Castleview tennis players do their bit for “Katie’s Wish to Walk” campaign

Castleview Lawn Tennis Club is running a special American tennis tournament this Saturday to raise funds for the Katie’s Wish to 
Walk campaign.

Castleview Lawn Tennis Club is running a special American tennis tournament this Saturday to raise funds for the Katie’s Wish to 
Walk campaign.

The tournament will be run in a two section format, Grade 5 and 6 combined and Grade 4 and up, numbers permitting.

Prizes will be sponsored.

Players are requested to phone their entry into the Club between 6pm and 6.30pm with play commencing at 7pm.

Players are welcome to bring snacks and finger food to enjoy and some post match beverages to enjoy.

The Katie’s Wish to Walk campaign is raising E60,000 to pay for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery in the United States that will give three year-old Katie Lonergan from Owning near Carrick-on-Suir a chance to walk independently.

Katie, who is daughter of Aisling and John Lonergan, has Cerebral Palsy Spastic Quadriplega.

Meanwhile, Castleview members are limbering up for a busy spring of competitions and the first is the Captain’s Prize on Sunday, February 17. It will be followed by the President’s Prize tournament on Sunday, March 3.

Following these contests, Castleview members will look forward to the arrival of visiting players for the second year of the Veteran’s weekend.

This weekend of competition was a welcome new addition to the tennis calendar last year and proved very popular with local clubs and members alike.

Supervised play junior members has resumed at the club each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.

Juniors are encouraged to come to the Club and participate in the various tournaments run by the supervisor on the day.

The Monday night American Tournaments have re-commenced following the Christmas break.

Winners of the tournament on January 21 were Vincent Byrne and Paul Commins and runners-up were Mairead Hickey and Pa Dunne.