D&G Mini Red Tour Returns

It has been a 19 months break but today (28th) the D&G Mini Red Tour made a welcome return. This event is for 8s and under kids starting out on their Tennis adventure.

The event is now in it’s 6th year and 6 players from that original event are still playing Tennis in D&G.

D&G Mini Red Tour 2021

We had 12 boys today and 5 girls with 5 calling off due to the snow. In the boys event we had 7 Dumfries players, 2 from Kirkcudbright Community Tennis Club, 1 each from Dalbeattie and Gretna Tennis Clubs and one player travelling all the way from the Borders.

With some very exciting tight matches we had Olivier Czopek, Noel Cullen, Keir MacIntyre and Logan McIntyre from Dumfries qualify for the quarter final matches alongside Max and Tom Dunlop from Kirkcudbright Tennis Club, Andrew Kalotka from Dalbeattie TC and William Forbes from the Borders. We had Keir, Olivier, Max and William all winning tight matches to set up semi-final matches with Olivier edging the match against Keir 10-3 to make the final against Max who just got a win over William 10-8. William took 3rd place against Keir before Olivier took the final against Max 10-5.

In the consolation matches Samuel Zaoral and Lewis Weir from Dumfries made the final with wins against Baxter Jardine (Dumfries) and Niall Muirhead (Gretna) with Samuel just taking the tightest of matches against his training partner 10-9. Well done to all those boys today.

In the girls event we had 5 of the regions girls competing in a round robin group. Dumfries’s Emily Warren just claimed top spot with more points won than Hannah Imrie from Canonbie who came 2nd with Gabriella Forrest from Annan Seaforth taking 3rd with Elspeth Dorrian from Kirkcudbright and Emily Verschuren coming 4th and 5th respectfully. Again some brilliant matches for the girls.

Emily W, Hannah, Emily V, Elspeth and Gabriella

The final event is schedule for Sunday 12th December in the David Keswick Centre again. The results can be viewed in the link below and the current table.

Hopefully see you all in 2 weeks.


D&G Doubles Leagues 2021

The date was the 18th September 2019, this was the last time we manged to play a D&G Mixed Doubles league match in the region.

Fast forward to present day and plans are in place to re-start our Women’s and Men’s Doubles leagues from May 26th 2021, almost 20 months on.

This years reduced program see 5 Women’s teams trying to stop Stewartry CSC women from claiming their 5 title in a row. In the Men’s two leagues Annan Seaforth will be trying to bounce back to the top league as they take on teams from Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Moffat. Newly promoted Moffat will join Dalbeattie, Dumfries B & C in trying to stop Dumfries A claiming their tenth title in a row.

D&G Leagues Champions Board | Dumfries & Galloway Tennis (dumfriesandgallowaytennis.com)

This years leagues will be played under a slightly different atmosphere as we are unable to provide teams at this time but lets hope for a good competitive league campaign.

All fixtures and results once completed can be found in the link below.

LTA – Tennis for Britain – Dumfries & Galloway Doubles League 2021 – Draws

Border Challenge Cup

Dumfries Tennis Club made the 60 mile trip to Galashiels to compete in the inaugural Border Challenge Cup. This event was put together by Dumfries Tennis Club to give their players an opportunity to play team tennis which currently doesn’t happen. The format would see 12s and under, 10s and under and 9s and under kids competing in a 1 day event .

The teams were made up of 13 players in each team with the Borders having 11 Boys and 2 Girls and Dumfries having 6 Girls and 7 Boys. The age groups had 5 players in the under 12s, 4 in the under 10s and 4 in the under 9s with 63 matches to get through on a dreich Scottish day. The young Dumfries team made a mixed start on the 6 courts and at the half way stage of the singles it was the Borders select team who were 5-3 up in the 9s event. In the 10s event Dumfries started well and took a 6-2 lead with the Borders edging their Dumfries counterparts 7-6 in the under 12s event. This had Dumfries in front overall 15- 14 as we entered into the final stages.

At the end of the singles matches the scores had Dumfries 16-9 in front in the 12s event with Dumfries Ethan Leyman winning 5 out of 5 singles matches. In the 10s event Dumfries were 10-6 in front with the Borders Lara Abdrabbo winning her 4 matches. The Borders were 11-5 in front in the 9s event with the youngest player in the event, Dumfries’s Adam Hunter winning all 4 of his matches.

With 6 doubles matches to play Dumfries needed one win to secure the trophy as they led 31-26. This was secured as each team claimed a victory in each age group. The final results had the Borders winning the 9s event 12-6, Dumfries secured the 10s event 11-7 and the 12s event 17-10. With Dumfries winning overall 34-29.

https://competitions.lta.org.uk/sport/tournament.aspx?id=739bdec7-6eb2-4feb-9b75-4667f43096ea Border Challenge Cup Results

The Dumfries team was Cameron Hunter, Ethan Leyman, Logan McCluskey, Autumn Hodgins and Eilidh Topping in the 12s event. Dominik Czopeck, Jack Wearing, Nathan Zaoral and Abigail Warren in the 10s with Adam Hunter, Lucy Scade, Ruby Gordon and Caitlin Topping making up the 9s.

