The Fermanagh Junior Tennis Championships held at Irvinestown is continuing until Saturday when all finals will take place.

Competitors from all the local clubs plus visiting players from Castlebar, Lurgan, Banbridge, Donegal, Portadown and Cavan are taking part.

Tournament Director Laura McDowell said she was delighted with the way the event had started as all the young competitors met up with friends again both on and off the court to not only play tennis but have fun and enjoy each others company throughout the week.

Results from local players on Monday and Tuesday U12 Ciaran Daly, Irvinestown beat Conall Ruddy, Cavan 6-3 6-2 Craig Humes, Irvinestown beat Alex Stergiopoulos, Milford 6-3 7-5 Amy Griffin, Enniskillen beat Katie Deane, Irvinestown 6-0 6-0 U14 Emear Smyth, Enniskillen beat Emma Neil Smith, ATT 6-0 6-1 Oliver McCaughey, Irvinestown beat Ben Murray, Irvinestown 6-1 6-3 Cormac Taggert, Omagh beat Jay Maguire, Irvinestown 6-4 7-6 Ciara Griffin, Enniskillen beat Lucy Donald beat Irvinestown 6-1 6-3 Grace Whaley, Irvinestown beat Lucy Humes, Irvinestown 6-2 7-6 Katie Deane, Irvinestown beat Lucy Donald, Irvinestown 7-5 4-6 10-6 U18 Boys Doubles Kyran Maguire and Daire Dillon beat Scott & Stuart Armstrong 6-4 6-1.

Mixed Doubles Ronan McKeever and Hannah Cousins beat Laura Griffin & Jared Monaghan 3-6 6-3 6-3.

This mixed doubles was the match of the week so far as all four Enniskillen based players battled it out, but the competition will certainly heat up as the semi-finals will be played on Friday for a place in the County Finals on Saturday. Indeed, the Fermanagh Junior Open tennis Championships started on Monday morning with the ever popular U8/U9 and U10 events.

With 20 children taking part in what was a very enjoyable exhibition of tennis from enthusiastic, competitive and happy players.

The U8 event had nine players playing on the the mini courts with each player having four matches each up to 11 points in a round robin team format. After all 16 matches were played it was the Pink team who finished on top with 10 points while the green team finished with 6 points, local players Fionnola Daly ,Rory Smyth, Aoibheann King and Kyle Deery played some great tennis in front of their parents and fellow competitors.

The U9/U10 event had another round robin team format with the U9s playing best of three games up to 11 points on midi court, local Enniskillen players Bronagh Smyth and Ciaran Dillon showed they are kids of the future as they fought hard for points and their team.

The U10 event was a bit more competitive with players playing on the full court and after all 12 matches were played it was team A who finished top with 9 points.

The local players did really well as for most this was their first taste of competition tennis; they were Tom Kettles, Fionnbar Taggert, Jamie McGovern and Sarah Murray.

After all the play was over the presentations saw awards presented to all kids with medals and refreshments to each.

The Championships are sponsored by Lakeland Leisure Sports Shop, ASC Security, Pill Box and FT Financial Planing and supported by Fermanagh District Council, play will continue for the rest of the week in U12, U14, U16 and U18 events with all finals on Saturday.