After a successful 2017 launch, touchtennis Varsity Cup Scotland is returning on 10th February 2018 and is set to be bigger than ever before!
touchtennis is a rapidly-expanding sport which sees players battle on smaller courts with 21” racquets and a unique foam ball. It’s a great leveller of abilities due to the size of the court, this has been fundamental to growing it across Universities and Colleges around the UK. There are more and more players picking up their racquets now, so much so that we are now in a position to offer the Varsity Cup Scotland – Scotland’s FIRST National / High-profile touchtennis event and it’s set to be an absolute cracker.
This University / college event –sponsored by Jamal Property World - is being hosted by Abertay university ambassador Ross Taylor and Dundee and Angus College sports officer Craig Nicoll at the Dundee International Sports Centre (DISC) in Dundee. Running From 11am-4pm, 24 teams from colleges and universities around Scotland will descend on DISC with the goal of battling their way through group stage and knockout fixtures to see their team crowned winners and their institutes crowned “Champions of Scotland”.
Teams of 4 will include male and female players (2/2 or 3/1 variations accepted) and the format will see them go through Davis-Cup style singles and doubles rubbers to earn the wins, ensuring only the toughest will make it all the way to the final rounds! Entries cost £20 per team and can be purchased at www.vcs2018.eventbrite.co.uk. Spectators are welcome on the day.
Tennis Scotland education lead Kirsty Humphries said: “The potential for touchtennis in Scotland is huge. It can be played on any badminton sized hall, so can be played indoor all year round in almost every sport facility in Scotland. It’s a great opportunity for colleges and universities to get involved and l look forward to the Varsity Cup again this year, forming a Scottish team and dominating founder Rashid Ahmed and his English select in the battle to end all battles!
Lead Organiser Ross Taylor said: “I’m delighted to bring the Varsity Cup Scotland to Dundee for 2018, where we hope it will be a massive success for everyone involved. To offer such as prestigious event is both an honour and a privilege because the tennis playing opportunities for students is a massive priority during this golden era of British tennis, and hopefully this format will support the growth of the game across the student sector for years to come”.
touchtennis founder Rashid Ahmed had this to say: “It’s great to see touchtennis making waves in Scotland with such a keen appetite to take up a sport .I never cease to marvel at how a game that began as a joke in my back garden, has grown to have universities in Scotland competing with one another for pride and bragging rights. I wish all teams the very best for this event and look forward to watching the live stream."
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