The conclusion of the 2013 junior confined event is scheduled for Saturday 17th August. The 14s and under events is underway and both the 16s and 18s event will be redrawn. You can view the current standing of the 14s events. Draws Dumfries & Galloway Confined Junior Tennis Championship
Dalbeattie Tennis Club will be hosting their last draw for partners mixed doubles social event of the year on Sunday 11th August. All are welcome to come along and enjoy some good tennis at Dalbeattie. THE HOWIE CUP (1)
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The conclusion to the Men’s and Ladies 2013 league saw both of last year’s champions regain their titles.
Defending champions Dumfries A knew a home win against fellow challengers Stewartry CSC from Castle Douglas would be enough to regain the title but a win or draw would see the title heading to Castle Douglas for the first time in 4 years. The first match on saw Father and son pair from Dumfries Lister and Dan McKiddie up against experienced pair of Colin Kennedy and Bruce Todd, the first set seem to take an age with Dumfries just edging it 7-5, this seem to break the spirits of Stewartry with Dumfries completing the win with a 6-2 in the second set. The other match was controlled by Dumfries with Chris Topping and Graeme Cross beating Rab Peacock and Andy MacLachlan 6-0 & 6-3. This left a mountain to climb for the final round of matches for the Castle Douglas team but Dumfries proved to be too strong winning both rubbers 3&2 and 4&2. The remaining 2 fixtures have been postponed and will not be completed.
The ladies league title was regained by Dalbeattie with a record of 2 wins and 2 draws with the 2 remaining fixtures being treated as walkovers.
Dumfries held a ratings event over the weekend with 26 children competing in 3 age groups for the top prize. In the 16s and under Lewis Axton from Edinburgh beat Alex Shearman (Lochmaben) 6-1, in the 14s and Under James Richardson from Dalbeattie won after Lewis Gilmour (Beechgrove) retired midway through the final and Jed Simpson (Dumfries) won the 12s and under defeating Kyle Gilmour (Beechgrove) 6-2. In the consolation events Rhona Park (Lochmaben) won the 16s and under, Finlay Thomson (Dumfries), in his first ever tournament won the 14s and under and Cameron Ralph (Carlisle) won the 12s and under event.