20 April 2017Merchiston Castle School

No. 2 in the World at the ISF Tennis World School Championships

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.

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. 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

 

 

Merchiston is the only all boys independent boarding school in Scotland offering the English curriculum, and has a global, outward-looking dimension. We take pride in specializing in the education of boys and preparing them for the world, as we have for over 175 years, developing aspirational, and sensitive, yet gentle-men! Think about a wonderfully caring and nurturing family environment, where they will learn to like learning more.

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