Dumfries Men’s Tennis Team (Lister McKiddie, Richie Cunningham, Les Harkness, Chris Topping, Graeme Cross and Lewis Gilmour) have been competing in the second round of the National Scottish Cup. They played Hamilton which is a very strong West of Scotland team. On the day Hamilton proved too strong winning 6-0, with the Hamilton first couple proving to be a different class. The other matches were close and the Dumfries team as a whole battled hard to the end and pushed the Hamilton second and third couples with some close sets. The Dumfries team will now focus on the Dumfries and Galloway League with the benefit of this experience. They are aiming to win the League for the 7th year in a row.
The Club would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in playing tennis and welcomes players of all ages and abilities. Coaching is available from qualified coaches. For more information go onto the website – www.dumfriessportsclub.co.uk or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Cup Results, article and draws
This week saw Dumfries B lose their unbeaten start to the season as they lost their home match 0-4 to defending champions Dumfries A. On the other courts at Nunholm Dumfries C were also being taught a lesson by an experienced Dalbeattie side. After an even start Dalbeatties experienced foursome started to win the small battles on court to eventually take the match 0-4.
In the ladies league Stewartry CSC kept the unbeaten run going as they secured a home 3-1 win against near rivals Dalbeattie. In Moffat, Beechgrove welcomed Dumfries ladies, who were keen to avoid the trickiness of the Beechgrove Blaes and they managed to do this as they secured a 1-3 victory.
This leaves Stewartry CSC top of the ladies league with Dalbeattie in second, in the men’s leagues Dumfries A and Dalbeattie share top spot.
In the D&G Junior leagues, both Beechgrove and Annan Seaforth 10s and under boys secured away victories at Dumfries. Seaforth edge a close match by beating Dumfries 1-2 whilst defending champions Beechgrove earned a 0-3 victory over Dumfries B.
D&G Doubles League Fixtures and Results
D&G Junior Leagues Fixtures and Results
This week saw 4 of the 5 scheduled matches completed. In the ladies league only one match took place as Dalbeattie travelled through to Kirkcudbright and edge a tight match. Dalbeattie took the first 2 rubbers with Kirkcudbright winning the third on a championship tie-break before Dalbeattie sealed the match with the forth rubber (1-3). In the gents league Dumfries A entertain Kirkcudbright and after the opening match rubber, which took over 2 hours, Dumfries completed a 4-0 win to preserve their unbeaten start in the league. Elsewhere Dumfries B and Stewartry CSC fought out a 2-2 draw and Dalbeattie edge out Beechgrove 3-1. This leaves Dumfries A, Dalbeattie and Dumfries B all undefeated in the gents league with all three on 5 points. In the ladies league Dalbeattie sit top on 4 points with Stewartry CSC second with 3.
Dumfries Tennis Club is running its first mini tennis open on the 2nd June. Entries are open to all for Red ball, Orange ball and Green ball players.
Players can enter online using the link below or by completing the entry form. The closing date for entries is the 30th May.
Dumfries Mini Tennis Open 2017
Dumfries Mini Tennis Open June 2017
Entries are now being taken for the D&G Senior Confined Championship 2017. The year you can enter via the online system and pay on the day or just drop an entry form to the organiser.
The gents single event has been dominated by Colin Dunbar for the previous 7 years unlike the gents doubles which has had several different winners over the last 6 year.
Unfortunately there hasn’t been a ladies event since 2010 so hopefully this year.
D & G Senior Confined Online Entry
D & G County Confined Tournament entry form 2017
D & G County Confined Tournament Poster 2017
Week 2 saw the welcome return of the ladies league with newcomers Kirkcudbright entertaining the well travelled Beechgrove Ladies from Moffat and Dumfries hosting current champions Stewartry CSC. All eyes were on Kirkcudbright to see how the ladies faired in the first ever match in the D&G leagues. They would have know it took their male counter parts 22 matches before securing their first points, however not for the ladies. One match in, one win. A good start at home saw them win their first match 4-0 against Beechgrove to ease their nerves for the rest of the season. Elsewhere Dumfries ladies secure a point against Stewartry CSC with the match finishing 2-2.
In the men’s leagues Dumfries B edge a close one against neighbours Dumfries C and they won two vital match tie-breaks to win the match 3-1 and secure top spot for the second week. The current champions Dumfries A got back to winning ways with a 4-0 away win at Castle Douglas against Stewartry CSC and Dalbeattie gents kept the undefeated start to the season with a 4-0 home win against Kirkcudbright.
D&G Results and Fixtures