Jamie Martin [Thorn Park] and Lucia Rizza [Colinton] were the winners of the British Tour FAST4 event organised by the Western club at the weekend.
Tournament organiser Ian Campbell, head coach at the Glasgow club, was delighted with the response of players to the new format which provided four matches in a one-day competition. With full men’s and women’s draws, over 50 matches were played over the two days of competition. The event on the club’s new outdoor synthetic clay courts, was the final leg of Scotland’s British Tour FAST4 circuit, piloted for the first time in 2017.
Completed draws can be found at Aegon British Tour FAST4 – Western
The circuit of one-day Grade 3 tournaments, which prioritizes players 19 and over, has proved hugely popular in England and has been well supported at the four Scottish venues which piloted the new format in 2017. Already a number of new clubs have expressed interest in hosting future events.
Richard Joyner, LTA circuit director, is “delighted with the circuit’s success in Scotland stating that LTA policy is for venues to take ownership of such events and thus create a sustainable competition programme for adult players”
Aegon British Tour FAST4 events were introduced in 2016 to allow adult players who may have previously played at a high standard (such as players that have played at good club level, county, national or international standard) the opportunity to compete in one day competitions whilst fitting this around their busy lifestyles.
The LTA and Tennis Scotland is now looking to put the calendar together for 2018. Attached is the Organiser Guide together with the application form for 2018.
The planning timelines for 2018 calendar are given below with a deadline of 30th November for applications to be received.
• 10/11 – 30/11 Venue/Organiser to complete the application form
• 15/12 Competitions Team to confirm successful venues for events.
• 15/01 Venue/Organiser to create competitions online
• 31/01 Competitions Team to approve the competitions and publish British Tour FAST4 Calendar online
Please send the attached application form back to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday 30th November 2017.
Please don’t hesitate to contact either Holly or John Stevenson with any queries you may have.
Men's Winner - Jamie Martin
Women's Winner - Lucia Rizza with Sophie James