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 With thanks to Dave Macdermid.

It’s a busy weekend for Rubislaw tennis club with the staging of the second weekend of the Rubislaw Grand Prix in addition to the club being presented with Tennis Scotland’s top quality accreditation award.

Top seed in the men’s event is Graeme Matthew (David Lloyd Aberdeen) who is seeded to meet the host club’s Martin Harbord in the final and if the seedings go to plan, the women’s final will be an all-Rubislaw affair between Sheila Williams and Fiona Hamilton.

On Saturday afternoon Tennis Scotland’s Tennis Development Manager for the area, Kirsty McRae, will present the Clubmark award to the club in recognition of the hard work undertaken behind the scenes to promote the sport at all levels.

Prior to the presentation, club coach Darren Nicol will lead a series of coaching demonstrations and social tennis with a firework display rounding off proceedings.

Westburn Tennis Centre hosts the second of the six monthly Glacier Energy Services winter Under 12 Masters on Sunday with Ross Martin (DL Aberdeen) and Patrick Young (Stonehaven) looking to repeat their successes of last month.

Also taking part are Conor McMahon (Rubislaw), Michael Whelan (Cults), Anthony Low(Udny), Cameron Edwards (Cults), Syzmon Kierkiaw (David Lloyd Aberdeen) and Fin Pearson (Banchory).

Congratulations to 8 year old Cults youngster Cameron Jappy (pictured) who has topped the North County leaderboard at Under 9 level and been presented with a medal by the LTA in recognition of his achievements.

The Mile End Primary pupil, who is coached by Vikki Paterson, has played in several tournaments in recent months, and has just progressed to orange from red level.