Ruther­glen LTC serves up a treat

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Ruther­glen Lawn Ten­nis Club have rounded off one of their most suc­cess­ful sea­sons ever.

The club, who meet on View Park Drive, have had suc­cess in both the dou­ble, gents and ladies di­vi­sions.

Last month they won Di­vi­sion Two of the Cly­des­dale Cup, an an­nual mixed-dou­bles knock-out com­pe­ti­tion beat­ing Bish­op­ton in the fi­nal.

And their Ladies First Team won the West of Scot­land Di­vi­sion four Sum­mer Cham­pi­onship and pro­mo­tion to Di­vi­sion Three. This ex­tends an as­ton­ish­ing run of three con­sec­u­tive league ti­tles and pro­mo­tions.

And the fan­tas­tic progress of the Ladies First Team has spilled over to their Ladies Sec­ond and Third Teams who se­cured sec­ond suc­ces­sive pro­mo­tions and will both play in Di­vi­sion Five next year.

Their Gents teams have matched the Ladies ev­ery step of the way. The Gents First Team won Di­vi­sion One of the Spring League and will play in the Premier

next sea­son.

They con­tin­ued their fan­tas­tic run by se­cur­ing run­ners-up spot in Di­vi­sion 1/2 of the Sum­mer Leagues and a pro­mo­tion play- off ver­sus White­craigs Sec­ond Team which they won em­phat­i­cally to se­cure their place in Di­vi­sion 1/1 for 2016.

Pres­i­dent of the club Gareth El­lor said: “This on­court suc­cess is a symp­tom of the phe­nom­e­nal growth and de­vel­op­ment of the club as a whole over the last few years.

“Hav­ing grown from 100 to 230 mem­bers in four years, we now have a much big­ger mem­ber­ship and hence a larger pool of play­ers, many of whom are ben­e­fit­ing from the fan­tas­tic work of our new head coach Jonathan Will­cox.

“He con­tin­ues to build a su­perb coach­ing pro­gramme that of­fers some­thing for all ages and abil­i­ties.”

For more info on RLTC please visit their web­site at www. ten­nis­ruther­glen. com, fol­low them on twit­ter @ Ruther­glenLTC and @ RLTCCoach­ing or e-mail the club at ruther­glen. ten­nis@ ya­hoo.co.uk.

Win­ners The gents team

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