Captain’s Prize contest attracts 42 players

There was an excellent turnout of competitors in fine spring weather for Castleview Tennis Club’s Captain’s Prize Tournament last Sunday.

There was an excellent turnout of competitors in fine spring weather for Castleview Tennis Club’s Captain’s Prize Tournament last Sunday.

Players of all levels took to the courts to take part in the Club’s first major social tournament of the year.

Captain John Glascott summed up the afternoon when he said how great it was to see so many people enjoying themselves.

He pronounced Sunday’s Captain’s Prize to have been “one of the best and the most competitive” that he had seen in his long association with the Club.

John thanked all those who had contributed so generously by providing food and refreshments, including several who had been unable to play themselves but had nevertheless contributed to the catering for the event.

A total of 42 members took part. Declan Connolly and Claire Walsh, Tom Dunne and Mabel Tobin all played excellent tennis to reach the semi-finals. However, it was sheer determination and skill that characterised all four who made it to the final stage.

Niamh Lonergan and Edmond Connolly held sway against a very strong challenge from Sharon Murphy and Ross O’Sullivan in an exhilarating final bringing to an end a very successful Club day out.

The next upcoming event is the President’s Prize on Sunday, March 11.

Castleview President Tom Treacy told members he is looking forward to hosting another enjoyable afternoon of tennis when members of all levels and abilities have the opportunity of pairing up on court together.

The next American Tournament will be on Monday, March 5.