National title joy for Keith
Wheelchair tennis player KeithThom has finally got his hands on the one championship that has eluded him.
Since 2009, Keith has appeared in the Scottish National Championship, part of the National Roma series, on seven occasions, reaching the singles final five times only to finish runner-up.
Despite the Dalbeattie player’s long list of championship wins over a 10-year career, this was the one he was desperate to get his hands on.
This year’s championships were played at the National Tennis Centre, Stirling.
With a few of the top players missing, Keith took full advantage of a weakened field and delivered a solid performance throughout the weekend.
In the final match against Neil Duncan, from Aberdeen, Keith came out of his chair at 4-2 up and lost the ability to secure himself properly due to a belt break which could not be repaired.
Despite this, he went on to take the final set 6-3 and lift the title.
Keith took a lot of positives from his play and felt the timing of this win would boost his confidence when he goes in to the ITFWrexham Open in around two weeks.
Success Keith Thom with winner’s medal