Athlone Tennis Club go down to Kelvin Grove

2018-02-20 06:00

Athlone Tennis Club (ATC) put up a brave fight against log leaders Kelvin Grove in a fourth division tennis league match at Newlands on Saturday.

The club experienced mixed results over the weekend with the pairing of Lloyd Stevens and Craig Murison in the men’s doubles match seeing off Dave Derhardy and Grant McDonald 6-3, 6-4.

Stevens, with his strong serve and volley game, proved a handful for his opponents and he was well supported by Murison, who used his powerful forehand to good effect.

The Athlone pairing was never in trouble during the match and kept their winning form in the second match against Derhardy and McDonald 6-2 and 6-3. Court two saw Siraaj Essack and Darryn Clark of ATC struggling to overcome the experience of Rob Nathan and Craig Seigal.

The Newlands outfit has been in good form this season and it showed as their game plan consisted mainly of baseline and drop shots, which Essack and Clark found difficult to deal with, coupled with the soaring midday heat.

Nathan and Seigal ended up winning comfortably 6-1 and 6-0 and repeated the winning margin in the second match.

“This is the first defeat for us as a club since the season started on 27 January and we had good victories against Lentegeur and Plumstead clubs in the previous weeks,” says Essack, the spokesperson for the club.

“We are a young club which was established in 2013 with the vision of promoting the sport for all ages in the community,” he adds.

The local club is serious about junior development, and this weekend saw the bulk of the age groups attending a coaching clinic at the WP Tennis headquarters in Rondebosch. ATC has a temporary home base at the College of Cape Town in Thorton, which has offered them the use of their tennis facilities for practices and club games. Practices for seniors are on a Thursday at 16:30 and juniors on Saturdays at 11:00. V For more information, call Siraaj Essack on 084 608 8927.

Athlone Tennis Club (ATC) put up a brave fight against log leaders Kelvin Grove in a fourth division tennis league match at Newlands on Saturday.

The club experienced mixed results over the weekend with the pairing of Lloyd Stevens and Craig Murison in the men’s doubles match seeing off Dave Derhardy and Grant McDonald 6-3, 6-4.

Stevens, with his strong serve and volley game, proved a handful for his opponents and he was well supported by Murison, who used his powerful forehand to good effect.

The Athlone pairing was never in trouble during the match and kept their winning form in the second match against Derhardy and McDonald 6-2 and 6-3. Court two saw Siraaj Essack and Darryn Clark of ATC struggling to overcome the experience of Rob Nathan and Craig Seigal.

The Newlands outfit has been in good form this season and it showed as their game plan consisted mainly of baseline and drop shots, which Essack and Clark found difficult to deal with, coupled with the soaring midday heat. Nathan and Seigal ended up winning comfortably 6-1 and 6-0 and repeated the winning margin in the second match.

“This is the first defeat for us as a club since the season started on 27 January and we had good victories against Lentegeur and Plumstead clubs in the previous weeks,” says Essack, the spokesperson for the club.

“We are a young club which was established in 2013 with the vision of promoting the sport for all ages in the community,” he adds.

The local club is serious about junior development, and this weekend saw the bulk of the age groups attending a coaching clinic at the WP Tennis headquarters in Rondebosch. ATC has a temporary home base at the College of Cape Town in Thorton, which has offered them the use of their tennis facilities for practices and club games. Practices for seniors are on a Thursday at 16:30 and juniors on Saturdays at 11:00. V For more information, call Siraaj Essack on 084 608 8927.

Athlone Tennis Club (ATC) put up a brave fight against log leaders Kelvin Grove in a fourth division tennis league match at Newlands on Saturday.

The club experienced mixed results over the weekend with the pairing of Lloyd Stevens and Craig Murison in the men’s doubles match seeing off Dave Derhardy and Grant McDonald 6-3, 6-4.

Stevens, with his strong serve and volley game, proved a handful for his opponents and he was well supported by Murison, who used his powerful forehand to good effect.

The Athlone pairing was never in trouble during the match and kept their winning form in the second match against Derhardy and McDonald 6-2 and 6-3. Court two saw Siraaj Essack and Darryn Clark of ATC struggling to overcome the experience of Rob Nathan and Craig Seigal.

