Annual Ladies and Men’s Doubles Competitions
The finals of our annual ladies and men’s doubles competitions were completed Thursday 16th June. Four doubles partnerships qualified to play in both round robin finals.
The ladies combinations were Paula Dowling/Aoife Raleigh, Anna Walsh/Rose Costello, Orla Kinahan/Gertie O’ Rourke and Jacinta Digby/Michele Culligan. After playing the round robin series of matches the top two teams were Paula and Aoife and Orla and Gertie who played in the final.
The qualifying men duos from Monday night were Jeremy Clarke/Matthew Conway, Tim Clarke/Marcus Rose, Rob Kearney/Evan Conway and Des Windsor Mc Glynn/John Cooney. The winners from the round robin matches were Jeremy and Matthew with Des and John in second place.
Both finals were lively and entertaining with lots of excellent and exciting tennis for the spectators to savour. By 10.30pm the victorious teams were Paula and Aoife who were presented with the Ida Smith Cup, Jeremy and Matthew, the two youngest players, were presented with the Dave Costello Cup.
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Our first summer camp starts Monday 11th with the second starting Monday 25th July. Both camps are for five days starting at 10 and finishing at 1pm. Members and non-members are welcome to participate in these camps. To register and to obtain further details please contact Clem at 0864022490.
Athlone senior open competitions will commence on Sunday 26th June with the finals on Sunday 3rd July. The entry forms are now in the clubhouse or competitors may text Lisa at 0862215843. Our open will have ladies and men’s singles events in classes A, B and C and over 45. The ladies, men’s and mixed doubles competitions will have classes A and B.
The midland league competitions will commence in mid-July and members wishing to be on a team should register on the official form in the clubhouse. All teams will consist of two ladies and two men. We expect to have teams in divisions 2, 3 and 4.
Annual Mixed Doubles
Our annual mixed doubles competition will be starting Monday 4th with the final on Thursday 7th July.
Clem Higginbotham will commence coaching on Saturday May 7th for children under 7 at 10am. Children ages 8 to 11 have coaching at 11 and coaching for older children will start at 12. Clem can be contacted at 0864022490.
Derek Stenson coaches every Tuesday and Friday for children from age 6 to 16 starting at 5pm. For details on the above and all related coaching and junior activities you can contact Derek at 0851080013.
Social tennis continues on three nights of every week and potential players wishing to have a go at playing the game are most welcome to come along, play commences at 7.30. Men compete every Monday, the ladies play every Tuesday while mixed doubles competitions are held every Thursday.