Benalla's Adrian Aldous won a silver medal in the International Masters Games in Torino in August.
Local tennis player Adrian Aldous has added another medal to his collection after winning silver at the International Masters Games in Torino.
Aldous, 61, finished second in the 60 and over open singles competition, and also competed in the 50 and over open doubles competition.
The competition was split into two pools, from which the top two from each pool progressed to the finals.
Aldous finished the top of his pool, and after winning his first match in a third-set tie break he progressed to the gold medal match.
‘‘We were a set all, but I lost the tie break 10-6,’’ Aldous said.
‘‘I was very chuffed to have won a medal of any colour.
‘‘It was frustrating that I came so close, but I was pleased with having won a medal.’’
This was his fourth time at the presitigious competition, having won gold in 50 and over open doubles in 2002 in Melbourne and Edmonton in 2005, and bowed out in the third round in the open doubles in Sydney in 2009.
Aldous has played tennis since his childhood, and has been a member of Benalla Lawn Tennis Club since 1976.
In that time he has been club champion seven times, including six times to 1993.
Aldous said Wayne Primmer dominated the championships after that time, winning 12 of 15 years, before Aldous snatched victory this year after a 20-year gap.
Aldous said he planned to return to the games in 2017 in Auckland in the singles and doubles competitions, with partner Richard Leslie from the United Kingdom.
‘‘Body permitting we both plan to be in Auckland,’’ he said.
‘‘The Masters games is all about the celebration of participation in sport.’’
Aldous capped off his medal celebrations with a 12-day trip around Mont-Blanc on foot with 10 others from Benalla and the surrounding areas.
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