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Group Adult Coaching – starting on Wednesday 15th September 2021

posted 17 Aug 2021, 14:07 by Philip Mulligan

Group Adult coaching lessons will start up again on Wednesday the 15th September for 6 weeks from 18:45 – 19:45 with a potential for a further hour 20:00 – 21:00 if there is the demand. Cost will be €60 for the six weeks. Please contact Lesley at 086 8135057 or to sign up.

Courts Reopening April 26th - Tennis Ireland Guidelines

posted 3 May 2021, 02:42 by Philip Mulligan

As you know the courts are opening on April 26th which is great news for us all. You can start booking your courts now for Monday April 26th onwards as the Booking system is up and running (full details of the booking system can be found below).

Just to go through some main points – please please please read:

       To access the courts in Level 5, a player must be a current member and have a pre-reserved booking – to make my job in administrating the court bookings a lot easier please do not make a booking if you have not renewed your membership as you will not be allowed on court. Please see below for links to membership renewal and please renew in good time before the 26th.

       A parent/guardian must accompany any player under 16 years of age

       Play is restricted to outdoor singles. The only exception for doubles play is if playing partners are from the same household.

       There will be a court supervisor for every time slot where there is a booking. I really appreciate all the members who supervised last year especially as I tended to call on the usual suspects every week. I will be looking for volunteers again from Monday 26th and thanks again for volunteering. To make supervisors and my job easier please book your court in good time. I send the list of daily bookings to that day’s supervisors every morning so please make sure you book your court at least one day in advance. You won’t be allowed on court if you do not have a booking so please cooperate with all the supervisors.

       When making a booking you must enter all the full names of all of the players playing in the title field of the booking system (just above notes field) including your own name.

       Coaching offer - As a concession to members the Club with subsidise individual coaching lessons with Lesley to the tune of €10 per 30 minute lesson to a maximum of €20 per member. Contact Lesley to book your lesson as normal and pay the balance directly to Lesley.


Tennis Ireland Level 5 Guidelines

Please familiarize yourself fully with the Tennis Ireland guidelines before you play:


Membership Renewal


If you wish to renew your membership please click on one of the links below:

If you are taking family/couple membership and are only playing tennis can you please make sure you use the family membership under the tennis option at the following link as it affects our levy:


If however you are taking out Tennis and GAA family membership then use the family membership on the GAA membership page at this link:


Should any members have difficulty in paying, you can email in confidence the club registrar at


Court Booking System

The booking system can be found at and is simple to use. You must set up an account before making a booking however, if you already have a google, facebook or twitter login you can use that login rather than setting up a new one.

The booking slots each day are:

·         09:00 – 10:00

·         10:15 – 11:15

·         11:30 – 12:30

·         12:45 – 13:45

·         14:00 – 15:00

·         15:15 – 16:15

·         16:30 – 17:30

·         17:45 – 18:45

·         19:00 – 20:00

·         20:15 – 21:15


·         When making a booking you must enter all the full names of all of the players playing in the title field. This is vital from a traceability point of view. If for some reason you are unable to play and get a replacement sub then you must change the booking details and enter the sub’s name instead of you own. If your name is not on the booking then you will be refused entry to the courts. A booking confirmation is sent by email to the person making the booking.

·         There are 15 minute buffers between timeslots so that the groups finishing will have left the courts before the next group arrives. If you arrive late for your slot you must still leave the courts immediately at the end of the slot.

·         Players should arrive ready to play as there will be no access to dressing rooms or toilets during this phase

·         Arrive as close as possible to when you are due on court and leave immediately afterwards

·         Social distancing should be maintained at all times of two metres apart

·         Singles only allowed unless you are partnering with someone from the same household.


2020 Club Championships

We were nearly the end of our Club Championships last year when we had to suspend them due to increased restrictions. We will finish the championships as soon as we get the go ahead to resume competitive tennis.

Glenalbyn Tennis Club - COVID 19 - Update

posted 16 Mar 2020, 10:57 by Philip Mulligan

As a result of the COVID 19 virus and announcements from An Taoiseach and Tennis Ireland the following steps have now been taken:

All internal tournaments, coaching and social tennis are suspended until further notice.

