Some of the top Scottish players will descend on the National Tennis Centre at the University of Stirling for the TS Open Tour final round – the TS 1000 – on the 10-12 November.
The Tennis Scotland Open Tour pilot comes to an end next weekend with the TS 1000 event the final stage of the competition. Over 350 players have competed in the new initiative aimed at encouraging more players to play competitive tennis no matter their standard.
Both draws are set to be very exciting with a number of top players involved. In the men’s draw, 15 of the top 30 British ranked Scottish players will feature alongside a number of players who have received World ranking points or played men’s ITF events such as Scott Duncan, Nicolas Rosenzweig and Robert Leck. The Women’s draw features 8 out of the top 10 British ranked Scottish players with Scottish No.1 and World No.599 Maia Lumsden the headline women in action. Joining these players in the draw will be the four men and four women TS 500 qualifiers who will be looking to cause an upset. Among these is tournament organiser and University of Stirling head coach, Euan McGinn who commented,
“I am really looking forward to competing in the TS 1000. There has been some brilliant tennis on display throughout the competition, and with the draws featuring some top players, I am expecting to see plenty more great matches. Hopefully we see many of the players and supporters that have attended the TS 300 and 500 events coming along to watch and add to the atmosphere of the weekend."
Action gets underway at 5pm on Friday 10 November and will continue through until the finals on Sunday 12 November with the winners walking away with the £700 top prize. prize money will also be awarded to finalists (£350) and semi-finalists (£125).
The men’s draw will be made up of 32 players, meanwhile the women’s draw will be 16 players. The format for both draws will be the best of 3 tie-break sets.
The TS 1000 has been kindly sponsored by the Ogilvie Group, one of Stirling's biggest employers. The £200m business has interests in construction, home building and vehicle contract hire & leasing.
Tennis Scotland employee and tournament organiser Mike Cohen said,
“We are thrilled to have Ogilvie Group sponsor the Tennis Scotland Open Tour TS1000 event. It is great to have such a large company support the initiative and understand the importance of such a competition in the Scottish tennis calendar. The TS 1000 event is the final stage of the TS Open Tour competition which has seen over 350 players take part across Scotland, and we are looking forward to seeing some exciting matches over the weekend."
As well as sponsor Ogilvie Group, Life Fit Wellness will also be supporting the event by providing competitors with free physiotherapy throughout the tournament as well as offering 30-minute massages for £20 (usually £30).
Supporters and the public are welcome to come along and show their support for what is sure to be a great advertisement for tennis in Scotland. Refreshments will be available to purchase from the on-site café.
The draws can be found at - TS Open Tour Draws
For more information on the Ogilvie Group, please visit http://www.ogilvie.co.uk/
For more information on Life Fit Wellness, please visit https://www.lifefitwellness.co.uk/