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Play ready to be served at Grantown's open tennis championships

By Gavin Musgrove

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New clay surfaces and lines have improved the courts at Grantown Tennis Club.
New clay surfaces and lines have improved the courts at Grantown Tennis Club.

The Grantown-on-Spey Open Tennis Championships is making up for lost time after last year's competition was claimed by Covid.

Organisers are delighted with the turn-out with 160 players now registered for the contest which gets under way this Sunday.

They will have their fingers-crossed that the good weather continues for as long as possible with so many fixtures lined up on the town's clay courts over the week of play.

A competition spokesman said: "This year's Grantown-on-Spey Open Tennis Championships has attracted a superb entry of 160 players from all over Scotland.

"The championships commence this Sunday at the club's clay courts and play continues all week until the finals on August 1.

"There are 28 events ranging from eight years and under to over 45 years singles.

"The men's singles open has attracted a large entry and the top seed is Russell Dickson, from Glasgow."

Club captain Alistair McLeod commented: "It is great the tournament is going ahead after last year's cancellation due to Covid and with care everyone should have a good time this year."

The courts and lines have been given a major overhaul at the historic venue since the last open championship.

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