Monday, 09 October 2017 09:42

News Update 09.10.17 Featured

Written by Bobby Kerr

HELENSBURGH Tennis Club's 1st Ladies vets team ended their autumn West League campaign on a disappointing note, losing to a very strong Western side in their final match.

But, having been promoted  to division one this year, the team will retain their place for 2018.

All four Helensburgh players found the lack of pace on Western's artificial clay courts tricky, meaning longer rallies and greater difficulty in putting the ball away for a winner.

At first pair Karrie Walters and Ann Morison were unlucky to lose the first set on a tie break but unfortunately they were then unable to maintain their positive momentum, losing the next two sets. 

Gay Black and Yolande Trewhella, playing at second, enjoyed a closer match with very little to choose between the couples in the first two sets. However, the Glasgow pair, thanks to their greater consistency and effective volleying, just managed to keep their noses in front and collect all three sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

The men’s 2nd vets team have managed victories at Rutherglen, Drumchapel and Woodend. They currently sit fourth in the table with one match to go and could finish in the top two if they win their last match at Giffnock. 

The men’s 1st team have had a disappointing season as they have yet to win a match in the very tough second division. This week they play their last two matches and need to win at least one of them to have a chance of remaining in the division. 

The next block of junior coaching starts after the school holidays, and a new after school club will be starting in Hermitage Primary School. Look out for more details next week.

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