Tennis club ready to serve up smashing summer session

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WILTON Park and Hawick have had a busy winter.

A recently well supported fund-raising family race night was held in the Border Club, raising a substantial amount which will help to develop the junior section of the club.

A club spokesperson said: “Thanks must go to the Border Club for use of their excellent facilities and local sponsors Brydons, Scott and Charters, Dobbie and Michie, Fox and Hounds, Paul Sharpe, Pringle, Barrie Knitwear, Johnstons of Elgin and Hamish Smith as well as all the committee who helped and Elliot Jack for being the compere.”

Junior coaching has been well attended during the winter and has seen an increase in numbers due to the high standards set by coach Ethan Simpson.

This was apparent at two Borders primary schools events where the Hawick club supplied eight of the 61 entries. Representing Drumlanrig, Rebecca Gray, Ava Scott, Georgie Main, Martin Goldie and Robbie Oliver all played well, winning matches and enjoying their day.

Trinity’s Sam Scott and Marcus Brogan, who were joined by Sam Allott from Denholm Primary School, all reached the quarter-finals of the seven-and-under competition with Marcus going on to narrowly lose 10-8 in the final in what was the best game of the day. Well done to all who represented their school and club.

The start of the season is just around the corner with the first club night being held on Monday and the first junior night on Thursday at 6pm. All welcome. More information can be obtained from the club noticeboard at the courts.

The club have entered a men’s, ladies’ and 12-and-under team into the Border league this year with the first matches on April 26 and 27.