Learning Disability Tennis Regional Series tournament for Scotland

Learning Disability Tennis Regional Series tournament for Scotland

Glasgow players won four gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals over the weekend when the Tennis Foundation’s Learning Disability Tennis Regional Series tournament for Scotland was held for the first time at Gorbals Indoor Tennis Centre.
16/09/2014
Saturday 13th Sunday 14th September 2014 – Gorbals Sports Centre

Glasgow players won four gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals over the weekend when the Tennis Foundation’s Learning Disability Tennis Regional Series tournament for Scotland was held for the first time at Gorbals Indoor Tennis Centre.

Twenty three players from across Scotland and from as far and wide as Plymouth, Nottingham, Swansea and York contested the fourth of four regional learning disability tournaments to be held across Great Britain this year, all of which have seen players competing against others of like tennis ability.
Gordon Taylor completed the tournament as the only one of the six Glasgow players to win two gold medals after taking victory in the Division 3 men’s singles and Division 1 mixed doubles.

Taylor dropped just four games in his three matches to win his singles gold medal ahead of fellow Glasgow player Gregor Boyd, with Taylor beating Boyd 6-2 in their decisive match. Stirling’s Andrew Stuart prevented an all-Glasgow podium after taking the bronze medal ahead of Stephen MacMillan.

Nathan Haddow also remained unbeaten to clinch gold in the Division 2 men’s singles, but with three players ending their round-robin matches with one win apiece, Garry Hamilton had to settle for the bronze medal after the three players were split according to the percentage of their played games they had won.   Nathan Haddow

Ronan Cacace joined Taylor in winning one of two doubles gold medals on home soil, Cacace teaming up with Kinross player Oliver Hill to great effect as the duo dropped just three games en route to winning the men’s doubles, with Haddow and Hamilton in bronze medal position.
Taylor’s mixed doubles gold medal came alongside fellow Scot Lauren Waddell, from the Borders region. Taylor and Waddell dropped just three games to silver medallists MacMillan and York’s Laura Campbell as MacMillan claimed another silver medal for the Glasgow group.

“We’ve had another fabulous weekend and it’s particularly pleasing to see players competing who have never played in a tournament before,” said Lesley Whitehead, coach at Glasgow Disability Tennis, one of 40 disability tennis networks across the UK supported by the Tennis Foundation.
“It’s been a fine weekend for the players who train at Scotstoun and there are other groups here in Glasgow and across Scotland for players of all standards and abilities. Tennis really does offer plenty of fun opportunities for everyone to play, whether they are learning disability players, wheelchair players or visually impaired players.”  

Glasgow Disability Tennis organise weekly coaching sessions for learning disability, wheelchair and visually impaired players.

If you would like more information, please contact Lesley Whitehead on 07590 901678.
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