News: News 15-07-2019


Summer Camp

 Our second summer camp begins Monday 29th to Friday 3rd August from 10am to 1pm. Please contact Clem for details and to book a place at 0864022490. Lisa is organising a summer camp for teenagers July 21st to 25th from 10am to 1pm, to book a place contact Lisa at 0862215843.

Annual senior Open Competitions

 Fine weather during the past week ensured that exceptional tennis was played and enjoyed by players and spectators in our annual open competitions, culminating in ten finals, last Sunday afternoon. It was an afternoon of superb tennis both on the four courts and on the big screen in the clubhouse. All competitors had to endure excessive temperatures, many spectators basked in the glorious sunshine while others observed proceedings from any shade available. All present, players and spectators, made many forays into the clubhouse, thirst quenching being the main excuse but the real reason was to observe and be part of a truelly engrossing, absorbing and historic tennis match by two of the greatest tennis combatants that we are lucky to witness.

All during the week, from six every evening until late, Martin and Harry O’ Rourke were the heart beat of the club, organising matches and ensuring the smooth running of all the competitions. Suffice to say they did the club some service, Martin organising the on court events while Harry was most proficient with the on line and technical updates. It would be remiss not to mention and thank Jacinta Digby, procurer of the many prizes and the many committee and club members who made sure no one went without the necessary refreshments during the long week and on finals day.


Ladies B: Christina Costello beat Catherine Farrelly, (retired)

Ladies C: Lisa Hoctor beat Lucia Larrosa

Men A: Sean Raftery beat Lorcan Gearty

Men B: Peter Agbanobi beat Des Windsor Mc Glynn

Men C: Dave Costello beat John Bray

Men >50: Peter Agbanobi beat John Galvin

Ladies Doubles: Deborah Mc Keown/Pauline Walsh beat Margaret Tracey/Angela Guilfoyle

Men Doubles A: Lorcan Gearty/David Manser beat Des Windsor Mc Glynn/Sean Raftery

Men Doubles B: Des Windsor Mc Glynn/Richard Frank beat Kieran Mc Carthy/Jimmy Raleigh

Mixed Doubles: Lisa Hoctor/Martin Talbot beat Claire Mulcahy/Lorcan Gearty

Men’s, Ladies’, Mixed Doubles Nights

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights are very important for members who wish to play and enjoy regular, friendly, competitive tennis all year round. Men have exclusive rights to the courts every Monday, ladies enjoy the same rights every Wednesday while tme mixed doubles are enjoyed by both sexes every Thursday.

Longford Open

The Longford is on all this week and the following are travelling to compete, Laura Hunt, Rose Costello, Carmel Hayes, Richard Frank, Jimmy Raleigh, Kieran Mc Carthy, Tim and Jeremy Clarke, Sean Rafter, Conor Jones, Harry O’ Rourke, Lukasz Mierzwa and Dave Costello. Best of luck to the baker’s dozen.

Junior Coaching

 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.

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