The annual West of Ulster Junior Tennis Open gets under way at Enniskillen Tennis Club from Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July. For the third successive year, Innes Redmond of Lakeland Veterinary Services based in Derrygonnelly has stepped in as the main sponsor. This prestigious junior tournament forms part of the Ulster Tennis Points Tour which allows competitors to gain points which will enhance their Ulster ranking.
A strong local contingent spearheaded by Jared Monaghan, Ronan McKeever, Eimear Smyth, Sarah Cousins and Laura Griffin are expected to provide stern opposition for our visitors. Our neighbouring club, Irvinestown is also expected to have strong representation with Kyran Maguire, Ryan Irvine, Conan Whitley and Eoin Meade once again expected to feature prominently. They are likely to be joined by competitors from Belfast, Ballymena, Banbridge, Sligo, Donegal and Lurgan. Novice events are also included for those who are not regular participants in the tournament calendar. At this early stage, we are aware of juniors travelling from Castlebar, Dundalk and City of Derry.
Further details and access to the online entry system are available on the club website at – www.tenniskillen.com Please ensure you get your entry in by the closing date – Saturday evening 25th June. Barbecues, Wimbledon and European Football will feature prominently during the week and a holiday atmosphere is guaranteed.
A Tennis Tens event will also be held at Enniskillen Tennis Club for the Under 8s, 9s and 10s on the Saturday morning, 2nd July. This will be a team event and children taking part in any of these events should be capable of holding a rally. Further details can be obtained on the club website or by contacting 02866 322074.