PRIORSFORD primary 7 pupil Isaac Lancaster decided, with his friend Eddie Foster, to organise a small tennis tournament as a homework project. They wanted to do something quite ambitious but thought their first choice of skydiving might not be practical.

The boys had to work out how much it would cost if they were to give everybody a medal and provide a drink and snack.

From this they worked out how many people would need to participate and how much to charge to cover their costs.

The tournament was for P4 to P7 boys and girls, with a trophy for the winner of P4, P5 and P6/7 categories.

A total of 17 pupils took part on a beautiful sunny day at Peebles Tennis Club.

The tennis club was supportive of the event and laid on some great food for the players.

Trophies went to Andrew Black (P4), Ross Smart (P5) and Sam Wardlaw (P6/7). All children played well and enjoyed the day and Isaac and Eddie would like to thank all the participants and Peebles LTC.

In the Peebles club matches the Men's second team were beaten by Melrose on Wednesday.

Colin Lee and Paul McBride won the first set 6-0 and were 5-2 up in the second but loss of concentration led them to lose the match from a strong position in a championship tie-break.

They also lost their second match, again on a championship tie-break. Iain Thompson and Jimmy, the other Peebles doubles pairing also lost both their matches. After a good start to the season, where Peebles men's second team were top of the second division of the Border's league, they are now languishing towards the bottom of the pile.

A road trip to Berwick for the Ladies Team produced the first win of the season on the English East coast.

Fading light meant that they could barely see to finish the second round but a close match between Marion Blackwood and Susan Connolly against Berwick 3rd resulted in Peebles winning the second set which secured a win.

The team has been well beaten in previous weeks by strong teams from St Boswells and Kelso 1sts but hopefully will continue to increase in confidence and win some more matches to keep their position in Division 1. Thanks to the drivers and the Elliot family for co-ordinating train and car journeys to make it on time to Berwick.