THE annual meeting of the Kilkenny Lawn Tennis Club will be held tonight (Wednesday).
The meeting, which will be held in Archersfield at 8pm, represents the opportunity for members to review the management of the club for the past year and to recommend improvements to be implemented for the year ahead. All members are welcome to attend.
With the build-up to the festive season already underway the club has announced that the annual Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 17. Organised in aid of the Kilkenny Lions Club, the event will have the usual format of a tennis tournament, festive food and a raffle, together with the usual entertainment.
The annual Langton’s Winter Team League is now in full swing. Val Nolan’s team leads the way with 172 games accumulated. Val’s partnership with Phil Kenealy has contributed to the team’s success, as they have won 50 games from five outings.
Lexie Trait’s team is in second place with 156 games. With full marks from two matches the partnerships of Frank Chambers/Clodagh Cody and club captain Pat Brett/Heather Sharman, this team appear to be already on the way to success.
In close pursuit is the team led by Colm Culleton, which has won 141 games. Here the combination of Brian Kenny/Monica Costigan, which has 30 games from three outings, has given this team’s performance a fully powered injection.
This year the tournament has a slight change. Instead of the normal tiebreak, this year’s event features a Championship tiebreak when a match is tied at 9-9. In this year’s tiebreak, the final game is decided by the first to reach ten games, with the usual rules of a tiebreak applying.
The final date for completion of all matches is Tuesday, January 17. Should a play-off arise it will be held on Thursday, January 19, with the finals between the top two teams to be played on Saturday, January 21. Teams who require a sub, they must use players must be of a similar standard and approved by the tournament director.