Advantage tennis players as Kelso stages contests

Junior winner William Tweedie with Graeme White.
Junior winner William Tweedie with Graeme White.

The Graeme White Civic Week free to enter Junior and Senior Tennis Challenge took place at Kelso Orchard Tennis Club on Saturday in glorious weather.

Wimbledon and the World Cup game may have affected the entry slightly but this year’s organiser David Laing ensured the tennis was fun, competitive and enjoyed by all.

Amgus Miller, left, senior winner, with Graeme White.

Amgus Miller, left, senior winner, with Graeme White.

Everyone played four American-style doubles games, each tie with different partners.

The adult winner was Angus Millar, with maximum points. This was a great achievement, as Angus had won the junior title three times previously. The runner-up was Ella Laing.

The junior winner was William Tweedie but there was only three points separating the first four juniors. Runner-up was last year’s winner, Will Stephen, with Caelan Ballantyne and John Tweedie sharing third place.

The club was delighted to receive a visit from the Kelso Laddie, with his right and left-hand men. Club assistant coach Lee Brown took some time out to make sure they got some play, which was watched by all present.

Their play was very reasonable, considering the heat and their busy schedule, while official photos of the visit were taken by Gavin Horsburgh.

Graeme White kindly came along personally to watch some tennis and present the trophies. Thanks were extended to all who were involved but, particularly, the players out there in the heat, with little respite.

This year, there is a further Civic Week parent/guardian and child doubles to be held on Tuesday morning of Civic Week at Kelso Club.

The club has also thanked CBAH (Charity Begins at Home) for its generous donation to assist with the cost of its capital court replacement in September.