Barry Gibson-Smith has been elected as the new President of Tennis West of Scotland.
At Monday evening’s 106th Annual General Meeting of the organisation, the outgoing President John Jellema took pleasure in proposing the Western LTC member to take over the presidency with the incumbent congratulating him on a successful three year term of office. Amanda Slater [Whitecraigs] was appointed Vice-President.
A good number of member clubs were represented at the meeting, held virtually for the first time. Christine Lockhart [Newlands] remains as chair of the Competitions group with John Shemilt [David Lloyd Glasgow West End] and Claire Kinloch-Anderson [Busby] being appointed as non-executive directors of the company.
Club main contacts have been invited to attend a zoom meeting on Wednesday 9th December at 7:00 pm at which the leagues manager John Stevenson will launch the 2021 West of Scotland Competitions calendar ahead of online entry of club teams opening the following day.
A number of new events have been introduced into the programme following feedback from clubs with a number of date changes for existing events also being announced.
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The grid outlines a summary of the baseline restrictions for each level of restrictions across Scotland and what that means for tennis activity – for some local areas, additional restrictions may be imposed that may further have a bearing on what tennis activity can take place.
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Stirling University students Scott Duncan and Halle Pringle are top seeds in the men’s and women’s singles events when the 2020 West of Scotland Open championships start on Thursday.
The championships, cancelled in August due to Covid-19, have moved indoors to the Scotstoun Leisure Centre and attracted most of Scotland’s top players and many from south of the border. 1st Round men’s matches are scheduled for Thursday with the women’s event planned to start on Friday. Duncan, winner of the British Tour event in Glasgow earlier this month, plays Edinburgh’s Philip Blythe in is opening match.
The 35 & Over men’s draw will be played over Saturday and Sunday.
Shield singles events will run alongside the main draw matches with all finals scheduled for Sunday.
Due to government guidelines, all doubles events have been cancelled with current restrictions on indoor doubles play continuing until at least 2nd November. For the same reason, no spectators are currently permitted into the venue.
The tournament forms part of Tennis Scotland’s 2020 Open Tour.
Draws and scores can be found at West of Scotland Open
Best of the West
Congratulations to the West of Scotland 12U team which won the opening Battle of the Scots event at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre with an exceptional 3 wins out of 3! Follow the results as our junior teams compete to be regional winners. Click here.