Donabate Portrane Tennis Club recently held their Official Opening day on Saturday 22nd April! The club was honoured to have a great number of our members there to celebrate this special occasion. Among the many guests included our friends from Donabate Golf Club and the wider Tennis community, our sponsors and many local TD’s and Councillors.
The Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Darragh Butler cut the ribbon and declared the tennis courts officially open! The fun and sense of celebration of the day was captured perfectly when the Mayor had a go on the courts himself, playing against the juniors with an oversized tennis racket!
Celebrations continued back at the clubhouse with a wine and cheese reception, prize giving, sponsorship raffles all followed by a superb buffet from the clubhouse restaurant, along with music and dancing ‘til late! Speeches given by Robbie Harrold (Chairman), Mayor of Fingal, Richard Fahey (CEO Tennis Ireland), and Pat McNeill (Donabate Golf Club President) all expressed their appreciation to those involved in the creation and running of the club.
DPTC was described as a flagship project where the sharing of facilities had created a new club out of nothing and the belief that “If you build it, they will come” (Field of Dreams). And they certainly did come! Our club now has 380 members!
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