Karen Haggarty of Kirktonhill Tennis Club has been awarded the Marie Dixon Memorial Quaich for her special contribution to local tennis.

This is an annual award presented to a member of one of the four local clubs who take part in the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity tennis tournament hosted by Helensburgh Tennis Club.

The Quaich has been donated by the family of Marie Dixon who was a much-loved coach and member of the club.

Karen is a worthy winner of the Quaich and was delighted to be presented with the award by Kirktonhill’s club president, Tom Corcoran.

She has been a club member for 30 years and Ladies team captain for more than 25 of those.

She has also been the club’s treasurer for at least a decade as well as helping with the planning and delivery of countless events and tournaments over the years.

There was more to celebrate with the club’s recent Junior French Open Tournament.

The winner of the Mini-Reds competition was Aaron Barbour and the runner-up was Imogen Mooney.

In the Orange Group it was Fergus Muldoon who took the honours with Johnathan Marshall taking the runner-up spot.

Ryan Barbour also won the Green Group’s competition after a well-contested final against Liam Melvin.

Club coach Douglas Mackechnie congratulated everyone who took part and praised the sporting way in which they participated.

Children’s Saturday coaching will continue throughout the summer and there are still places available for anyone interested in getting involved. Racquets are provided and there is no need to block book or pay in advance.

For further information please contact Fiona 01389-750688; fiona@kirktonhill.co.uk or visit the club’s Facebook page.