January 2014 Newsletter

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Welcome to this months eZine

January 2014

Our first Ezine of 2014 and an exciting year to look forward to, with our Davis Cup team to travel to Belarus and our FedCup team jetting off to compete in Estonia.  And there’s more exciting offers from our sponsor AIG to ring in the New Year. We bring you an interview with Irelands two newest Davis Cup recruits and


BNP Paribas Irish Davis Cup


As the Irish team prepare for their forthcoming first round tie this weekend against Belarus, we spoke to John Morrissey & David O’Hare prior to the teams departure……

What does it mean to you to be selected on the BNP Paribas Irish Davis Cup team?



What current players do you admire the most?


What do you think makes a good Davis Cup player?


How can our Davis Cup team develop and progress in the coming years?





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Save on car insurance


Tennis Ireland members can avail of our highly competitive insurance products e.g. car insurance premiums starting from as low as €248*.


To get a quote today, please go to www.aigdirect.ie/tennis  or alternatively call our Tennis Ireland team on 1890 27 27 27 and say you are a Tennis Ireland member to avail of your discount!  Alternatively email directcarinsurance.ie@aig.com  and a member of our team will contact you.


*For Example – €248 is a premium for comprehensive cover for a 42 year old person whose occupation is an accountant and has a 5 year no claims bonus, cover is for the insured and spouse, driving a 2007 year old vehicle, petrol 1.4 litre with a value of €6,000 living in the Dublin 6W area and for social domestic and pleasure use.  


Price correct Jan 13 


Sam Barry wins Qatar F3 Futures


Congratulations to Sam Barry who defeated Liam Brody (GBR) on Saturday 7th December to win Qatar’s F3 Futures on a scorleline of 7/6 6/4.


Barry got off to a strong start breaking Brody in the third game but an exchange of breaks in the opening set left him serving for 6-6 which he did comfortably. He won the first set with a tie-break score 7-2.


The second set went with serve with Barry winning his service game to love at 4-4 before breaking Brody’s serve and taking the match.


This is Sam Barry’s first final on the ITF pro circuit. His ATP ranking has jumped from 601 in Dec 2012 to a current career high ranking of 410.


Daniel Glancy


Daniel Glancy is an Irish Professional Tennis Player travelling on the ATP Tour. Daniel trains in the BNP Paribas National Tennis Centre in Dublin City University.  Funding a professional tennis career can be an enormous task for our Irish players.  Tennis Ireland would like to invite you to visit Daniel’s blog on ntrai and consider supporting Daniel on his path to success on the International Tennis Circuit.

Daniel’s profile on ntrai can be found here:



Merry Christmas to all and a happy and healthy New year!!!

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