Senior Club Championships
The senior club championships commenced last week and in the men’s singles there were wins for Tomas Manik, Martin and Harry O’ Rourke, David Manser and Tim Clarke. In the ladies singles 2015 club champion Orla Kinahan was beaten by Lisa Brennan. Stefane Kenny was also a winner during the past week.
In the men’s doubles Tim Clarke and Michael Rodgers were winners while Lisa Brennan and Daneille Murphy had an early victory in the ladies doubles.
All competitors who lose their first round match have a second chance of tasting victory by entering the plate competitions.
The week beginning Monday 19th will have three Athlone teams competing in the midland league.
Our division 2 players Lisa Brennan, Paula Dowling, Des Windsor Mc Glynn and Tomasz Koza will have their first match.
Athlone division 3 members Orla Kinahan, Michele Culligan, George Bodor and Richard Frank will have a home quarter final against Nenagh or Ballina Killaloe.
Division 4 team members Ann O’ Sullivan, Joan Conway, John Cooney and Dave Costello will have to travel to play Roscrea in their quarter final match.
Congratulations to Paula Dowling who overcame Oonagh Gearty from Longford in the Mullingar open and to Richard Frank and Des Windsor Mc Glynn who were victorious in the men’s B doubles final.
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’s coaching sessions start Tuesday 13th and are on every Tuesday and Friday at 4 and 5pm. He caters for children from 4 to 17 and for more details contact him at 0851080013 or to get his time table and registration form email Derek at email@example.com
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.