Castleview players serve up classic tennis at Noel Treacy Memorial tournament

The inaugural Noel Treacy Memorial Cups attracted a large number of competitors at Castleview Tennis Club on Sunday last.

The inaugural Noel Treacy Memorial Cups attracted a large number of competitors at Castleview Tennis Club on Sunday last.

The competition, honouring the late Noel Treacy’s 60 years involvement with the Club, was a wonderful day for Castleview members with some scintillating tennis played.

Members turned out in large numbers for this very special event and spoke of how happy they were to be honouring the memory of this unique, charismatic figure, who did so much for the Club and who is remembered by all with fond admiration.

The matches were divided into two categories with grades 5 and 6 players in one final and grades 3 and 4 in the other.

Bridget O’Dwyer and Brendan Butler were the winners in the former final beating runners-up Penny Alvarez and Jason Power.

The final of the grade 3 and 4 group provided spectators with a display of some of the best tennis of the competition and a fitting close to a memorable afternoon.

It was a battle to the last point between four excellent players.

In the end, it was the skills of Nikki Everett at net and Tom Dunne’s tenacity that won out over a very strong performance and some great hitting from runners-up Mary Power and Francois Behal.

Not only was there good tennis on the day but also a feast of good food, as members outdid themselves in providing an array of mouth-watering goodies which were enjoyed by players and supporters.

There was barbecue food as well and refreshments all day, which all contributed to making it a great occasion.

As Club President Tom Treacy said in his prize-giving address, Noel himself would have loved to have been there to witness the event.

Joined by his sister Caroline and brother Alan, Tom spoke fondly and warmly of his father’s involvement with Castleview TC from the 1940s and his contribution to what became the Club’s revival years.

He served on the Committee for a staggering six decades almost until the end of his life and contributed so much to the very vibrant and dynamic club that Castleview Tennis Club is today.

Meanwhile, the winners of the American Tournament of Monday, July 18 were Fintan O’Hora and Bridget O’Dwyer, who beat runners-up Seán McNamara and Sinéad Glascott.

Tramore Senior Open Week will take place at Tramore Tennis Club from Sunday, July 31 to Sunday, August 7.