Weekly Tennis Blitz for all levels taking place every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm for the Summer months – text Brian Kelly on 086-0411351 if you wish to play. All welcome and entry fee is €3. Also tennis for new members and beginners every Monday evening at 7.30pm – all are welcome – you are welcome to come and try it out first if you are thinking of joining!
Well done and thank you to all who participated in the ATC Inter-firms Tournament which was very kindly sponsored by Athy International Concentrates. Rathangan I (Rathangan Tennis Club) won the C Section and the team members were David Donnelly, Mariusz Sygnowski, Maura O’Loughlin and Michelle Byrne. The runners-up were ‘Dancers’ (Athy) and team members were Peter McDermott, Keith Meredith, Maureen McCauley and Jacqueline Kelly. ‘…UISCE’ from Carlow Tennis Club won the B section with team members Michael Hyland, Michael Brennan, Mary Lyons and Eleanor Fennell. The runners-up in the B section were H.G. Donnelly & Sons (Athy) and team members were Karl Matuschka, Tom Lane, Deirdre O’Connor and Joan McDonald Hyland. Well done to the organisers, Charles Chambers, Miriam Rowan and Peter McDermott on another excellent inter-firms tournament.
Weekly tennis blitzes are taking place on Wednesday evenings and recent winners were Natalie Greene & Martin Farrell and Catherine Owens & Siobhan Costello.
Many thanks to all who took part in our very successful ‘sheet quiz’ fundraiser and well done to Hazel Condell for organising it. The draw took place on 24th June. First prize goes to Pat Smith, 2nd Prize to Ann Hendy and 3rd Prize to Patrick Flynn.
The Summer Caretaker is on duty at the club on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday throughout the summer – starting this week. Junior Tournaments take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Times are 10am-1pm for under 12’s and 2pm-5pm for older age-groups (over 12’s and under 18’s).
The 2015 Inter-Firms Tournament takes place from 11th May to 23rd May, kindly sponsored by Athy International Concentrates. Teams of 4: 2 ladies and 2 men, €40 entry fee per team. Sections A, B & C (subject to entry numbers). The closing date for entries is 5th May. You can also let us know if you don’t have a team but wish to join one. To enter, please contact the organisers – Peter McDermott on 087-2932607, Miriam Rowan on 087-2932607, Charles Chambers on 059-8624116.
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.
“World-Class Tennis Exhibition”
Featuring players from Ireland, UK and Europe.
Goal – To help promote grass roots Tennis.
Participating to date:
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