Defending champions start with a win

Dumfries A, Stewartry CSC and Dumfries C all start the 2015 campaign with wins. Defending champions Dumfries A secured a 4-0 victory over Dalbeattie with 2 matches going to championship tie-breaks. Elsewhere Beechgrove travelled through to Castle Douglas to play Stewartry CSC but lost 4-0 and Kirkcudbright played host to Dumfries C and just lost out going down 1-3.

Mens league results and fixtures 2015

Standings of Mens League
Points Played Rubbers Sets Sets % Games Games %
1 Stewartry CSC 2 1 4 0 7 0 100.0% 45 16 73.8%
2 Dumfries A 2 1 4 0 8 2 80.0% 50 22 69.4%
3 Dumfries C 2 1 3 1 6 2 75.0% 44 29 60.3%
4 Dumfries B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
5 Kirkcudbright 0 1 1 3 2 6 25.0% 29 44 39.7%
6 Dalbeattie 0 1 0 4 2 8 20.0% 22 50 30.6%
7 Beechgrove 0 1 0 4 0 7 0.0% 16 45 26.2%

Scottish Inter District Team Championships

100 young players from all over Scotland will travel this week to Kilgraston School in Bridge of Earn, Perthshire to compete in the 40th Scottish Inter District Team Championships, a team competition organised by Tennis Scotland. Competition will be fierce as teams from all nine District Associations in Scotland contest three age group events – 12, 15 and 18 & Under – over four days of play. The event, one of the most popular in Scotland’s tennis calendar, was first played in 1992 and was the brainchild of the national tennis coach at the time, Terry Mabbitt, to provide team competition for young players from all parts of the country. Well over 2000 of Scotland’s best young juniors have since participated at the Kilgraston event with a team representing Central District, which included brothers Andy and Jamie Murray, winning in 1996. With Tennis Scotland increasing its emphasis on team competition and having great fun whilst playing, the Inter District Championships provide both with lots of additional activities planned throughout the week to create a great tennis experience. Play starts on Wednesday morning with the finals scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Draws and a schedule of matches can be found daily at Scottish Inter District Championships. – See more at: Kilgraston fixtures and results

Level 1 Coaching Course at Kirkcudbright

The Level 1 is a formal UKCC Endorsed Coaching Assistant qualification and is the entry-level qualification to the LTA Coach Qualification Pathway. It is a great way to train up people to assist in the running of club programmes and holiday camps etc.

It is open to anyone over the age of 16 and in Scotland, candidates can access generous funding from Sportscotland which repays 40% of the fees. The link below is a poster which can go up on your Club noticeboard.

UKCC coaching course template – Jan 2015 updated (1)

Champions start defence at home

Both 2014 champions start their campaigns at home, Dumfries Gents take on the 2010 champions Dalbeattie on the 22nd April whilst Stewartry CSC Ladies start their defence on 29th against Dumfries.

This years leagues have 7 gents teams and 4 ladies, the gents league will split after the first seven weeks are over with the top 4 playing off and the bottom 3 playing off.

D&G Doubles League Fixtures 2015

D&G Men’s Doubles Fixtures

The fixtures for the 2015 D&G Doubles leagues are released this weekend. The gents league starts on the 22 April with the fixtures below. The ladies start on the 29th.

Wed 22/04/2015 Stewartry CSC Beechgrove
Wed 22/04/2015 Dumfries A Dalbeattie
Wed 22/04/2015 Kirkcudbright Dumfries C

Full fixtures available from Monday.