While the seniors were busy on Sunday the juniors were busy on Saturday for Longford Open junior finals day. Congrats to Jamie Battle who won both the Under 18 and 16 singles titles and teamed up with his under 16 opponent Hugh McCullen to win the under 18 doubles. Lizzie Sitko won the Under 14 girls singles even though she is still under 12. Again well done to all Mullingar junior players who competed in this event.
Another Mullingar junior player to compete and represent her club well was Anna Jones who travelled to Galway last week for the Connacht junior open – Anna who works very hard at her tennis deserved to win the under 16 event while also narrowly losing the under 18 final.
The International Tennis circuit comes to Ireland for the next couple of weeks, with Senior, Under 18 and Under 14 events taking place in venues around Ireland. This week, there is an ITF under 18 event in Malahide tennis club with qualifying on last weekend – Mullingar’s Niamh Nolan won two qualifying matches before narrowly losing 7-6 6-2 to number one seeded Latvian opponent. Best of luck to Niamh’s brother Ciaran Nolan who received a wild card into the main event and is competing during the week.
Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club hosts the annual FBD Irish Mens Open this week, and club member Simon Carr has received a wild card into the main draw of this event. This is a great opportunity for Simon to gain valuable experience in a professional tournament, and we wish him the best of luck.
Parks summer tennis camps are on at the moment and we are currently in week 3 of 4 – there is limited availability for week 4 which takes place from 27th to 31 st July. If interested contact Fergus on 0831079982.
August tennis for juniors – we encourage all our juniors to play the game – so to that extent for first 3 weeks in august there will be supervised tennis for all juniors between 10am and 1pm. All you have to do is sign the junior in and for €2 there will be supervised play and mini tournaments. No supervise tennis on the August bank holiday Monday but the programme will run from Tuesday 4th to Friday 21st July weekdays. All our juniors welcome.