Isle of Man News - POSTED Thu 13-04-2017

Albany Tennis Club News

by Pat Sharp

More news on our juniors  playing in UK, though this time it's Sarah Long (11) playing in Jersey, at The Ceasarean Tennis Club. Sarah had an excellent tournament  ending up r/up in the BNP Parisbas Easter Junior Open Girl's 12 & under singles. Her scores were : Bt Annabelle Lucas-Villare 6/3 6/3, bt Maddy Gott 7/5 6/0, Elisa Duvigneau 6/1 6/0 before losing 1/6 2/6 to Channel Islands U12 no.1 Ingrid Marsh. Meanwhile Orry Farnworth (9) has been playing in Leicester where he won 2 green ball matches and lost 2. In Surrey he lost in the final and was then playing in Draycott. No scores received yet but it's good that the youngsters are keen to test their skills off the island.

We also have 5 members who will be testing their ability to compete with high standard players in the Island Games in the beautiful island of Gotland, off the coast of Sweden. They are Laura Feely, Katie Harris, Sean Drewry plus  Elena &, Hannah Snidal (who are also members of Castletown)  Next Tuesday they will have an official presentation of support from the club and 2 sponsors - Equiom(IOM) Ltd and Tower Insurance (Isle of Man) Limited.

So that all the Island Games tennis team can have some extra match practice, Albany, has this year moved the date of the Chrystals Senior Open so that it is prior to The Games. This event will be held from 6 - 14 May. Entry forms will be available at the club from this weekend and will also be e-mailed to members plus the other island clubs. So lets have a big entry - there are cash prizes - and test the "chosen few"!. Entries can be e-mailed to me at albanytennispr@manx.net; posted in the club's white box or posted to the Entry Secretary, Ballabreck, South Cape, LAXEY, IM4 7BY. Cheques payable to Albany LTC.

Note for all juniors - coaching will re-start at usual times when you go back to school. However you are welcome to make up a four and play during the holidays. There will be a group of green ball players at the club next Wednesday from 11.30am.

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