Youngsters impress in Fermanagh competition

Ulster Tennis under 10 co-ordinator Ben Neal recently paid his first trip to Irvinestown for a major tournament involving players from that age-group and he was very impressed by what he saw.

The Fermanagh junior tennis championships got under way with the 8s 9s and 10s mini events attracting a very healthy entry of some 20 players.

The 8s Red Ball and 9s Orange Ball events played on the mini and midi courts in team format saw the 16 competitors play four matches each with all points gained accumulated to reach a final outcome.

After all 32 matches were played the team entitled Miss Hits composed of Kaelan Deery, Eoghan McGirr, Ace Rodriguez, Toby Newman, Fionnola Daly, Kyle Deery, Hogan O’Haire, Laura Turner won the event with 16 pts.

The Flying Aces were just two pints further behind in second place with Blake Chambers, Aoibheann King, Ben Robinson, Sean Tunny, Luka Browne, Ruby Holder, Finn Magee, and Rory Smyth flying the flag.

In the 10s Green Ball event four players took part in the one round-robinset event.

After all the matches were played the perpetual girls and boys U-10 cups went to Bronagh Smyth (Enniskillen) and Asher Beadle (Florencecourt) , with Fabio Ledwith and Ciaran Dillon also taking part it turned out to be a really enjoyable but competitive event with some great rallies and tennis skills on show.

Ben was really pleased and impressed with the talent on show and congratulated the Irvinestown club for a great event and hospitality.

Tournament Director Laura Mc Dowell thanked The Pill Box for their continued support and to Ben for making the journey down to Irvinestown.

“On my first trip to Irvinestown, like the Under 10 players, I was made to feel very welcome by all the coaches and volunteers and It was great to see 25 Under 10 players enjoying their tennis!” said Neal.