Junior Club Championships
The Temple Print sponsored junior club singles championship competitions were completed the 8th and 9th August last week. The doubles events are due to be played later. Lisa Brennan and junior organiser Laura O’ Cluaid supervised the organisation and efficient running of the various competitions. Parents and competitors showed their appreciation with a rousing cheer and generous handclapping.
The standard of tennis skills displayed by all the children was quite exceptional and great credit is due to their dedication and sporting ability. Their coaches have brought the boys and girls, who participated over the two days, to a high standard of tennis skills. This will continue in the autumn with additional coaching and an autumn league.
Temple Print has been a most generous supporter and sponsor of the junior championships for the past twenty years and this year was no exception. Athlone tennis club committee members thanks Ciaran and appreciates his continued support for this important competition.
Girls under 10: Winner Neeharika Chhipa, runner up Sarah Browne
Boys under 10: Winner Caesar Leal, runner up Jack O’ Shea
Girls under 12: Winner Caoimhe Mc Carthy, runner up Neeharika Chippa
Boys under 12: Winner Gearoid Mc Carthy, runner up Jack O’ Shea
Girls under 14: Winner Claire Reidy, runner up Sneha Chippa
Boys under 14: Winner Andrew Crow, runner up David O’ Shea
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Division 3 players Orla Kinahan, Anna Walsh, Richard Frank and Des Windsor Mc Glynn drew 2-2 in a home fixture against Roscrea last Wednesday, however they were the winners on games won which may prove to be important in order to reach the play offs. Division 6 competitors were less fortunate losing out to Loughrea in our first time competing in this division. Rosemary Thorpe, Claire Mc Carthy, Mary Tormey and Cathy Smith will be hoping for better luck this week.
Men’s Doubles Summer League
The men’s summer doubles league continues every Monday, this league will conclude the 27th before the two big events in September, the Mullingar open and our senior club championships. Jimmy Raleigh partnered Nigel Coyle to obtain maximum points last week.
Marek Rose and Pat Conway added points to their collection last Monday also. Oonagh Collins and Aileen Cunnie were just two of the ladies competing Tuesday evening last. Jacinta Digby and Dave Costello were the leading duo in Thursday’s mixed doubles session.
The Mullingar open starts Monday 3rd and all finals are on Sunday 9th September. Entries if interested to Richie 0863664326 or Patricia 0879036142.
Senior Club Championships
Please note that our senior club championships will be from Monday 10th September and will be run off over three weeks. More details later.
Clem will continue coaching for junior members each Saturday morning. 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. Just turn up and join in!
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.