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Youth Games

Tennis In The Commonwealth Youth Games

Tennis is an optional sport in the Commonwealth Youth Games and has made four appearances; at Edinburgh 2000, Pune 2008, Samoa 2015 and Bahamas 2017. Elena Baltacha, Mhairi Brown and Karen Paterson won team silver at the inaugural Youth Games in Edinburgh, with Ewen Lumsden named Athlete of the Games at Samoa 2015 following his silver medals in the Boys’ Singles and in Mixed Doubles, partnered by Louie McLelland. Hamish Stewart won the first ever Youth Games gold for Team Scotland at Bahamas 2017 in the Boy’s Singles.

The Tennis competition is held according to the rules of the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

  • Core / Optional Optional
  • Appearances In The Youth Games 4
  • First Youth Games Edinburgh 2000
  • Most Recent Youth Games Bahamas 2017
Team Scotland’s Tennis Medal Count:
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  • Total: 4
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Did You Know?

  • The late Elena Baltacha represented Scotland at the Edinburgh 2000 Youth Games - going onto become British No.1 and a career high of World No.49

  • Bahamas 2017 was the fourth Youth Games in which Tennis has been included

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Competition Format

Tennis events at the Commonwealth Youth Games include Boys’ and Girls’ Singles and a Mixed Doubles event. Events are open to boys and girls 15 - 18 years of age (athletes born in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002).

Both Singles and Doubles competitions consist of a knockout draw, with the losing semi-finalists contesting a bronze medal playoff match and the top two players or teams contesting the gold/silver final.

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