Membership fees for the new tennis year are due from 1st May. Membership Forms and Programme of Events for the year are available in the clubhouse. Fobs will be disabled from 31st May in cases where membership has not been renewed. New members are warmly welcomed!
Michael Creighton Memorial Cup
Unfortunately, Athlone lost out to Mullingar teams in both semi-finals of this competition last week. For full details and photos, click the links on home page.
The ladies and men’s summer leagues have now commenced. The league groupings can be viewed in ‘Fixtures & Results’ and are posted in the clubhouse. The closing date for completion of all matches is June 27th. Good luck to all!
Annual Mixed Doubles
The annual mixed doubles starts on Monday 18th May. The entry form is now in the clubhouse and all interested in playing in this tournament should sign up before Thursday 14th. Last year’s winners were Olivia Sumner/Tim Clarke combination.
Men’s night was well attended as always last week with some fine tennis on display. Ruairi Dooley and Joe Gill in particular were in fine form.
Ladies tennis continues every Tuesday, last week Anne O’Sullivan and Paula Dowling were especially prominent.
There was a good crowd of both men and ladies for Thursday night’s mixed doubles tennis. Played in favourable conditions, there were a number of close and exciting games played. This continues every Thursday night and new members are always welcome to become involved in a relaxed and social setting.
Clem Higginbotham commenced coaching lessons for junior members last Saturday. This will continue every Saturday throughout the summer. The lessons begin at 10 for children under 8, at 11 for under 12 and at 12 o’ clock for over 12 years of age. His contact number is 0864022490.
Coaching for junior members continues every Tuesday and Friday. Every Tuesday at 5 o’ clock coaching is for children ages 10-12 and at 6 o’ clock for children ages 13 to 15. Friday coaching also starta at 5 o’ clock for children ages 5 to 9 and at 6 o’ clock for children 10 to 13. Derek Stenson is the coach and further details can be obtained at 0851080013.
He is also organising lessons for adults Wednesdays or Fridays for interested individuals.