Aidan is crowned under 14 British tennis champion

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Bearsden’s Aidan McHugh was crowned junior tennis champion after winning the British U14 Championships in Nottingham recently.

The St Aloysius’ College pupil has been playing tennis since he was seven and reached the final last week where he won by two sets to one.

Before the British Championships, the promising young athlete spent much of his summer touring Europe, playing in major youth championships, where he won a number of titles in both singles and doubles.

He won 23 out of 28 singles matches, including a singles final in Belgium, and 26 out of 30 doubles matches, earning a doubles title in Germany and two in Belgium, where his partner was Alex Krajicek - the son of former Wimbledon winner, Richard Krajicek.

Aidan’s father Chris, paid tribute to his school for helping him, adding: “We are extremely grateful to St Aloysius’, for their support.

“They simply could not have done more in facilitating Aidan’s tennis development through the flexibility and encouragement they have offered him.”

Aidan trains most afternoons at the National Tennis Centre in Stirling and will compete this weekend at the Home Nations Championships in Dublin.He has also been invited to play at the World Junior Tour Masters Event in Florida in December.