News: News 26-09-2016


Senior Club Championships

The senior club cup and plate championships finals will be played this Saturday 1st starting at 2pm and continuing until about 6pm. The contests for the ladies and men’s singles cups are always the most exciting events. Sean Raftery is still in the running to retain the men’s cup while the ladies cup will have a new mantle-piece for 2016-‘17.

Of course the ladies, men’s and mixed doubles cups are also always eagerly contested finals as are all the plate finals. Saturday’s finals will reveal all the winners for the current season with many happy faces awaiting the photographer later that evening.

Midland League

Our division 2 players Lisa Brennan, Paula Dowling, Des Windsor Mc Glynn and Tomasz Koza will have their first match this week against Birr Wilmer.

Athlone division 3 members Orla Kinahan, Michele Culligan, George Bodor and Richard Frank play their semi-final match against Templemore this Sunday 2nd October.

Division 4 team members Ann O’ Sullivan, Joan Conway, John Cooney and Dave Costello travelled to play Roscrea in their quarter final match on Monday 19th and were beaten on a 3-1 score line.

Ryder Cup Tennis Competition

This competition will be played in Mullingar this Friday 30th September. Athlone’s team singles players are Paula Dowling and Des Windsor Mc Glynn, the ladies doubles duo are Orla Kinahan and Michele Culligan, the men’s doubles partnership will consist of Richard Frank and George Bodor while Rose and Dave Costello will compete in the mixed doubles event.

Autumn Leagues

The autumn leagues will be starting in early October and all members interested in playing in the ladies and men’s leagues should sign up on the official form in the clubhouse by the 9th of October.

Junior Coaching

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 started 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

Social Tennis

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.


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