A new tennis event, which brings together students from all over the United Kingdom, is being staged in Aberdeen this weekend.
The British Social Challenge, which will be held at Cults Tennis Club, is the brainchild of Robert Gordon University student Kieran Matthews, who explains the rationale behind the initiative. “I am a member of the Student Network Ambassadors and we were at a meeting at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton when I realised there was no event that brought students from all over The UK to the one place for a tennis tournament and the opportunity to socialise."
“It has been a lot of work pulling everything together but I’m sure it’ll be worth it and the plan is to make next year’s BSC even bigger.”
Teams participating comprise Bristol, Cardiff Met, Edinburgh (2 teams), Abertay, Stirling, Aberdeen, RGU (2 teams), NE Scotland College with the host club also entering a team.
Play, which will be based on a Davis Cup format, will get underway at 5 pm on Saturday, with play for the 65 competitors continuing throughout the evening under the floodlights and on Sunday, matches will commence at 11 am through until 5 pm. A social event has also been organised for the competitors after play has finished on Saturday evening.
Kieran is grateful for the assistance of several organisations in ensuring the event goes ahead. “Cults LTC have been fantastic in allowing us to use their courts while I would also like to say a huge thanks to DW Sports, Harry Fraser Catering, RGU and Tennis Scotland for their help.”
Details of the event can be found at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-social-challenge-tickets-42901360123