Easter Tennis Camps

Kick start the tennis season with one of Dumfries tennis Clubs Easter holiday tennis camps.

Their holiday programme caters for beginners and intermediate players from children who want to try tennis for the first time to those who have been coached before or have tried tennis elsewhere.  The holiday camps are a fantastic way for children to learn tennis. We create an encouraging and dynamic environment to ensure a fun-filled holiday activity for your children. The emphasis at our tennis camps is on teamwork, participation and – most important of all – FUN! We aim for your children to come away from our camps happy, with a knowledge of the game of tennis, an improved tennis game and with many new friends.

The camps run on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Fridays of the holidays from 12pm to 2pm.

To book or discuss, contact Michael using the details on the link below.


Dalbeattie Triumph Again

After a 2 week break due to the rain, Dalbeattie tennis club secure their 4th Winter league title as they completed their campaign. On Saturday 25th they travelled through to face the league new boys Annan Seaforth. Despite putting up a good show experience duo of Paul Boardman and Stephen White held off the battling pair of David Mackie and Mark Sindall.

Paul edged a tight match against David, taking the match on the tie-break 3-6, 6-2 & 10-7. In the second match Stephen edge his match against Mark by taking the 2 sets 7-5, 6-4. In the doubles the Dalbeattie duo claimed the whitewash as they completed the match with a 6-2, 6-4 win.

On the Sunday Dumfries travelled through to Annan to play their 2nd match and Annan’s last of the campaign. In the first match David Mackie lost to Martin Wilson 2-6, 3-6 whilst in the second match Colin Grieve and Lewis Gilmour completed a marathon match as Lewis edge it on the tie-break, 6-2, 2-6, 9-11. In the doubles Dumfries completed the win with a 6-3, 7-5 which took them to second in the league with a slim hope of catching Dalbeattie.

On Monday 27th Dalbeattie re-arranged their home match as their courts were unplayable and headed down to Kirkcudbright. The home team were confident after defeating Annan in their first match but the 3 times champions were in no mood to relinquish their title. In the opening match Paul edged past Ian Cain 6-3, 7-5. Then in the second match Stephen secured the championship with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over William McFadden. Dalbeattie completed the victory with a comfortable win in the doubles by winning this 7-6, 6-0.

Teams            Points Played  Rubbers

1 – Dalbeattie           6          3          9  –  0

2 – Dumfries            2           2         3  –  3

3 – Kirkcudbright   2           2         2  –  4

4 – Annan                 0           3         1  –  8

D&G Mini Red Tour Final – Moffat

The third and final mini red tour competition for 2017 was completed at Beechgrove Sports Centre in Moffat on 26th March. Again we had another large entry with 15 boys and 6 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 and this year was sponsors by Scott Pagan Roofing Services. 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 and Dumfries Tennis Club took part over the 3 events during January, February and March.

On the day, Erin McCluskey (Dumfries) and Daniel McKenna (Annan) were top of the respective leaderboards with Erin undefeated having won the two previous events with Daniel having won at Annan and making the semi-final at Dumfries. Erin 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 complete the Moffat event with 5 wins. Both the runner up and third place kids came from the Annan club with Mia Renwick coming second and Sian Henderson taking third.

In the boys event Daniel McKenna (Annan) was looking for a top 4 finish to secure the leaderboard but with Euan Sharp (Dumfries) and Moffat duo if Oliver McKnight and Harry Brown all looking to catch Daniel at the top of the leaderboard and after the round robin stages all four boys had qualified for the quarter finals along with Logan McCluskey and Rhys Edwards (Dumfries), Thomas McCleary (Annan) and Finlay Walton (Moffat) making up the quarter finals. In the quarters Daniel McKenna edged past Thomas 10-1, Euan beat Oliver 10-4, Finlay beat Logan McCluskey 10-1 and Harry beat Rhys 10-3. In the semi finals we had two close matches, first up Harry edge past Finlay 10-8 and then Euan won another tight match 11-9 against Daniel which left Euan against Harry in the final.

Daniel won the third place off against Finlay 10-4 and in the consolation final Devon Jones (Annan) beat Cameron Hunter (Dumfries) 10-5. In the final again we had another close match as Euan Sharp claimed his second title in 2 years as he edge past Harry Brown 10-8 to secure the win.

D&G Mini Red Tennis Tour Results – Moffat

Overall, as last year we had 3 boys events with 3 different winners in Euan Sharp at Moffat, Daniel McKenna at Annan and Oliver McKnight at Dumfries with Daniel McKenna securing the leaderboard title with 280 points with Harry Brown coming second on 235 and Oliver McKnight coming third with 220.

Dalbeattie Mixed Doubles Events

Dalbeattie Tennis Club have set their dates for the 2017 season mixed doubles events.

Dan Maskell Sunday 25th June

Lions Trophy Sunday July 16th 

Howie Cup Sunday August 6th 

These 3 events are very popular in the D&G competition calendar and the club always put on a great day for all level of players.

Further details will be posted here in due coarse.

D&G Winter League 2017

Sunday saw the start of the 2017 D&G Winter League with Champions Dalbeattie heading through to Dumfries for their opening match. On paper Dalbeattie’s experience duo of Paul Boardman and Stevie White were strong favourites again the Dumfries pair of Kyle Singh and Michael Goldie and so it proved. Stevie played Kyle in the opening match and edged it 6-3, 6-4 and in the other match Paul proved to strong again a late rally from Michael to take the match 6-3, 7-5. In the doubles again the experienced Dalbeattie pair held off a spirited first set display from the Dumfries duo before an early break in the second sealed the victory 7-5, 6-3, taking the overall match 3-0 to Dalbeattie. In the other match Annan Seaforth who were making their debut in this event, travelled the long road through to Kirkcudbright. In the opening singles matches honours were event as Iain Cain edged past Mark Sindall 6-4, 6-4 and Annan drew level as Mike Buckmaster lost to Colin Grieve 2-6, 5-7. Kirkcudbright sealed the match with a 6-3, 6-3 win in the doubles. This leaves Dalbeattie and Kirkcudbright joint top after the first match.

Next week sees Dumfries travelling through to Kirkcudbright whilst Annan entertain Dalbeattie.

 Standings                      Points   Played            Sets

1 Dalbeattie                       2              1              6 – 0

2 Kirkcudbright                  2              1              4 – 2

3 Annan Seaforth              0              1              2 – 4

4 Dumfries                          0              1              0 – 6