Annual Open Competitions
Our annual open competitions will commence Sunday 7th July with all finals the following Sunday. To enter this year all competitors must go on our web site, www.athlonetennisclub.com, and click on the link Athlone Senior Open. Events this year are ladies’ and men’s classes A, B, C with an over 50’s also for men. The ladies’ and men’s doubles events have classes A and B, the mixed doubles is a handicap competition. Closing date for entries is Friday 5th July.
We are organising two summer camps this year. Our first summer camp will start Monday July 15th to Friday July 19th from 10am to 1pm and our second will be from July 29th to 3rd August, contact Clem for details and to book a place at 0864022490. Lisa is organising a teenage summer camp from 21st to 25th July, 10am to 1pm, interested teenagers can get details from Lisa 0862215843.
The midland league, consisting of six divisions, will commence in late July. Members wishing to compete in the league should register with men’s captain Des Windsor Mc Glynn.
Junior Members’ Games
Lisa and Clem supervise children’s games every Sunday afternoon, ages 10 to 16 from 2pm until 3.30. Then the younger children can enjoy friendly competitions until 5pm.
Men’s Monday Doubles Summer League
Dave Costello and Marek Rose were the winning combination in last Monday’s competition. Des Windsor Mc Glynn and Pat Conway were runners up while Rob Kearney and Sai Palada as were John Galvin and Conor Jones also point winners. Over twenty members have participated in this league since May and the leading player is Marek Rose on twenty five points followed by Rob Kearney and Harry O’ Rourke on twenty four with Lukasz Mierzwa next with a score of twenty three.
Ladies Wednesday Competition
Ladies have exclusive use of the courts every Wednesday. Last week Paula Dowling, Anna Walsh, Roisin Casey, Julie and Rose Costello, Jacinta Digby, Mary Jo O’ Farrell and Sine Mcfarlane were the participants in friendly competitive matches.
Thursday’s Mixed Doubles
Mary Jo O’ Farrell partnered Jamie Waldron in last Thursday’s mixed doubles and emerged with the highest number of points at 9.30. Kathryn and Jimmy Raleigh were also a formidable duo while Laura Hunt and Marek Rose were as always very competitive.
Clem continues coaching sessions every Saturday starting at 10am for children 4 to 8 years old. At 11 he coaches children ages 9 to 12 and from 12 he coaches older children. Please contact Clem at 0864022490 for further details.