News from the South East Regionals and the Scottish Schools


South East Schools Regional Tournament 
Tonbridge School, Saturday February 4th 2017

Whitgift and Tonbridge dominate South East Schools tournament

With the courts at Whitgift unplayable there was a late transfer to the courts at Tonbridge for this year’s event.


U18 Singles:  C. Low (Whitgift) bt H. Anbukumar (Whitgift) 11-2, 11-1

U18 Plate Singles:  G.Boyle (Christ’s Hospital) bt C. Lam (Tonbridge) 11-8

U18 Doubles:  Whitgift I (Anbukumar & Low) bt Tonbridge I (Hanley & Lam) 11-4, 11-6

U18 Plate Doubles: Whitgift II (Burton & Russell) bt Eastbourne (Dickinson & Yeung) 15:11

U16 Singles: N. Jerome (Whitgift) bt D. Ahmed (Whitgift)

U16 Plate Singles: E. Toalster (Tonbridge) bt H. Street (Tonbridge) 15-8

U16 Doubles: Whitgift I (Jerome & Kendrick) bt Whitgift II (Ahmed & Lam) 11-4, 4-11, 11-7

U16 Plate Doubles: Tonbridge I (Street & Toalster) bt Tonbridge II (Choo-Choy & Burgess) 15:11


Scottish Schools U18 Doubles Championship
Fettes College, Thursday March 2nd 2017

Fettes make a clean sweep in the Scottish Schools U18 Doubles competition

Archie McCreath & Grant Sperling underlined their claim to be the Scottish pair to watch at the upcoming National Schools Championships after defeating the Loretto 1st pair, though the latter must have been tired after an epic semi-final against Merchiston Castle in which they came back from 1-10 to win 16-15. It was Fettes’ first success in this event since 1985.


Quarter-finals: Fettes I (A.McCreath & G.Sperling) bt Merchiston Castle III ( Max L. & Tomas M.) 15-1 ; Merchiston Castle II (Christopher B. & Matthew C.) bt Edinburgh Academy I (K.Jenkins & R.Quantrill) 15-2 ; Merchiston Castle I  Sean Y. and Douglas T.) bt Fettes II (J.Clark & E.Li) 15-2 ; Loretto I (G.Lemmon & P.Maddison) bt Edinburgh Academy II (C.Dowie & A.Lundie) 15-1

Semi-finals: Fettes I bt Merchiston Castle II 15-2 ; Loretto I bt Merchiston Castle I 16-15

Final: Fettes I bt Loretto I 11-1, 11-5

Plate: Fettes II

The U16 Doubles took place on Thursday March 9th and were won by Merchiston Castle’s first pair in an all-Merchiston final. Fettes I won the Plate, beating Edinburgh Academy I.

The Inaugural Scottish Schools U18 Singles took place on Thursday March 16th and the trophy, donated by the father of Andrew Boyd, was won by Archie McCreath from Fettes. Doug T. from Merchiston Castle won the McKeown Plate

Fettes I: Spurling & McCreath

Clean sweep for Fettes in the U18 Doubles; Cup and Plate

The finalists in the U18 Singles competition

The finalists in the U18 Singles competitions

Trophy-winning Merchiston Castle 1st pair

Trophy-winning Merchiston Castle U16 1st pair