Three-day celebration of tennis took place at Atlantis last week

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To mark Atlantis Leisure’s 25th anniversary and the upgraded tennis courts, Oban Tennis and Squash Club held a programme of events to celebrate.

The celebration started on Thursday April 19, with Oban primary pupils. The youngsters took part in a junior fun day.

This was followed by a junior tennis tournament on Friday with S1 and S2 pupils from Oban High School.

The programme culminated on Saturday, when past and present players such as the 1986 West Highland Tennis Week champion Blane Dodds, who is also the CEO of Tennis Scotland, were present.

This was followed by a come try session and the introduction of pickleball – a game similar to tennis, but played on a badminton court with a hard bat and ball.

Speaking about the events, Mary MacLean of Oban Tennis and Squash Club, said: ‘It went really well on Saturday. The weather helped. The courts were full in the morning with young people playing. The pickleball went really well. Everyone enjoyed it. I think Atlantis are thinking about offering it as a new sport.’

The tennis courts at Atlantis Leisure received a revamp last year.

The sum of £160,000 was raised to complete the project, with money coming from local and national funders, businesses and personal donations.