An enthusiastic group of players descended on Kirktonhill Tennis Club last week to take part in a 12-hour tennis marathon to raise club funds.

There was a low-key start at the club at 8am before the afternoon’s main event - a mixed round-robin tournament.

A great mix of people turned up to participate with 70 years of age separating the oldest and youngest competitors - Pat Leonard and Callum Bell.

While the younger children played games on a spare court, the tournament worked its way to the final which saw Anna Currie and Pat Leonard beat Marissa Gordon and Paul Donnelly in the closest of matches.

With the tournament over, it was left to a group of gents to play out the last two hours up to 8pm, thereby completing the 12-hour challenge.

Speaking after the event, Club President Tom Corcoran was full of praise for everyone who took part.

He said: “We had a great turn-out and this has been a hugely successful day, raising over £200 for the club. There is a real buzz about the club this season and an event such as this is a relaxed, fun way to bring everyone together.”

Coaching for children continues on Saturday mornings during the holidays and coaching for adults on Monday evenings is progressing well.

All coaching is provided on a pay-as-you-go basis, so anyone can join at any time. For more info contact Fiona on 01389 750688, or via, Facebook or Twitter.