Return of Club Nights
Club nights will commence Monday 7th June for men. Ladies night will resume Wednesday 9th with mixed doubles every Thursday commencing the 10th June. Play will be from 7.30 to 9.30 and all members are welcome to participate in these friendly events. Sunday 14th is also designated for mixed doubles matches from 11am to 1pm. New members are especially welcome to meet existing members and play in the doubles matches. Partnerships will be arranged each time so it is important to arrive in time. Matches will be organised with COVID guidelines in mind for members.
All members are reminded that membership fees are due from June 1st and members have three weeks thereafter to pay before their fobs will be deactivated. New potential members can now join our friendly club also. Please visit our website, athlonetennisclub.com, for further information. Fees can, preferably, be paid on line.
Clem Higginbotham’s coaching sessions continue every Saturday at 10am for children 5 to 9 years old. At 11 he coaches children ages 10 to 12 and he coaches older children from 12 noon. Please contact Clem at 0864022490 to register for these sessions as numbers are limited.
The French Open Finals
Play continues at Rolland Garros all this week with the respective ladies’ and men’s finals this Saturday and Sunday. The top four lady seeded players have departed Paris for various reasons. Eight seed and current French champion, Iga Swiatek, must be favourite to retain her title. Serena Williams was defeated in the fourth round by twenty one year old Elana Rybakina, she will try again to achieve her twenty fourth Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.
Roger Federer will be reasonable happy with his return to competing after his double knee surgery. He reached the fourth round, but struggled achieving this against Dominik Koepfer, resulting in his withdrawing from the competition. Second seed Daniil Medvedev will play fifth seed Stefanos Tsitipas in the quarter final while third seed Rafael Nadal will probably meet number one Novak Djokovic in a semi-final. Nadal is favourite to lift The Musketeers’ Trophy and win his twenty first Grand Slam title next Sunday, probably against Tsitipas.