Castleview Tennis Club changes status to open doors for more funding

Castleview Lawn Tennis Club held an extraordinary general meeting and its annual general meeting at its clubhouse last Thursday.

Castleview Lawn Tennis Club held an extraordinary general meeting and its annual general meeting at its clubhouse last Thursday.

A special resolution passed at the egm changes the Club’s status to that of a non-profit-making entity.

This means the Club will be eligible for sports exemption, an important and necessary requirement for applications for external funding in relation to any future developments.

Outgoing President Tom Treacy told the agm he was stepping down that after two years in the post and the previous two as Vice-President to devote himself to other commitments, but was happy in the knowledge that the Club is in a healthy state and debt-free, despite the prevailing economic climate.

He said he enjoyed his tenure as President and the high-point of the last year for him was the inaugural Noel Treacy Memorial Cup,in honour of his late father.

He thanked and praised all who worked with him on the committee and extended a warm welcome to the incoming committee, wishing them much success in the coming year.

In his report, Captain John Glascott underlined the fact that while Castleview may be small in terms of number of courts and facilities, the Club punches above its weight at many levels. It ran as many, if not more, excellently run tournaments as any of the big Clubs and possibly caters for bigger entries and more matches pro rata based on its four courts.

John echoed the words of Tom Treacy in praising the attitude of Castleview members, the welcome they provide to visitors and their characteristic competitive spirit and commitment to the sport of tennis.

John Glascott was voted Club President, Mary O’Hanlon is Club Captain; Deccie Connolly is Secretary and Geraldine Everett is Treasurer.

Remaining committee members are: Michelle Murphy, Jacinta Ahearne, Esther Burrows, Carol Keogh, Aidan Stuart and Tom Everett.

Easter is just around the corner and that means school holidays.

There will be Parks Tennis every morning from April 10 to 13 from 10am to 1pm for junior players from ages 6 to 16.

Members and non-members are welcome. Enrolment is on Good Friday from 12 noon to 1pm.

For further information please contact Julieann Foley on 086 1574688.

Winners of the Monday American Tournament on March 26 were Phil Power and Alfie Brophy, who beat runners-up Paul Commins and Marie O’Dwyer in the final.

Players intending to play should phone the Club on (051) 640960 on Monday between 6.30pm and 7pm with their entries to the tournament.

Play commences at 7.30pm.

Hillview Tennis Club, Clonmel is hosting its annual Inter-Firms competition from April 10 to 21. There is a substantial entry from Castleview players, who look forward to the first Inter-Firms Tournament of the season.