deAnnual Loughrea Challenge
Our annual challenge against Loughrea will be held on Sunday 17th April and this year the competition will be played in Loughrea starting at 12. Athlone team members were winners last year and players wishing to be on the team should register on the official form in the clubhouse.
The spring league teams have been arranged by the tournaments committee and the groups are based on the positions members hold on the ladies and men’s pyramids. All matches have to be played by May 19th.
Ladies Spring League
Premier Division: Paula Dowling, Lisa Brennan, Orla Kinahan, Melanie Whyte, Jacinta Digby, Anna Walsh
Division 1: Michele Culligan, Joan Conway, Gertie O’ Rourke, Rose Costello, Mary Jo O’ Farrell
Division 2: Sine Mac Farlane, Anne Dooley, Mary O’ Neill, Maeve Bass
Men’ Spring League
Premier Division: Pawel Michalski, Des Windsor Mcglynn, Sean Raftery, Jeremy Clarke, Tim Clarke, Luciano Molinari
Division 1: David Manser, Tomasz Koza, Arek Trebski, Peter Agbanobi, Richard Frank, Derek Stenson
Division 2: Martin O’ Rourke, Jimmy Raleigh, Evan Conway, Dave Costello, Juilio Loner, Matthew Conway
Division 3: John Cooney, Warren Curtin, Oisin Stronge, Jonathan Crehan, Pat Conway, Rob Kearney
Division 4: Michael Rodgers, Marek Rose, David Walsh, Christi Tibuh, Michael Bleahene
During Monday night’s tennis matches Michael Bleahene and Kieran Mc Carthy competed exceptionally well, Kieran had a number of aces while Michael played consistent steady rallies from the baseline.
Mary O’ Neill and Jill Oliver were among the ladies who had enjoyed an excellent night competing in doubles matches.
Anne Dooley and Christi Tibuh were brilliant performers in the mixed doubles series of matches last Thursday.
Social tennis continues on three nights of every week and potential players wishing to have a go at playing the game are most welcome to come along, play commences at 7.30. Men compete every Monday, the ladies play every Tuesday while mixed doubles competitions are held every Thursday.