"The Atholl Palace is one of my favourite places where each year we meet up with good friends and have fun. It's the perfect place to stay in a perfect setting with lovely people looking after us. What more could a person want?"
117th year of the Tennis Championships of the Highlands
9th to 15th September 2012
LTA tournament code: NSC12W2319
Since 1896, the second oldest tournament in Scotland has taken place in the grounds of the Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry - the heart of the Highlands. The four all weather courts nestle sheltered among the trees, (normally drenched by sunlight!) overlooked by the castle-like towers of the hotel. There are few finer venues anywhere for a tournament such as this. Many famous names have been associated with it over the years and none ever forgets the unique atmosphere generated by this friendliest of tournaments. Whilst the competitive edge is always there, the spirit of the event is often more important! To secure accommodation we will need a deposit of £50 per person.
For 2012 our new referees are taking over from John Roberts and Allison but you can be sure that not too much will change! We expect to once again run 15 events, with a prizemoney pot of well over £2000. John and Colin really would love to maximise participation from Perthshire and Tayside, and will certainly do their best to accommodate everyone.
The Social Programme
This of course is why our many regulars keep coming. To complement the tennis every evening a social event including buffet catering. Normally an opening drinks reception, a quiz night, sports evening including a very different putting competition, race night, and of course your own Ceilidh night.
All these events are included in our package prices, as of course is our Finals Day Reception and Dinner. Non Residents always welcome!