West High­land Ten­nis Week at up­graded courts

The Oban Times - - Sport -

THE UP­GRADED ten­nis courts at At­lantis Leisure, Oban, were well used last week as they played host to the 45th an­nual West High­land Ten­nis Week.

Around 70 com­peti­tors took part in the com­pe­ti­tion, with 16 of those be­ing from Amer­ica.

Lo­cals were also in­volved with 20 of them show­ing up to play in the Ar­gyll day tour­na­ment.

Mary McLean, who ref­er­eed the tour­na­ment, said: ‘I think the tour­na­ment was a tremen­dous suc­cess, es­pe­cially for the new peo­ple that came. It was a tour­na­ment that they had not been to be­fore.

‘They are used to play­ing and go­ing back home, so there’s no real so­cial scene. But Oban’s is more than just a tour­na­ment and I think that came across.

‘We have peo­ple from all over Scot­land, with a group com­ing from Liver­pool and 16 play­ers from Amer­ica, so we have a re­ally in­ter­na­tional flavour to the tour­na­ment.

‘This is the last year that Scot­tish Sea Farms will be spon­sor­ing us.

‘They have helped us main­tain a level of prize money that at­tracts top play­ers.’

The win­ners of the West High­land Ten­nis Week were: gents sin­gles: Euan Mcin­tosh; ladies sin­gles: Lisa Munro; boys 18 and un­der sin­gles: Ruairidih Fraser; girls 18 and un­der sin­gles: El­lie Cros­ble; men’s over 35s sin­gles: James Wood; gents dou­bles: Ruairidih Fraser and James Wood; ladies dou­bles: Lisa Munro and Shona Gra­ham.

The win­ners of the Ar­gyll Day were: gents sin­gles: Gre­gor Bry­don; gents dou­bles: Gre­gor Bry­don and David MacPher­son; gents plate: An­gus Oatts and Kenny Drum­mond; ladies dou­bles: Stacey Hutchi­son and Melissa Oatts; ladies plate: Lynda Ox­land and J Wild.

As well as the Ar­gyll Day, a se­ries of other lo­cal events took place through­out the week such as the Davis Cup team night, which was won by Gre­gor Bry­don, David MacPher­son and Hugh Whit­tle.

The lo­cal gents hand­i­cap sin­gles event and the mix and match event were also won by Gre­gor Bry­don.

And in the se­condary school com­pe­ti­tion, Jude Bain was the ju­nior boys win­ner, David MacPher­son was the se­nior boys win­ner and Kirsty MacArthur was the win­ner of the girls’ event.

West High­land Ten­nis Week is cur­rently look­ing for a new spon­sor.

To find out more or to get in touch, visit www.at­lantisleisure.co.uk and find the ten­nis and squash club un­der racket sports.

The com­mit­tee and play­ers came to­gether for an end of day pho­to­graph. 17_t28ten­nis02

Gre­gor Bry­don and David MacPher­son with their tro­phies. 17_t28ten­nis03

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