Wimbledon fever hits Bishopbriggs pub

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THEY’RE more Al Murray than Andy Murray, but the boys at Quin’s bar enjoyed themselves during the recent Wimbledon celebrations.

Once again the lads at the Bishopbriggs pub organised a ‘Quinbledon’ tennis competition for the duration of the two-week summer sporting bonanza.

Patrons of The Quin swapped rounds for rackets – with John Kerr, from Possilpark, eventually triumphing in a final match played at the all-weather courts at Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre on the same day as the men’s final.

Afterwards it was back to Quin’s for a buffet and to watch Novak Djokovic’s triumph, where a whipround at the pub raised more than £100 for the RNID Scotland charity – who assist the 57,000 people in Scotland who have severe or profound hearing loss.

General manager of Quin’s, Peter Grimshaw, a former tennis player himself, said: “I was more than happy to assist our tennis guys on their quest for fitness and glory!”

Quin’s patron Graeme Hyslop from Bishopbriggs, the principal of Langside College who appeared in the Herald last year after being awarded an OBE for services to further education, helped organise the event.

He told the Herald: “It’s been great fun organising it all . . . a wee bit like running a creche!”

GREAT SERVICE (pictured): The presentation of the Quinbledon Trophy to John Kerr by Peter Grimshaw, general manager of Quin’s.