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Issues from 1998
Issues from 1998


Old Scotch wins tennis

The Tennis Club had 6 teams out of 7 playing in the Past Students Tennis Association Finals and won a Premiership.

Old Scotch wins tennis

A tennis legend

Peter Anderson (1971-1974) is a tennis player with a proud record.

When a schoolboy in year 11 at Scotch in 1973, he was approached by Bill Pratt (then Club Captain) to join the Old Scotch Collegians' Tennis Club.

The next year, as well as being the School Captain of Tennis (Wesley and Scotch shared the honours - both were undefeated, but they did not play each other), Peter played with the Club's A grade side in the Grammarians and Public Schools Tennis Association (now the Past Students Tennis Association) competition.

After leaving school, Peter attended the University of Melbourne. During these four years, he was a resident at Trinity College. Peter was College tennis champion and he led the College team to Inter-Collegiate success in 1977.

Peter interrupted his career with the Old Scotch Tennis Club for some years to play pennant tennis with the Hawthorn Tennis Club (where he was a member of the victorious C Special team in 1982) and the Glen Waverley Tennis Club.

Peter has always played A grade with Old Scotch and was in the winning winter teams of 1979, 1985, 1987, 1999 and 2000, and the winning spring teams of 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1995 and 1998.

In addition, he has been a regular competitor in the Club's A grade singles championships and was champion in 1973, 1978, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998 and 1999. He is the current year 2000 champion.

After 27 years with the Club, Peter is still an A grade player and he hopes to continue for many years.

Those interested in joining the Club can contact Leigh McGregor at the OSCA. 9810 4302 or the Club Secretary, Neil Scott 9720 2517

Updated: Monday 24 June 2013