It goes without saying, we have all missed our tennis, and it's great to be back this week!
Over the last 4 months, since level 5 was announced on the 30th December, some of our members were posting pictures of their walks and cycles within the 5km, to our 'DPTC connected' whats app group.
Kathryn McCarthy, has very kindly sent us this compilation of the beautiful photos.
DPTC Virtual Stepathon
Our Virtual Stepathon came to an end 29th November 2020.
After a fantastic month of stepping our total combined steps for November were 1680639, which took us 12806km across the world to beautiful BALI! Just another week or so and we would have made it to Melbourne, but now it is time to get back to Tennis!
Congratulations to our Top Steppers - Eilis Kavanagh & Ella McDonough.
Their nominated charities are Alone & Special Olympics Donabate Portrane.
Check out the fantastic videos that tell the Stepathon story
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK
In line with the feedback from members from the recent All Member Survey, we are delighted to announce (in addition to our new logo) the launch of our new club website. We envision the website as becoming the centre of all our future communications. When you click on for the first time we hope you’ll notice a bigger, brighter and more colourful site reflecting the kind of club we are.
Sincere thanks to Ted and Sharon Murphy and Philip Meyler who have worked tirelessly on the development of this website for our members and to the committee to have supported and contributed to this endeavour.
Stars & Stripes
THE FUTURE CHAMPIONS
We had the pleasure of hosting our 1st U14 Stars and Stripes cup semi-final and final on Saturday 6th December. It was lovely to see all courts full and lots of spectators. There was pizza for all players in the cabin afterward!
Clontarf won the semi-final and went on to win against Swords in the final.
Very well done to our U14 Donabate Stars and Stripes Girls & Boys for making the semi-final. Congratulations to our U14 girls who won a cup for winning the most games during the campaign.
Back to tennis
Open & Ready to play
After months of closed courts due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we finally got the green light. Our intrepid volunteers were out of the traps on the 14th of May getting the courts ready for (compliant) play. Armed with hand-sanitiser, spray paint, posters and stencils, the team got the place ready in time for opening.
Winter League 2020
A SUCCESSFUL WINTER CAMPAIGN
DPTC ladies and the men have had a very successful Winter League campaign.
First up, the Ladies;
Ladies 1 gained promotion to Class 4 and beat Newtownpark to go through to the semi-finals, which are to be rescheduled once competitive play resumes.
Ladies 2 playing in Class 6, narrowly missed out on a place in the playoffs.
Ladies 3 lost their quarter-final to Clontarf 8, though gained promotion to Class 6 for getting through the playoffs.
Ladies 4 picked up 7 points to come 4th in their group.
So how did our Men do?
Men’s 1 ended a tough group stage on a win to stay in Class 5 for 2021.
Men’s 2 were victorious in Trim with a 3-0 win to finish 3rd in their group.
Congratulations to all our players.
Stars & Stripes
Well done to all our U12 Girls and Boys who took part in the Autumn Stars & Stripes campaign.
For a lot of our U12, it was their 1st time taking part and they made it to the Shield Semi-Final against Castleknock! Both teams earned 39 games resulting in all pairings having to play a tiebreaker for a place in the final. Donabate played super tennis and did our club proud, narrowly missing a place in the final.
U18 DLTC League 2109
HUGE WELL DONE TO ALL WHO TOOK PART.
The U18 Boys & Girls took part in the DLTC league which ran in September. This was the 1st time having a girls team enter the competition. The format was teams of 4 players 1 doubles pair and 2 played singles and a few subs.