Larkspur Open attracts 301 players

Winners in the recent Larkspur Park Tennis Club Open Week.
Players came from across Ireland to take part in the recent Senior Open Tennis Week at Larkspur Park

Players came from across Ireland to take part in the recent Senior Open Tennis Week at Larkspur Park

Saturday, August 30, saw the finals of the nine-day tournament that had 301 players in 16 events. Players from all over the locality, the county, Galway, Cork, Dublin, Laois, Kilkenny, Waterford and a couple of internationals did battle.

There were many long three set games during the week which left the onlookers wanting more. On Thursday and Friday night the last matches in the MD 1&2 section were three-set “nail bitters” with two teenagers from Waterford, Harry Fox and Luke Maguire entertaining the crowd with fantastic tennis but they were narrowly beaten by Frank O’Keeffe and Dave Goulding.

Ursula Ryan won both the Womens Doubles 1and 2 with Deirdre McSherry and Mixed Doubles 1and 2 with Bryan Fogarty. Andrew Thompson won both the Mixed Doubles 5 with Audrey Ahern and the Mens Doubles 4 with Ryan Flood. Murtagh Crawford and Triona Dunne from Nenagh cleaned up in Grade 6 winning the MD WD and XD with their partners.