Membership fees for the new tennis year were due from 1st May. Membership Forms and Programme of Events for the year are available in the clubhouse. Fobs will be disabled this week in cases where membership has not been renewed. New members are warmly welcomed!
The leagues are now well underway. In the Men’s group one, Pawel Michelski is the man to beat with three wins out of three already. Jeremy Clarke and Luciano Molinari had good wins in group 2 and 3. There have been exciting matches in the ladies section with Orla Kinahan and Ann O’Sullivan looking good. The closing date for completion of all matches is June 27th. Good luck to all!
Men’s & Women’s Doubles
The annual doubles events commence next week – Men’s on Monday 8th June and Women’s on the following evening with both finals to be played on Thursday 11th. The entry form is now in the clubhouse and all interested in playing in this tournament should sign up before this Thursday 4th June.
Men’s night was popular as always last week with sixteen players keeping all courts occupied in a round robin doubles competition. After a great night’s play, the pairing of P.J. O’Reilly and Martin O’Rourke remained undefeated.
Ladies tennis continues every Tuesday. Last week Mary Jo O’Farrell and Sine McFarland were in particularly fine form. New member Jill Oliver was given a warm welcome on her first night.
There was a good crowd of both men and ladies for Thursday night’s mixed doubles tennis. Played in favourable conditions, there were a number of close and exciting games played. This continues every Thursday night and new members are always welcome to become involved in a relaxed and social setting.
Clem Higginbotham holds coaching lessons for junior members every Saturday. This will continue throughout the summer. 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.