Arbroath Lawn Tennis Club are on top form in Henderson Vase

After the success of Andy Murray in the main event at Wimbledon and our own Jonny O’Mara in the juniors, it is hoped that numbers will be good for the up and coming coaching week.

There has been increased interest since the dramatic end to Wimbledon on Sunday, but there are still some places available for most classes.

The coaching week has taken place now yearly for the last 12 years – with Mark Walker the coach for the last eight.

Mark is a professional tennis coach who coaches mainly at the Gannochy National Tennis Centre in Stirling. Mark was also named the Scottish tennis coach of the year in 2011.This is always a popular week and, hopefully, the weather will be good too.

The coaching takes place daily between Monday and Saturday, July 15 to 20. All of the usual classes are available with something for everyone from age four through to adult beginners and improvers. Prices for the week range from £15 for members through to £30 for non-members – depending on the class chosen.

Classes available are: mini tennis, four to eight years; mini tennis eight to 12 years; Junior Futures/Improvers Squad; Junior Beginners/Improvers (12 to 16 years); Junior Performance Squad; Adult Beginners; Adult Improvers.

As well as the main coaching week the club has been running some mini junior coaching camps, two of which have now been completed. These have been well subscribed, particularly in the 12 plus age group. There are two camps remaining these will take place between July 23 and 25 and July 30 and August 1. Sessions will run from 9.45 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.Classes are available for ages five through to 16.

If you would like more information on any of these coaching classes then please contact Graham Crabb on 07703 582129 or Jan Fairlie on 07711 343157. Alternatively please check out the facebook site at www.facebook.com\ArbroathLawnTennisClub

Henderson Vases – Mixed Doubles

Arbroath 2nd team made the trip to St Andrews where they looked to keep the momentum going after last week’s victory at home to scone.

The team comprised of K. Small/E. Moir at first couple, R. Edwards/A. Moir at second couple and S. Keillor/Y. Smart at thirds. From the outset Arbroath were never troubled on the night and ran out comfortable 8-1 winners. A special mention must go to Kevin and Erin who lost only one game on the night.

Round one - K.Small/E.Moir beat F.McLean/H.Allan 6-0, 6-0; R.Edwards/A.Ritchie beat M.Mower/E.Forbes 6-4, 6-3; S.Keillor/Y.Smart beat A.Stewart/L.Hynd 6-2, 6-2.

Round two - K.Small/E.Moir beat A.Stewart/L.Hynd 6-1, 6-0; R.Edwards/A.Ritchie beat F.McLean/H.Allan 6-2, 6-3; S.Keillor/Y.Smart beat M.Mower/E.Forbes 6-4, 6-2.

Round three - K.Small/E.Moir beat M.Mower/E.Forbes 6-0, 6-0; R.Edwards/A.Ritchie beat A.Stewart/L.Hynd 6-0, 6-0; S.Keillor/Y.Smart drew with F.McLean/H.Allan 5-7, 7-6.

3rd Team

Arbroath 3rds got their Henderson vase campaign underway with the short trip to David Lloyds on Monday evening.

The team comprised of D. Voigt/K. Keillor at first couple, G. MacFarlane/C. Patullo at second couple and S. Newall/J. Fairlie at thirds. The Arbroath team played some entertaining tennis throughout the evening and in the end were too strong for David Loyds, running out comfortable winners winning by 5.5 to 2.

Round one - G.MacFarlane/C.Patullo drew with Y.McLean/J.Clark 6-7, 7-5; D.Voigt/k.Keillor beat L.Don/A.Don 6-4, 7-6; S.Newall/J.Fairlie drew with L.Greenhill/R.Young 6-2, 4-6.

Round two - G.MacFarlane/C.Patullo beat L.Greenhill/R.Young 7-6, 7-5; D.Voigt/k.Keillor beat Y.McLean/J.Clark 6-3, 6-2; S.Newall/J.Fairlie beat L.Don/A.Don 7-6, 7-6.

Round three - G.MacFarlane/C.Patullo beat L.Don/A.Don 6-2; D.Voigt/k.Keillor lost to L.Greenhill/R.Young 6-1; S.Newall/J.Fairlie lost Y.McLean/J.Clark 7-6.