West Highland Tennis Week at upgraded courts
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