Members, we hope you are keeping well and in good Tennis spirit coming into the winter months!! Here is a quick catch up on Rockfield!!


Captains Update

Men’s DLTC League


Senior League

Rockfield entered a strong team in the mens over 45 senior league, and did really well against some of the biggest clubs in Dublin.

Floodlit League

The men have also entered two teams in the Floodlight League One in Class 4 and one in Class 6. The fact that DLTC graded us as a Class 4 standard demonstrates the progress the club has made in 2023 has been clearly noticed.

The Men’s 1st team have qualified for the playoffs and the Men’s 2nd team have qualified for the Quarterfinals which means promotion to class 5 next year πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Brian πŸ˜Š

Ladies DLTC League

Senior League

Rockfield entered 2 ladies teams into the over 35 Senior League, 1 in class 6 and 1 in class 7. Both teams had a super campaign and made it to the Quarterfinals.

Making it this far secured a promotion to class 5/class 6 for both teams which is a fantastic achievement. Congratulations to all the ladies involved πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ‰

Floodlit League

Rockfield has entered 2 ladies teams into the Floodlit League, 1 in class 5 & 1 in class 6.

This was the first time our ladies 1st team entered into class 5 and they have done a great job. They finished mid table so will remain at this class next year which is great πŸ‘πŸ»

Our ladies 2nd team have had a super campaign so far and have qualified for Quarterfinals which means promotion to class 5 next year! Well done to all the ladies involved, super achievement πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’₯

Fiona πŸ˜Š


New Opening Hours

See here for Rockfields opening hours: https://rockfieldtennisclub.ie/new-opening-hours/

New Floodlight Fees

See our new floodlight fees here:  https://rockfieldtennisclub.ie/floodlight-fees/

Court Complaints

For complaints about behaviour on court please use: this form

Rockfield Tennis Club Court Etiquette

Did you see our new Court Etiquette signs at the entrance of courts 1 & 2 and courts 3 & 4. Be sure to take 2 mins next time your down to have a read πŸ‘πŸ» A full list of all our policies an be found on the link below πŸ‘‡



DCC Update

As discussed at the AGM, Rockfield Tennis Club would benefit greatly from  improved communication with Dublin City Council (DCC) staff.  The city council owns our tennis club and the associated property.  Rockfield members benefit from this arrangement because they are able to use the facilities, which are jointly maintained by the management committee and the city council. In this situation, typically the club would obtain a licence to maintain the facilities.

The current management committee has been working with DCC to get a new licence in place, improve communication on court maintenance, and develop the facilities. Members of the  management committee met with key people from DCC to discuss development of the facilities. Some key points from this interaction are listed below.

  • For short-term development of the current facilities, we coordinated with DCC  on an application for a sport’s grant to fund converting the hard courts to a premium surface and installing flood lights around them.

  • We have begun to iterate on a draft licence to formalise our mutually beneficial relationship with DCC.

  • We have also started to discuss the revival of the plans for a new pavilion that was originally drawn up/approved in 2015. Support from local councillors will be key in bringing this development about.  We have invited our local councillors to our 40th anniversary celebration to show them how the community and facilities at our club have grown and flourished over recent years.

We will continue to communicate key developments in our relationship with DCC to members.


Facilities Officer

We are looking to fill the role of Facilities Officer on our Management Committee. If you are interested please click on the link below to find out more about what the role entails or speak to any member of the committee.
If you wish to apply for the position please send your nomination form to rockfieldtennisclub@gmail.com

Nomination Form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PbJcfjkwRZLJs0G3AxeO--EsY5e50t15/view?usp=sharing

Roles and Responsibilities: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1czqfgIaBsycVu4mDYTCQWasfFmh8INGvHpq1IFl4Wlw/edit?usp=sharing


Best of luck and thanks to Jay

At the start of this month, one of our beloved Pavilion attendants finished working in Rockfield. Jay had started with us in 2020, during the Covid Crisis, and helped us greatly in the time he was with us. Jay made sure the tennis club was as safe, friendly and welcoming as could be, and he will be missed greatly. Jason was always around for a laugh and we wish him the very best in his future.

