Junior Open Day
Our junior open day is planned for Sunday August 28th all juniors are welcome to attend and are encouraged to bring their friends to participate in matches and coaching sessions. Coaching starts at 11 and continues to 2pm.
Senior Club Championships
The senior club championships are due to commence from Monday 5th with the finals due to played Saturday 24th September. These championships are considered the high light of the club year and members interested in competing in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles events should sign up by Saturday 3rd September.
Athlone division 3 members Orla Kinahan, Michele Culligan, George Bodor and Richard Frank play their next match against Birr Wilmer 2 Tuesday 23rd in Athlone.
Division 4 team members Ann O’ Sullivan, Joan Conway, John Cooney and Dave Costello have a bye this week and their last match is against Loughrea Tuesday 30th.
Dennis Johnston Memorial Cup Competition
This annual competition will be a one day event and Mullingar tennis club is organising the event for Sunday 28th August starting at 11 and continuing until 3pm approximately. Athlone have two teams entered, the good news is that they will compete in different sections with the top team from each section meeting in the final. The competition consists of ladies, men’s and mixed doubles matches.
Athlone team members are Michele Culligan, Ann O’ Sullivan, Richard Frank and Dave Costello while Joan Conway, Rose Costello, John Bray and John Cooney will also compete as a team.
Harry O’ Rourke, David Manser, Michael Flynn, John Bray and George Bodor were winners during the week in the men’s league. Among the lady winners were Ann O’ Sullivan, Sine Macfarlane and Anna Walsh. Presentation of prizes will be on Thursday 1st with our annual club championships being played during September.
Novel Mixed Doubles Event
A novel family mixed doubles competition is being organised for Saturday 10th September from 5 to 7pm. The stronger family teams will be handicapped so all teams can compete with confidence.
Clem Higginbotham continues coaching every Saturday 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 is available to coach junior and adults and for more details contact him at 0851080013.
Men compete every Monday, the ladies play every Tuesday while mixed doubles competitions are held every Thursday. These nights are opportunities for new potential members to come along and play a few games.