D&G Winter League

In the 2nd round of fixtures for the 2020 winter league, unfortunately the weather put paid to the Annan B v Dumfries A match, however the Dumfries B v Annan A match went ahead in windy and slightly damp conditions.

The defending champions travelled through to Dumfries for the 2nd week in a row as they tried to stop father and son pair building on their win last week. In the first match Michael Goldie held off a spirited Colin Grieve to take the first rubber 6-2, 6-4. In the 2nd match Fergus Reynolds-Lewis took on Irving MacKay and just edged a tight match as Dumfries took a 2-0 lead with a 6-3, 6-3 match score.

In the doubles, Dumfries took the first set before Annan got started which resulted in a tighter 2nd set. However the father and son duo held on to complete the match with a 6-1, 6-4 win.

D&G Winter League Results

This leave Dumfries B top of the table with one match left against Dumfries A which is scheduled for next week.

D&G Winter League

This year’s winter league got underway on an overcast, slightly windy but dry day, which hasn’t happened much this year so far. Current champions Annan A headed through to play Dumfries A with Dumfries B making the reverse trip and headed through to Annan to play their B team. Both clubs had winter league debuts for 12 years old Flynn Dalgliesh playing for Annan A and Fergus Reynolds-Lewis who is also 12, playing for Dumfries B. Both youngsters played well in their respective matches with mixed results as Flynn competed well in his match before going down 2 sets to love with Fergus edging a tight match to win by 2 sets to love. However, it was great to see both clubs giving the kids a platform to play.

An experience Dumfries A claimed the match 3-0 and Dumfries B did likewise through in Annan.

Next week sees Dumfries B entertain Annan A whilst Dumfries A travel through to play Annan B.

D&G Winter League 2020 Results and Fixtures



D&G Mini Red Tour Annan

The 2nd event in this years D&G Mini Red Tour took us to Annan. We started play with 12 boys and 4 girls all looking for points to creep up the leaderboard.


In the girls event we had 3 Dumfries girls and Ave Smith from Annan making her debut in Red ball competitions. Both Caitlin Topping and Stella Hodgins started where they left off at the Dumfries event by winning their first 2 matches against Ava and hitting partner Ruby Gordon. This left Stella and Caitlin to play out to see who took the gold medal. Caitlin won the previous meeting and started sharply as she eased into a 6-0 lead before Stella got going. Stella then produced 5 points in a row to make it 5-6 before Caitlin regained her authority to make it 7, then 8 and then 9 before Stella responded again to eat into the lead and take it to 9-9 before taking the last point to make it 10-9 to Stella. Great performance by all four girls with Ruby taking third place from Ava.


Ava, Stella & Ruby (Caitlin Missing)

In the boys event we had 3 round robin groups of 4 players in each with the top 2 going into the main draw and the bottom 2 going into the consolation draw. In the main draw Adam Hunter and Nathan Zaoral from Dumfries, Lewis Hannah from Gretna, Fergus Smith from Annan, Eamon McFarlane from Castle Douglas and Daniel Sellers from Chatsworth Tennis club in Carlisle all made the main draw. Eamon and Nathan both had 10-7 wins over Lewis and Fergus before Eamon beat Dumfries winner Adam 10-5 with Daniel recording the same score against Nathan in the other semi. Lewis claimed 5th place with Adam taking 3rd from Nathan.

In the consolation event Angus McCleary went one better than he achieved in Dumfries as he edge past Dumfries’s Sam Scade 10-3 to take the medal. We also had good performances from Joe McLatchie, Jack Coupar, Mason Stubbs and Keegan Allen with the later 2 making the debuts in Red events.


D&G Mini Red Tour Annan Results

This leaves Stella and Caitlin joint top of the girls leaderboard with Eamon having a 10 point lead over Adam in the boys leaderboard. The final event will be held at DG1 in Dumfries D&G Mini Red Tour Dumfries DG1 entries on Sunday 29th March.

D&G Mini Red Tour Leaderboard 2020


D&G Mini Red Tour 2020

The 2020 D&G Mini Red Tour got under way at the David Keswick Centre in Dumfries. Now in it’s 5th year we had 9 players from Dumfries, 4 from Annan and 1 each from Stewartry CSC and Carlisle making up the field of 10 boys and 5 girls.


In the girls event we had 5 young ladies from Dumfries battling it out for top spot with a round robin, so 4 matches each. We had a good display from all 5 girls with Caitlin Topping taking top spot with 4 wins out of 4 and in her 3rd year of the tour Stella Hodgins managed 3 wins out of 4 to take the runner-up spot. Ruby Gordon (3rd), Nevaeh Harris (4th) with Bethany Mann completing the line-up with a nervous display but from the matches I watched she was the most consistent server of the girls.

