Mid Term Fun Tournaments

U 12s Mid Term Fun Tournaments

Great Turn Out, Great Fun and Great Tennis!

There was a fabulous turn out (over 20 boys and girls) for our U12s mid-term fun tennis tournament on Thursday 16th February.  The weather thankfully stayed dry, at least for most of the afternoon and our future tennis stars put on a brilliant display of tennis and sportsmanship during the afternoon.  It was great to see all the hours put in at coaching and practice really paying off!  There was also great support from Mums and Dads who were watching and was a taste of what it’s like in the summer in our lovely club.

Adrienne did great work organising the kids into 5 teams and after some initial confusion, matches got swiftly underway with pairings on each team playing against pairings on the opposite team.  Matches consisted of four games and a regular tie break which was good practice for the approaching tennis season. Any team sitting out were kept busy with tennis games on court by our older juniors; Jack and Mark who were helping out that afternoon – thanks boys!

After an afternoon of tennis there were some sweet treats in the clubhouse and a prize giving to the winning team – Anna (captain), Ross, Suzanne, Monica and Conor.

Thanks to everyone who took part and helped raise €85 for GOAL.  Thanks also to those who helped organise and run the event – Adrienne, Orla, Elaine and Eileen – see you all at the next one!                                                                

Karen

 

Over 12s Mid Term Fun Tournaments

We had a great turn out for the mid-term tournament for age 12 and over.  Happily the weather was much better than we had experienced for the Christmas one, which made life easier and more pleasant for everyone. Once again, we arranged a team competition and had 4 teams of 4 and one of three – which was increased to 4 by borrowing a different player for every game – fun, if a bit confusing!

The qualifying rounds were close and produced some great games, but eventually Team A captained by Kate Grennan and Team C captained by Julie Ryan made it through to the final. The format was two tie breaks and Team C having beaten Team A comprehensively in the qualifying were the favourites. However, life does not always work out as expected, and Kate and Mark Earle won their tie break well against Julie and Jack Gannon.  David Keane and Harry Crossan for Team C nearly clawed it back by beating Adam McGovern and Ben Gannon but the margin of victory was too small so Team A were the winners by 2 points.

Refreshments and prize giving followed the 2 and a half hours of tennis, a good time was had by all and €95 euro was raised for GOAL.

Catherine & Helen