Aegon National Leagues

Dumfries Tennis Club enters 2 teams for the national leagues for the 5th year in a row.

Dumfries Men’s First Team started their first national club league round robin with a match against Dunblane last weekend. Dunblane fielded a strong side which thankfully did not include Andy Murray ! Dumfries fielded a team with a blend of youth and experience. At 1, Lister McKiddie guile was not enough to overcome a highly ranked junior. At 2 Alex Sherman pushed his quality opponent all the way losing narrowly in a match tie break 10-8. Richie Cunningham at 3 put up a fighting performance but went down 6-3, 6-2. Kyle Singh at 4 had a good win, 6-1, 6-2.

The second round involved two doubles ties. Richie and Kyle combined well to almost win the second set, losing 6-0, 6-4. Lister and Alex combined and pushed their strong opponents all the way with only one break serve in each set, going down 6-3, 6-4. The overall result was therefore a 5-1 defeat, however, Dumfries are hoping to bounce back quickly with a win against Falkirk this weekend.

Dumfries second team’s scheduled Division 4 match in Fife was rained off.

This week sees the first team travel to Falkirk whilst the seconds entertain Rubislaw 2nd from Aberdeen.

Fixtures and results can be viewed using the link below.

Aegon National Leagues Results and Fixtures 2015

Champions Triumph again

All contenders entered the final matches undefeated and after play it remained that way but there could only be 2 winners. Defending champions and having won this title on the previous 5 years Dalbeattie A went into their final match away to Beechgrove knowing they had to match or better Dumfries  A’s result to have a chance of regaining the title. Both matches started well but as Dalbeattie A eased to a 4-0 win against Beechgrove, Dumfries A didn’t get it all their own way as Stewartry CSC pushed them all the way and gained a good draw as the matched finished 2-2 which left Dalbeattie A as the A league. In the B League Kirkcudbright A entertained Dumfries B, with both teams undefeated Dumfries B were looking for a big win to try to take the title but Kirkcudbright has other ideas as the first 2 rubbers were shared, this handed Kirkcudbright A the title for the third in four years as the match ended in a draw 2-2.

Congratulations to both Dalbeattie A and Kirkcudbright A.

Mixed A League

Standings Pl. Won Drw Lst Pts
1 Dalbeattie A 6 4 2 0 10
2 Dumfries A 6 3 3 0 9
3 Stewartry CSC 6 2 1 3 5
4 Beechgrove 6 0 0 6 0

Mixed B League

Standings Pl. Won Drw Lst Pts
1 Kirkcudbright 6 4 2 0 10
2 Dumfries B 6 2 4 0 8
3 Dalbeattie B 6 1 1 4 3
4 Kirkcudbright B 6 1 1 4 3

Upcoming Junior Competitions

Our neighbours in the Borders and Cumbria are running a host of junior competitions over the coming months. All the events are Grade 5 events so player level with be relevant to D&G players.

To enter just click on the link below and click the “add to basket” link and pay.

This is the start of a partnership between Dumfries and Galloway Tennis and our friends at Borders Tennis which we hope to expand throughout this year and next.

Borders Autumn Series U16 – Open to Borders & D&G players only (Selkirk – 26th Sept)

Borders Autumn Series U12 – Open to Borders & D&G players only (Hawick – 27th Sept)

Bitts Park 14U Winter County (Carlisle – 4th Oct)

Bitts Park 18U Winter County (Carlisle – 10th Oct)

Borders Autumn Series U14 – Open to Borders & D&G players only (Selkirk – 17th Oct)

Borders Autumn Series U16 Doubles – Open to Borders & D&G players only (Hawick – 24th Oct)