Lions Cup date change

Note for your diary, the date for the Lions Cup which is held at Dalbeattie has moved from Sunday 16th to the 23rd July.

To enter contact Keith Thom on thomkeith@hotmail.com or 07821 526388

DALBEATTIE TENNIS CLUB

LIONS TROPHY

(Open Competition – All Welcome)

Mixed Doubles – Draw for Partner

SUNDAY, 23rd JULY AT 1PM

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED

BY DALBEATTIE TENNIS CLUB

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Dumfries Gents retain the title

After a hard season the final round of matches didn’t quite happen. Out of 3 matches in the gents league only the Dumfries C match against Beechgrove took place with the other 2 being conceded. This left Dumfries A as champions for the 13th time in the leagues history and their 7th straight title. In the only match the was played Dumfries C and Beechgrove played out a 2-2 draw.

Standings of Mens Doubles League 1
Points Played Rubbers Sets         Sets %
1 Dumfries A           16           9        28 – 4      57 – 12  82.60%
2 Dalbeattie             11           9        21 – 11    45 – 19  70.30%
3 Dumfries B           11           9        15 – 17    31 – 38  44.90%
4 Stewartry CSC      10           9        20 – 12    38 – 25  60.30%
5 Dumfries C             6            8        12 – 20    32 – 43  42.70%
6 Beechgrove            6            8        12 – 20    28 – 47  37.30%
7 Kirkcudbright       0            8          4 – 28     12 – 59 16.90%

D&G Senior Summer Leagues fixtures and results

Standings of Ladies Doubles League 1
Points Played Rubbers       Sets   Sets %
1  Dalbeattie        10           7         18 – 10       41 – 24 63.10%
2  Stewartry CSC   9           6         18 – 6         39 – 15 72.20%
3  Dumfries            8           8         16 – 12       35 – 29 54.70%
4  Kirkcudbright   7           7         11 – 13       23 – 27 46.00%
5  Beechgrove        0           6          1 – 23         3 – 46   6.10%

In the ladies league there is one week to go and it’s a 2 way fight between Dalbeattie who currently sit top and Stewartry CSC who are one point behind with a game in hand. This week Stewartry CSC entertain bottom of the table Beechgrove and Dalbeattie welcome Kirkcudbright ladies for the first visit to Dalbeattie.

The mixed leagues are due to start on 12th July.

 

 

South of Scotland Tennis Championship 2017

This years South of Scotland Tennis Championship starts on Sunday 30th July for 7 days. The Championship will be open for entry on Monday 26th June and there are 26 events for all standard of players.

South of Scotland Tennis Championship 2017 entries

This year’s finals will be played through-out the week with senior finals planned for the Saturday for the first time. We are also look at this being the last year on the old Moffat Blaes courts.

South of Scotland 2017

Nithsdale Mini Tennis School Competition

The inaugural Nithsdale Mini Tennis School competition saw 3 schools competing to be the first ever winners of this new event, with Cargenbridge, Loreburn and St Andrew’s primary schools p3/p4 classes taking part.

After 3 weeks of taster sessions all 3 schools entered 4 player teams into Sunday’s final (18th) which was held at the Loreburn Hall.

The event consisted of mini red ball tennis matches against the other schools with 2 rounds of matches to see who would be crowned the champions. Big thanks go to the Holywood Trust for supporting the event which allowed us to buy the new shield and medals for the kids along with some equipment. We would also thank Tennis Scotland and the Tennis Foundation for their support.

After the first round of matches Cargenbridge were top with 68 points followed by Loreburn on 60 points and St Andrew’s with some catching up to do on 52 points. In the second round of matches St Andrew’s primary started to find their range and topped the second round of matches with 60 points with Cargenbridge second with 56 and Loreburn with 51.

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This left Loreburn third on 111 points, second went to St Andrew’s with 112 points with Cargenbridge primary claiming the title for 2017 with 124.

On the day the outstanding player were Lucy from Cargenbridge and Dillon from Loreburn who remained undefeated throughout the competition.

Big thanks you to all the schools, parents, kids and Lewis, Richie and Finlay who helped out on the day.

 

Cargenbridge Primary 2017 winners. Islay, Lucy & Arran

Cargenbridge Primary School The Nithsdale Mini School Tennis Champions 2017 – Islay, Lucy and Arran

 

 

 

Rose, Catie & Fergus regain their titles

On another glorious sunny day in Dumfries the D&G Junior championship took centre stage as 35 kids competed for the D&G trophies.

