Senior Club Championships
This Saturday marks the culmination of the tennis year with the final of the club championships. Thirteen finals are down for decision with some potentially mouth-watering contests in store. This is one of the highlights of the club year and no doubt a large turnout of spectators will enjoy great tennis and good food and drink as usual. Check the WhatsApp group for final’s day schedule. Last week saw good wins for Harry O’Rourke Tim Clarke and John Galvin in the Men’s Singles and for Lisa Brennan in the Ladies’ Singles. The doubles partnerships of Kieron McCarthy/Martin O’Rourke and Pawel Michalski/Marek Rose were also successful as were John Cooney/Jeremy Clarke
Midland League Division 3
Our division 3 team members Orla Gavin, Michele Culligan, Paula Dowling, George Bodor, Richard Frank and Des Windsor Mc Glynn have qualified for the semi-final of the competition. They play against Birr on Wednesday 16th at 8:15 in Athlone. All support welcome!
Men’s night continues every Monday, Ladies on Tuesdays and Mixed Doubles every Thursday, all 7:30 to 9:30. This week, these nights will be used for club championship matches to ensure all are completed in time for Saturday’s finals.
Lisa is organising junior competitions every Sunday from 2 to 4pm and all junior members are welcome to participate in these friendly events. The club will also be organising an autumn league for juniors. Further details from Lisa at 0862215843.
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!
Last weekend’s sporting highlight was the second annual Laver Cup completion (named after the legendary Rod ‘the Rocket’ Laver) featuring Europe against the World, played in the famous United Centre in Chicago. Some of the tennis was of breath-taking quality as the players embraced the unusual experience of playing as part of a team. This competition is now firmly established and looks like becoming a must see event each year. Next year we are back in Europe as Geneva will take the host role.