Congratulations to Des Dillon, Hillview Sports Club, Clonmel who recently won the 2012 National Veterans Championships Over 45 ‘s Men’s Singles at
Landsdowne Tennis Club in Dublin.
Des was delighted to finally win the cup after losing in finals the previous two years.
He also praised the Veterans circuit as it gives a new lease of life to people 35 years old and older. The competitions go up in 5 year blocks (over 35s, over 40s, over 45s all the way up to over 85s!).
There are competitions for men and women and they take place all over the country with the Irish Open and the Irish Nationals the most important ones.
Des won the National Over 45s mens doubles with Hillview clubmate William Guiry last year. He has travelled to Spain and Mexico on the Irish Team for the World Team Championships in 2009 and 2010 where Ireland came 12th and 7th respectively.
The season is now over but Des is practicing over the winter with other members of Hillview Sports Club for the Irish Indoors in Belfast in February.