Our number one is 90!
Colin Baxter, an Honorary President of Titwood and Scotland’s most successful men’s tennis player before Andy Murray, celebrated his 90th birthday on 20 March.
His son David has shared these photos with us. One shows him atop the Empire State Building when he was in New York to play at the US Open in 1963. In another he holds the West of Scotland men’s singles trophy.
He began playing at Titwood as an 11-year-old in 1942. Six years later he won the Wimbledon boys’ and mixed doubles competitions and was runner-up in the boys’ singles. He competed in senior events at Wimbledon between 1953 and 1963.
Colin (C. V. Baxter) went on to become Scotland’s Number One, capturing the Scottish men’s singles title three times and the doubles four times. He was a prominent member of the Titwood team which won the Scottish Cup and men’s league first division in 1965.
He now lives in Montrose and his son reports: “Dad has real fond memories of Titwood Tennis Club where it all started, and still enjoys watching his sport.”