Tuesday, 09 July 2019 10:05

Good response to Wimbers tournament

Written by Bobby Kerr

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Tennis Club celebrated the 2019 Wimbledon tournament with a tournament of its own on Saturday.

Eighteen members enjoyed a sunny morning’s tennis, playing mixed doubles. In the final Iain MacLaren and Susan Russell, the section A winners, met the winners of section B, Mike Bews and Phyllis Fullarton.

Despite Phyllis carrying an arm injury she felt she could not let down her partner and went straight on court following her final section match.

Iain and Susan lost only five games in their section and were hot favourites, but the final was neck and neck until the deciding game when Iain hit a winning forehand to seal the match.

Following the prize giving, the players enjoyed traditional Wimbledon fare with strawberries and cream and a light buffet. Thanks go to social convener Fiona MacLaren and her team for a great spread.