Mixed Doubles Competition
A mixed doubles competition was held at Athlone Tennis Club last week and produced some stunning tennis. The eventual winners were Orla Kinehan and Puneet Nayyar. Other partnerships who performed well and made the finals were Oonagh Collins and Atin Kohli, Natasha Shine and Sai Palada, and Mary Jo O Farrell and Dave Costello.
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.
The midlands is set to become home to Ireland’s newest indoor tennis dome. Work is already underway at Athlone Tennis Club’s new base, next to the Regional Sports Centre, on three new outdoor artificial clay courts, with an indoor dome planned for phase two to make the courts playable all the year around. It is a massive project, that’s likely to also help drive inward investment in the region, according to club representative Pat Conway, who outlined the plans in an interview with Will O Callaghan on Midland 103. The development comes with a huge price tag and the club is now reaching out to the public for financial assistance for the first time. The club is holding a raffle on July 10th to help fund the new development. Tickets are available from any committee member and on the web through https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/AthloneTennisRaffle. 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.