In the boys event we had 2 groups of 5 with the top 2 from each group going into the semi’s and the rest going into the consolation. In group A Fergus Smith (Annan) won 3 out of 4 to join Adam Hunter (Dumfries) in the semi as he won 4 out of 4 and was also appearing in his 3rd Tour. They were joined in the semi finals by group B winner Eamon McFarlane (Stewartry CSC) who managed 4 out of 4, with Nathan Zaoral (Dumfries) claiming the final spot with 3 out of 4.

In the consolation final Lewis Hannah bt fellow Annandale player Angus McCleary 10-4.

In the semi finals Adam bt hitting partner Nathan 10-4 with Eamon enjoying a 10-0 victory over Fergus. Nathan took third place beating Fergus 10-2.

In the final Eamon took early control as he raced into a 3-0 lead before Adam fought back to tie it at 4-4. It was then nip and tuck up to 8-8 before Adam’s patience paid off to take the final 10-8 and secure the winners medal.

D&G Mini Red Tour Dumfries Results

Also well played to Jack Docherty (Carlisle), Joe McLatchie (Annan) and Dumfries youngsters Sam Scade and Ben Gilmour-Graham who made up the remaining players.

Big thanks to Tony, Colin, Chris and Cath for helping with the scoring. A vital part of the team.

D&G Mini Red Tour Leaderboard 2020


Walk with Judy!

March for The Judy Murray Foundation and you will be entered into a draw to win one of these fabulous prizes!

JMF Kiltwalk Poster (1)

  • Afternoon tea for 4 at Cromlix
    A JMF session at a club or school of choice
    4 Tickets to the Murray Trophy Event (Glasgow, Sep 2020) plus a meet & greet with Judy and Jamie Murray

We want to ask for your help in supporting The Judy Murray Foundation fundraising efforts at the 2020 Kiltwalks across Scotland. The motto of the Foundation is:

Everyone for Tennis, Everywhere for Tennis and our goal is to take tennis into rural and deprived areas of Scotland.

Our aim is to build community-based workforces whilst improving health, well-being and a sense of belonging. Through increasing the pool of effective motivators and providing sustained, accessible and stimulating tennis programmes in collaboration with others our aim is not to produce the best player in the world (done that!) but to extract the best from everyone that comes to a JMF session whether they be a grandparent, a mum or dad, an aspiring young coach or simply a child who wants to try tennis.

Already we are working with communities in Inverclyde, rural Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, Maryhill and the East End of Glasgow and have engaged with over 1700 people since April 2019. More people delivering tennis means more opportunities for others to play tennis.

The Kiltwalk is a fantastic way to raise funds for charity and an event that everyone can take part in, as you can choose to walk 6, 15 or 23 miles. One of the amazing things about the Kiltwalk is that The Tom Hunter Foundation adds 40 % onto every fundraiser’s final total. So, every £100 you raise becomes £140 for The Judy Murray Foundation. Last year we raised over £26,000, which is enough to cover the direct costs of almost 3 projects for one year.

So………what next?
Promote the attached poster
Register to walk at one (or more!) of the 4 Kiltwalks available all over Scotland: Glasgow 26 April, Aberdeen 7June, Dundee – 16 August, Edinburgh 13 September 2020 – https://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk
Make sure you choose The Judy Murray Foundation when prompted to choose a charity and encourage your friends and family to sponsor you
Why not “create a team” and invite fellow tennis players, family and friends to join you on the journey
All participants will receive a FREE Judy Murray Foundation T-shirt to wear during the walk

We hope we can persuade you to form a group from your tennis club and “walk the walk”. It’s a real fun day out and your support would really help us to grow tennis in Scotland whilst making a serious difference!

Best wishes and many thanks for your help,


Men’s Singles Comp

Lochmaben Tennis Club are running a men’s singles competition on Sunday 26th January. Entries are open to the first 8 players with a waiting list thereafter in case someone withdraws.

Contact and entry detail can be viewed below.

Rabbie Burns tennis tournament


D&G Mini Red Tour 2020

We are celebrating the D&G Mini Red Tours 5th year in 2020. Below are the first 2 winners back in January 2016, with Rose Brown from Moffat who went on to win the girls tour that year and Dumfries’s Euan Sharp who is the only player to win an event in 2 different years (2016 & 2017).

Previous Leaderboards

Mini Tour Dumfries

Some stats;

83 – The number of kids who have played over the previous 4 years,

72 – the number of D&G kids to take to the courts over this time,

24 – The number of D&G girls to take part,

48 – The number of D&G boys to take part,

Euan Sharp – The only player to win an event in 2 different years,

Logan McCluskey – The only player to play in all 4 years,

27 – the number of boys from the tour who played in a tennis competition this year,

12 – the number of girls from the tour who played in a tennis competition this year,

Carlisle, Kilmarnock, Northumberland, Prestwick, Huddersfield and the Scottish Borders are the other areas we have attracted kids from to our event.

D&G Mini Red Tour 2020 – Entry Link

The tour is open to any red ball child throughout the UK but only D&G kids can win the Leaderboard plate.

Let’s play tennis..