Finally the D&G leagues arrived with some matches getting played, one being cancelled and 2 still to be completed.
D&G Summer Leagues 2016 – Results and Fixtures
In the ladies leagues 2014 winners Stewartry CSC travelled through to Dumfries and recorded their first win of this season with a 3-1 scoreline. Whilst up in Moffat where Beechgrove entertained Dalbeattie the ladies only managed to complete 3 full rubbers with the fourth being incomplete due to bad light. In the gents league, stop the press, for the first time ever Dumfries C sit top of the league after travelling through to Kirkcudbright and recording a 4-0 victory. Elsewhere the Dumfries A v Beechgrove match was called off and the Stewartry CSC v Dumfries B match was also cut short due to bad light with Stewartry CSC leading 2-1 and the final rubber standing at 1 set all. A decision about the two outstanding matches will be made soon.
This week Dumfries B entertain Dumfries A, Beechgrove travel to Dumfries to play the C team and Stewartry CSC are away to Kirkcudbright. In the ladies league Dumfries are away to Dalbeattie with the other match being called off between Stewartry CSC and Beechgrove.
YOUNG Moffatonians are on track to become future tennis stars thanks to free training
Last year Great Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time in 76 years.
And to celebrate, earlier this month the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) selected 1000 coaches throughout the country to promote and introduce 10,000 new players to tennis between April and June this year.
The programme, named the Davis Cup Legacy Programme – Tennis for Kids, is set to come to Moffat on Saturday.
The free lessons are aimed at children aged between five to eight, p1 to p4, who have never played tennis before.
Ten children will be taught by tennis coach Mike McMillin for six weeks at Beechgrove Tennis Club, with all children getting a free tennis racket too.
And demand has been so high that places for the first course were gone within four days so the LTA are offering a second course for an extra ten Moffat children.
Looking forward to launching the programme, Mike said: “ I am excited about this program as I was the only coach selected in Dumfries and Galloway and see it as a great way to promote the sport in the region.”
He added: “This is also a great opportunity for Beechgrove Tennis Club as the LTA provide funding, equipment and training as well as support for this initiative.
“I was able to undertake a days training in Glasgow from some of the top coaches in the country including Greg Rusedski, former world number four and US Open finalist, and Annabelle Croft, former British number one.
“I was also provided with a British Davis Cup tracksuit which I have to wear when conducting this course.”
The course kicks off on Saturday from 1 pm to 2 pm at the tennis club and runs for six weeks.
Next week the second lot of sessions will begin, they will take place from 2 pm to 3 pm
The new tennis season has just arrived with most clubs now up and running after the damp windy winter. The current Men’s champions Dumfries start their league campaign at home against Beechgrove with the Ladies champions Dalbeattie heading to Moffat to start their title defence against Moffat.
In the newly formed development league Dalbeattie, Dumfries and the long-awaited return of Annan will contest the new league which has been created to encourage more club players and junior to start competing in the doubles leagues with matches being played on a Thursday.
DG League Fixtures 2016
D&G Developement League Fixtures 2016
Men’s League – 20th April
Dumfries A v Beechgrove
Stewartry CSC v Dumfries B
Kirkcudbright v Dumfries C
Ladies League – 20th April
Beechgrove v Dalbeattie
Dumfries v Stewartry CSC
Thursday 28th April
Dumfries v Annan Seaforth
Thursday 5th May
Annan Seaforth v Dalbeattie