Castleview players limber up for Captain’s Prize contest

Castleview Tennis Club’s American Tournament in aid of “Katie’s Wish to Walk” took place at the club last Saturday.

Castleview Tennis Club’s American Tournament in aid of “Katie’s Wish to Walk” took place at the club last Saturday.

The competition was originally planned for January 26 but had to be postponed due to bad weather conditions.

The tournament was attended and enjoyed by members, who donated generously to the appeal, which is raising money to fund an operation in the United State that will give three year-old Katie Lonergan from Owning near Carrick-on-Suir the chance to walk independently. Katie suffers from Cerebral Palsy.

The dry crisp weather conditions were perfect for tennis.

The competition was followed by delightful and tasty treats provided by the players.

A huge thank you to all who came down to support the effort and made the night so enjoyable.

Tournament winners were Aidan Stewart and Michael O’Brien while runners-up were Geraldine Everett and Ross O’Sullivan.

The Club also thanks the Sean Kelly Sports Centre for sponsoring the prizes.

The Club has decided to add to the fund raised so far, by donating all proceeds raised from the Monday night American Tournaments until March 2 and the upcoming Captain’s Prize and President’s Prize to the Katie’s Wish to Walk” appeal.

Meanwhile, the Club’s annual Captain’s Prize takes place on Sunday, February 17. This is a great day of tennis for all to enjoy.

Members compete in doubles teams from various grades to clinch the title on offer and the prizes are sponsored by the Tennis Captain Mary O’Hanlon.

Family and friends are welcome to watch the matches and enjoy the refreshments and atmosphere at the Club.