The 43rd Scottish Inter District Team Championships will be held this week at Kilgraston School in Perthshire. All nine of Scotland’s District Associations will be represented with competition at three age group competitions – 12, 15 and 18 & Under – over four days at the Bridge of Earn school.
Dumfries & Galloway have entered a team to this years Inter District Championship. Catie Palmer, Grace Johnson, Brandon Smith all from the Beechgrove club in Moffat and Murray Irving from Anna Seaforth are competing in the 12s and under category.
Always a popular event with participants, 100 of Scotland’s most promising young players will battle the elements in singles and doubles in Scotland’s only junior team event for District Association players.
East of Scotland won the 12 & Under and 18 & Under age groups in 2016 however West of Scotland won the overall championship with victory at the 15 & Under age group and two runners-up places. Both will be hoping to take the overall title this year but North East, who last won in 1997, are strongly fancied by many to cause an upset.
The overall championship is determined by the final standing of teams in all three age groups.
Play starts on Wednesday morning, 5th April and continues through to the finals played on Saturday morning and afternoon. Spectators are very welcome to support their District team.
Tennis Scotland has organised a workshop on Thursday afternoon for the 18 & Under competitors “Engaging the mind, engaging the player – the keys to becoming the best player you can be”. The course, delivered by Active Advantage in association with Tennis Scotland’s newly appointed Workforce Development Manager Doug MacDonald and National Coach Colin Fleming, is intended to aid players at this stage of their tennis development.
Results for next week’s tournament can be found at Scottish Inter District Team Championship Fixtures and Results
Good luck to all our young superstars from D&G Tennis.. Go smash em…