The first ever British Social Tennis Challenge, involving sixty students from around the UK and hosted by Robert Gordon University, supported by Tennis Scotland, the British Student Tennis Network and Scottish Student Sport, saw Aberdeen College (NESCOL) triumphing, ahead of the University of Stirling, with Cardiff Met finishing third and hosts Cults fourth in a tournament that copied the Davis Cup format.
And with feedback extremely positive, organiser Kieran Matthews is already looking forward to the event’s return next year. “The aim is definitely to make this an annual event with more universities and colleges taking part next year. A huge thanks to Harry Fraser Catering, Cults Head Coach Gareth Rennie, DW Sports, Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s as well as RGU and Cults Tennis Clubs for the generous use of their courts.”
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