Senior Club Championships
The senior club championships are due to commence from Monday 5th with the finals due to played Saturday 24th September. These championships are considered the high light of the club year and members interested in competing in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles events.
Athlone division 3 members Orla Kinahan, Michele Culligan, George Bodor and Richard Frank had a convincing 4-0 win against Birr Wilmer 3 last Wednesday and having completed their series of matches are sure of a quarter final outing next week.
Division 4 team members Ann O’ Sullivan, Joan Conway, John Cooney and Dave Costello also had their final fixture last Tuesday and returned from Loughrea with a 3-1 victory, they should also have enough points to qualify for a quarter final match.
Our division 2 players Lisa Brennan, Paula Dowling, Des Windsor Mc Glynn and Tomasz Koza will have their first match Tuesday 13th.
Novel Mixed Doubles Event
A novel family mixed doubles competition is being organised for Saturday 10th September from 5 to 7pm. The stronger family teams will be handicapped so all teams can compete with confidence.
Clem Higginbotham continues coaching every Saturday for children under 7 at 10am. Children ages 8 to 11 have coaching at 11 and coaching for older children will start at 12. Clem can be contacted at 0864022490.
Derek Stenson is available to coach junior and adults and for more details contact him at 0851080013.
Men compete every Monday, the ladies play every Tuesday while mixed doubles competitions are held every Thursday. These nights are opportunities for new potential members to come along and play a few games.