We were pleased to be able to hold a tennis championship this year despite the restrictions although were not able to have our usual social gathering on finals day. Because of the restrictions placed on us, the matches were played at times to suit the finalists.
The winners were:
Gents Singles: Axel Laurell
Ladies Singles: Claire MacDonald (Photo missing)
Gents Doubles: Gregg Webster & Stephen Jones
Ladies Doubles: Morag Houston & Emily Anderson
Gents Handicap Singles: Gregg Webster
Ladies Handicap Singles: Suzannah Brown (Photo missing)
Mixed Doubles: David Robb & Ann Dickson
Veterans Mixed Doubles: Graeme Robson & Suzie Wilson
We were delighted to see so many new members enter the competition and congratulate 5 of those (Axel, Claire, Suzannah, Ann and Suzie) who won their final and we thank Iain Mackay as tournament referee.
Photographs of 6 groups of finalists are shown below:
The Club is committed to compliance with the Scottish Government’s coronavirus rules in accordance with guidance issued by our sports’ governing bodies: Tennis Scotland and Scottish Squash. The current protocols for tennis & squash and can be found HERE and HERE.
Tennis play is essentially unrestricted with doubles play permitted with 4 players from separate households. Coaching is available for both individuals and groups. The Club continues to offer Turn Up and Play sessions and singles box leagues.
Squash, sadly, remains restricted to solo squash for practice and exercise, and one-to-one coaching. The standard game is only permitted for members of the same household.
When at the Club, members are asked to comply with rules concerning physical distancing and hand hygiene, and not to use the Club as a social space.
We continue to welcome new members, but potential squash members need to be aware of the severely limited opportunities for play.
We are currently refurbishing the Clubhouse including installing new lighting and redecorating. As part of this process we want to discard rubbish that has accumulated over many years as well as replace/ throw out old and broken furniture and fittings and many other unwanted items.
We need a group of able bodied volunteers to carry these items from the Clubhouse to the Dean Park Crescent gate ready to be picked up by our waste contractor.
We propose to do this on the morning of Saturday 19th September starting at 9:00. Hopefully it will take no more than one hour – depends on the number of volunteers. Duncan Robertson has already volunteered to help with the supervision. We have agreed that supervision will not include the heavy lifting!