 

The first event of the day was the mixed 8s under. There were 8 kids competing for this trophy with some great tennis from all 8 players. After the group stages Dumfries duo Sophia and Mohammed played out the Consolation final with Mohammed taking the final with some good play. In the main draw the top four seeds made the semis. The first semi saw Oliver McKnight (Beechgrove) edging past Logan McCluskey (Dumfries) 10-6, in the second semi Harry Brown (Beechgrove) won the tightest of matches again Cameron Hunter (Dumfries) 11-9. Logan secured third place by beating Cameron 10-3. In the final Oliver and Harry produced a classic as Oliver claimed the title 10-6.

In the 10s and under events we had 4 girls and 9 boys all looking to topple Rose and Fergus who triumphed last year. In a round robin girls event Rose Brown (Beechgrove) managed to win all 3 of her matches to secure the title without dropping a game. Keeley Scott (Beechgrove) secured 2nd place with 2 wins, Erin McCluskey and Eve Crombie completed the line-up. In the boys event we had 2 round robin groups with Dumfries duo Fergus Reynolds-Lewis and Jacob Holden making the semi finals and they were joined by Moffat pair Daniel Palmer and Ben Rogerson. Both semis went the way of the seeding’s with Daniel beating Ben 4-0 and Fergus beating Jacob by the same score. Ben edged Jacob to take third place which left Fergus and Daniel to play out the final. Both boys have played several finals over the years and another great match was anticipated. Fergus started the strongest and after several great rallies Fergus took a 2-0 lead before Daniel took the third game with 2 great angled forehand drives. Fergus then broke Daniels serve to lead 3-1 and served for the match. However Daniel had other ideas and broke Fergus to love and served 2-3 down. Fergus kept his cool as Daniels hit a few serves out before Fergus secured the game and the title. The watching crowd acknowledged a great final as both players came off court absolutely shattered from the play and the heat. Well done to both Rose and Fergus in securing back to back titles.

In the 12s events we had 3 boys and 5 girls competing for the titles. In the boys event Ben Johnstone started with a 4-2, 4-2 victory over Brandon Smith as both Moffat boys struggled with the heat. Ben then took on Fergus Reynolds-Lewis who was trying his hand playing in the 12s event. Both players played some great tennis but Ben proved to strong and played a great tactical game to beat his younger opponent 4-1, 4-2.  This was enough to give Ben the titles as Brandon completed the event with a comfortable 4-0, 4-0 victory over Fergus to take the runners-up spot.

In the girls event Catie Palmer (Beechgrove) was looking to regain her title which she won last year and she dually delivered as she played some great controlled tennis to win all 4 of her matches as she only dropped 2 games in doing so. The chasing pack was a lot tighter as the next 3 girls all completed 2 wins each with Heather Keal (Beechgrove) just edging second place by virtue of winning 2 more games than Grace Johnson (Beechgrove) in Third with Amy McMillin (Beechgrove) and Isla Grieve (Annan) making up the places.

In the boys 14s event the early match saw David Johnson (Beechgrove) beat Finlay Reynolds-Lewis (Dumfries) 6-3, 6-0. In the semi final Cameron Cowan edged a closer match than the score suggests 6-1, 6-2 again Ewan McMillin (Beechgrove). This set up a final against David as he completed a 6-3, 6-2 victory against Cameron Welsh.

Again the score didn’t reflect the match as Cameron Cowan won the title with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over David. In the final competition of the day the boys 16s and under event saw Cameron Cowan bt defending Cameron Welsh 6-2, 6-0 and not to be outdone Logan Cowan set up a match against his younger brother with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Ewan McMillin. This left the two brother to play out the final match of the 2017 D&G Junior championship. Experience and maturity proved invaluable as Logan completed a victory as he beat his younger brother 6-2, 7-6 to lift the title.

 

Mini Tennis Competition

Beechgrove Tennis Club in Moffat are running a series of events to see-off the old historic Blaes courts. The next scheduled event is a Mini Tennis Competition on the 1st July which is open to 8s under, 9s under and 10s under boys and girls.

You can click on the link below to enter and pay on the day or likewise you can click on the link, download the poster and email Katharine or Craig who would gladly add your details to the competition.

Please note, if you are looking at your child playing up an age group, i.e. red player playing in an orange event or orange player playing in a green event then unless you child has that status through the LTA membership you won’t be able to do this online but you can achieve this by dropping Craig an email and he can manually add them.

Beechgrove Mini Tennis “last year on Blaes” event