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Mini tennis festival for juniors heads to Aviemore


By Gavin Musgrove

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The Rothiemurchus courts will be the venue for a mini tennis festival this Saturday.

The competition takes places from 10am – 2pm.

Teams from throughout the district will descend on the club to compete in the final stages of the Highlands 8 & Under league.

Some budding young tennis players pictured after the opening of the new all-weather court at Rothiemurchus which is the venue for this weekend's contest.
Some budding young tennis players pictured after the opening of the new all-weather court at Rothiemurchus which is the venue for this weekend's contest.

All the mini competitions have so far been played within clusters: Badenoch & Strathspey, Moray and the Inverness/Nairn/Tain area.

The winners of the clusters will play in a group to decide the destination of the trophy.

Fighting it out to be hailed champions are Rothiemurchus & Aviemore; Elgin and Bellfield Park A.

In a second group Grantown, Rothes A and Bellfield Park B will be playing for final positions fourth to sixth.

It is hoped that a third section involving Rothes B, Lossiemouthand Inverness will be confirmed this week.

A league spokesman said: "It should be an interesting four hours, full of fun for the children."

Latest junior results

12 & Under

Grantown 9 Bellfield B 5: Marcus Alliod won 4-2, 4-1; Archie Laing won 4-0, 4-0; Calum Fleming won 4-1, 4-2; Angus Robinson lost 1-4, 1-4. Marcus & Archie won 4-0, 4-2

R&A 6 Inverness A 6: Jessica Nagle lost0-4, 0-4; Chloe McKay lost 0-4, lost 0-4. Jack Rodgers won 4-2, 4-2; Jessica & Chloe lost 2-4, 2-4. (Inverness only had three players so forfeited the 4v 4 singles and the second doubles)


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