Upcoming Junior Tennis Competitions

Over the next few weeks there are 2 junior competitions taking place in D&G.

First up on the 1st May bank holiday is the “last year on Blaes” event at Moffat, this is open to 12s & under, 14s & under and 16s & under both boys and girls events. It is £6 to enter with all proceeds going towards the court fund. Further details can be found in the link Junior BBB Poster[7828]

To enter please contact Katharine using the details on the poster or enter online by using this link Last year on Blaes entry , we would all like to see a good turn-out to support the club and see out the old blaes courts…

Then Dumfries is hosting the Dumfries Mini Tennis Open which is scheduled for the 2nd  June on the Teacher inset day. This is for a red mixed event, plus boys and girls events for the 9s and 10s events if numbers allow.  You enter using this entry form Dumfries Mini Tennis Open June 2017 or online using this link. Dumfries Mini Tennis Open entry

Lets play tennis…….

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D&G Mens League

Does anyone remember what they were doing on 22nd May 2013? Why is this date relevant I hear to ask! this was the last time Dumfries A men’s team lost any points in the D&G Men’s league, until last night.

On a great night for the opening men’s matches of the season, Dumfries A entertained an experienced Dalbeattie team who rolled out the experience duo of Dan Donley and Paul Burley who were joined on court by returning pair of Paul Boardman and Stephen White. On paper the bookies didn’t give Dalbeattie any hope but we all know that tennis is not played on paper. The first result in, saw Chris Topping and Graeme Cross coast home with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Paul Burley and Dan Donley but shortly after that Stevie and Paul Boardman levelled the match by beating Lister McKiddie and Richie Cunningham 7-6, 7-5. Lister and Chris restored the lead with a narrow victory in their match against the 2 Paul’s, taking it 5-7, 6-4, 10-4. This left Richie and Graeme against Stevie and Dan to battle it out under the floodlights at Dumfries. With the clock showing 9.30pm and the match finally balanced  with Dalbeattie taking the first set 2-6 before Dumfries A levelled by taking the second set 7-6, then it was down to the champ tie-break and it went to the wire before Dalbeattie edge the rubber to complete the overall draw as they took the tie-break 10-8. Welcome back boys..

Elsewhere Dumfries B overcame Beechgrove 4-0, whilst Kirkcudbright took the first rubber off Dumfries C before Dumfries came back to secure the win 3-1.

Next week (26th) sees the return of the ladies as newcomers, Kirkcudbright playing host to Beechgrove ladies with Dumfries entertaining the current championship Stewartry CSC. In the gents league last years runners-up Stewartry CSC taking on the defending champions Dumfries A at Castle Douglas, Dumfries C play host to neighbours Dumfries B and Kirkcudbright travel through to Dalbeattie.

D&G Summer Doubles League 2017 – Results & Fixtures

 

D&G Tennis Doubles Leagues

The 2017 Dumfries and Galloway Doubles Tennis Leagues start back on Wednesday 19th April with the men’s league. In the opening round of matches Dumfries B entertains Beechgrove, Dumfries C travel through to Kirkcudbright whilst 6 times champions Dumfries A play host to Dalbeattie. Stewartry CSC have a free week.

The ladies league starts the following week (26th) when the newest addition to the leagues, Kirkcudbright ladies welcome the far travelled Beechgrove ladies and Dumfries play host to Stewartry CSC ladies with Dalbeattie having the week off.

All fixtures and results can be viewed using the link below.

D&G Doubles Leagues 2017 – Fixtures and Results

2017 Scottish Inter District Team Championships

The 43rd Scottish Inter District Team Championships will be held this week at Kilgraston School in Perthshire. All nine of Scotland’s District Associations will be represented with competition at three age group competitions – 12, 15 and 18 & Under – over four days at the Bridge of Earn school.

Dumfries & Galloway have entered a team to this years Inter District Championship. Catie Palmer, Grace Johnson, Brandon Smith all from the Beechgrove club in Moffat and Murray Irving from Anna Seaforth are competing in the 12s and under category.

Always a popular event with participants, 100 of Scotland’s most promising young players will battle the elements in singles and doubles in Scotland’s only junior team event for District Association players.

East of Scotland won the 12 & Under and 18 & Under age groups in 2016 however West of Scotland won the overall championship with victory at the 15 & Under age group and two runners-up places. Both will be hoping to take the overall title this year but North East, who last won in 1997, are strongly fancied by many to cause an upset.

The overall championship is determined by the final standing of teams in all three age groups.

Play starts on Wednesday morning, 5th April and continues through to the finals played on Saturday morning and afternoon. Spectators are very welcome to support their District team.

Tennis Scotland has organised a workshop on Thursday afternoon for the 18 & Under competitors “Engaging the mind, engaging the player – the keys to becoming the best player you can be”. The course, delivered by Active Advantage in association with Tennis Scotland’s newly appointed Workforce Development Manager Doug MacDonald and National Coach Colin Fleming, is intended to aid players at this stage of their tennis development.

Results for next week’s tournament can be found at Scottish Inter District Team Championship Fixtures and Results

Good luck to all our young superstars from D&G Tennis.. Go smash em…

Ladies Fun American Tournament

Fun Event

Ladies from Annan, Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Kirkcudbright.

 

Dumfries Tennis Club played host to the recent Ladies Fun American Tournament. There were 19 ladies from 4 different local clubs playing on the day and surprisingly we had glorious sunshine and some entertaining tennis.

Ladies from Annan Seaforth Tennis Club, Dalbeattie Tennis Club, Kirkcudbright Tennis Club and Dumfries Tennis Club took part. On the day 3 ladies were undefeated, Christine Schofield with 5 wins and 1 draw, Debbie Hawkins with 4 wins and 2 draws and Kate Kennedy with 3 wins and 3 draws and Christine was joint top with games won with Catherine McCoull, both ladies winning 18 games.

There were 7 rounds of matches with all ladies playing at least 5 rounds and once all the scores were in and adjust we had joint winners with Christine Schofield and Moira Dickson taking the trophies, well done ladies.

Players Name Games Played Games Won Adjusted Score
Christine Schofield (Dfs)  24 18 15.00
Moira Dickson (Dfs)  20 15 15.00
Debbie Hawkins (Dfs) 24 17 14.17
Jill Johnston (KK)  24 17 14.17
Catherine McCoull (AS) 28 18 12.86
Kate Kennedy (Dfs)  24 15 12.50
Louise Stewart (Dfs)  20 11 11.00
Alison Smith (AS)  24 13 10.83
Aideen Sloan  (Dfs) 24 12 10.00
June Nelson (KK)  24 12 10.00
Trish Mohammed (AS)  20 10 10.00
Anne Gault (Dfs)  28 13 9.29
Catherine Carter (Dalb)  28 13 9.29
Donna Grieve (AS) 24 8 6.67
Mary MacKie (AS)  24 8 6.67
Susan Reeves (KK)  24 8 6.67
Christine Price (AS)  24 6 5.00
Joyce Hamiltom (Dfs) 20 5 5.00
Susan Grieve (AS) 20 5 5.00

The basic American Tournament rules are;

  • Each player on the day will be placed into 1 of 2 groups i.e. Group G and Group L,
  • 1 player form Group G will play with a player from Group L, players can only play with players from the opposite group,
  • Each set consisted of 4 games, and both players get a point for each game they win and the games get adjusted at the end of the event.
  • Partners change after each set.