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North East Indoor Championships descends to Aberdeen Tennis Centre for first event of the open tour


The first event of the 2023 North East Scotland Indoor Championships took place at Sport Aberdeen’s Aberdeen Tennis Centre from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 January, welcoming some high-level players from across Scotland.

Having started in 2008, the popular grade 3 open tournament has been running for 15 years and is organised by The North East of Scotland Lawn Tennis Association (NESLTA) and Tennis Scotland, with Vikki Paterson as the referee.     

Sport Aberdeen is delighted to continue its support for the event, with its chairman Tony Dawson in attendance to present the trophies at the final on Sunday 8 January.

2019 tournament champion Bruce Strachan (Rubislaw Tennis Club) scooped the trophy and secured the men’s singles title after defeating his opponent Jed Alexander (University of Stirling) 6-3, 6-1.

Sorcha Caves of Newlands Tennis Club took victory against opponent Zoe Moffat (Giffnock Tennis Club) who had to retire in the second set due to a shoulder injury. Caves beat Moffat 3-6, 4-0 ret.

Tennis Scotland’s 14+ National Pathway Coach said: “It was great to see such a high-level event so early in the year. The TS Open Tour is a key part of player development for players over the age of 14 in Scotland.  The North East of Scotland Open Championships is the first TS Open Tour Leader board Event of 2023.

“More details about the TS Open Tour can be found on the Tennis Scotland website or just search for ‘TS Open Tour’. We are looking forward to a high-quality tour this year and look forward to seeing some great tennis being played.”

Sport Aberdeen’s chairman, Tony Dawson, said:“It was fantastic to be at Aberdeen Tennis Centre on Sunday as a spectator and to present the trophies to club players Bruce, Jed, Zoe and Sorcha.

“It was an enjoyable experience to watch quality tennis matches whilst having the chance network with members of the tennis community.

“It is important that we raise the standard of competition in Scotland and provide regular local opportunities for players to compete – well done to the organisers.”

Sport Aberdeen’s chairman Tony Dawson presenting men’s singles trophy to Bruce Strachan

Andrew Fyfe, NESLTA President, said: “Thanks to all the competitors for making the event such a success, it really has got the year off to a really positive start. Also, a big thanks to our referee Vikki Paterson and the officials on duty, for ensuring everything went smoothly.”

The full list of results can be viewed here.

L-R: Jed Alexander, Bruce Strachan, Sorcha Caves and Zoe Moffat