Mens singles championship

Tennis daniel
Tennis daniel

Last month saw Stonehaven Tennis Club’s Daniel Colvin (20) win the Mens Singles championship at the North East confined, one of the biggest tennis tournaments in Aberdeen.

Daniel impressively defeated a higher ranked opponent from Rubislaw, who was home favourite, in straight sets to win the final.

The victory not only enhanced Daniel’s growing reputation, but also that of the Stonehaven Men’s team.

They are currently the champions of the North East Premier Division, and look well placed to repeat the same feat this season.

On home soil, the club held their annual junior club championships, with more than 40 children taking part across the age groups.

The 8 and under mixed event was won by Anna Sterk, whilst the 10 and Under Girls was won by her older sister, Rosie.

In the 10 and Under Boys, Lewis Finlay came out on top. Lewis has also made the final of the 11 and Under event, where he will face Nathan Macpherson as part of the club’s showpiece event, championship finals day on August 31.

Anyone is welcome to come along.

Stonehaven Tennis Club’s rising star, Patrick Young (12) was chosen to represent the North East county cup team in Carlisle, where he and the team came second, with victories over Durham, South of Scotland and Lancashire.

Patrick’s rise to prominence has seen him astonishingly reach the Men’s B team this season whilst still in Primary 7, and last weekend he won the City of Aberdeen U12 tournament, only dropping one game in the process.

Patrick is now impressively ranked no 2 in the whole county at his age, and looks well set for future stardom.

Also in the County cup in Carlisle, two of our U10 Girls were competing for the North of Scotland, Rosie Sterk and Abigail Doran, and the North finished 4th overall.

Away from competitive tennis, the club has a thriving junior and adult membership, further enhanced by Andy Murray’s spectacular Wimbledon win.

There is a strong social feel to the club also, with events being held throughout the year.

The club employ 2 full time coaches to cope with the growing demand for tennis, and there is an extensive coaching programme in place.

With 5 all-weather courts, tennis is played throughout the year, and the club are campaigning to build floodlights through support from local businesses, on courts four and five so all five can be used at nights also.