When you have an ex professional tennis player on your team, you can expect to play tennis! Our Head of Mason Alexander Sport, James Cluskey, is a former professional tennis player with 15 professional doubles titles. He also played Davis Cup for Ireland from 2006-2015. He has an extensive network and has coached some of the world’s leading business figures including Sir Richard Branson.
Whilst Mason Alexander hold regular tennis tournaments & networking events for our clients, there have been several requests amongst staff for James to hold a tournament for the staff at Mason Alexander. Last week we headed down to Lansdowne tennis club for a spot of tennis & a barbeque. We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather as we finished up early in work and strolled down to the tennis club in the sunshine.
There is no question as to why James has such a great reputation as a coach, he kept his patience and calm dealing with our team who can be a very competitive bunch. (Many at beginners’ level who like to think of themselves as the next Nadal!)
We kicked off with a few fun games such as Around the world and then teams were then paired up into mixed abilities to play an assortment of doubles matches. The tennis was followed by a BBQ & drinks in the sun. The overall winner on the day was Associate Director, Nikki McNally, whilst Manager, Susan Dwyer won a prize for best dressed for the tennis theme!
We are looking forward to the next one already!