JANUARY may not be the peak outdoor season for the northern hemisphere’s tennis players, but that didn’t stop 24 of Craighelen’s hardiest players taking part in the club’s annual ‘First Foot’ tournament on the first afternoon of 2020.

The format for the afternoon, which was organised by Gerry Black, saw players change partners for each round, with individual points carried forward.

At the end of play, in surprisingly benign weather conditions for the time of year, the winners’ trophies were awarded to Susan Bell and Jim McGowan.

Some festive food was then enjoyed by everyone, who agreed that it had been a splendid start to 2020 at the club.

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