Letterkenny Tennis Open recently hosted an exciting tournament involving 84 participants spanning across 13 events. Play started on Sunday 17th August with many exciting games and new talent emerging and finished with the semi-finals taking place on Saturday 23rd and an exciting Finals day played in great tennis conditions on Sunday 24th.
Events were played throughout A, B and C categories depending on the capability of players and were split between Men’s singles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles, ladies singles and ladies doubles. There was also a plate competition for those knocked out of their perspective competitions in the first round.
The tennis played was of high standard and played in a good manner throughout and Final’s day was a great day full of close matches and worthy champions.
Letterkenny Tennis Club would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people who have been instrumental in helping to make this event so successful. Thanks go to tournament directors Joe McFadden and Chris Birney along with their able assistants Liz and Rebecca Birney. Thanks also go to Chairman and Tournament Referee Jim Farrell and Assistant Referee Mark Wylam. A special mention must also go to Liz Birney for her organisation of the catering which was thoroughly enjoyed by the players and spectators alike. Her able assistants included Orla Callaghan and Maria McKenna Clarke, but also thanks to everybody that helped contribute.
On Finals day a raffle was also run which included several generous prizes all of which were donated by local businesses and members alike and the club would also like to thank those sponsors for their generosity.
Congratulations to all competitors, especially the winners and commiserations to the runners up who ran their opponents so close.
Mens singles A – Francis Venzon
Mens singles B – Benoit Lusson
Mens singles C – Stephen Marriott
Mens doubles A – Shaun Bannigan and Robert Thompson
Mens doubles B – Joe Mcfadden and Chris Birney
Mens doubles C – Stephen Marriott and Terry McNulty
Mixed doubles A – Francis Venzon and Elaine Chambers
Mixed doubles B – Stephen Cunningham and Noreen Cassidy
Ladies singles B – Joanne Cuffe
Ladies singles C – Claire Cuffe
Ladies doubles A – Elaine Chambers and Donna Mc Sorley
Ladies doubles B – Liz and Rebecca Birney
Ladies doubles C – Pauline and Nuala Mc Aleer
On a final note, Letterkenny tennis club were delighted to host such a successful event and look forward to welcoming more new members joining us in the coming year. For anybody interested please view our website on www.letterkennytennisclub.com