Crosshaven Tennis Club was inaugurated in 1990 and three courts were built on the grounds of Crosshaven House.
First President – Dennis Duggan
First Captain – Marion Riordan. R.I.P.
Our Clubhouse was built on the grounds and opened by Bernard Allen, Minister for Sport on the 1st October, 1995 together with Club President at the time Carol McDonnell.
The three courts were upgraded to savannah. This was a big undertaking for the club and brought
courts to a new level and enjoyed by all.
A new Lighting system was installed in the club with upgraded lights on all courts and token boxes in the Clubhouse
The Club held its first affiliated Open Championships. This open was a great success and is being run annually
with large numbers from all clubs taking part.
A new patio/mini court was put in place on the front of the Clubhouse. This was a great asset to the Club and
is a wonderful viewing area for all three courts and can also be used as a mini court for junior members.
We also developed our club car park this year.
Celebrated 25 Years
Club President – Paul Hannon,
Club Captain – Catherine Griffin
Over the past twenty five years the club has gone from strength to strength. Our Club is always very busy with
Junior Coaching and Summer Camps for Juniors and our adult members keep our courts busy with social tennis and
training. Over the years our members have been very successful in Winter Leagues, Summer Cups and all Open Championships.
Crosshaven Tennis Club
Celebrating 25 Years 1990-2015
Roll on the next 25 !!!!
The club undertook a major overall of our tennis courts which included the re-positioning of Court 2 (away from the dreaded Orchard Wall) , improving court drainage and resurfacing of all three courts.This was enabled through a major fundraising event called The Cube which took place in the Carrigaline Court Hotel and was supported superbly by the Club Members.
Was a very exciting year with our bottom courts being re-surfaced. CTC joined the Tennis Ireland School Initiative Programme with Colaiste Muire Transition year students in 2017.The club was also accredited with the Tennis Ireland Clubmark bronze.
We have now submitted our Sports Capital Programme application for 2018. The goal is to carry out alterations and renovations to the existing Clubhouse to meet disability requirements and facilitate community groups, local schools, and increase our membership.
On the 24TH April we held a very well attended open day.also in attendance was An Tanaiste Simon Coveney, Cllr Aidan Lombard and tennis Ireland CEO Richard Fahey
In October our u12 won the Munster cup.team David(c)malachy,Romy,Anna.
In November ctc was delighted to receive a sports capital grant which will greatly contribute to the refurbishment of our clubhouse with disability access.
In June CTC was awarded a capital grant from the municipal grant scheme which will go towards the costs of our disability and assisted changing rooms.
In April our fundraising committee led by Catherine Griffin and 10 other ladies launched a very ambitious project “Win a House Crosshaven”.The aim was to sell 8000 tickets to fund our new clubhouse and grounds development project.
In July we held a 4 week pilot programme for children with autism which was a first of its kind for cork.The course was fully Coordinated by the club free of charge.
In September our mixed grade 6 team won the Munster summer cup,Martin,Cathal,Denise(c),Abigail.
On the 18th of September the sports inclusion committee organised a tennis programme for children with autism fun day for the children that took part in our July pilot programme. The certificate’s we’re given out by the Taoiseach Micheal Martin and was also attended by local Councillors,Tennis Ireland CEO Richard Fahy and Cork County Mayor Gillian Coughlan.
On the 30th October in the oar bar we held the draw for “Win a House Crosshaven”.After a mammoth effort by the fundraising committee and the whole club we reached our goal of selling 8000 tickets.A really amazing achievement.The winning ticket was drawn by the legendary Chelsea soccer player Bobby Tambling,and the winner of the house was Mrs R Howlett.
In October we completed the up grading of the floodlights on courts 2&3 to L.e.d,this was possible because the support of cork county council under the Amenity fund scheme.
In May our grade 6 ladies won the Munster winter league.Team Breffni,Megan(c),Denise,Abigail.