We have two summer camps this year, the first starting Monday 16th and continuing to Friday 20th July. The second begins Monday 30th July and ends Friday 4th August. Both summer camps caters for members and non-members of our club. These camps are suitable for children age five to twelve. Further details and to register are available from Clem 0864022490.
Annual Athlone/Loughrea Challenge
Our annual friendly competition against Loughrea tennis club was held last Sunday in ideal conditions by the lake. This was the eight successive year of the competition and Sunday’s result, which Athlone won, leaves both clubs content with four wins each.
Twelve matches, three ladies’ and men’s doubles and six mixed doubles matches, lasting over four hours in total were played and ended with both clubs evenly tied on six wins each. However Athlone lifted the crystal trophy having won more games that the host club.
In the ladies’ doubles Deirdre Cox and Rose Costello won their match while the Lisa Brennan/Paula Dowling and Joan Conway/Deborah Mc Keown partnerships gained enough points to leave the scores tied. The men’s pairings of Pawel Michalski/John Galvin and Dave Costello/Cristi Tibuh won their matches with John Cooney and Marek Rose losing by a single game to give Athlone a nine point advantage.
In the six mixed doubles matches the Lisa/Pawel, Deirdre/Dave, and Rose/Cristi duos were triumphant with Paula/John Galvin, Deborah/Marek and Joan/John Cooney winning sufficient games to clinch the title for the away team.
All matches must be completed by 14th June 2018. 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.
Group A: Sean Raftery, Harry O'Rourke, Des Windsor-McGlynn, Pawel Michalski, Martin O'Rourke, Jeremy Clarke.
Group B: David Manser, Rob Kearney, George Bodor, Richard Frank, Kieron McCarthy, Peter Agbanobi.
Group C: John Galvin, Marek Rose, John Cooney, Pat Conway, David Walsh.
Group D: Dave Costello, Michael Flynn, Jimmy Raleigh, Cathal Kenny, Oisin Stronge.
Group A: Lisa Brennan, Paula Dowling, Orla Kinehan, Michelle Culligan, Laura Hunt, Anna Walsh, Ann O'Sullivan.
Group B: Rose Costello, Jacinta Digby, Mary Jo O'Farrell, Laura O'Cluaid, Joan Conway, Aileen Cunnie, Brigid Flynn.
Group C: Rosemary Thorpe, Claire McCarthy, Lisa Kelly, Madhu Bhhyrrazu, Carmel Hughes, Cathy Smith
Men’s May/June Doubles League
Due to last Monday being a continuous monotonous wet day the men’s May/June doubles league got off to a poorly attended start. However the following couples braved the elements Jimmy Raleigh/Dave Costello, Peter Agbanobi/John Cooney and John Galvin/Marek Rose. By 9.30 and after each pairing had played against each other all three were on equal points. After a quiet confab the consensus was to award each duo four points each.
Clem will be starting coaching for junior members on Saturday 5th May. Children ages 4-7 have lessons from 10 to 11 o clock, children 8-12 at 11 o clock and teenagers up to 18 years from 12 to 1 o clock. Further details from Clem 0864022490.
Lisa continues coaching every Saturday. Coaching is for adult members and for adults who wish to come along and participate in the tennis lessons. Interested persons may contact Lisa at 0862215843 for further details.