Merchiston is delighted to announce that five of its elite Tennis Academy players, the ‘Scotland Team’, were crowned runners-up (No.2 in the World) in the ISF Tennis World School Championships 2017.
The competition, held in Recife, Brazil, saw over 260 participants from 13 countries - Belgium DG, Belgium FL, Brazil, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, England, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland and Turkey - meet to compete in the competition organised by the International School Sport Federation (ISF) and the Brazilian School Sport Confederation (CBDE).
This is the second time that Scotland has been represented at the tournament and we are proud that once again, Merchiston’s Tennis Academy’s performance, over the last few years, made it undeniably deserving to represent Scotland in Brazil.
Director of Tennis, David Brewer commented: “This is a great achievement for the boys and it will be an experience that they will remember long into their tennis careers. The team aspect is similar to the Davis Cup and all players really enjoy this aspect of the tournament.”
Tennis Scotland Chief Executive Officer, Pete Nicolson added: “Huge congratulations to the Merchiston team – yet another wonderful achievement amidst the current extraordinary period for Scottish tennis.”
The Scotland team:
Douglas M, Captain - ITF – 1011; UK, U18 -140; LTA rating 2.1
Cameron B, Vice-captain - ITF – 1999; UK, U18 -202; LTA rating 2.1
Chris E - ITF – 1073; UK, U18 -20; LTA rating 2.1
Jacob F – ITF - 962; UK, U16 – 4; U18 -21; LTA rating 2.1; represented Team GB U16 team at the World Championships 2016
Matthew H - UK, U16 – 59; LTA rating - 3.1