Born: November 28, 1941; Died: June 12, 2012.
Janette Coulter, who has died aged 70, was a tennis player who for more than 40 years won amateur cups and titles at Scottish and UK level.
Born in Haddington, she moved to Newtown St Boswells in the Borders in the 1940s with her parents, brother Jim and sister Isabelle.
She played for Melrose Ladies Hockey Club and South District and had two trials for Scotland.
During her first marriage to Raymond Mather, their social life revolved around hockey and rugby in the Borders. They moved to Troon and rugby, tennis, squash and the Round Table were the mainstay of their social activity.
After her second marriage to John Coulter, a new chapter started in Carmunnock, Glasgow.
From 1968 to 2011 she won tennis cups and titles. She was Border ladies tennis champion four times and also ladies doubles champion with Elizabeth Beebey many times.
At Troon she won the ladies singles 10 times between 1974 and 2009 and also won tournaments during her long membership at Whitecraigs Tennis Club. While at Whitecraigs she played in the West of Scotland Premier Division and won nearly all her matches until she was 69.
She was a part of District Scottish and UK Veteran teams and amassed a string of titles both individually and with doubles partner Felicity Thomas. In addition to winning British titles she and Felicity were British doubles champions on grass, clay and indoor for three years running, a feat recognised and honoured by Scottish Tennis.
Last year she represented Great Britain at the World Team Championships in Turkey and was a key to securing the team bronze medal.
Her working life in the Borders consisted of a spell at Liverpool Insurance in Galashiels and the council roads department. Over in the west, she worked at Prestwick Circuits, coaching tennis and then with her first husband Ray at Ray Mather Wholesale Meats.
She then became a key member of Russell Ferguson Marketing (RFM) and for over 20 years she looked after finance and administration.
The incredible turnout at her funeral service at Carmunnock Parish Church is testament to the lasting friendships she made, with her cheery and open disposition.
She had a real love of life and her spirit will very much live on through John, her three children, three step-children, eleven grandchildren and many friends.
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