CRAIGHELEN was buzzing last week as the Clyde Racquet Services Easter Junior Tournament was in full swing.
And Helensburgh's Ciaran Losh ensured a local winner by lifting the under-16 boys' singles title.
He beat Scott Docherty from Strathgryffe 7-5, 6-3 before beating top seed Daniel Gunn (VA Lanarkshire) in the final 4-6, 6-0, 11-9.
Craighelen's Jamie Porter also played well but came up against some tough opposition.
He played an excellent first round match in the under-14 singles before losing in a tie-break.
In the girls' under-14 singles, Danielle Gordon (Kirktonhill) and Heather McNeill (Craighelen) competed bravely, with Heather runner-up in the consolation event.
Mairi Colman and Alex MacFarlane (both Craighelen) had good wins in their first round under-12 singles matches, but went out in the next round despite their best efforts.
Ewan Mair (Craighelen) and Gregor Chambers (Helensburgh) took part in the main draw of the boys' under-12 event.
They lost their first round matches and played each other in the consolation event. Gregor won and went on to lift the consolation title.
In the boys' under-10 event Ewan Robb (Helensburgh) beat Angus McNeill (Craighelen) in the round robin stage before losing in the first round of the play-offs. Angus made the final of the consolation event but lost. Helensburgh's Patrick Moy also played.
Three Craighelen girls took part in the under-10 singles, with Abbie Murray beating Anna Scullion and Rachel McAuley in the consolation event.
On the final day it was the turn of the under-8s, with Helensburgh's Eamonn Moy and Craighelen's Finlay Cowie among the competitors.
Eamonn won all four of his round robin matches before losing to the eventual winner in the knock-out event. Finlay won three of his five round robin matches before winning the consolation knock-out.
OLDER club members were also in action, taking part in the knock-out vets competition semi-finals.
The men's over-55s defeated Clarkson, with Harry Gould and Dave Thorpe winning 6-0, 6-2.
Jim McGowan and Robin Rogers lost their first set 6-4 but won the second 6-3, meaning a 3-1 win for Craighelen.
The final will be a derby against Helensburgh, due to take place tonight (Wednesday).
The ladies' over-40s were not so fortunate in their semi-final and lost to current title holders Newlands.
Lesley Reeve and Claire McGowan fought well but lost 6-2, 6-2, while Sue Black and Eileen Drummond were beaten 7-5, 6-2.
The first of the MacRobert Thistle Sunday afternoon fun tournaments starts on Sunday, April 22 at 1pm. There are also league matches for the ladies' and gents' teams in the West of Scotland League this week.
The calendar of matches is on display in the clubhouse.
THE club is holding its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 5.
Pre-orders must be submitted to Lesley Reeve, Claire McGowan or Jackie Morris by Friday, April 27.