THE cream of the region's young tennis players were in action at the weekend.

A total of 20 players from the Borders took part in two days of play at the Gleneagles indoor facility.

Up against players from Central and Tayside districts, the Borders players more than held their own in the singles and doubles matches.

The friendly team matches were organised by Borders coaches Jonny Adamson and Al McCulloch along with Adam Brown and Joe Gill at Gleneagles.

Borders junior district coach Adamson told us: "I’m delighted that our players continue to have the chance to take part in these excellent team events and gain some important match practice.

"To have so many players, from our youngest through to our oldest juniors, represent their district is impressive for our region.

“Gleneagles is a world class indoor facility and the players were delighted to have the opportunity to take advantage of playing tennis there.

"As always, everyone enjoyed the challenge of competing against some very strong players and they will undoubtedly have taken a lot away from the experience.

“Creating these links with other districts, clubs and programmes in Scotland is crucial if we are to continue developing junior tennis in the area and progress toward our ambition of having an indoor facility ourselves."

The team format matches on the Saturday involved the region's Under 10s and Under 12 players.

And it was the turn of the Under 16s to take to the court on the Sunday.

Mr Adamson added: "The Borders players enjoyed some impressive results and performances.

"It was also a valuable experience for the youngsters considering the lack of practice and competition opportunities locally over the last few months due to the difficult weather."