Successful annual tennis coaching week

The junior / beginners group.
The junior / beginners group.

The annual coaching week at Arbroath Lawn Tennis Club got under way in glorious conditions on Monday.

Around 80 people signed up for the week – which offered coaching for all ages from four through to OAP.

The four to eight years group.

The four to eight years group.

The head coach, once again, has been Mark Walker, ably assisted this week by Robin Nisbet who is a Level 3 performance coach at David Lloyd.

There has been a huge level of interest shown in the coaching week, with the club also getting quite a few new members as a result. In particular, the junior sessions have been extremely well attended but there have also been upwards of 15 adults taking part in adult beginners/improvers sessions

It is hoped that some of those taking part this week will take advantage of the coaching blocks coming up later in the summer. 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 the remaining coaching classes then please contact Graham Crabb on 07703 582129 or Jan Fairlie on 07711 343157. Alternatively please check out the facebook site at\ArbroathLawnTennisClub

Henderson Vase

Arbroath mixed doubles first team made the long distance trip to Lundin Sports on Monday night.

The team comprised K. Small/J. Green, L. Curry/E. Watson and G. Crabb/E. Moir. The 1st round went Arbroath’s way and they held a narrow advantage going into round two leading 2-1.

Lundin Sports fought well in round two levelling the match. This left it all to play for in round three. With just one match left on court it was all done to G. Crabb and E. Moir to try and win their last set in order to halve the match. Graham and Erin fought hard in the last set digging out a 6-2 win in the last set resulting in the match being halved.

Round one - K. Small/J. Green beat C. Trotter/J. Douglas 6-0, 6-1; L. Curry/E. Watson drew with A. Cargill/A. Cowan 6-7, 6-2; G. Crabb/E. Moir drew with B. Ortman/J. Baan 3-6, 6-3.

Round two - K. Small/J. Green beat B. Ortman/J. Baan 6-2, 6-1; L. Curry/E. Watson lost to C. Trotter/J. Douglas 4-6, 1-6; G. Crabb/E. Moir lost to A. Cargill/A. Cowan, 4-6, 4-6.

Round three - K. Small/J. Green beat A. Cargill/A. Cowan 6-3, 6-0; L. Curry/E. Watson lost to B. Ortman/J. Baan 0-6, 5-7; G. Crabb/E. Moir drew with C. Trotter/J. Douglas 6-3, 3-6.

2nd team

Arbroath 2nd team played hosts to Lundin Sports 2nd team on Monday night. The team comprised of R. Edwards/A. Moir, D. Wood/J. O’Mara and S. Keillor/A. Gorman. The team played well on the night only losing 3 sets out of a possible 18. This leaves the 2nd team in a very nice position as they are yet to drop any points.

Round one - R. Edwards/A. Moir drew with E. Roland/J. Kerr 3-6, 6-3; D. Wood/J. O’Mara beat S. Nicholson/D. Moir 6-3, 6-0; S. Keillor/A. Gorman beat M. Watson/S. Markia 6-2, 6-2.

Round two - R. Edwards/A. Moir beat S. Nicholson/D. Moir 6-0, 6-4; D. Wood/J. Omara beat M. Watson/S. Markia 6-1, 6-1; S. Keillor/A. Gorman beat E. Roland/J. Kerr 6-3, 7-5.

Round three - R. Edwards/A. Moir beat M. Watson/S. Markia 6-2, 6-0; D. Wood/J. O’Mara lost to E. Roland/J. Kerr 4-6, 4-6; S. Keillor/A. Gorman beat S.Nicholson/D.Moir 6-2, 6-1.