Leinster Spring League
Athlone Men’s 2nd team travelled to Birr to contest the final of the Leinster Spring League on Sunday last. Even though Athlone lost the tie by a score of 4-0 the matches were incredibly close. In fact, 3 of the matches went to match tiebreakers as the score was one set all. Overall, Birr were slightly the better team and deserved their win. Athlone were represented by Kieran McCarthy (c), Benn Cuthbert, Ronan Flanagan, and Sai Palada.
The winners in the latest gentlemen’s club night were Sai Palada, John O Connell, Issac Del Saz Maestro and Atin Kohli on 4 points. In second place were Dave Costello, Padraig O Connor and Stephen. Rob Kearney and James Groake were next followed by Marek Rose and Puneet.
Club nights continue on Monday (gentlemen’s night), Wednesday (ladies’ night) and Thursday (mixed doubles night). Play begins at 7.30 pm each night, so grab your racket and come on down to the club for a night of fun.
Athlone Credit Union Community Support Fund
Athlone tennis club is pleased to announce that they have received a grant from Athlone Credit Union’s community support fund. The primary objective of the community support fund is to support the development and delivery of worthwhile projects to the benefit of members and the local community in the Athlone common bond area. Athlone tennis club would like to acknowledge Athlone Credit Union for their support for which they are very grateful.
Singles Spring League
Athlone Tennis Club Ladies and Gentlemen’s Singles Spring Leagues have concluded. In men’s Group A Jeremy Clarke led the way from Des Windsor McGlynn by winning all his 6 matches. Des, in second place, won 5 out of 6 matches. His only defeat was to Jeremy. In men’s group B the leading player was Martin O Rourke followed by Dave Costello and Cathal Kenny. Ben Cuthbert led the way in group C followed by Richard Frank. In Group D Atin Kohli finished top followed by Michael Bleahene. John Ryan and Anthony Keane were the top 2 players in group E. Top of ladies Group A were Orla Kinehan and Julie Costello. Lisa Brennan and Maree Brennan were the top 2 in ladies Group B. Katja Weberhofer
Topped Group C while Martina Hardiman finished top of Group D.
The club is holding a raffle to part fund the new development. Tickets are available from any committee member and on the web through https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/AthloneTennisRaffle. The new development beside the Regional Sports Centre is progressing nicely. It is anticipated that play will commence on three new state-of-the-art tennis courts by mid-summer.
Coaching continues for juniors on Saturdays from 10-2. Please contact coach Clem Higginbotham (086 402 2490) for information and to book a place.
Junior tennis takes place on Sundays from 2-4 pm for members. It is an ideal opportunity for the future tennis players of the club to get some match practice. David O Shea remains the number 1 junior. A league for juniors will commence shortly. This will take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings. Details to be confirmed in the coming weeks.