Two of Scotland’s most exciting junior players have been selected to represent Scotland at this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.
Tennis Scotland, in partnership with Commonwealth Games Scotland are delighted to announce that Alexandra Hunter and Hamish Stewart will represent Scotland at the Youth games from the 19-23 July. Alexandra Hunter, 17, from George Watsons College, Edinburgh will compete in the Girls singles, while Hamish Stewart, 17, from the High School of Glasgow will play in the Boys singles before joining up to play in the mixed doubles together. The pair are both currently Scottish No.2 at U18’s and will compete in a number of events over the coming months to prepare fully for the games. Travelling with them will be Tennis Scotland National Coach, Colin Fleming who will be travelling as team manager.
Colin Fleming, National Coach commented on the announcement “I am delighted that Alexandra and Hamish will be representing Scotland at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. Multi-sport games such as these are an unforgettable experience for all involved and will provide our players with a chance to spend time and learn from athletes from other sports as well as gaining further experience of travelling internationally to compete. We will of course be going there as prepared as possible to try and win some medals for Scotland.”
Scotland are currently silver medallists in both the Boys Singles and Mixed Doubles, when Ewen Lumsden and Louie McLelland competed at the last Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa in 2015.
The games in the Bahamas will be the sixth annual Commonwealth Youth Games which are expected to bring together over 1,000 athletes competing from 71 different commonwealth countries. The athletes will be aged between 14 and 18 and will compete in nine disciplines including athletics, swimming, rugby, cycling, judo, boxing, tennis, beach volleyball and beach soccer.
For more information on the Youth Games visit http://www.bahamas2017cyg.org/
For more information on the Commonwealth Games Scotland team visit https://www.teamscotland.scot/