We are a good mix of Tennis and IT Professionals who simply enjoy a good game of Tennis. We are part of a Tennis club based in North West Donegal, Ireland
Fred has worked in computer programming and web architecture for the past 15 years. He has played tennis for over 35 years.
Michael is a Level 1 Tennis coach (TICA registered) who has played tennis for 25 years. He has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience having been MD of a renowned Irish brand name.
We live about 20 Kms from our club and found it difficult to book courts. The booking system was very cumbersome... calling committee members to check availability on a paper based system. It became clear to us that an online court booking system was an absolute necessity for the efficient use of our tennis courts and for the convenience of our fellow tennis club members. So we decided to design and implement our own club online court booking system. And so Acebook was born.
Very soon after our Court Booking System was launched, we discovered that all members loved it for its simplicity and the freedom it gives to anyone who wishes to plan a game. Likewise, committee members loved it as it freed their time to focus on more important tasks such as club development rather than 'paper based' administrative chores.
Less than 3 years ago we decided to invest in an entreprise scale server platform, in tandem with new software development, to offer a reliable and secure solution to any club who has similar needs and ambitions. We are now ready!
We are now offering our system and expertise to any club who wishes to avail of our 'state of the art', paper free service. Our plan is to keep developing the system so that it becomes a better court booking system. Our aim is to remove any unproductive administrative task that any club committee currently performs, while helping each club's development and planning.
If you are a member of a tennis club, you want to play tennis... not run an office. So join us on Acebook and get back to the courts.
If you are a member of any other sport's organisation and you would like to better utilise your facilities, if you value the idea that a more efficiently run organisation is a key ingredient to improved player satisfaction, hence better substainability, then give Acebook a try! You have everything to gain.
I speak for the entire board when I say how delighted we are with the Acebook system, and how responsive you have always been to any request for configuration to our particular needs. We researched other booking systems, but the flexibility and options offered by Acebook were far superior.Erica R., President of Salt Spring Island Tennis Association - Canada
The booking system created for our Club is not only handsome, but totally practical and easy to use... even for some of our older members who were originally none to sure about their ability to access it successfully. They now all love it. From an administrator's point of view, the ease of memo distribution, ability to accommodate sponsors, collect statistics, and the illustrative graphs are all excellent.
Thank you, Acebook, for creating such a professional 'face' to the world for our Club, while eliminating the requirement for an administrative employee.
Before Fred and Michael offered us this on line service we were struggling with court bookings … sometimes courts double booked and other times members failing to secure a court because they could not get a committee member on the phone to see what was available.Joe B., Committee Chairman of Butt Hall Tennis Club - Ireland
Since implementing the Acebook booking system the transformation has been unbelievable. No more calls at all hours from members looking for a court. No more concerns about who has the club phone to accept bookings.
They have just recently offered us a 'tablet' for the clubhouse through which players will 'check in' on arrival. We believe this will minimise 'no shows'. It will ensure cancellation of court bookings in advance and will free up courts. Players will also be able to check availability of a court on site and can book their next game before leaving the clubhouse.
We would recommend Acebook to any club. It has transformed ours.
As a web designer and tennis player I appreciate the ease of use of the Acebook system. Features continue to be added which enhance its functionality and I look forward to future updates which will include optimization for tablets and smart phones, giving the end user the ability to quickly and easily check availability and book a court while on the go.Michael P., Webmaster - Canada
Acebook was very supportive and quick in adapting their online reservation tool to my needs in a different industry and in the German language. I like the system very much as it is clearly laid out, makes it very easy for customers to book and is really flexible to handle as an administrator.Markus S., CEO of Super-Sessions - Berlin
We are delighted with our new online booking system. I used to coordinate bookings (paper and phone). It has completely freed me during the busy summer months.Carel S., BeeVeeStrand Beach Volley - Amsterdam
Acebook has helped us increase our courts occupancy and our membership level. Our members really appreciate the professional booking tool for its convenience. As a result they play more often and the club has had a higher member retention level since we have signed up for Acebook. Customer Support is second to none, which is a big plus for us.Benoit L., Claremorris Tennis Club - Ireland
Awesome working great! With the document upload facility, I can use Acebook as an all-in-one websiteJustin C., Tahoe Tennis Academy - Texas US
Our members are getting used to the system and experiencing the benefits Acebook has to offer them. The ease of being able to book courts 24/7 is great. Being able to view if courts are free is a huge advantage especially to those who have to travel to the club.Bishopstown Lawn Tennis Club, Cork, Ireland
From a clubs point of view, Acebook provides fairness to all our members giving them all the same chance to book courts especially Peak Time hours.
It has freed up our caretakers from having to take telephone bookings allowing them to now concentrate on maintenance activities.
Other reports such as the Booking Log reports have also proved very beneficial to the committee in providing facts on which they can now make informed decisions and plan for the club.