The third Gleneagles Autumn Open tennis tournament was held at the Gleneagles Arena last week. Organised by the Adam Brown Tennis Academy, over 50 players from as far as Elgin in the North of Scotland to Peebles in the South of Scotland as well as players from Northern Ireland travelled to the Gleneagles Arena to compete in both singles and doubles events from 14yrs & Under to 18yrs & Under.
The players and spectators were able to enjoy the fantastic surroundings of the Gleneagles Hotel whilst playing on the outside courts as well as making use of the excellent indoor courts at the Gleneagles Arena. Head Coach, Adam Brown said, “It was fantastic to welcome players and their parents once again to the Gleneagles Arena. Thanks to the support of the Gleneagles Hotel we were able to offer the players plenty of events at a first class facility during the school holidays. I’m sure this is what attracted so many players from all over Scotland and further afield. It’s great that our local players can get the opportunity to take on some new opposition. I was particularly delighted to receive so many entries for the Girls events as there has been a lot of work done to encourage more girls to compete.”
After some thrilling, tense matches over the three days of competition the winners were:
14U Boys Singles – Ewen Henderson (Prestwick) 14U Girls Singles – Caiomhe McDonnell (Ulster) 14U Boys Doubles – Zen McClure (Elgin) & Dugald MacKechnie (Bridge of Allan)
18U Boys Singles – Cian McDonnell (Ulster) 18U Girls Singles – Ama Nisbet (Edinburgh)
18U Boys Doubles – Marcus McLaren (Perth) & David Reid (Perth) 18U Girls Doubles – Heather Barlow (Glasgow) & Eilidh McLaughlin (Glasgow)
The Adam Brown Tennis Academy offers coaching for children from 3 years old through to adults whatever their standard or ability as well as squad sessions for those players who enjoy competing. Details of all their programmes at the Gleneagles Arena can be found online at www.adambrowntennisacademy.com