Senior Club Championships
The senior club championships will commence from Monday 7th September and there will be the ladies and men’s singles, ladies and men’s doubles and mixed doubles events. In the doubles events draws for partners will be made on the usual criteria. Interested competitors should sign up on the official form in the clubhouse by Thursday 3rd September.
Athlone 1 had a 3-1 win against Loughrea last Wednesday and their final match is this week against Birr Wilmer in Athlone.
Michele Culligan and Melanie Samuels combined to win the ladies doubles while in the men’s doubles Richard Frank and Des Windsor Mc Glynn lost 6-9. Athlone won the two mixed doubles events earning enough points to be in the quarter finals.
Athlone 2 were scheduled to play a home match against Tullamore last week but it was cancelled. Paula Dowling, Anne Dooley, Tomas Koza and Luciano Molinari will complete their series of matches this week and are hoping to be quarter finalists in September.
Athlone ladies Julie and Rose Costello, Mary Jo O’ Farrell and Olivia Sumner played in Nenagh last Thursday and were narrowly defeated in their final match. Unfortunately they have not accumulated enough games to make the play off stages of their league.
Social tennis continues every week during the year with the men competing every Monday, the ladies every Tuesday and its mixed doubles every Thursday.
Last Monday P J O’ Reilly and Alex Ocsenas were on top of their game and accounting for the other combinations.
Gertie O’ Rourke and Aoife Raleigh were among the ladies who had an enjoyable Tuesday night’s tennis.
Kathryn Raleigh and Jamie Waldron were the most competitive during Thursday’s mixed doubles session.
Clem Higginbotham continues coaching lessons for junior members every Saturday. The lessons begin at 10 for children under 8, at 11 for under 12 and at 12 o’ clock for older children. His contact number is 0864022490.
Derek Stenson is available to give individual lessons contact number 0851080013.