Bearsden Primary triumph at West Region Primary Schools County Finals

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Bearsden Primary School have won the West Region Primary Schools County Finals 2018 at Scotstoun Community Indoor Tennis Centre.

This is the ninth year that the event has been running, with this year seeing a rise in the number of Local Authorities and schools taking part. Each Local Authority organised its own tournament within their area at a local tennis club with the winning team going forward to take part in the regional finals at Scotstoun on the 4th June 2017. Over 130 Schools and 520 children took part in the competition.

On the day of the Regional Finals 36 children from 9 different Schools took part with Bearsden Primary School winning the event. This was the first time Bearsden Primary School have won the event.

All the children who participated were excellent and with many close matches across the day it was great to see lots of parents and teachers come along to encourage and support their respective schools. This event is the end product of all the great tennis activity that has been going on in the local primary schools over the year. Thanks must go to the Active Schools Coordinators, Sports Development Officers, Teachers and Schools that helped organise this year's event.

Tennis Scotland Regional Development Manager, Mike Cohen, said:
"The Primary Schools competition is a great event to attract children from a young age into tennis. Mini Tennis for this age group can be played in a small gym hall or dining area so it is ideal for Primary Schools. Tennis has never been more in the spot light and with the success Andy Murray and the Davis Cup team has had in recent years it certainly has raised the profile of the sport and our schools, clubs and coaches have a great opportunity to take advantage of the interest children are now showing in tennis. It is great to see the event continue to expand each year with a record number of schools taking part in this year's event, this is down to the hard work on the ground by Teachers, Active Schools, Sport Development and Clubs to create an interest in tennis in the schools"



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