Success for inaugural Dochie MacKenzie memorial tennis tournament

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A tennis tournament took place on Sunday in memory of Dochie MacKenzie, a former tennis and squash player.
Some 18 players competed in the doubles tournament, with Bob McCulloch and Graham Alexander, who was replaced by Ron Cordeiro in the final, winning the memorial trophy.

Winners: Bob McCulloch and Ron Cordeiro, middle, with Malcolm Croarkin, left, and Andy Graham. t19Tennis Dochie MacKenzie cup01no
Winners: Bob McCulloch and Ron Cordeiro, middle, with Malcolm Croarkin, left, and Andy Graham. t19Tennis Dochie MacKenzie cup01no

They beat Andy Graham and Malcolm Croarkin in the final.
Lynda Oxland, chairwoman of Oban Tennis and Squash Club, said: ‘[Dochie MacKenzie] was a squash player and he joined the tennis club and thoroughly enjoyed it.
‘He died last year, so we decided because he was well liked and was always laughing and joking we would have a memorial tournament – we had 18 people. Everyone really enjoyed it; it was a lovely afternoon.
‘The cup is being shared. We are going to have a squash tournament as well, in either October or November.’
The club also had an open day on Saturday and more than 50 people of all ages attended.
And to cater for this surge in players, Lynda added: ‘We have seven new volunteer coaches being trained next weekend.’

All of the players that took part in the Dochie MacKenzie Memorial Cup on Sunday. t19Tennis Dochie MacKenzie cup02no
All of the players that took part in the Dochie MacKenzie Memorial Cup on Sunday. t19Tennis Dochie MacKenzie cup02no
Some action from Sunday's competition. t19Tennis Dochie MacKenzie cup04no
Some action from Sunday’s competition. t19Tennis Dochie MacKenzie cup04no