D&G Mini Tennis Tour – Dumfries

The first tennis competition of 2017 saw the start of the D&G Mini Red Tour.

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 with the excellent Babolat sponge balls. Players will accumulate points for each event they play 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 Langholm Tennis Club took part in the first of the 3 events which will run during January, February and March.

This year’s event at the Loreburn Hall started as a mixed competition due to only having 2 girls entered but the leaderboard would still have a boys and girls tables with 16 kids entered. In the Dumfries event there were some returning faces from last year and some new kids starting their tennis journey. Last year’s Dumfries winner Euan Sharp (DTC) was back to defend his title with Daniel McKenna (STC) as favourite for the leaderboard title event having come Third in last year’s Leaderboard event. After the round robin stages we had Euan Sharp (DTC), Erin McCluskey (DTC), Cameron Hunter (DTC), Daniel McKenna (STC), Devon Jones (STC), Oliver McKnight (BTC), Harry Brown (BTC) and newcomer Ethan Dunmore for Langholm Tennis Club making up the eight. After some excellent tennis the quarter finals results were, Cameron v Erin 10-7, Oliver v Devon 10-8, Daniel v Harry 10-6, Euan v Ethan 10-5. In the consolation quarters Beth Bailie (BTC) v James Wilson (BTC) 12-10, Logan McCluskey (DTC) v Alistair Mitchell (STC) 10-3, Mohamed Ali (DTC) v Joss Wright (STC) 10-5 and finally Finlay Walton (BTC) v Rhys Edwards (DTC) 10-1.

In the consolation event, Logan v Beth 10-4, Finlay v Mohamed 10-6 and in the final Finlay edge past Logan 10-3, in the main event we had two tight semi-finals, Oliver v Cameron 10-8, Euan v Daniel 10-8. In the final we had a surprised winner but very much deserved for all his efforts over the past 12 month Oliver v Euan 10-5 and in the Third place play-off Daniel v Cameron 10-5.

This leaves Oliver top of the leaderboard after the first even with Euan second and Daniel Third. In the girls event Erin sits top with Beth in Second. The next event is in Annan on Saturday 18th February, any child wanting to enter should contact Michael at tennis@dumfriessportsclub.co.uk

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1 Oliver McKnight Beechgrove Tennis Club Winner 100
2 Euan Sharp Dumfries Tennis Club Runner-up 75
3 Daniel Mckenna Seaforth Tennis Club 3rd place 65
4 Cameron Hunter Dumfries Tennis Club 4th place 55
1 Erin McCluskey Dumfries Tennis Club Winner 100
2 Beth Baikie Beechgrove Tennis Club Runner-up 75

 

 

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D&G Mini Red Tour 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dumfries and Galloway will be running a Mini Red Tour for the 2017 winter season.

The Mini Red Tour started in 2016 and was a great success, it is a great opportunity for players 8 and under (born on or after 1 April 2008) to get some competitive experience under their belts without having to travel too far, improve their ratings and hopefully have lots of great fun playing a wonderful sport that we hope they will play for many years to come.

HOW IT WORKS

The tour this time consists of 3 competitions at Dumfries on Sunday January 29th – 1pm to 4pm, Annan on Saturday February 18th – 12pm to 3pm and at Moffat on Sunday March 26th – 2pm to 5pm.

Each event has the same draw format (round robin groups) followed by knockout matches with group winners and second places going through to the main draw and group losers going into the consolation event (subject to numbers and interest). We are looking to run both girls and boys events at each venue with both having their own leaderboard.

D&G Mini Red Tour Leaderboard 2016

Individual performance at each venue is rewarded with points ranging from 100 for winning the event to 5 for losing in the first round of the consolation. These points are accumulated over the 3 events and the top boy and girl will receive a trophy each. There will also be medals awarded at each event for the top 3 players in each category.

The leaderboards will be updated via email to the club contacts following each event with reports being regularly posted on D&G Tennis website as well as the local papers. The results for each event should be displayed on the website. www.dumfriesandgallowaytennis.com

Having said all that, the main priority is enjoyment and improvement and you don’t have to play in every event as you can dip in and out as you wish ALTHOUGH 50 BONUS POINTS WILL BE AWARDED TO THOSE DOING ALL 3 EVENTS.

To enter, either complete the online entry process or download the entry form.

D&G Mini Red Tour – Dumfries

D&G Mini Red Entry Form 2017