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October Top 10s & Players of the Month

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Heriot-Watt Open 2018 – 24th-25th March

YoungSTARS are at Newlands this Saturday – 24th February from 12pm & 4pm – Everyone is welcome

February 20, 2018 Leave a comment

This is a bronze standard tournament and even if you’ve not played a junior tournament before this will be a great first experience!

If you’d like to come along please let me know on 07968-636830

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British Nationals – 2018 Finals Manchester 18th February (Live tonight on the BBC Red Button at 17.30 & 18.15)

February 18, 2018 Leave a comment

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Harrow’s Lucy Murchie – Winner of the ‘2018 Scottish Junior Nationals’ at both Under 15s and Under 17s in Aberdeen on the 3/4th February

February 14, 2018 Leave a comment

Many congratulations to Lucy Murchie (pictured below with Scotland Coach Paul Bell) for winning 2 Titles at the ‘2018 Scottish Junior Nationals’

An amazing result for the Harrow sponsored player to win both Under 15 and Under 17s in Aberdeen. Lucy is currently using the Harrow ‘Donna Urquhart Wave’ racket – and to good effect as well by the looks of things!

Lucy Murchie Scottish Junior Nationals Winner U15 & U17 (002)

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Pictures of the 2018 Hangover Handicap Tournament at David Lloyd West End (for the new Bev Trophy 🏆)

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Optical Express D.L.W.E. v Giffnock 2 (home) 22nd Nov. 2017

November 24, 2017 Leave a comment
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Brand new floor! 🙂

Giffnock 2 at home and when I looked at the 2 teams’ line ups and the fact we had 2 players missing, I thought here we go again!! ….. O ye, of little faith!

First up was Joe McDonald for us at No.5 in the early kick off, against Garry Blanchflower. Great start from Joe 1-0 up; as Garry came off after the 1st he said “There will be a point where the back stops aching, but I’m also just starting to get tired. That’s when I’ll peak!”. Well that must have been the 4th game then, as Garry evened things up for the 2nd time at 2-2. And so to the 5th! This was the proverbial 5 set thriller and Joe managed to hang on at the end to sneak the 5th game 13-11 (MOTM Joe? Well maybe!)

Next up was Paul Treon for us against Daniel O’Sullivan. Paul romped the first 2 games and Daniel really battled for the next 2 winning both on tie breaks! And so to the 5th! Another 5 set thriller! Paul went 9-1 up, then Daniel came back to 10-7. Things were getting very tense! Fortunately Paul sneaked the last point and took the match 3-2 (Paul could easily be MOTM for us!)

So one more tie to win the match!

Me v Stu Pitt next at No.2 – well the win wouldn’t be coming from this one then, would it? Hold on I found myself 2-0 up with some sharp shootin’ just when I needed it! I thought I’d need to stay positive – keep going for it! No? well I got chopped in the 3rd game! Huuuuummmmmm! The 4th game was even all the way. It was 3-3 then 10-10 then 13-13 and even 16-16. I was trying to stay positive, (at 17-17) but kept hitting the tin at the wrong time, so time to ‘power it’ about a bit – 18-17 up! so a last gasp effort and my 5th match ball, and I hit a cracker to sneak home! Best win of he season for me – MOTM? Maybe?

Next up was Colin Clark (DLWE) v Mark Coyle (Giffnock). Colin was close in the first 2 games, narrowly losing the 2nd 12-14. Then the marker changed and I offered to do the “last one” to which Col said “Thanks for the vote of confidence!” So maybe it was my fault he lost the 3rd. Tough opponent in Mark Coyle though.

Last up was Craig-Valente Wallace for us v James ‘run Forres’ Singh!  This was a similar to the last match, with a close tie-breaker, in the first, then James had too much in the legs for Craig and so won 3-0 (although I suspect Craig may have strained something! Mind you I suspect Sut may have strained something in my match as well!).

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Baked potatoes and fillings of beans, cheese & tuna for tea. None of the youngsters ate the potato skin! Who does that?

And not only that, but James was telling me how he doesn’t get tired for 50 mins on court! Wow! I’m sure he means 5 mins – must have misheard him!

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