Men’s Spring Doubles Competition
This competition concluded last Monday with a large number of competitors playing for the final points on offer. It was in fact a very multicultural night for tennis as six different nationalities played on the night namely Polish, Spanish, Indian, Romanian, English and Irish. The spring doubles league was very competitive, enjoyable and successful thanks to the organisational ability of men’s captain Des Windsor Mc Glynn. This was a doubles competition with a difference as players had different partners every Monday.
Last week the winners on the night were Kieran Mc Carthy and Oisin Stronge, the runners up were Des Windsor Mc Glynn and P J O’ Reilly. However the person who accumulated most points over the spring months was Marek Rose. As well as being an excellent doubles player it helped that he was marked present every week. In second place was Des Windsor Mc Glynn with Ghanshyam Godara having accumulated the next highest number of points. The summer doubles league will commence on Monday 24th April.
Mixed Doubles Competition
Mixed doubles competitions are organised every Thursday at 7.30 and every Sunday at 10am. Last Thursday’s winners were Jacinta Digby and Edwardo Ballesteros Ribera. Joint second couples were the Rose Costello/Richard Frank and Mary Jo O’ Farrell/Dave Costello combinations.
This best performers during the mixed doubles on Sunday were Lisa Brennan and Marek Rose with Jacinta Digby and Dave Costello the runners up.
Ladies’ and Men’s April/May Leagues
The Men's and Ladies' Summer Leagues are now arranged with groupings as follows based on pyramid placings. All matches must be completed by 25th May with presentation of prizes that evening. As usual the Pyramids will be revised after the league on a two up, two down basis. All matches are best of three sets - The third set may be a 'match tie-break'.
All results must be entered on the sheets posted in the clubhouse. No walkovers allowed.
Group 1: Arek Trebeski, Tim Clarke, David Manser, Sean Raftery, Des Windsor Mc Glynn, George Bodor.
Group 2: Martin O'Rourke, Jimmy Raleigh, Tomasz Koza, Richard Frank, Kieran McCarthy, Rob Kearney.
Group 3: Dave Costello, John Bray, John Galvin, John Cooney, Marek Rose, Oisin Stronge.
Group 4: Michael Flynn, Michael Rodgers, Ghanshyam Godara, Eduardo Ballesteros Ribera, Cristi Tibuh.
Group 5: Tanmay Pande, Atin Kohli, Raja, Barth.
Group 1: Lisa Brennan, Orla Kinahan, Melanie Whyte, Michelle Culligan, Joan Conway.
Group 2: Ann O'Sullivan, Sine McFarlane, Anna Walsh, Mary O'Neill, Jacinta Digby.
Group 3: Rose Costello, Roisin Casey, Mary Jo O'Farrell, Julie Costello, Aileen Cunnie.
Group 4: Laura Hunt, Madhu, Rosemary, Clare McCarthy, Lakshimi.
Athlone V Loughrea Annual Competition
This competition, one of the friendliest and most enjoyable of the year, is on Sunday 23rd starting at 11 and continuing for up to three hours. So far both clubs have lifted the trophy three times each. Each club team will consist of eight ladies and eight men competing in ladies, men’s and mixed doubles matches. The tournaments committee will decide on the team from all the listed names on the official form in the clubhouse on Thursday 20th April.
Michael Creighton Memorial Cup
This competition is organised by Mullingar Tennis Club every yearand this year’s event is on Sunday 7th May. Each team will consist of four males playing singles and doubles matches and hopefully Athlone will field two teams. This event caters for top players from clubs across the Midlands. Members interested in playing that Sunday should contact Des Windsor Mc Glynn.
Coach Derek Stenson has commenced his tennis lessons for junior members for children aged from 4 to 17 years. The coaching is on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays commencing at 4pm. For details of these sessions you may contact him at 0851080013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club nights continue every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting at 7.30 with continuous competitions until 9.30. Men play every Monday with the ladies competing every Tuesday and with mixed doubles events every Thursday.