Mau­reen makes his­tory

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Dal­beat­tie Ten­nis Club held its prize­giv­ing at the bowl­ing club at the week­end.

Mau­reen John­stone cre­ated his­tory with sin­gles ti­tle num­ber 30 and also took the ladies’ dou­bles, part­nered by Francesca Thom.

Ste­vie White also com­pleted back-to-back ti­tles, win­ning the men’s sin­gles as well as the men’s dou­bles, part­nered by Bruce Todd.

The mixed dou­bles cham­pi­ons were Paul Board­man and Liz McTag­gart. Ju­nior cham­pi­ons were brother and sis­ter Adam and Zoe Max­well.

Pres­i­dent Keith Thom pre­sented the awards and dur­ing his speech com­mented on the suc­cess of the club over the sum­mer.

Both the mixed teams won their leagues. In open com­pe­ti­tions, num­bers were up on pre­vi­ous years and ju­nior coach­ing num­bers had in­creased also from pre­vi­ous years.

The club is of­fer­ing a win­ter pro­gramme with or­gan­ised ses­sions and coach­ing. Any­one wish­ing to join or help should con­tact Keith on 07821526388. Ste­wartry were heart­ened on a sunny af­ter­noon at Green­law as the kick-off drills were well ex­e­cuted by Kerr Dal­rym­ple and his chasers.

But the vis­i­tors ran in three tries in an open­ing burst be­fore the Blacks hit back with two, the first from Ciaran White, who barged over with de­fend­ers hang­ing on to him, and the sec­ond by Zak Hunter who went blind from a ruck.

Both were the re­sult of well ex­e­cuted skills and ball con­trol and un­selfish

Sil­ver­ware The Dal­beat­tie Ten­nis Club mem­bers with their tro­phies

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