The Dumfries and Galloway gents doubles tennis league got under way on a damp Wednesday evening. Dalbeattie started their campaign with a home match against Beechgrove (Moffat) tennis club with four under 18 players taking part in this match. A young Beechgrove team played well but lost out to their experience hosts, going down eventually 4 rubbers to 0. Elsewhere Dumfries C entertained Stewartry CSC from Castle Douglas and despite the Dumfries club enjoying the damp condition slightly better the guests won the match 3-1. The Dumfries A v Kirkcudbright match was called off.
The ladies leagues start this Wednesday 30th, results and fixtures can be found using the link below.
D & G Men’s Doubles League 2014
Despite the recently poor weather the inaugural D&G winter tennis leagues final 2 matches of the season were completed on Wednesday 9th with Dalbeattie beating Dumfries 3-0 to win the title. Elsewhere Lochmaben entertained Kirkcudbright at Dumfries and won (3-0) the battle for 3rd spot to cap a very good campaign.
All the results can be found using the link. D & G Winter League
Dumfries & Galloway entered its first junior squad in 12 years, to the Scottish Junior Inter District Championships. The event, first played in 1993, was played over three days at Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn. Nearly 200 matches were played by the 72 players representing the 9 District Associations In Scotland.
The team pictured below, was Ella Paul, Freya Paul & Lewis Gilmour from Moffat’s Beechgrove tennis club, Chad Lawson, Alex Shearman & Rhona Park from Lochmaben tennis club and Ruairidh McRoberts from Dumfries tennis club. We also borrow Catriona MacIntosh from the West to complete the team of 8 players.
The match format consisted of singles and doubles with D&G drawn in Group A of all four events (boys 15s & 17s and girls 15s & 17s). They were against the North East and the eventual runners-up East of Scotland. The team gave a good account of our district and gained great experience from the event and a big thank you goes to all the players, parents and coach Ian MacKinlay. Despite their relative inexperience the team managed to gain a few wins. Getting the team there was a big step and hopefully the district will build on this for next year.
For the first time in an estimated 12 years Dumfries & Galloway has entered a team into the Scottish Junior Inter District Championships.
Seven player from the regions and one guest player make up the eight player squad which consists of Chad Lawson, Alex Shearman & Rhona Park from Lochmaben Tennis Club, Lewis Gilmour, Ella & Freya Paul from Beechgrove Tennis Club Moffat and Ruairidh McRoberts from Dumfries Tennis Club.
You can track their progress over this weekend by clicking the link below.
Scottish Junior Inter District Championships 2014
Dumfries B completed their winter league campaign as they started, with a loss. With home advantage Kirkcudbright’s Ian Cain comfortably beat Michael Goldie 6-0 & 6-2 to take an early advantage. Things looked better for Dumfries when Jason Grindall took the first set on a tie-break against Ross Fulton but Ross rallied back to take the second 6-2 and eventually completing the win by securing the championship tie-break 12-10. Kirkcudbright complete the job with a 6-4, 7-6. This leaves Dumfries B secured to the bottom. The title should be secured this weekend if the weather prevails as Dalbeattie entertain Dumfries A and the final match is scheduled to be played under the floodlights at Nunholm on Wednesday 9th between Lochmaben and kirkcudbright.
D&G Winter League