DESPITE the heavy rain on Saturday, more than 100 people turned out to remember a Vale of Clwyd sporting stalwart.

Denbigh Tennis club held a special day over the weekend to remember former club treasurer and captain Alastair McNab.

People travelled from as far afield as Scotland and Somerset for the unveiling of a plaque at the club to remember Alastair.

The day was also marked by the official turning on of Denbigh Tennis Club's new floodlights, providing the culmination to a project that Alastair started over 12 months ago.

The club has also changed the name of the courts to the Alastair McNab Tennis Courts to reflect the work that Alastair put in to improve the facilities.

To complete the project, the club has also had new fencing installed around the courts, courtesy of Denbighshire County Council.

The unveiling of the plaque and the sign for the new name of the courts was conducted by Gail, Duncan and Lindsay McNab.

Alistair's brother Duncan McNab said: "The family are immensely proud that Alastair's legacy will be ensured by the renaming of the courts and the plaque to recognise his work in enhancing the club's facilities.

"The memorial tournament has attracted huge interest from clubs throughout North Wales, which reflects how widespread Alastair's influence and community spirit was and will remain."

One of North Wales’ most influential tennis players, Alastair McNab had been involved with Denbigh Tennis Club since 1986.

He regularly played for the club and he was also instrumental in the club’s recent developments, not only playing a pivotal role in obtaining funding for resurfacing of the courts in 2012, but also being the club treasurer who initiated court sponsorship from local businesses in 2014.

He was also inspiring as the Denbigh men’s first team captain, while he was the chairman of North Wales Tennis and a member of the Tennis Wales committee

In attendance last Saturday were the Mayor and Mayoress of Denbigh, councillors from the town and local businesses who have supported the club, in addition to many of Alastair's friends and colleagues.

An auction was then held at Denbigh Leisure Centre, with a varied selection of donated items, ranging from vouchers for various businesses in Denbighshire, to artwork by Sarah Carvell.

Along with the Just Giving page set up by Denbigh Tennis Club secretary Steffan Jones, the total raised was £2,750.

All of the proceeds will go to St Kentigern Hospice and the Stroke Association.