Happy 40th Anniversary RTC

We will be celebrating 40 years of tennis in Rockfield TC on Saturday the 18th November, 2023 and the management committee would like to invite you to join us for these celebrations on that day from 2 – 4pm in the club.

There will be a short presentation on the story of Rockfield Tennis Club along with an up-date on our plans for its future development.

Also, a plaque will be unveiled to mark this auspicious occasion.

There will be lots of tennis on the day for both adults and children and refreshments will be served.

So put the date in your diary with more details to follow on β€˜Rockfield Announcements’.

Rolling back the years by Jean Ryan & Pauline McEvoy (2 founding members still playing tennis in RTC)

We arrived into our newly built housing estate in 1975 and were busy raising our families. Rockfield park was just a big empty field. In 1983, there was great excitement as developments started in the park and word spread that there was going to be new tennis courts and a pavilion built. The courts were opened in October 1983 to the public and a group of locals from Whitethorn, Elm Mount and Thorndale got together to form a tennis club and look after the day to day running of the place. The club grew and grew and in 1986 we were very lucky to have floodlights installed which meant night time tennis was possible. The membership was extremely high, there was a great buzz about the club and we even had to hire out the local school hall for our yearly AGM’s to cater for the numbers! Free coaching was provided by FAS and our love for tennis developed further. Rockfield TC enjoyed years of internal club competitions, american tournaments, round robins, kit k at tennis for juniors and League tennis for Men and Women. We had lots of League teams competing in a range of classes and were lucky to win a few pendants along the way which are still hanging on the walls of our clubhouse today! Unfortunately as the years went on, a lot of members left Rockfield TC and moved to other neighbouring clubs because of anti-social behaviour in the park in the 90’s. This meant we had to drop out of league tennis for a number of years but we were lucky enough to have a few key members that kept the club open and ticking over.

We were delighted to see the great resurgence of members since 2019. This has allowed Rockfield TC to grow into the great vibrant club that it is today. We look forward to the years ahead as we watch RTC continue to improve and develop. It’s such an important amenity to the local community and we’ve no doubt that the future is bright for RTC πŸ™‚

Take it from us, you never lose your love for tennis!

Here’s a few photos of Rockfield TC back in the 80’s & 90’s


Junior Corner

Our juniors from Rockfield played in a tournament: Stars and Stripes with local clubs on the Northside of Dublin. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽΎπŸŽΎπŸŽΎCoach Louise and Rockfield Committee would like to congratulate these juniors as they played each match with respect and great sportsmanship.πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽΎπŸŽΎπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Future Stars and Stripes:

Age group: 14 and under (boys and girls)

For those who are interested in having their juniors take part in Stars and Stripes Please contact Coach Louise on 0871727900 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡² πŸŽΎπŸŽΎ




Message from St Davids autism unit - Joanne

St. David's B.N.S is a thriving school with 300 pupils. We range from Junior Infants to 6" class. We are lucky to have four Autism classes with six children in each class from our community. We jumped at the chance last year to take part in the Enjoy Tennis Programme at Rockfield Tennis Club under coach Louise. AnneMarie from Tennis Ireland got us the gig and we certainly have not looked back.
Autistic children in Ireland have little resources so to say we are grateful is an understatement. Each Friday the children would walk over along with our staff eagerly to play tennis. Some boys got involved straight away listening to Louise. Some boys looked, not knowing what to make of it. When the weeks went on one by one the boys picked up a tennis racket and a ball. That was pure joy for us as a team from St. David's and of course for Louise. Rockfield Tennis Club you are amazing, you are part of our community and for 18 boys you give them a sense of belonging. Best quote from one boy 'I need tennis'.
Thank you for the t-shirts that the boys will be rocking in Rockfield on Friday the 20 of October on their return for another funded block of tennis. From St. David's Staff, parents and of course our boys.



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