Outstanding Contribution to Irish Tennis award


Glenageary LTC is immensely proud to announce that our very own Lynn Spillane has been given the 2023 “Outstanding Contribution to Irish Tennis” award by Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club.

The award was presented at the annual President’s lunch on the Open Week Finals Day on July 16th. The Lunch recognizes achievements for “Outstanding Contribution to Irish Tennis”.

Citation from Carrickmines CLTC

Lynn has made a huge commitment to tennis, especially in her role on the Dublin Lawn Tennis Council (DLTC) where she has served in many roles for over 40 years continuously as a Board Member, as Secretary, Treasurer and as President.

Lynn started her tennis journey as a member of Carrickmines but soon moved to Glenageary where her family relocated and has been an avid lifetime member of that club ever since. She was Hon Sec for many years and is an Honorary Life Member and Trustee of Glenageary LTC.

The DLTC is one of the largest tennis Leagues in Europe. The Summer league commenced 1902 for the Men and was followed in 1910 for the Ladies. Carrickmines won the Ladies Class 1 on 24 occasions. The first time in 1911 and again in 2023. The various leagues run by the DLTC cater for players of all levels and ages and is the backbone of club tennis in Ireland.

The award recognises the outstanding contribution made by members of the tennis community in making a material difference to the development of Irish tennis.

Lynn is in very distinguished company. Previous recipients of the award are:

  • 2009: Gerry Clarke
  • 2010: June Ann Byrne
  • 2011: Joe Hackett
  • 2012: Harry Barniville
  • 2013: Jim McArdle
  • 2014: Conor Niland
  • 2015: Tom O’Loughlin
  • 2016: Henry Lappin
  • 2017: Geraldine Barniville
  • 2018: Owen Casey
  • 2019: Lesley O’Halloran
  • 2020: Sean Sorensen
  • 2021: Matt Doyle
  • 2022: Yvonne Doyle