Athlone V Loughrea Annual Competition
The seventh annual Athlone Loughrea one day tennis tournament was played last Sunday. With both clubs having won the trophy three times each there was a decided edge to this year’s friendly but competitive event.
Loughrea were victorious this time winning ten matches to Athlone’s six. The winning combinations for the home team were Mary Jo O’ Farrell and Rose Costello, Martin O’ Rourke and Tomasz Koza, Anna Walsh and Dave Costello, Rose Costello and Pat Conway, Orla Kinahan and Tomasz Koza and Mary Jo O’ Farrell and Pat Conway.
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Men’s Summer Doubles Competition
This competition starts Monday 24th and will continue for the next couple of months. Draw for partners will be at 7.30 with one point awarded for attendance and further points to the top three pairings each week. Accumulation of points will decide the eventual winners.
Mixed Doubles Competitions
Mixed doubles competitions are organised every Thursday at 7.30 and every Sunday at 10am.
Ladies’ and Men’s April/May Leagues
Julie Costello and Mary Jo O’ Farrell and Sean Raftery have achieved early victories in their initial matches. 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.
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.