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Strathallan School pupils triumph at the 2024 Scottish Schools Tennis Championships

Strathallan School pupils triumph at the 2024 Scottish Schools Tennis Championships

Pupils from Strathallan School triumphed at the 2024 Scottish Schools Boys & Girls Tennis Championships, with their exceptional play and teamwork resulting in two championship titles.

Held at George Watson's College in Edinburgh on May 30th and 31st, this year's Scottish Schools Tennis Championships saw competitive play across two days.

Stellar Performances by Strathallan Girls Team

The Girls’ team, consisting of Katharina N, Freya C, Lotti B, and Anni W, triumphed over Dunblane High School in the final.

Team Captain Anni W, expressed her delight, saying, “It was a really enjoyable experience and we had a lot of fun playing together as a team. It was nice to play such competitive matches and see our hard work pay off.”

Katharina N, who flew in from Germany during half-term to participate, shared her excitement, saying, “Winning Scottish Schools was a great result and very much a team effort. Everyone contributed and felt part of a huge moment for our school.”

Boys Team Claim the Double

The boys' team, comprised of Jed M, Alexander E, Ben C, Thomas D, and Oskar von D, faced the High School of Glasgow in the final and emerged victorious with a 2-0 win. The team’s journey to the final included strong victories over St. Joseph’s, and a thrilling semi-final win against Dunblane High School.

Team Captain Ben C said, “It’s been a good year, with lots of matches played and I am proud of the team. We have been so close to winning this event the last two years, so to win, it feels amazing.”

Jed M added, “It was a great feeling, winning as a team. To give Ben and Alexander a proper send-off, winning the cup in their last year at school.”

Reflecting on the teams' success, Head of Tennis Tommy Ogilvie, said: “It is a fantastic achievement for the players and the school. The finals were held during our half-term, so I have to thank the players and their families for giving up some of their holidays, and even flying back to Scotland to represent the school. It shows they have a sense of belonging to Strathallan and the team, it means a lot to them. There were some fantastic performances across the two days - Ryan and I are extremely proud of them.”

Strathallan School extends it's gratitude to Denholm Partnership Architects for sponsoring our team and providing them with new Castore kits. And thanks must go to our dedicated coaches, Tommy Ogilvie and Ryan Martin, for their unwavering support throughout the tournament and the season.

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