Tennis fever’s net unusual at this time of year!

Bishopbriggs Tennis Club Wimbledon feature. L/R Andrew Blair, Amy Cox, Rebecca Cox and Greg Marlow.  2.7.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Bishopbriggs Tennis Club Wimbledon feature. L/R Andrew Blair, Amy Cox, Rebecca Cox and Greg Marlow. 2.7.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

YOUNGSTERS are courting success at tennis clubs in Bishopbriggs, Lenzie, Stepps and beyond – inspired by Wimbledon and recent sunshine.

The future is looking good for Bishopbriggs Tennis Club, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.

The first team at Bishopbriggs are set to be promoted to Division Three of the West of Scotland League.

Club vice-president Hilary Clews told the Herald: “We’ve a good juniors section and are really looking to get an all-weather court in place as soon as possible.

“Membership always increases when Wimbledon’s on and we warmly welcome new members to the club – it’s only £38 for a junior for a year.”

Talented junior member Calum Haddock (12), a pupil at Bishopbriggs Academy, has been taking full advantage of that – he’s been out at the club playing and training every day since the summer holidays began.

Calum said: “I’ve been playing for about five years and I love it.

“I really enjoy the excitement of playing with my friends and getting better with coaching.

“I start playing in tournaments this year and I’m looking forward to that.”

For more information on Bishopbriggs Tennis Club, go to www.bishopbriggstc.com

Meanwhile, Lenzie Tennis Club was recently named Tennis Scotland’s Club of the Year.

TENNIS STARS: Raising a racket at Bishopbriggs Tennis Club are Andrew Blair, Amy Cox, Rebecca Cox and Greg Marlow.