D&G Winter League 2016

For the 3rd year in a row Dalbeattie have secured the D&G Winter league and remained undefeated over the 3 years. In the last match it was Chad Lawson and Steven McCracken who had the task of stopping Dalbeattie’s pair of Paul and Steve but despite two close singles matches, on the day they proved to good taking the match 3-0.

Stevie bt Chad 6-4, 6-3 and Paul Beat Steven 6-3, 6-4 with Dalbeattie securing the doubles 6-1, 6-4.

In the other match Dumfries 2 need to win to have any chance of winning the title but were unable to achieve this as they lost to Kirkcudbright 1-2.

Standings Pl. Won Drw Lst Pts Rubbers Sets
1 Dalbeattie 3 3 0 0 6 8-1 17-2
2 Dumfries 2 3 1 0 2 2 5-4 8-7
3 Kirkcudbright 2 1 0 1 2 2-4 0-6
4 Dumfries 2 0 0 2 0 0-6 2-12

D&G Mini Red Tour – Moffat

The third and final mini red tour competition for 2016 was completed at Beechgrove Sports Centre in Moffat on 20th March. Again we had another large entry with 18 boys and 7 girls competing for the top prize with the overall leaderboard trophies also being decided on the day.

The tour was created for children 8 years and under to play tennis on red size courts which is the equivalent of a badminton size court. Players would accumulate points for each event they played in with medals being awarded for the winners, runners-up, third place and consolation winners at each event with the overall point’s winner receiving at trophy at the end.

Children from Seaforth Tennis Club in Annan, Beechgrove Tennis Club in Moffat, Dumfries Tennis Club and some children from Langholm took part over the 3 events during January, February and March.

On the day, Rose Brown and Daniel Palmer both from Moffat were top of the respective leaderboards with Rose undefeated having won the two previous events with Daniel having won at Annan and making the semi-final at Dumfries. Rose was in the position where she just had to turn up and she was guaranteed the leaderboard title but she was in great form again and completed the event and tour undefeated to collect her third winner’s medal and the overall leaderboard trophy as she defeated Julia Janowska 10-2 in the final. Keeley Scott (BTC) came second in the leaderboard table having lost in 2 finals to Rose and the semi-final to Julia at Moffat, Erin McCluskey (DTC) came third in the table with two forth places and was consolation runners-up in the other event, Evie Mcknight came fourth in the table as she managed to win all three consolation finals. Hannah Salmon, Eve Crombie and Brooke Rogerson were the other girls making up the leaderboard.

In the boys event Fergus Reynolds-Lewis (DTC), Jacob Holden (DTC) and Daniel McKenna (STC) were all looking to catch Daniel Palmer at the top of the leaderboard and after the round robin stages all four boys had qualified for the quarter finals along with the Dumfries winner Euan Sharp (DTC), Devon Jones (STC), Kyle Smith (BTC) and Oliver McKnight (DTC). In the quarters Daniel McKenna edged past Euan Sharp 11-9, Fergus Reynolds-Lewis beat Devon Jones 10-2, Daniel Palmer beat Kyle Smith 10-3 and Dumfries pair Jacob Holden and Oliver McKnight had a hard fought match with Jacob scrapping the win 13-11. With the top four boys in the semi-finals it was all to play for with Fergus Reynolds-Lewis taking on Daniel McKenna with Fergus taking the match 10-5 and in the other semi Daniel Palmer played and beat Jacob Holden 10-4 to set up a final with Fergus. In the third place play-off Daniel McKenna beat Jacob Holden 10-4 which secured Daniel third place in the leaderboard with Jacob coming fourth overall. The final match of the tour saw Daniel Palmer play Fergus Reynolds-Lewis, with the point’s available Daniel had already secured the leaderboard event, although he wasn’t aware of this at the time, with Fergus guaranteed second place with getting to the final, this just left the matter of playing the last match of a successful tour. With a few parents and children remaining Mike McMillin got the match underway and with some great tennis and long rallies it was Fergus who took an early lead and never looked back as he eventually won the match 10-4 to claim the Moffat title. In the consolation final Gregor Ritson beat Ben Rogerson (BTC) 10-4. D&G Mini Red Tour – Moffat Results


Fergus, Daniel Palmer & Daniel McKenna

Overall, 3 events with 3 winners in Euan Sharp at Dumfries, Daniel Palmer at Annan and Fergus at Moffat with Daniel securing the leaderboard title with 290 points with Fergus coming second on 260 and Danile McKenna coming third with 225.

D&G Mini Red Tour Final Leaderboard


Rose & Daniel with their leaderboard trophies




D&G Winter Leagues

Dalbeattie continued their winning streak with a 3-0 win at home to Kirkcudbright and Dumfries 2 beat Dumfries 3-0 in the other match.

Dumfries & Galloway Winter League 2016

Standings                                Pl.  Won   Drw     Lst     Pts      Rubbers     Sets          

1  Dalbeattie                                  2         2         0         0         4            5-1          11-2

2  Dumfries 2                                 2         1         0         1         2            4-2            8-7

3  Dumfries                                    1         0         0         1         0            0-3            2-6

4  Kirkcudbright                            1         0         0         1         0            0-3            0-6


D&G Winter League 2016

The D&G winter league commenced on 6th March as Dumfries 2 entertained reigning champions Dalbeattie. The experienced duo of Paul and Stevie taking on Lewis Gilmour and Martin Wilson. In the opening match Lewis took on Stevie and on paper looked like it could be a tight match, however an inspired Stevie proved to good on the day as he took the match 6-1, 6-1. In the second match Martin played Paul who had a tight match last year and so it proved again this year. Martin took time to settle as Paul claimed the first set 6-2 but Martin upped his game to break back in the second set 7-5 and with the momentum Martin won the championship tie-break 10-7 to draw the match level at one rubber each.

In the doubles Dumfries 2 started well and were controlling the first set up until the business end when the experience Dalbeattie pair showed there class and experience to claim the first set on a tie-break (7-6). In the second set Dalbeattie kept it going and claimed the victory by taking the second set 6-3 and with that the match.

The other match between Kirkcudbright and Dumfries was postponed. This week sees both Dumfries teams playing and Dalbeattie entertain Kirkcudbright.

Standings                                         Pl.  Won   Drw     Lst     Pts  Rubbers                

1  Dalbeattie                                  1         1         0         0        2            2-1

2  Dumfries                                   0        0         0         0       0            0-0

2  Kirkcudbright                           0        0         0         0       0            0-0

4  Dumfries 2                                1         0         0         1        0           1-2



2016 D&G Winter League

The 2016 D&G Winter league kicks off this weekend with four teams competing for the league trophy which Dalbeattie have won for the previous 2 years.

The first round of matches sees Dumfries 2 entertaining the current champions Dalbeattie with Dumfries Travelling through to face Kirkcudbright.

The matches are scheduled to be completed in March.

Home Tie for Dumfries

Dumfries Tennis Club have been drawn at home against Prestwick Tennis Club in the new Scottish Cup format.

Scottish Inter Club Challenge Cup 2016 – Mens Draw

There are 50 men’s teams taking part is this years event with Dumfries flying the flag for the region and 36 Ladies teams but none from Dumfries and Galloway. The tie is due to be played on Saturday 16th April with the final scheduled for 19th June. The winners of the tie are away to either Stewarton or Kilmarnock.