February 17


Scottish interest continued into Day 5 of the 2017 Scottish Championships as Maia Lumsden and Aidan McHugh joined Jonny O’Mara in the second round of the main draw singles. 19 year old Lumsden beat the Croatian qualifier Iva Primorac 6-4 6-3 to advance to a second round encounter with top seed Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands. 

The pilot year for the School of Tennis project has proven to be such a success in growing the game that Tennis Scotland and the Tennis Foundation have announced that 6 additional schools will be joining the programme for 2017.

16 year old Aidan McHugh’s run in the Aegon Pro-Series Scottish Championships ended today as he lost to sixth seed Hugo Grenier 2-6 4-6 in the second round. The Frenchman, seeded 6, was in commanding form in the first set however the young Scot broke early in the second set and led 4-3 however Grenier won six points in a row to break back and take the set and the match. 

Jonny O’Mara’s run of good form ended at the quarter final stage of today’s Aegon Pro-Series Scottish Championships.

The women’s doubles championship was decided on Saturday with the favourites Jocelyn Rae and Anna Smith comfortable winners against Krejsova and Laura-Ionana Andrei of Roumania 6-3 6-2 in the final. 

Petra Krejsova and Filip Horansky are the 2017 Scottish champions following Sunday’s conclusion of the Aegon Pro-Series Scottish Championships at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow.  In a fascinating final women’s match, Krejsova fought back from losing the opening set and being 1-5 in the second set to beat Schoofs 2-6 7-5 6-4 to claim her seventh singles title on the ITF Tour.

Bruce Strachan and Lisa Munro are top seeds and favourites to win the singles titles when the Scottish Indoor Open Championships start on Friday at the Newlands club in Glasgow. In the men’s event, the 23 year old Aberdonian, a student at Heriot Watt University, is seeded to meet Stirling University’s Scott MacAulay, a member of the host club and the 2016 men’s doubles champion, in Sunday’s final.

Bruce Strachan is the 2017 men's Scottish Indoor champion following a convincing 6-1 6-1 win against Scott MacAulay in Sunday's final at the Newlands club in Glasgow.

An exciting initiative designed to strengthen and grow the female tennis workforce in the country, with the ultimate goal of attracting and retaining more women and girls in tennis is being spearheaded in Scotland by three well known newly appointed ambassadors.

Nearly 200 veteran tennis players from 12 countries travel to Scotland this week to compete in the ITF Senior Scottish Championships. 22 age group events will be contested over four days of play at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre, Glasgow and at the David Lloyd club in Renfrew. Players from the host nation won 8 titles in 2016 and most will defend their titles in this year’s tournament.

A reminder to the primary contacts of all registered clubs in Scotland that online entry for the 2017 Scottish Inter Club Challenge Cup (The Scottish Cup) closes at midnight on Monday 20th February.  Please refer to the email issued to clubs on 12th December for your club login and password.  2017 Rules can be found on the Tennis Scotland web site.

Scottish players were on winning form as the 2017 Scottish Seniors Open Championships concluded at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre on Sunday. Over 200 entries were received from players from 12 different nations for the ITF Grade 3 event staged by Tennis Scotland.

Gordon Reid clinched his first singles title of 2017 on Saturday after securing his second successive ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament crown in Rotterdam with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Nicolas Peifer of France.

Star performers at this weekend’s Aegon County Cup were West of Scotland boys who continued their winning run up divisions to win Group 2 and be promoted to Group 1 in 2018.

This week, we are going to be announcing our 2016 Tennis Scotland Award Winners. We are starting off with our newest award, the Official of the Year.

Former Tennis Scotland President Andree Hawke has been named as the governing body's Official of the Year for 2016.

A Great Britain internationalist, who won gold in the World Team Championships in Croatia, is the Tennis Scotland Senior Player of the Year for 2016.

The Tennis Aces programme, funded by the Tennis Foundation and Tennis Scotland and partnering with East Dunbartonshire Council's social work department, has been awarded the sport's governing body's 2016 Disability Programme of the Year Award.

The winners of the top division in the 2016 Over 35 County Competition have been named as the Tennis Scotland Team of the Year.

Abertay Student, Ross Taylor, has been named as the Tennis Scotland Young Volunteer of the Year.

 
 

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