Last week saw the members of the Enniskillen tennis club enjoy their annual closed tournament. With The Enniskillen Hotel now in place as the new sponsor of the tournament and with a large number of new members playing in their first closed, the week was a spectacular success seeing new names on nine of the ten trophies on offer.
The most popular victory of the week was undoubtedly the crowning of Geraldine Millar as Queen of the Courts following her success in the Ladies Singles Championship. Geraldine sealed her first Championship win with a straight sets victory over the hugely improved Heather Williams. In the A/B Men’s singles, club coach Matthew McGann was in dominant form as he retained his title without dropping a set, beating Scott Hubbard in the final.
Matthew was again to the fore winning a superb A/B Men’s doubles competition with partner Sean Bogue. 
In the A/B Ladies doubles event, both final pairings of Lisa Greaves/Vanessa McBrien and Louise McGann/Heather Williams had to come through three-set semi-finals before Louise and Heather were able to impressively dovetail their games in the final to secure the trophy in straight sets. 
Veronica Bogue was to enjoy success over husband, Sean in the A/B Mixed Doubles, Veronica teaming up with Matthew McGann to defeat Sean and Laura Griffin in the final.
This year’s largest entry was in the ever popular C/D Mixed doubles competition with 15 pairings vying for the title. Michelle Kennedy and John Callaghan won the final 6-3 7-6 against Mary Griffin and Reggie Ferguson. However, Reggie did not take too long in getting over his disappointment as himself and first time entrant Andrew Jackson comfortably won the C/D Mens doubles beating Stuart Miller and Mark Cousins in straight sets.
Rory Houston came from a set down to defeat the back in form Matt Dillon 7-5 in the deciding set of the C/D Men’s singles final.
The C/D Ladies doubles event boasted a healthy 16 player entry and winners Bennie Sheridan and Corrie Cadden had to dig deep to beat Ruth Elliott and Michelle McTeague in a deciding set.
The final prize of the week went to the relaxed tennis style of Anne Mooney who took the C/D Ladies singles title with a convincing win over first time entrant Madelaine Casey.
On behalf of the club, Mark Cousins was delighted to be able to thank Michael Cadden of The Enniskillen Hotel for their generous sponsorship, contributing hugely to one of the most successful tournaments in the clubs recent past. Mark also thanked Barbara Carelton (Carleton Lillies) who sold Lillies at the club throughout the week with all proceeds going to support the Bright Eyes charity.
Next on the agenda for club members is the Autumn League starting in October with members encouraged to register early, either online or at the clubhouse.
Junior Club Nights
The popular junior club nights restart at the Collegiate courts on Friday September 23 for 10 weeks. All juniors interested in trying out tennis are particularly welcome. Games and instruction are provided by experienced coaches. Sessions are as follows 4-6 years of age 5.30-6.15pm; 7-10 years of age 6.15-7pm; 11-17 years of age 7-8pm. Rackets and balls are provided.