Annual Mixed Doubles
The annual mixed doubles preliminary rounds were completed last Monday and Tuesday with the final on Thursday. Monday night’s duos were Orla Kinahan/John Cooney and Rose Costello/Tomas Koza. The winners from Tuesday were Deborah Mc Keown/P J O’ Reilly and Jacinta Digby/Cathal Kenny.
The four teams played a round robin series of matches on Thursday and after a most exciting night of exceptional tennis the winners were Orla and John with the Rose/Tomasz combination in second place, this after a play of against Deborah and P J O’ Reilly.
The winners were presented with the shield by Rose Costello, Ladies Captain.
Photo: Left to Right: Deborah McKeown, P J O’ Reilly, Orla Kinahan, John Cooney, Jacinta Digby, Tomasz Koza, Rose Costello .
Senior Summer Leagues
The ladies and men’s summer leagues will be played over the next few weeks and some members have achieved wins during the past week even though the annual mixed doubles were also in progress. Michele Culligan and Anne Dooley were victorious and Pawel Michalski also had an excellent start winning 2-0.
Annual Ladies and Men’s Doubles Competitions
The ladies and men’s doubles competitions will be played on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th June with the finals on Thursday 12th. If interested in playing in these events please sign up on the official form in the clubhouse.
Arek Trebeski and Luciano Molinari were the top two tennis players last Monday overcoming the opposition.
During Tuesday night’s tennis Jill Oliver played her first match in Athlone and she joined with Anne Dooley to take the honours.
Olivia Sumner and Dave Costello were a winning combination on Thursday.
Clem Higginbotham continues coaching lessons for junior members every Saturday. The lessons begin at 10 for children under 8, at 11 for under 12 and at 12 o’ clock for over 12 years of age. His contact number is 0864022490.
Coaching for junior members continues every Tuesday and Friday. Every Tuesday at 5 o’ clock coaching is for children ages 10-12 and at 6 o’ clock for children ages 13 to 15. Friday coaching also starta at 5 o’ clock for children ages 5 to 9 and at 6 o’ clock for children 10 to 13. Derek Stenson is the coach and further details can be obtained at 0851080013.
He is also organising lessons for adults Wednesdays or Fridays for interested individuals.