Cedric Williams and Fiona MacDonald walked off the court earlier this month as the mixed doubles champions after beating Tom Corcoran and Daniellie Gordon.

It was a hotly contest final, after the two had progressed from the round-robin competition, but it was Cedric and Fiona who won 4-3 to win the trophy, which was presented by Pat Leonard, a much respected stalwart of the club.

The Gents team have had a hugely successful season, winning the Division 5A league.

They went into their last match against Hillhead with each team sitting on 35 points so the winner would determine who would finish in the top spot.

Playing on court one were Douglas Mackechnie and Andy Bone and together they got off to the best possible start with a 6-0 in the first set followed by two convincing set wins of 6-4 and 6-1.

The second pairing of Alan Barbour and David Corcoran capped their outstanding undefeated run of results with a 2-1 sets win, 6-4, 6-3, 4-6.

Over on court three the third pairing of Steven Diver and Michael Corcoran were finding the going altogether much tougher.

After a poor start they managed to pull back some games in the third set, but it wasn’t enough to turn things around, leaving them with a 3-0 defeat, 2-6, 0-6, 4-6.

Overall though the team had done enough to take the league title and win promotion and now look forward to their play-off match on September 1 against Broomhill 2 to determine who will lift the Division 5 trophy.

It has been busy on the coaching front as well. Coaching continues on Saturday mornings for juniors aged 5-15yrs and on Monday evenings the beginners’ class continues from 7.00pm – 7.45pm. There is still time to come along and take part with no advance booking required and all coaching is open to non-members.

As the season moves into autumn, membership fees have been halved and with six free adult coaching lessons included in the package, this is a great incentive to come along and give tennis a try.

With the new clubhouse nearing completion, the club has been stepping up its fundraising efforts. A recent 12-hour tennis marathon raised £370 and next to come is a Race Night in the Harp Social Club, Dumbarton, on Saturday, September 2.

Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome. For tickets or further information on this or anything else to do with the club, please check out the club’s website www.kirktonhill.co.uk or contact Fiona: 01389-750688 or Celia: 01389-767720 or visit the club’s Facebook page.