Tennis players from Largs area are welcome to take part in the 68th Greenock and District Tennis adult championships.

The tournament will take place over the fortnight from Monday 18 to Saturday 30 July with the finals taking place at Ardgowan Tennis Club in Greenock on Friday evening 29th and Saturday 30th July.

In addition to the adult events there will be under 12s, under 16s and under 18 boys and girls singles competitions. The Clubs involved are Ardgowan and Fort Matilda Tennis Clubs in Greenock, and the clubs in Bishopton, Kilmacolm and Largs plus players with a normal Inverclyde residential address who may be members of other clubs. Fairlie tennis player Lewis McAulay featured last year and was among the finalists.

Announcing the 2016 Championships, the tournament organising chairman Chris Jewell said, ‘Tennis is at a high at the moment, aided by Andy and Jamie Murray’s successes, as well as Gordon Reid in wheelchair tennis terms and the rise in rankings of other British players both male and female. We also now have a Head Coach and Development Officer covering both Greenock clubs which is already increasing membership levels so with that background, we are greatly looking forward to another very successful championships with additional junior categories. We would encourage all players from all the clubs involved to enter as many of the competitions as they can of these local championships which are sure to again provide many exciting matches.’

The championships also include men’s and ladies singles and doubles plus mixed doubles, veterans’ singles and veterans’ men’s and mixed doubles The referee for the 2016 championships will be local Fort Matilda tennis player and past referee Raymond Norris.

Promotional posters and entry forms are now available from all the clubs involved or can be obtained by email from Chris Jewell at

Entry forms require to be submitted and received for the adult competitions by Monday 11th July with the draws announced on Thursday 14th July.