CRAIGHELEN Tennis Club members Jim and Lesley McGowan were both winners in the Scottish Veterans Tennis tournament at Scotstoun last weekend.

Attracting players from throughout the UK, Lesley partnered up with Margaret French from Yorkshire to win the ladies’ over-75 doubles.

Winning the tournament was a great achievement in itself for Lesley, but what made it even more remarkable was the fact that it was achieved within 11 months of having a hip replacement following a fall playing tennis in February 2019 – an amazing comeback to the sport.

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Meanwhile, Lesley’s husband Jim partnered up with Broomhill’s Stewart Walker to win the gents’ over-75 doubles – his first Scottish title, achieved six months before his 80th birthday!

Lesley and Jim have been members at Craighelen for 41 years and still play for the club in regular league matches, as well as representing the West of Scotland in county fixtures.

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