Dumfries and Galloway’s only representative in the 2018 Scottish Cup was Dumfries Men’s Tennis Team, who recently competed in the third round of the National Men’s Scottish Cup. They played David Lloyd Aberdeen which is a very strong team, having won the Scottish Cup twice in the last four years. The Dumfries Team comprised Lister McKiddie and Chris Topping, Les Harkness and Richie Cunningham and Graeme Cross and Lewis Gilmour. On the day, Aberdeen proved too strong winning 5 – 1. The pace of play was not what the Dumfries Team was used to and it took a set to get used to the pace and the second sets as a whole were closer. The Dumfries Team however battled hard to the end of each match. 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 eighth year in a row.
Dumfries Tennis 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 Dumfries Tennis Club website – https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/DumfriesTennisClub or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org