Edinburgh tennis pro Scott Duncan is in Tenerife this week bidding to follow up, along with partner Marcus Willis, a second Challenger Tour title in Glasgow last time out.

Scott, 29, who honed his skills at the Barnton Park club, currently has a career high world ranking in doubles of 180 and that could rise again shortly. Dare the pair dream of a Wimbledon appearance this summer?

In the final of the Lexus backed Glasgow tournament vanquished opponents, by an impressive 6-3, 6-2 margin, were former Australian Open singles semi-finalist Kyle Edmund and Henry Searle, winner of the Wimbledon boys crown.

Scott said: “Obviously Kyle is a great player and so is Henry who won junior Wimbledon last year  so it was a nice one to win.
“It was really special for me winning at home with my friends and family there to support.
“That’s not something that happens every week on tour!”

Top seeds Scott and Marcus started their campaign with two straight sets wins but were taken all the way to 10-7 in a Champions Tie Break by American Hunter Reese and Australian Thomas Fancutt in the semi-final after the teams had shared a set apiece.

Scott is not the only member of his family in the tennis spotlight just now. Dad David is one of three nominees for “Official of the Year” at the annual Tennis Scotland awards due to be announced next month. Others listed in this category are Alan Russell (Dunfermline), a former coach of the year, and Vikki Paterson from Aberdeenshire.

Up for Park Venue of the Year is Edinburgh’s Meadows club while the Competition of the Year short list includes both the East of Scotland Open and the East Lothian Open.

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