Westmeath Independent Saturday May 2nd 1970
Great news for all tennis enthusiasts this week was the formation of a new Tennis Club in Athlone. At a very well attended meeting in the Royal Hotel, the following officers were elected.
President: Rev Fr Harte, Chairman: Mr E. Costello, Vice Chairman: Mr P Rohan, Secretary: Miss Ida Smyth, Assistant Secretary: Mrs Madigan, Treasurer Mr E. Kelly, Assistant Secretary: Miss Lorna Burke.
Committee: Miss S Kelly, Mrs Mc Carty, Mrs Keary, Mr Butler, Mr T Finn, Mr Kieran Connolly, Mr E Stanley, Miss Mary Sweeney.
Work is now in progress on the first two courts in Pairc Chiarain and should be completed by the end of May. This is the first step in the development of a new social centre for Athlone. Need we say this is a most welcome amenity for the town as it has been without a tennis club for a number of years. The GAA are to be congratulated on their enterprise. So now all that is needed is more members.