North Angus Tennis tournament to return

With some of the players are (centre) club coach Graeme Walker and Colin V Baxter, Colin was the Scottish number one for 10 years from 1953 to 1963, he played at Wimbledon during that time, was a Junior Wimbledon finalist, played in the US Open and of course had many North Angus appearances.

With some of the players are (centre) club coach Graeme Walker and Colin V Baxter, Colin was the Scottish number one for 10 years from 1953 to 1963, he played at Wimbledon during that time, was a Junior Wimbledon finalist, played in the US Open and of course had many North Angus appearances.

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A tennis tournament in Montrose which ceased in the 1990s will be back serving up a treat once again this summer.

Montrose Tennis Club is hosting the LTA approved North Angus Tennis open weekend from Friday (June 27) until Sunday (June 29), which is being sponsored by DC Lighting Services Ltd.

Prior to it ceasing in the late 1990s, the tournament attracted players like Judy Murray, Allan Mills (retired tournament referee at Wimbledon) Frew MacMillan who still 
commentates at Queens Club, and Montrose’s own Colin V Baxter - who himself played at Wimbledon.

Montrose Tennis Club are hoping to re-launch the famous tournament next weekend by hosting a number of adult and junior events ranging from under-10s to men’s and ladies’ open events.

Entries for the tournament have already attracted more than 80 entries from the players all over the north east looking to demonstrate their skills on Montrose’s new carpet court.

Club secretary Rhona Alston: “It would be great to get over 100.

“Since Montrose Tennis Club have upgraded and floodlit all their tennis courts to a similar standard we can now host a national tennis tournament. There has been pressure on our committee to reinstate this old tournament. So we are giving it a go.”

Late entries for all events will be accepted by today (Wednesday 25), including the men’s singles/doubles - which has already attracted a quality players.

Late entries should be made either through secretary Rhona Alston on 07730405314 or via the tournament referee Rick Gardner on 07831113939.