The Newlands outfit has been in good form this season and it showed as their game plan consisted mainly of baseline and drop shots, which Essack and Clark found difficult to deal with, coupled with the soaring midday heat.

Nathan and Seigal ended up winning comfortably 6-1 and 6-0 and repeated the winning margin in the second match.

“This is the first defeat for us as a club since the season started on 27 January and we had good victories against Lentegeur and Plumstead clubs in the previous weeks,” says Essack, the spokesperson for the club.

“We are a young club which was established in 2013 with the vision of promoting the sport for all ages in the community,” he adds.

The local club is serious about junior development, and this weekend saw the bulk of the age groups attending a coaching clinic at the WP Tennis headquarters in Rondebosch. ATC has a temporary home base at the College of Cape Town in Thorton, which has offered them the use of their tennis facilities for practices and club games. Practices for seniors are on a Thursday at 16:30 and juniors on Saturdays at 11:00. V For more information, call Siraaj Essack on 084 608 8927.

Athlone Tennis Club (ATC) put up a brave fight against log leaders Kelvin Grove in a fourth division tennis league match at Newlands on Saturday.

The club experienced mixed results over the weekend with the pairing of Lloyd Stevens and Craig Murison in the men’s doubles match seeing off Dave Derhardy and Grant McDonald 6-3, 6-4.

Stevens, with his strong serve and volley game, proved a handful for his opponents and he was well supported by Murison, who used his powerful forehand to good effect­.

The Athlone pairing was never in trouble during the match and kept their winning form in the second match against Derhardy and McDonald 6-2 and 6-3.

Court two saw Siraaj Essack and Darryn Clark of ATC struggling to overcome the experience of Rob Nathan and Craig Seigal.

The Newlands outfit has been in good form this season and it showed as their game plan consisted mainly of baseline and drop shots, which Essack and Clark found difficult to deal with, coupled with the soaring midday heat.

Nathan and Seigal ended up winning comfortably 6-1 and 6-0 and repeated the winning margin in the second match.

“This is the first defeat for us as a club since the season started on 27 January and we had good victories against Lentegeur and Plumstead clubs in the previous weeks,” says Essack, the spokesperson for the club.

“We are a young club which was established in 2013 with the vision of promoting the sport for all ages in the community,” he adds.

The local club is serious about junior development, and this weekend saw the bulk of the age groups attending a coaching clinic at the WP Tennis headquarters in Rondebosch­.

ATC has a temporary home base at the College of Cape Town in Thorton, which has offered them the use of their tennis facilities for practices and club games. Practices for seniors are on a Thursday at 16:30 and juniors on Saturdays at 11:00. V For more information, call Siraaj Essack on 084 608 8927.

Athlone Tennis Club (ATC) put up a brave fight against log leaders Kelvin Grove in a fourth division tennis league match at Newlands on Saturday.

The club experienced mixed results over the weekend with the pairing of Lloyd Stevens and Craig Murison in the men’s doubles match seeing off Dave Derhardy and Grant McDonald 6-3, 6-4.

Stevens, with his strong serve and volley game, proved a handful for his opponents and he was well supported by Murison, who used his powerful forehand to good effect.

The Athlone pairing was never in trouble during the match and kept their winning form in the second match against Derhardy and McDonald 6-2 and 6-3. Court two saw Siraaj Essack and Darryn Clark of ATC struggling to overcome the experience of Rob Nathan and Craig Seigal.

The Newlands outfit has been in good form this season and it showed as their game plan consisted mainly of baseline and drop shots, which Essack and Clark found difficult to deal with, coupled with the soaring midday heat. Nathan and Seigal ended up winning comfortably 6-1 and 6-0 and repeated the winning margin in the second match.

“This is the first defeat for us as a club since the season started on 27 January and we had good victories against Lentegeur and Plumstead clubs in the previous weeks,” says Essack, the spokesperson for the club.

“We are a young club which was established in 2013 with the vision of promoting the sport for all ages in the community,” he adds.

The local club is serious about junior development, and this weekend saw the bulk of the age groups attending a coaching clinic at the WP Tennis headquarters in Rondebosch. ATC has a temporary home base at the College of Cape Town in Thorton, which has offered them the use of their tennis facilities for practices and club games. Practices for seniors are on a Thursday at 16:30 and juniors on Saturdays at 11:00. V For more information, call Siraaj Essack on 084 608 8927.

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