The Tennis Section at Blackrock Bowling and Tennis Club has 4 all-weather floodlit courts. There are three active playing parts – Mens, Ladies and Juniors. Each section is involved in encouraging all levels of play from league competition to social.
The Club takes part in the DLTC leagues in both Summer and Winter, as well as local competitions. All members are welcome to Social Tennis. This is a great way to get to know members.
Courts are available from 9am - 10pm
Senior Tennis Committee
Honorary Secretary: Elmagh Killeen
Treasurer: Donal Quill
Ladies’ Captain: Sarah Cahill
Vice-Captain (Ladies): Patricia O'Donnell
Men’s Captain : Shane Horrigan
Vice-Captain (Men): John Cronin
Junior Liaison: Valerie O’Brien
Child Protection : Robert Heron & Ailbhe Heron
Social Committee: Sinead Cronin & Emily Conway
Social Secretary: Catherine Horrigan
Facilities Manager: Bob Reynolds
Morning Social Tennis takes place on Thursdays, starting at 10am during school-term time. This is a casual social event suitable for both beginners and experienced players. Typically, we play doubles, but no partner required. It is an opportunity to meet other members and get some match practice. Evening Social Tennis is run all year on Wednesdays from 8pm to 10pm. The format is similar to the Ladies Morning Social Tennis and is suitable for all standards. We swap partners approximately every 30 minutes.
Ladies Team Tennis is an annual Ladies Team Tennis event run during the 4 to 5 weeks prior to Easter. This event takes place on Wednesday evenings between 7pm and 10pm. We are usually oversubscribed but if you are not named on a team, there are always plenty of opportunities to substitute for a team member who is absent that evening.
Dublin Lawn Tennis Council (“DLTC”) Leagues: The Club enters teams in the DLTC Winter, Summer and Senior Leagues from Class 3 to Class 7. DLTC publishes the league schedule, fixtures and results on their website: .
Winter League: January to March on Sunday afternoons. Teams consist of 3 pairs of doubles pairings.
Summer League: May/June on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. Teams consist of seven players: three singles and two doubles pairings.
Senior League: September/October on Sunday afternoons and the Club typically enters the Over-35s section. Teams consist of three doubles pairings.
Charity League: Teams are entered in all sections of the Charity League, which is played on Monday and Tuesday mornings over a five week period in the spring and autumn. Matches start at 10am. There are sections for beginners (Tuesday non-league), improvers (Monday non-league) and advanced players (Monday and Tuesday league). This is a very popular competition with our members, competitive tennis is played and coffee and cakes are enjoyed afterwards. Teams consist of three doubles pairings and all proceeds from this event go to a charity nominated by the winning team.
5 Mile League
5 Mile League: This is a local competition between clubs located within a five-mile radius of each other. It takes place once a year in May/June. Matches are played on Sunday evenings in May, starting at 7pm.
Senior Club Championships
The Senior Club Championship is run over 2 weeks every year in mid-September. There are Mens, Ladies and Mixed singles and doubles events. It ends with the ‘At Home’ dinner and prize-giving on finals night. This event is the highlight of our social calendar every year.
Dublin Tennis Leagues
Winter League: Starts at the end of January and runs for 5 consecutive weeks followed by playoffs. BBTC enter 4 teams in Classes 2,4,5 & 7. Teams consist of 3 doubles pairs and matches are played at either 9.30am or 11.00am on Sunday mornings.
Summer League: Starts in early-May and runs for 5 weeks with a break for the June bank holiday followed by playoffs. BBTC enter 4 teams in classes 2,4,5 & 7. Teams consist of 3 singles players and 2 doubles pairs and matches are played on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons.
Floodlight League: Starts in September and runs through to mid-November. BBTC usually have 2 teams entered in Classes 2 and 4. Team consists of 4 players. Matches are made up of 2 singles and 1 doubles, names are drawn on the night of match. Matches are played on Monday evenings.
There is training every Tuesday evening for league players from 7.00pm to 8.15pm.
For information regarding playing league or social tennis contact the Tennis Captains. Note that all players must be register with DLTC via this link.
The club also enters a number of non-DLTC leagues during the year. The Easter Cup runs from March to April and is primarily is a competition for non-league players. There are also some internal Leagues organised during the year which are open to all players.
In addition, there are a number of men’s social tennis sessions each week when courts are pre-booked and members can just turn up to play: Tuesdays 8.00pm -10.pm and Fridays 9.00am -10.00am
Mixed Social Team Tennis
A Mixed Social Team Tennis event takes place every year (Oct/Nov). All levels are encouraged to play and the team members are graded accordingly. The event usually takes place on Friday evenings from 7pm to 10pm. A social evening, including prize-giving, takes place on the final evening in the Club bar.
Mixed Doubles Summer BBQ
Is a social event run during the summer months. It takes place on a week-end evening and is a mixed-doubles American-style tournament.
Mixed Doubles Charity Mince Pie Event
The Mince Pie and Mixed Doubles Charity Event is run on a Friday morning in early December. We ask members to contribute to a specified charity each year.
The Club enters teams in class 2 and 3 in the DLTC Mixed League, which takes place in July/August each year on Friday evenings, starting at 7pm.
DLTC publishes the league schedule, fixtures and results on their website: http://www.dltc.net