News: News 24-07-2017


Athlone Tennis Club

Summer Camp

Our second summer camp starts Monday 31st July. It will commence at 10am and finish at 1pm and run for five days. This camp is suitable for children ages 5 to 13. For full details and to register please contact Clem 0864022490.

Birr and Longford Opens       

Last week some of our members competed in the Birr open while others travelled to play in the Longford open. In the Birr open Sean Raftery teamed up with Birr’s Cathal Kirwin and both combined exceptionally well to win the men’s B final. In the Longford open Athlone’s Harry O’ Rourke and Jeremy Clarke will play in the men’s B final this week, this final was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In the ladies B final Paula Dowling was narrowly defeated. Des Windsor Mc Glynn and Richard Frank had their finest win together in the semi-finals of the men’s double A final in defeating two of Mullingar’s finest players, namely Declan Breen and Fergus Murphy. However they were defeated in the final.

Midland League

The midland league competitions will commence the week beginning 31st July. The tournament committee will be announcing the teams this week.

Senior Mid-Summer Leagues

Due to many post-deadline entries, the league groupings have been re-arranged as follows: All matches must be completed by 31st August. 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.


Sean Raftery, Harry O'Rourke, Des Windsor-McGlynn, Tim Clarke, George Bodor, Jeremy Clarke, Peter Agbonobi.

Pawel Michalski, Richard Frank, Martin O'Rourke, Kieron McCarthy, Rob Kearney, John Galvin.

Dave Costello, John Cooney, Eduardo Ballesteros Ribera, John Bray, Marek Rose, Michael Flynn

Warren Curtin, Pat Conway, Christy Tibuh, Mateusz Depta, Cathal Kenny, Tanmay Pande.


Lisa Brennan, Melanie Whyte, Michelle Culligan, Jacinta Digby, Orla Kinehan, Anna Walsh.

Mary Jo O'Farrell, Gertie O'Rourke, Rose Costello, Laura Hunt, Joan Conway, Ann O'Sullivan.

Roisin Casey, Aileen Cunnie, Stephane Kenny.

Junior Tennis

Clem Higginbotham has started coaching lessons for junior members every Saturday 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 has commenced 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

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