Clubhouse and changing rooms are now closed so there is no access to the floodlights 

Tennis courts will remain open to members pending further advice. Access will be through the side gate only. 

Members are asked to use sensible precautions and follow HSE advice. Avoid shaking hands after play and touching your face during games.


We ask members not to visit the Club if they have travelled to any of the infected areas within the last fourteen days or have been in contact with anyone who has contracted the virus within the last fourteen days. Any members that feel sick or are experiencing any symptoms of respiratory illness, including coughing and/or sneezing, must not attend the Club. 

We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and will be guided by HSE guidelines and government policy.

We have not made any of these decisions lightly and we are taking the best advice available, our primary goal at this time is that we all stay safe and healthy through this crisis.

We thank you again for your patience and understanding during this very challenging period for all and we hope you all stay safe during these extraordinary times.

Glenalbyn Tennis Club Committee 

Glorious start to the hiking year

posted 22 Jan 2020, 10:57 by Philip Mulligan

The first walk of the year took place up Maulin on Saturday. Huge turnout of 29 our biggest so far and a glorious day to boot. Check out the photos below. The next walk is Saturday 29th February and will be Howth Head loop which is a good walk of about 3 hours. As it can get a bit crowded out there the walk will start at 9:30. There is free parking there but can be busy so an alternative would be to get the dart out. Meet in the club at 8:45 or outside Howth Dart station at 9:30. Please text Tom 0872417434 if you are going direct. The date for the March walk is 28th March 

Ladies and Men’s Doubles

posted 22 Jan 2020, 10:49 by Philip Mulligan

Emails have issued in relation to the Ladies and Men’s Doubles Tournaments starting in February. The Ladies should reply to Pam Kelly at and men to myself if you wish to take part or be a sub.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

posted 18 Dec 2019, 01:43 by Philip Mulligan   [ updated 18 Dec 2019, 04:57 ]

The committee would like to wish all the Tennis Club members and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we hope to see you all on the courts in 2020.

I hope that you all enjoyed being in the Tennis Club this year and had a good year of tennis. We have had a good year in the club with very successful league campaigns with at least one team making the playoffs in each league. We also had a number of successful internal tournaments and social events. 

Final Hike of the year up Derrybawn

posted 18 Dec 2019, 01:33 by Philip Mulligan

Very seasonal weather for our final walk of the year up Derrybawn. We had some snow showers and a nice coating of snow at the top of the mountain with an accompanying wild wind. Thankfully it calmed down once we got over the top of Mullacor. Good long walk to finish the year. Hope everyone enjoyed the walks during the year and tom and I will be in touch about the January walk next month. Check out photos below. 
What a difference a few days make - this was taken earlier in the week:

Courts Clean Up

posted 18 Dec 2019, 01:15 by Philip Mulligan

Huge thanks to Tom for sweeping the courts Friday 29th November and to all who came down to clear the leaves and muck on Tuesday 3rd, Eileen Graham, Fionuala McCaffrey, Mary Murphy, Joe Little, Brendan Sheehanm Dave McEvoy, Gary Younger, Feargal O’Morain and Tom himself. The courts looked great yesterday evening and it was very much appreciated by all. Some photos from the day:

Glorious day for walk up Cullentragh and Mullacor

posted 20 Nov 2019, 01:02 by Philip Mulligan

Glorious day for our walk on Saturday up Cullentragh and Mullacor with clean skies and magnificent views all around.  Great turnout of 23. You can check out some photos from the day below. The final walk of the year is Saturday 14th December. I'll be in touch closer to the date with the details. 

Charity league teams still going well

posted 20 Nov 2019, 00:43 by Philip Mulligan

Charity league teams still going well, not as good as last week but still picking up points every match. The Monday Glenalbyn 1 team lost 2-1 at home to Deerpark, the Tuesday league Glenalbyn 2 team lost 2-1 at home to Deerpark too while the Tuesday league Glenalbyn 3 won again this time a  2-1 win at home to Brookfield. Best of luck in next week’s matches. 

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