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Jonny O'Mara


Couldn't find a thread for Jonny so I thought I would start one.

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Jonny this evening in La Manga.  He was drafted in to take part in their regular Friday night exhibition match and turned up expecting to play some friendly light hearted doubles with some of the coaches.  No such chance.  As it turned out, he was matched up to play singles against one of Spain's top juniors - Jaime Caldes JR 108 - which came as a bit of a surprise to him.  Singles on clay is not something he had done for a while and let's just say his hamstrings had a good work out.

Jonny won, which was completely unimportant but it was fun to watch.

https://twitter.com/LaMangaClub/status/1048265627276853252

What happened next was even more fun. Jonny and Jaime spent the next hour inviting some of the young kids there to play doubles.  These were 8-10 year olds who had been at the academy this week.  I have to say that Jonny's demeanor with these kids was fantastic.  His naturally ebullient personality really made the occasion special for all those youngsters who took part and they all left the court with huge smiles on their faces.  Jonny was a complete natural in that environment and I have no doubt that the kids will remember and be inspired by the experience for many years to come.  It was a delight to watch.

So well done Jonny on a great effort this evening and "Hi" to David, Jane and Ben if you are reading this.  It was a pleasure to meet you all.



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What a superb story Bob!

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Great stuff!

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The pleasure was all ours Bob. Great to finally meet up! And thanks for the kind words re Jonny, yes I'm biased, but he really is great with the kids isn't he. Hope to catch you again sometime soon and a big thanks to you and the regulars on here for all your support for Jonny and indeed all of the British players, cheers,

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Steven, on twitter, has either unearthed an exclusive or has led Jonny & Luke to partner on a more long term basis again.

twitter.com/gbtennis/status/1055905656283258883

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Interesting and good to hear if correctly interpreted!

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Played some sort of tournament at the weekend in Hong Kong with Joe Salisbury. Clearwater Bay country club according to his tweet. They won 6 games in 2 days to take the win and a nice $200k!

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Just finished writing up an interview with Jonny about his recent success in the doubles! Hope you enjoy :) thebigracket.co.uk/2019/03/09/jonny-omara-the-sweet-success-of-the-doubles-tour/

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Madadman wrote:

Played some sort of tournament at the weekend in Hong Kong with Joe Salisbury. Clearwater Bay country club according to his tweet. They won 6 games in 2 days to take the win and a nice $200k!


 200k Hong Kong dollars btw, sadly, around 15k pounds? Still ok but not life changing! 



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Good article Nick, with our current crop of men's doubles players GB would be pretty high up the world ranking tables based on nation.

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Jonny is playing World Team Tennis (as is Jay, Harriet and Neal). Think Naomi played last year.

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Jonny has clearly now made it to the big time as he now has his on Twitter Fan Account : @oMaraFans



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Jonny gets a shout out in the House of Commons today as a couple of familiar faces to this forum fight for Andy's legacy.

twitter.com/stu_fraser/status/1110910979225853952



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Some familiar faceswith Jonny in the picture:

Jonny O'Mara
Verified account @Jonny_OMara

Really tough to come out with a loss as Team Scotland but a great battle @ Roehampton, Bromley, United Kingdom https://www.instagram.com/p/BxNVJngAtq2/?igshid=4ti9grv411wj
9:40 AM - 8 May 2019 from Wandsworth, London



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I have it on good authority that Jonny and Luke have split as a pair.

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