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By standrewstennis, Oct 8 2017 07:57PM


2nd team won 6-0:

Minnie won 6-3, 6-0

Lizzy won 6-4, 6-1

Jemima won 6-1 7-5

Sydney won 6-2 6-2

Minnie and Lizzy won 6-1, 6-2

Jemima and Sydney won 6-4 7-6

3rd team lost 5-1 :

Tini lost 6/2 5/7 7/10

Julia won 6/1 6/3

Eilidh lost 3/6 1/6

Katie lost 3/6 1/6

Doubs pair 1 lost 3/6 6/4 8/10

Doubs pair 2 lost 0/6 2/6


1st team won 4-2:

Christof and Sam W won: 6/4 6/1

Sam S and Ken won: 3/6 6/4 10/7

Christof won: 6/3 6/3

Ken won: 3/6 6/1 12/10

Sam lost 3/6 1/6

David lost 4/6 6/7

2nd team lost 0/6:

Sean V and Ross W-H lost: 4/6, 1/6

Henry and Michael lost: 1/6, 6/4, 7/10

Sean V lost: 2/6, 4/6

Michael lost: 2/6. 1/6

Ross W-H lost: 1/6, 5/7

Henry lost: 2/6, 0/6

4th team lost 2-4:

Jonny lost 2/6 6/7

Nico lost 5/7 7/5 7/10

Hilare won 7/6 6/3

Sheyan won 6/0 6/4

Hilare and Jonny lost 2/6 3/6

Sheyan and Nico lost 6/1 6/7 4/10

By standrewstennis, Oct 2 2017 11:37AM

As part of of the new Tennis Scotland tournament, over the weekend some of our Saints players were at David Lloyd, Dundee playing in the TS300 level tournament.

Ken Senkoff won his first round against Robin Nesbit: 4-3, 4-3. Then he was unfortunately knocked out by David Killean 8-10 in a match tie break. Jonny Sinclair lost to David in the first round and Sam stead lost to Ruari Maclennan. Fortuantely, there were consolation matches to play, which were thoroughly enjoyed by all.

A squad player Matilde Piras faired better. She managed to win the women's event with a very good win over Kirsty Robertson: winning 10-8 in the match tie break.

Congratulations to Matilde and well done to everyone getting involved with this new LTA initiative.

By standrewstennis, Sep 4 2016 09:51AM

This year, our pre-season ran during the week prior fresher’s week. It was co-ordinated by our Head coach, Mike Aitken, who was assisted by Steven Birrell, who will be helping Mike this year with squad coaching.

A and B squad members practiced every day with at least 1 tennis session each day and also strength & conditioning and streching sessions throughout the week.

Pre-season allows us to get used to the courts again and get back in to it after the summer! Every year we also welcome some fresher’s to pre-season which allows them integrate with their future teammates. This year we brought in four freshers’: Vera Julia, Henry and David.

Overall, pre season is a great way to start the academic year. It is a fantastic bonding experience for all of those who are a part of it and there is a good balance between fairly intense training and socialising with the group. We would greatly encourage, if you are invited, to attend the following year and we look forward to meeting everyone who has an interest in joining the club, whether you’re in your first or last year at St. Andrews.

During Freshers' Week we have the following events taking place:

Give it a go is Wednesday 7th 1-4pm

Ladies' Trials - Monday 5th and Thursday 8th 1-4pm

Men's Trials - Tuesday 6th and Friday 9th 1-4pm

Each of these events will take place at the sports centre tennis courts.

By standrewstennis, Aug 15 2016 05:56PM

There is plenty going on during freshers' week within the Tennis Club.

The best way to get involved with the Tennis Club is to come along to Give It A Go on Wednesday 7th September 1-4pm at the University Sports Centre Tennis Courts. This is open to ALL students regardless of playing standard and experience. So if you want give tennis a go when you are at St Andrews, come along.

There will be:

-Coaching tips from our coaches

-Fun games

-Cardio tennis

-Rallying with other students and members of the teams and committee

-A chance to meet the committee and other tennis club members

Team Trials are on the following dates:

-Women: Monday 5th & Thursday 8th September (Freshers' week), 1.00-4.00pm

-Men: Tuesday 6th & Friday 9th September (Freshers' week), 1.00-4.00pm

Sports Fayre

We will be at the Sports Fayre in the Sports Centre Arena on Saturday 10th September 10am-4pm. This gives you a chance to sign up to the club and speak to the committe about any questions you may have.

If you have further questions please contact us on

By standrewstennis, Jul 30 2016 01:45PM

Nick Smelt, the 2015 National School Games singles bronze medallist and our Outreach Rep for 2016-17, gained the main draw singles title over the weekend at the Gosling National Wheelchair Tennis Series in Welwyn Garden City.

Gosling Sports Park hosted the fifth tournament of ten around the country in the 2016 Tennis Foundation National Wheelchair Tennis Series.

Lawrence Blomfield and Ben Crabbe both secured comfortable straight sets wins to join the main draw singles quarter-final line-up before Smelt secured the first of two 4-0, 4-0 victories to join Blomfield, Geoff Ellis and Tony Heslop in the semi-finals.

Ellis had defeated Crabbe 4-2, 4-1 to book his place in the last four and he then survived a much tougher challenge from second seed Heslop to advance to the final 5-3, 1-4, (1-0) after a deciding match tie-break.

By comparison, Smelt reached the final with his second 4-0, 4-0 win as he raced past Blomfield, but Smelt had by far his greatest challenge against Ellis, eventually winning a deciding match tie-break for a 4-0, 1-4, (1-0) victory that secured him the title.

The Novice singles victory went to Suzanne Edwards, who gained 6-0 and 6-1 wins, respectively, in her two round-robin matches against Graham Day and Stewart Newton to complete the event unbeaten. Newton’s match against Day proved to be somewhat closer, but Newton secured second place with a 6-3 win.

There was another round-robin contest to decide the doubles event. After going head-to-head in the main draw singles semi-finals, Ellis and Heslop paired up to win all four of their doubles matches, their biggest challenges come in 6-3 wins over both Crabbe and Gary Cox and Blomfield and Smelt.

Crabbe and Cox also gained a crucial 6-3 win over Blomfield and Smelt to earn runners-up honours in the doubles.

Welcome to the University of St Andrews Tennis Club. This website has been set up to enhance our communication with prospective, current and previous members of the club and to promote many of the positive activities the club are involved in. The website provides an overview of what we can offer to any aspiring tennis player - whether that be a total beginner or a county level player. Please contact the club if you wish to find out more.