Date: 23 Aug 2017
Time: 7pm
Ticket Price: Free Entry!!

The Workman’s Club presents


Get Up Craic Creek With A Paddle!

Tournament runs Aug 23-24

Qualifiers: Wednesday, 23 Aug / Thursday, 24 Aug

FINAL: Thursday, 24 August

‘It’s like Wimbledon but with more craic and less strawberries.’ Venus Williams

Were you glued to Wimbledon on the telly this July, lying on the couch, laying into some strawberries yer mam bought on the side of the road, shouting at Roger Federer while he was busy making Marin Cilic cry? Do you love the IDEA of getting on the court and slamming some aces but don’t fancy the commitment of actually running? Do you need a tournament you can enter on a whim without weeks of preparation and still have a chance of winning? Do you enjoy a cold scoop whilst in the middle of a game? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then dust off yer sports gear cause we’ve got just the tournament for you. The Workman’s Club’s bi-annual Battle of the Paddles is BACK for its SIXTH year.

We’ve asked wise elder Venus Williams to take time out of her mad busy schedule to answer some readers’ queries about how to enter.

Dear Venus Williams. How does the Battle of the Paddles work?

So glad you asked. To qualify you must come to ours on either Wednesday, 23 August or Thursday, 24 August. The winner of Wednesday’s qualifier will play the winner of Thursday’s qualifier on THURSDAY NIGHT.

Entry is free, sure what have you got to lose?

Love, Venus x

Dear Venus Williams. I’m interested in doing it. What do I do?

You can pre-register by emailing or by just coming along by 7 o’clock SHARP on the Wednesday or Thursday night qualifiers (Pre-registering guarantees you a spot.) You’ll have a chance to practice and eye up the competition (trash talk is ALWAYS welcome). The Tournament kicks off at 8pm on the dot. The tournament will run on until we get a winner! (I love sports that take place in bars and can potentially run until very very late)

Love, Venus x

Dear Venus Williams. Like every self-respecting sportsperson, I can’t help but wonder what’s in it for me?

There will be prizes on EACH night – from spot prizes, to big awesome prizes. The winner will get a mega-deadly prize. We’ll be revealing the prizes on our Facebook and Twittles, so head on over and see the story!

Love, Venus x

Dear Venus Williams. I don’t fancy doing it, but I do fancy coming along and being a sound friend to my mate who’s taking part. Are you cool with that?

Yes, I am totally cool with that! For those of you who didn’t pay attention to  your Da when he said ‘it’s not winning that matters but it’s the taking part that counts’ and would prefer to be a spectator there will be a host of things to see and do. Mad table tennis skillz. Exquisite cocktails. Frothy pints. Deadly atmosphere AND some downright comical choons! It’s kind of like Wimbledon. But more craic and less strawberries.

Love, Venus x

Thanks for taking the time out to clarify that for us, Venus Williams.  The rest of yiz? Paddlers, MOUNT UP.

Putting The Zing In Pzing Pong!

Doors 7pm/Tournament Kicks off 8pm sharp.. all the way til late

Qualifiers:Wednesday, 23 Aug / Thursday, 24 Aug

FINAL: Thursday, 24 August

Entrance: Free. Craic: Immense

If you need further info contact Jenny @ We Are RedHead 0879815585 /

To register email / Facey TheWorkmansClub / Twittles @WorkmansDublin