Tennis tourney ends successful year

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THE SENIOR and Junior CV Baxter handicap tennis tournament came to a conclusion on Saturday after some terrific matches.

Handicaps were given at the beginning of the year by coach Graeme Walker.

The club was honoured to have presenting the trophies Mr C.V. Baxter, himself a Wimbledon competitor, a great ambassador of tennis nationally and a stalworth honorary member of Montrose Tennis Club.

The standard of play was fantastic with the seniors going to three sets.

The winner for Adults’ CV Baxter for 2011 is Murray Pert, who has recently qualified as Level Two coach. The runner-up, new to tennis competitive play, was Bob Scott.

The winner of the junior CV Baxter title is Jack Murison, Montrose Academy, who is in his first year of competitive play. Runner-up by the narrowest of margins was Cameron Eeles from Mearns Academy, a stalworth of Montrose Tennis Club’s superleague team.

Montrose Tennis Club Boys’ doubles tournament carried over from the club championship, was also played on Saturday under floodlights. The boys had some marvellous shots and in good competitive spirit the eventual winners were Ross Mitchell partnering Dominic Foreman, and runners-up Findlay Soutar who partnered Jack Murison.

Club News

There is still plenty going on at the club, including is a full adult training programme and junior programme.

For more information log on to or contact Graeme Walker.

Adult club night is on Wednesday where you can turn up after 7.30pm and play on with members. Junior club members have an hour-slot on Friday nights with coaching to have fun and enjoy little games.

Date for diary

The next adult tournament will be on Sunday, October 2 at 1pm. Murray Pert has achieved his Level Two tennis coaching certificate, and he is now assists Graeme Walker at the club.

Tennis holiday camps: no need to be bored over the holidays, so if you haven’t already done so book early with Graeme Walker for tennis camp over the autumn holidays. He coaches from age four to teenagers.