Clem Higginbotham is commencing coaching lessons for junior members this Saturday 6th for children under 8 at 10am and at 11 for children under 12. Older children have lessons from 12 to 1pm. For further details contact Clem at 0864022490.
Coach Derek Stenson is starting a seven week course for junior members for children aged from 4 to 17 years. The coaching is on Tuesdays and Fridays commencing at 4pm. For details of these sessions you may contact him at 0851080013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Practice Sessions
Practice sessions for junior members are now being organised by coaches Clem Higginbotham and Derek Stenson every Thursday. Children age 8-11 play games from 5 to 6 while older children play games from 6 to 7.
Michael Creighton Memorial Cup
This competition was played last Sunday with eight teams of four men competing for the Michael Creighton Memorial Cup. After the biting easterly wind of the past week this tennis event was played in balmy conditions with thirty two exhausted competitors tucking into a very nice meal prepared by our gracious hosts from Mullingar Tennis Club. Athlone team one members were Des Windsor Mc Glynn, Richard Frank, Joe Gill and Dave Costello, team two players were Sean Raftery, Rob Kearney, Jimmy Raleigh and Kieran Mc Carthy. Both teams were unfortunately unsuccessful as teams from Cavan and the host club competed in the final, the latter retaining the cup for another year.
Men’s Summer Doubles Competition
This competition continues every Monday with a large number of men competing every week. Last week’s winners were Richard Frank and Peter Agbanobi, in second place were Martin O’ Rourke, George Bodor and Denis Galvin, Tomasz Koza and Joe Gill were third with Rob Kearney and Marek Rose obtaining the fourth placed points. All the remaining players collected one point each for attendance.
Mixed Doubles Competitions
Mixed doubles competitions are organised every Thursday at 7.30 and every Sunday at 10am. The winners on Thursday were Deirdre Cox and Des Windsor Mc Glynn, the runner up duo was Roisin Casey and Richard Frank.
Ladies’ and Men’s April/May Leagues
Anna Walsh and Jacinta Digby were among the winners of the leagues during the past week. Des Windsor Mc Glynn, Richard Frank and Peter Agbanobi are likely to top groups A, B and C of the men’s league. All matches must be completed by 25th May with presentation of prizes that evening. As usual the Pyramids will be revised after the league on a two up, two down basis. All matches are best of three sets - The third set may be a 'match tie-break'.
All results must be entered on the sheets posted in the clubhouse. No walkovers allowed.
Group 1: Arek Trebeski, Tim Clarke, David Manser, Sean Raftery, Des Windsor Mc Glynn, George Bodor.
Group 2: Martin O'Rourke, Jimmy Raleigh, Tomasz Koza, Richard Frank, Kieran McCarthy, Rob Kearney.
Group 3: Dave Costello, Peter Agbanobi, John Galvin, John Cooney, Marek Rose, Oisin Stronge.
Group 4: Michael Flynn, Michael Rodgers, Ghanshyam Godara, Eduardo Ballesteros Ribera, Cristi Tibuh.
Group 5: Tanmay Pande, Atin Kohli, Raja, Barth.
Group 1: Lisa Brennan, Orla Kinahan, Melanie Whyte, Michelle Culligan, Joan Conway.
Group 2: Ann O'Sullivan, Sine McFarlane, Anna Walsh, Mary O'Neill, Jacinta Digby.
Group 3: Rose Costello, Roisin Casey, Mary Jo O'Farrell, Julie Costello, Aileen Cunnie.
Group 4: Laura Hunt, Madhu, Rosemary, Clare McCarthy, Lakshimi.
Club nights continue every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting at 7.30 with continuous competitions until 9.30. Men play every Monday with the ladies competing every Tuesday and with mixed doubles events every Thursday.