National Tennis Day LaunchMay30
5/30/2012 5:24 PM
||Special Olympics Eastern Region athletes Mark Claffey and David Johnstone took to the court yesterday at Temple Bar's Meeting House Square, at the launch of Tennis Ireland's National Tennis Day which will take place on July 7th 2012. |
Mark and David displayed their tennis skills in a mini tennis game and also had the chance to challenge some stars of the game, including former Ireland number one, Conor Niland, current Ireland number one James McGee
and Mark's sister and a member of Ireland's Federation Cup player, Jenny Claffey
Mark and David were attending the launch to help promote the inclusion of Tennis in Special Olympics Ireland
. Two taster days will be held in the Eastern Region
in July as part of a pilot scheme to introduce the sport in Special Olympics Ireland. Further details will be circulated to Eastern Region clubs in the coming weeks.