Tennis Scotland has attracted an increased number of entries for this season's Scottish Inter-Club Challenge Cup. The premier inter club competition in Scotland, the Scottish Cup was first contested in 1896 when a team from Whitehouse won the men's championship. 28 years passed before the first women's event was played in 1924 with the Liberton club from Edinburgh winning the title.
Draws for the 2019 competition are now published at Scottish Inter-Club Challenge Cup 2019 and show current men's champions David Lloyd Aberdeen having a bye into the 2nd round where the team will travel to Monifieth to play David Lloyd club Dundee. Newlands, runners-up last season, also have a bye and await the winner of the tie between Strathgryffe and Titwood.
In the women's event, holders Blackhall – 5-4 winners over Newlands in the 2018 final - are drawn away to Grange Dyvours in an Edinburgh derby match with Newlands hosting Rutherglen in their opening tie.
1st Round ties are scheduled for the weekend of 27th and 28th April with the final scheduled for Sunday 23rd June at the Craiglockhart Sports Centre, Edinburgh.