Albany News 21st March 2018

by Pat Sharp

Nedgroup Junior Open – The continuing cold and windy weather disrupted last weekend’s programme of matches with only the 9 & under Mixed Singles being completed. It was just too windy on court.

Results so far 9 & under mixed singles r/robin:

Hannah Soliven bt Sonny Shipley Martin 10/5, bt Taylor Hodgson  10/8;

Noah Chambers bt Hannah Soliven 10/9, Taylor Hodgson 10/9;

Sonny Shipley Martin bt Noah Chambers 10/8, Taylor Hodgson 10/5.

All these players are fairly new to competition but showed a lot of skill on court. The 8 & under and 10 & under events will be played on Saturday (24th) – Finals Day with other age groups having been completed during the week.

This Friday 23rd March is the Annual Quiz Night and there is still room for one more team to enter. Contact Stuart Colligon by e-mail info@albanyltc.co.uk if you wish to enter and order your supper.

Charlotte Clarke, aged 12, competed last weekend in her first 14 & under girls’ tournament at the Bolton Arena. Charlotte has now started to compete in the next age group and it was a challenging start. This did not deter her playing against girls all ranked higher than her and out of four games managed to come away with a win. This has given Charlotte insight into her next two years of competition and she is very determined to work even harder. She wishes to thank Nedbank Private Wealth for supporting her in this tournament.

Now that our lounge has been re-carpeted and decorated it is proving very popular for other organisations to book it for meetings, courses etc. Also, members book it for children’s tennis birthday parties. A new venture is Yoga classes which commence after Easter. Monday evenings – from 9th to April 25th June 7.15pm – 8.30pm. This excludes TT fortnight (28th May & 4th June). There are also classes on Thursday commencing 12th April – 28th June at 2pm – 3.15pm. The club has an excellent facility and it’s great to see it being used more. Further enquiries for bookings please contact info@albanyltc.co.uk or albanytennispr@manx.net .