Ayrshire players travelled to Grangemouth last weekend to compete in a large entry against players from throughout the country and reached four out of the eight finals on offer.

In the under-15 tournament, Caitlin Gilmour (Troon) took silver in the girls singles, going down narrowly 21-18 and 21-19 to the number one seed. Caitlin also took silver in the girls doubles.

Ayrshire boys dominated the under-15 event with Josh Neil defeating his doubles Partner Ben Torrance (both Prestwick) in the semis before going down in an epic final of outstanding quality to the older number two seed from the Highlands 30-29 in the third set. Josh however, had the satisfaction of teaming up with Ben to lift the doubles title defeating Muachline"s Adam Hall and his partner in the final.

With some of the older U19 players away, the U19 tournament gave the younger players the opportunity of showing their capabilities at this level and served up some excellent performances.

In the U19 girls, Shereen Spittal defeated her fellow Mauchline player Gail Woodburn in three sets in the semi, before losing to the number 2 seed in the final. In the doubles number 1 seeds Gail and Shereen teamed up and defeated Galston"s Louise Mitchell in the semi. In the final they came up against the unseeded Emma Cook and her partner who combined excellently to upset the seedings and take a well deserved title.

In the boys singles Gregor McVean narrowly lost in the semi to the eventual tournament winner. In the boys doubles, Gregor had to be satisfied with a semi final spot as had Kilmarnock"s Lewis Gallagher.