Dalkeith tennis title for David

Dalkeith Tennis Club marked the end of its season with a men’s handicap event which attracted a large turnout at the Eskbank Road courts.

The winner was David Dowell, runner-up in the 2011 men’s singles championship, who beat Ricky Smith in the final.

In the semi-finals Dowell overcame Johnny Costello while Smith defeated last year’s handicap winner, Frank Nisbet.

The event, known at the club as ‘The Thrash,’ was organised by Ricky Smith and Stuart Campbell who laid on food and refreshments.