It was with great sadness that the committee and members of Athy Tennis Club heard of the death of Peggy Delany on March 20th, 2015. Peggy has been a long standing Committee Member at Athy Tennis Club since the earlier days of the club and had a very active involvement in the development and growth of the club over the years. Peggy worked tirelessly and efficiently as the Club PRO for many years, always ensuring excellent publicity for the club. Peggy also had a great involvement in junior tennis at the club and she served as Club President in 1997. The Delany family generously sponsored the annual Delany Cup Day at the club for 25 years. Peggy put a huge amount of work into the organisation of this event every year and it continues to be the biggest and most popular tennis event of the club calendar. Peggy was dedicated and committed to our club and her passing leaves a great void, she is greatly missed by us all.
Peggy was pre-deceased by her husband Tommy and her daughter Florence. We extend our sincere sympathy to her daughter, Annemaria, her sons-in-law, Gerry and Frank, and her grandchildren, Emma, David, Katie and Robert.
May Peggy Rest In Peace.
The Annual Tennis Classic took place on March 7th and was a very successful competition with 30 players participating. Many thanks to Taaffe Solicitors (Athy) for their generous sponsorship. The winning team included Michelle Byrne, Ronnie Shorten, Dermot Kelly and Roger Munnis. The runners-up were Joan McDonald Hyland, Olga Braithwaite, Peter McDermott and Leo Tinkler. The prize for the highest scoring lady went to Maura O’Loughlin of Rathangan Tennis Club and Richie Ryan and Laurence Doyle were the highest scoring men.
The 2015 Spring League will start on 23rd March. The closing date for entries is 18th March. The League will be run over 5/6 weeks and will involve tennis on one evening per week (Monday-Thursday). The format will be men’s doubles and ladies doubles. If you wish to enter please text Brian on 086-0411351 and let us know if there is one evening in the week (Mon-Thurs) which does not suit you to play.
July camp >>July 7th-10th
August camp >> August 18th-21st
Age 12 and under. Time: 10am-1pm
Age over 12 up to 17. Time: 2pm-5pm
Fees: €40 per child (non members – €50)
Contact Gary on 087 767 9328 for further info
“World-Class Tennis Exhibition”
Featuring players from Ireland, UK and Europe.
Goal – To help promote grass roots Tennis.
Participating to date:
Conor Niland (ATP former ranking 129 and former Irish number 1)
Edward Seator (ATP former ranking 494)
Colin O’Brien (ATP former ranking 599)
John Rendina (former Irish National Junior Champion)
Venue Athy Tennis Club, Showgrounds Athy, Co.Kildare, Ireland.
Date: Sunday 4th May 2014 at 2pm
Umpired event, free entry with ample parking facilities in showgrounds
Start the Tennis season of in style at this tennis exhibition. There will be a raffle and beverages served along with “beat the ball machine ” for children.
For further information or interest in playing please contact Laurence Doyle (087-9725256).
Athy tennis club has 6 floodlit courts and a modern clubhouse. New members welcome
This year ATC Spring League will start on March 18th. Please text Brian Kelly - 086-0411351 in order to enter it.
April 14th-17th. Structured coaching, lots of fun and games, singles and doubles matchplay, Easter egg hunt and a lot more. Age 5-11 will be from 10am till 1pm. Age 12-17 will be from 2pm-5pm. Places limited to 40 children per group. Please book ASAP to avoid disappointment. Fee rod camp is 40 euro for members and 50 euro for non-members. Any further info required or or to book you child in text or call Gary 0877679328
Due to the upcoming rugby internationals in which Ireland will win the championship, we have decided to reschedule our Tennis Classic to Saturday 22nd. March 2014. I hope this date suits most people and that we will see you all on the day.
We had to move our Athy Tennis Club New Year Tennis event to take place on Saturday, February 8th at 2pm. Entry fee 15 euro which includes supper. Format will depend on numbers entered. Please text Brian closer to the date if you wish to participate.