East of Scotland Tennis is led and governed by a Board of Directors made up of volunteers, all of whom give their time, business knowledge, and expertise for the love of sport. The Board is constituted under the memorandum and articles of ESLTA as statutory directors and take on the same obligations as directors in any private, public or third-sector organisation. All board members are registered at Companies House.

The Board aims to deliver a sustainable strategic plan for tennis in the East of Scotland, one that will assist player development and provide competitions for regional players at all levels. We are here to support our clubs and provide meaningful annual tournaments that are the focal point of seasonal competition.

The Board is also responsible for the governance of the sport locally and East of Scotland Tennis work with Tennis Scotland across our competitions, coaching and performance. East of Scotland Tennis is financially independent and a not for profit, with any income being reinvested back into tennis in East of Scotland.

For further information you can read our Memorandum and Articles. If you are interested in joining our Board, please email board@eastofscotland.uk. We regularly look for qualified and enthusiastic Non-Execs to broaden our Board proposition.


We aim to inspire players of all ages and abilities by supporting engagement and by organising leagues, competitions and events for tennis club members in the East of Scotland. We provide a performance pathway for juniors and seniors to develop current and future talent, and manage our County teams to compete successfully across the UK.


Viki Mendelssohn


Viki has been working in marketing comms, sponsorship & events since she founded her business Big Blue in 1999. She’s a bit of a serial entrepreneur, her enthusiasm and ambition have taken her from the rugby pitches of Murrayfield to the tennis courts of David Lloyd. She became Chair of East of Scotland LTA in 2019.

Tennis highlight – Having a hit with John McEnroe and Mark Philippoussis and making a cross court winner

Matthew Meredith

Matthew Meredith joins us as a Non-Executive Director at the ESLTA.  He comes from a lengthy background in Insurance and Financial Services in the City of London, where he is the CEO of LMP Group, a specialist insurance and risk management broker dedicated to the entertainment, sports and media industries.  He brings a wealth of experience across the financial sector, risk management and sports sponsorship. Previous roles include Director of Entertainment, Sports and Media at Gallagher and 8 years as Director of Risk Management (Int’l) for Live Nation Entertainment/Ticketmaster, the words largest live entertainment and ticketing business.  Other relevant experience includes roles as Managing Director of Clarion Sports, a sports marketing and sponsorship business engaged in Premiership football and the NFL.

Mark Gaffney

Tennis has been Mark’s primary sporting passion since he began playing Short Tennis (as it was then) at 5 years old. He has been involved in tennis in Scotland through direct involvement in development, coaching, performance, tutoring and volunteering in his professional roles, but also as a volunteer as Tournament Director for twelve years of the East Lothian Open Tennis Tournament.

A member of St Serf’s Tennis Club in Edinburgh for 30 years, he served on its committee for 20 years in various roles. He is now a member at Thistle Tennis and Padel Club where he continues to compete in leagues and tournaments throughout Scotland, being lucky enough to be involved in Thistle’s Division 1 title win in 2021 which was a “career” highlight. He is a Level 3 Tennis Coach with a current primary focus on wheelchair tennis. Within his current professional role with Scottish Disability Sport Mark works in partnership with a large cross-section of governing bodies and local authorities. His role at East of Scotland focuses on the areas of Coaching, Competition and Engagement.

Malcolm Cannon

Malcolm Cannon joined the board of ESLTA in 2021. Sports daft, he has played almost every sport except tennis!  But he is a recent convert to padel and is a member at Uddingston Tennis Club.  Malcolm was CEO of Cricket Scotland and sat on the board of the Scottish Sports Association for several years but his main sports of athletics and rugby are what still occupy most of his time. He still sits as a non-executive director and trustee on several sports-related organisations.

Iain Galloway

Iain lives in East Lothian and is a member of the Haddington Tennis Club. He describes himself as enjoying friendly participation in the game with the occasional foray into competitive tennis matches. Iain worked as an investment manager in the UK and Middle East for many years and now runs his own business along with managing other voluntary roles. Settled again in the UK he is pleased to be able to contribute his finance and governance experience to the East of Scotland Tennis board and to help tennis participation thrive in the region.

Adele Fletcher

County Administrator

Adele has been in love with tennis since she was 9 years old and learnt to play in her local park in the south side of Glasgow. Once she could beat her brothers, she joined a club. She played for Hutchesons Grammar School and over many years has represented Hillpark, Giffnock, Mortonhall and North Berwick.

She was a coach for 15 years (once a coach always a coach) and sat on the North Berwick committee for almost that entire time. In 2014, she joined the ESLTA Board and started her League Organising adventure in 2016. Her official title is now County Administrator. Captaining the North Berwick ladies through the divisions and the >40s and 50s EoS seniors were brilliant journeys. She is now a bona fide referee and hopes to continue being of use to tennis from the sidelines.


Scott Douglas

Scott is based in Edinburgh and currently works for the UK Government in media and communications having previously worked in politics and the legal and education sectors. A keen, if ineffectual, tennis player, Scott is a committee member at Priestfield Tennis Club, and a member at Musselburgh Tennis Club. He has been a tennis fan since a very young age and grew up supporting Andre Agassi followed by Roger Federer – with his tennis highlight being getting the chance to watch Roger at the ATP Finals in London from the front row at the O2 Arena.

Michelle McLeod

Michelle brings a wealth of experience in marketing, sponsorship and events management. She has over 25 years experience working in various marketing roles within the private, public and charitable sectors, and she has worked with some of the world’s most prestigious brands. Michelle’s sponsorship experience stretches across the arts, tennis, football, golf and motorsport.

Her tennis highlight is managing sponsorship of Wheelchair Tennis Champion, Gordon Reid.

Stefano Dall’Aglio

Stefano is from Italy and worked in London as Firefighter for over 25 years.

He has a great passion of sports, especially tennis, rugby and cycling – and since 2013 Stefano has officiated tennis matches. Last year he placed the cherry on the cake of his officiating career as he was part of the team for the 2023 Wimbledon Men’s Final between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic.

Stefano joined the board as he is keen to work on projects that enhance and improve the experiences for younger generations in the game.