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Aidan McHugh hits a forehand shot during the Battle of the Brits 2020.

ITF World Tennis Tour $25k - The Scottish Championships

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International tennis is heading for Glasgow and you can take the chance to watch future stars of the sport competing on your doorstep as The Scottish Championships returns to Scotstoun Leisure Centre as part of the ITF World Tennis Tour between 13-20 February, with FREE entry offered to spectators across the week!

As one of the standout dates in Scotland’s competition calendar, The Scottish Championships has enticed some of the world’s most exciting tennis talent to Scotland, including our very own Aidan McHugh, Scott Duncan and Anna Brogan, as they set their sights on the $25k singles and doubles events at the nation’s first professional tournament of 2022.  

This year, the draws are set to be some of the strongest in the competition’s history, with Brazilian former World No. 21 Thomaz Bellucci headlining the men’s singles event. The women's draw is equally as strong and features several players ranked inside the top 200, including World No.132 Vitalia Diatchenko from Russia.

Scots to watch

There will be plenty for the home crowd to cheer about as Aidan McHugh of Tennis Scotland’s National Player Programme is set to compete in his home city. The 21-year-old enters the competition on the back of an impressive campaign in 2021 which saw him climb up the world rankings to a career high of World No. 311. Fresh from winning the TS Open Tour Masters at the end of last year, Scott Duncan will enter qualifying with aspirations to progress in the singles event. Fellow Scot and former British Junior Champion, Anna Brogan, will fly the saltire flag in the women’s singles qualifiers, having enjoyed a successful year on the professional circuit in 2021.

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The qualifying rounds for both men’s and women’s singles will be played across 13-14 February, with matches starting at 10am each morning and continuing into the evening sessions. The main draws will subsequently start at 10am on Tuesday 15 February, leading up to the much-anticipated weekend schedule, with doubles finals and singles semi-finals topping the billing on Saturday, before the event concludes with the crowning of the singles champions on Sunday 20 February. 

Tennis Scotland is welcoming fans along to witness the nation’s first professional tour event of the year as Scotstoun Leisure Centre opens its doors to spectators throughout the week. Attendees are advised to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending, whilst face masks will be mandatory when moving around the centre and seated in the stand, unless you have a medical exemption.

You can also follow the action via live stream on the ITF website. 

A warm welcome from Tennis Scotland

Blane Dodds, Chief Executive of Tennis Scotland, said: “The Scottish Championships is one of the highlights in our growing competition calendar and I’m really pleased that we have the opportunity to welcome fans back along to enjoy an event of this calibre. We’re very impressed by the standard of entries which have come from across the world and coupled with the participation of some high-flying Scots who will be eager to impress on home turf, we anticipate that this year’s events will be some of the most fiercely contested to date.

“I would like to wish the very best of luck to Aidan, Anna and everyone competing, and encourage you all to come along and catch a glimpse at some of the most exciting up and coming players on the pro tour.”