Weather holds up well for Clane Tennis Club summer events

Business Tournament

Henry Bauress


Henry Bauress


Weather holds up well for Clane Tennis Club summer events

Michaela Stankard, Suzanne Banim, Stephen Sherry, Lauren O'Grady, Louise Johnston, Ronan Behan, Evanne Black, Sean Lavin and Barry Kiely

Twenty one teams took part in the Clane Lawn Tennis Club, Business House Tournament 2018 over recent weeks.

On Saturday, the finals took place giving Suzanne Banim, head of the tournament organising committee a well earned break.

With teams of four, eighty four players took part in the tournament, which mirrored the 22 teams which took part in the 2017 equivalent.

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Two teams from Celbridge and the north Kildare clubs, and one from Rathangan took part in the tournament.

Local businesses supplied teams as well as Cooks of Caragh.

“It went very well,” said chairman, Sean Lavin, at the prize giving cermony on Saturday.

The Serve Me Double team (Stephen Sherry, Lauren O’Grady, Louise Johnston, and Ronan Behan) saw off Team 3XM (Juno, Susan, Ronan and Freya Ryle) in the main competiton. In Section 2, the Fed Express team were winners over Big 4, while in Section 3, the Jones's Bar side saw off the challenge of a Prosperous side.

Liam Burke, who entered his side, Burke's Titanics (comprosing himself, Mary McDonnell, Paddy Pehan and Mary McCarthy) confessed to the Leader to an early sinking.

There won't be much rest for the wicked at the club. Mr Lavin said their junior and teenaage summer camps are running throughout this month and are vey well attended with around 80 players taking part. When the camps are over, the club is expected to announce details of changes it will making to its clubhouse.