Albany News 10th August 2018
by Pat Sharp
Albany retained the Todmorden Shield on Sunday which was this year hosted by Castletown TC.
We fielded a strong team: Ian Watson (Capt.) Jamie Teare, Sean Drewry and Jim Travers for the men and Laure Feely, Charlotte Clarke, Kirsten Hall and Alison Parker for the women. Sadly, Ramsey couldn’t field a women’s team and as the competition is based on games won, not sets, this made quite a difference to the scores. Albany won 71 games, Castletown 47 and Ramsey 4. The trophy was presented to Ian by Richard Kerr of Castletown. David Wilkinson did a great job keeping all the scores up to date. Thanks to Castletown for their hospitality and next year this event which was first played for in 1972, will be played at Ramsey.
With children off school for the summer may I please remind parents that children who are Mini Tennis members and juniors under 13 yrs old must not be left playing at the club unattended by an adult.
Some of us attended the Farewell Party for the Children of Chernobyl at the Legion Club last Wednesday and had a great time. The 16 children sang various songs – their English is quite good, we had a supper of curry or sausage and beef burgers and chips – ideal for children before they return to the austerity of Belarus. They have all had a fantastic month’s holiday and returned home on Sunday. Albany Friday Ladies and Ian and his coaching assistants have all agreed to welcome them to the club next year. If any members wish to be involved, please let me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jan Gaskill (email@example.com) know.