Following Saturday's Scottish league division one victory over Edinburgh at Queensferry, Troon women now head in to the play-off stages of the league programme in very good health.

Saturday's comfortable 3 sets to 1 victory over Scotland's fourth top side saw Troon run a squad of eleven players thoroughly with the most experienced players Lyall, Ellis and Elaine Krawczyk being withdrawn from court on a regular basis.

Only, in a hard fought first set did this rotation policy backfire with Troon going down by 25 points to 22, thereafter the power of Ellis, Bunten and Morrish was too much for the capital city side as Troon controlled the next three sets to win the match.

With less experienced players Jenny Krawczyk, Caroline Clayton, Hazel Gow, Steph McCall, Sarah Robertson, Emma Pell all getting plenty of court time and all contributing in their own way to victory Troon are now set up for the tougher challenges ahead.

This Saturday and Sunday , Troon will face a very tough double header against Jets , the other top side from the capital. They are a team jam packed with high quality foreign players and Troon will do well to overcome this tough defending and powerful hitting side. Having defeated Jets twice in the league programme and finishing second to Jets' third, Troon go in to the game as slight favourites but it could all come down to how well Troon perform in what will almost certainly be an exciting second leg on Sunday at Prestwick Academy.

Troon men finished the season on a high. They defeated Bellshill Cardinals 5 sets to 0 away from home in their final league match of the season to clinch a highly creditable fourth place in the Scottish Second Division. This put Troon in the top 12 teams in Scotland for the first time in their 12 year history.

The highlight of the game against the Lanarkshire side was the performance of Marr College pupil Robert Caldwell in his first national league match. He was no sooner on court at the start of the game before he served six magnificent jump serves to get Troon off to a flying start. Troon never eased off from there and Caldwell's form never dipped after that sensational start. Troon's other Marr pupil Steve Cruise continued to confirm his massive potential with another tremendous display. McMurdo, Moore, Cree, Houston and Relly were Troon's other stalwarts in this resounding victory over the team who finished third in the division.

Sadly, though Troon will reflect they might just have gone all the way to the first division this season if they had managed to retain their concentration and focus in some narrow defeats across the course of the league programme.

The future looks bright though for Troon who were missing Cassells, Nair, McPate , McConnachie and Loretucci from Saturday's squad.