Albany News – 30th August 2018

by Pat Sharp

First some re-arranged dates – the annual President’s Day – Senior/ Junior tournament will be played on Sunday 7 October starting at 2.30pm (sign in by 2.15pm). This is a yellow ball event. There will be a draw for partners and each senior will play with a junior. Seniors only have a 1stserve, juniors who have played regular league tennis will play as “seniors”. The first stage will be played as round robin stages and champions tie-breaks. Knock out and place play-offs between 4pm and 5pm

Prize presentation 5.30pm followed by FOOD.

Entry forms will be in the clubhouse or enter by e-mail ballabreck@manx.net  Entry fee – Seniors £3 and juniors £2.

The club Closed Championships will be held over two weekends – seniors 15 and 16 September and juniors 22 and 23 September. Forms available shortly or enter by e-mail ianwatsonpts@manx.net.

The re-arranged Equiom Junior Open is now from 13 October to 20 October. More details later.

Some of our players had success in the Ramsey Town Cup last week with Charlotte Clarke winning Women’s singles and Sarah Long runner-up and as partners they won the Women’s Doubles. Sean Drewry won the men’s singles with Nerius Gricevicius runner-up. Nerius was also runner-up in the men’s and mixed doubles

Junior club coaching will re-commence on Saturday 6thSeptember with Red ball at 12noon and 1pm, then other squads from Monday 8thincluding Orange ball Tuesdays from 5.30pm and Wednesdays from 4.30pm.  If you wish to take part or are not sure of the time you should attend please contact the club coach by e-mail ianwatsonpts@manx.net.