Kirktonhill Tennis Club’s juniors took centre stage at the weekend as the club held its popular ‘Play it like Wimbledon’ event.

As well as the usual weekend coaching sessions for the youngsters, a mix of tennis games including ‘torpedo’, ‘wipe-out’ and ‘champions’ got kids into the competitive spirit as they celebrated the Wimbledon championships which took place earlier this month.

With parents looking on and relaxing in the warm sunshine, it proved to be a perfect day of summer tennis. Junior coaching continues throughout the summer and is open to newcomers aged five to 15 at any stage in their development.

The Kirktonhill senior ladies, meanwhile, finished their first league campaign in Division 3 in an excellent fourth place with two quick fire wins earning them 14 points to finish the season on a high.

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First up, Kirktonhill made the trip to Bearsden with Karen Haggarty and Trish Cameron confidently taking the first set 6-2. The home team came back strongly to win the second set 3-6 but Karen and Trish hit back with a convincing 6-1 win in the third. Fiona MacDonald and Anna Currie found themselves in a battle on court two but did just enough to win 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Finally, on court three, Clare Donnelly and Morag Muirhead, who stepped in at the last moment, found the going particularly tough as they lost all three sets, but it meant little to the overall score as Kirktonhill won 5-4.

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The ladies’ final match of the season was at home against Strathgryffe. Karen and Trish again took control from the outset, winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. With Fiona and Marissa Gordon leading 6-2 on court two in a finely balanced match, it was cut short due to injury as a Strathgryffe member suffered a sprained wrist with Kirktonhill awarded the final two sets. Clare and Anna sealed the victory with a tense two-hour battle on court three, eventually wrapping it up 7-6, 6-1, 6-4 for the big win.