The championship now has a facebook page,
The 2016 event is in full flow with the first 5 events completed. Entries this year were vastly reduced on what the championship had witnessed over the previous two years but the quality of tennis stayed the same.
The first winner of this years championship was Gregor Ritson from Penicuik who beat Euan Williamson from Glasgow 11-9 in the 8 & under mixed event. In the consolation final an all Dumfries and Galloway final saw Oliver McKnight from Beechgrove tennis club defeat Erin McCluskey from Dumfries tennis club 10-3.
In the 10 & under girls Aurora Medb Nevin from Dunblane bt Annique Varty from Melrose 4-1, 4-2. In the boys 10 & under Liam O’Brien from Johnstone bt Alexander English from Perth 4-2, 4-0.
In the boys 12 & under event Joel Gibson from Middlesbrough bt Jamie Croll from Edinburgh 6-2, 6-3 and Billy and Freddy Blaydes from Windermere bt Ross Morgan (Strathaven) and Ross Young (Glasgow) 4-1, 4-0.
The championship continues through the week with junior finals scheduled for Saturday and seniors on Sunday.
Dalbeattie Tennis Club is running an open mixed doubles competition on Saturday 7th August with a 1pm start.
All entries are welcome and partners will be drawn together, all entries should directed to Keith Thom at email@example.com by no later than 6pm on Friday 5th August.
Entry is £5 and Dalbeattie Tennis Club will provide the refreshments on the day.
Sunday 24th July @ Beechgrove Tennis Club Moffat
Kris Soutar the head coach with Judy Murray’s Tennis on the Road programme is delivering a set 4 competition workshop on Sunday 24th July 1-4pm at Beechgrove Tennis Club as part of the South of Scotland Championships.
South of Scotland Open – Beechgrove Tennis Club Moffat – Sunday 24th July
1.00 – 1.50 – Parent and child skill building competition – max numbers 16 parents with 1 child each.
2.00 – 2.55 – Teenager team tennis comp – max numbers 16 players aged between 12-17 – enter individually (don’t need a team)
3.00 – 4.00 – Adult timed team competition – max numbers 16 – enter individually (don’t need a team)
To take part Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02082336410. It’s completely free but spaces are limited.
The other opportunity is for committee members, coaches, enthusiasts, potential coaches to come along to watch and help out with organisation. It will all be fun and easy, so nothing taxing but great to see how you can cater for 54 people in 3 hours with only 2 courts. Sign up for this element by emailing Andrew.email@example.com to register ASAP as spaces are limited.
The historic South of Scotland Tennis Championship is now accepting entries for this years event. Played at Beechgrove Tennis Club in Moffat the Championship has 27 events covering an 8 day period between 24th and 31st July.
This year we have added the men’s 45 and over doubles for the first time with a view to opening the event up to more locals and senior players.
The event schedule can be viewed using the link below.
To enter the event either email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details or you can enter online using the link below.
Dumfries A team confirmed their sixth league title in a row as they overcame Dumfries B in the last match of the 2016 season. Rearranged from early June the B team were looking to try and upset the party with a spirited performance against the champions elect, however Dumfries A weren’t in the mood to lie down. A solid performance from Lister, Richie, Chris and Graeme proved to much for the B team as they bullied a 4-0 win with a the B team just managing to scape 11 games out of the 8 sets. This left the Champions with 9 wins and one incomplete match which they were winning 2-1 before being halted.
Congratulations to Dumfries A and Stewartry CSC Ladies on winning their titles and congratulations to Kirkcudbright gents on securing the first 3 wins on their return to the leagues.