s flamboyant tennis centre in Crandon Park, Florida.
Marie had a very special year for 2014 where she recorded her first Tennis Europe singles title at Dublin, A finalist of doubles Tennis Europe Dublin week 2 and played No.1 for her province with Leinster at the Junior Interpros in Castlebar.
Over 300 players competed at the junior orange bowl u-14 this year and Marie was defeated by USAs top 20 junior Mackenzie Clark on a 6-1 6-4 score line.
This was an amazing learning experience for the young 14 year old who aspires to improve everyday.
Coach John McGahon & Marie Perla Biansumba with the Irish flag in Florida.

Open Super 12 Auray 2015

Congratulations to Aisling O’Connor member of the BNP national tennis academy who not only got through the qualifying rounds of this most prestigious global U12 tournament but won her first round. This is a great achievement for her and a great encouragement to all young academy members.


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