This week’s featured Open Week is Senior Open Week at Kilkenny Lawn Tennis Club, also known as The Championships of County Kilkenny. This was a very large and well run tournament with 230 entrants competing in 24 events. The Causeway club members who entered were Nancy Cleary, Trevor Cleary and Sinead Conroy.
Sinead Conroy entered the singles grade 4 and the ladies doubles, grade 4 also, with Nancy Cleary as her partner. Congrats to Nancy and Sinead for reaching the semi-finals, where they met the number 1 seeds, and unfortunately were knocked out of the competition.
Last week we had a round-up of our own Senior Open Week and this week we have news from another nearby club’s Open Week – Hillview in Clonmel. Seven of our members entered the Hillview Senior Open Week which ran from Sunday June 9th til Sunday June 16th, and these were Martina Beresford, Orla Hayes, Ger Kelly, Piotr Seweryn, Peter Malachowski, Trevor Cleary and Ger Cusack.
And now what you’ve all been waiting for … the second installment of the Senior Open Week at the Causeway.
This has been a fabulous week at the Causeway Tennis Club! The Senior Open Week exceeded all expectations. The weather was spectacular – we couldn’t have planned for better! – and the tennis was riveting. A huge thank you to those members who contributed their time to running the kitchen and to the ladies who provided the delicious treats sold throughout the tournament. It was such a lovely way to spend the glorious evenings we had – sitting on the balcony sipping wine, munching on a burger (expertly made by Denis O’Donovan!), and watching some magnificent tennis. It was hard to leave.
The Senior Open is scheduled from Sunday 2nd until Saturday 8th June and is open to all levels. Entrants will be coming from all around the area. Entry forms are available to download from the club website (www.causewaytennisclub.ie) or on the notice board in the clubhouse. Enthusiastic participation from club members will be necessary to make this the successful week that we wish it to be. This is always a great week with many enthralling matches, so come along and show your support!
The Senior Club would like to congratulate Adam Taylor, who recently won the Under 12 Singles Plate in the Carrigaline Open. The Annual Junior Open Tournament was held over the May Bank Holiday weekend at Carrigaline Tennis Club in Co. Cork. As always, the event was well supported and attracted a large entry with competitors travelling from all over Munster and also from Dublin. Each round was the best of 2 sets, with a championship tie-break (first to 10 points, win by 2) at 1-1.
Men’s Night at your local tennis club is every Tuesday night. This fun event is ably managed by Ray Harty. Ray joined the Causeway tennis club three years ago encouraged by his wife, Miriam. What he noticed was how hard it could be to get started and enjoy a regular game. From a chance conversation in the clubhouse with Cashel Corby one wet August day, complaining that whilst ladies had a morning nothing was offered for men - Mens Tuesday night was born.
In May, the InterFirms tournament is scheduled from Monday 13th until Saturday 18th. This is always a great week and a lovely introduction to the club. Teams come from all around the area and the rivalry can be fierce. The competition is for levels from 4 to 7 and teams will be matched accordingly, the emphasis on enjoyment.