Our second summer camp began Monday 29th and will run until Friday 2nd August from 10am to 1pm. Clem and Lisa are our coaches for the week and this is an ideal opportunity to get in extra practice before the junior club championships 23rd – 25th August.
Two Athlone members contested the Longford senior open B final, Tim Clarke overcame David Manser in a three set thriller last Monday evening. Dave Costello had an easier win overcoming Cathal Flanagan in the C final 6-4, 6-4. Galway’s Christine Gleeson won the ladies C final, both however lost the mixed doubles C final.
We have two teams competing in the the midland league this week, division 3 team members are Des Windsor Mc Glynn, Richard Frank, Rob Kearney, George Bodor, Michele Culligan and Melanie Whyte. Division 4 team members are Laura Hunt, Joan Conway, Jacinta Digby, Kathryn Raleigh, Dave Costello, John Galvin and Sai Palada. The former play Birr Wilmer 2 this Wednesday in Athlone while the latter also have a home match against Loughrea this Tuesday evening.
Men’s Monday’s Summer Doubles League
The last in a long series of matches with record members attending many nights concludes this Monday 29th with Marek Rose leading on 30 points. Sai Palada has 28 with Rob Kearney with 27 in total. Harry O’ Rourke is in fourth place with a score of 26. Sai Palada and Pat Conway were the leading competitors last Monday.
Ladies’ Wednesday Night
Lucia Larrosa, who was in Athlone for the month has now returned to Spain. She was a regular at all our tennis evenings and at fourteen years of age was more than capable in all our tennis outings.
Mixed Doubles Thursday Night
Ann O’ Sullivan partnered Conor Jones in an exciting round robin series of matches last week, Jacinta Digby and Vincent Hall were also a consistant combination.
Sunday Morning Mixed Doubles
Members are reminded that our Sunday morning mixed doubles is back again now after a brief interruption by the Athlone and Longford open competitions. Kathryn Raleigh and Dave Costello were a formidable combination last week.
Clem continues coaching sessions every Saturday starting at 10am for children 4 to 8 years old. At 11 he coaches children ages 9 to 12 and from 12 he coaches older children. Please contact Clem at 0864022490 for further details.