D&G Mini Red Tour 2020

The 2020 D&G Mini Red Tour got under way at the David Keswick Centre in Dumfries. Now in it’s 5th year we had 9 players from Dumfries, 4 from Annan and 1 each from Stewartry CSC and Carlisle making up the field of 10 boys and 5 girls.


In the girls event we had 5 young ladies from Dumfries battling it out for top spot with a round robin, so 4 matches each. We had a good display from all 5 girls with Caitlin Topping taking top spot with 4 wins out of 4 and in her 3rd year of the tour Stella Hodgins managed 3 wins out of 4 to take the runner-up spot. Ruby Gordon (3rd), Nevaeh Harris (4th) with Bethany Mann completing the line-up with a nervous display but from the matches I watched she was the most consistent server of the girls.

In the boys event we had 2 groups of 5 with the top 2 from each group going into the semi’s and the rest going into the consolation. In group A Fergus Smith (Annan) won 3 out of 4 to join Adam Hunter (Dumfries) in the semi as he won 4 out of 4 and was also appearing in his 3rd Tour. They were joined in the semi finals by group B winner Eamon McFarlane (Stewartry CSC) who managed 4 out of 4, with Nathan Zaoral (Dumfries) claiming the final spot with 3 out of 4.

In the consolation final Lewis Hannah bt fellow Annandale player Angus McCleary 10-4.

In the semi finals Adam bt hitting partner Nathan 10-4 with Eamon enjoying a 10-0 victory over Fergus. Nathan took third place beating Fergus 10-2.

In the final Eamon took early control as he raced into a 3-0 lead before Adam fought back to tie it at 4-4. It was then nip and tuck up to 8-8 before Adam’s patience paid off to take the final 10-8 and secure the winners medal.

D&G Mini Red Tour Dumfries Results

Also well played to Jack Docherty (Carlisle), Joe McLatchie (Annan) and Dumfries youngsters Sam Scade and Ben Gilmour-Graham who made up the remaining players.

Big thanks to Tony, Colin, Chris and Cath for helping with the scoring. A vital part of the team.

D&G Mini Red Tour Leaderboard 2020


Walk with Judy!

March for The Judy Murray Foundation and you will be entered into a draw to win one of these fabulous prizes!

JMF Kiltwalk Poster (1)

  • Afternoon tea for 4 at Cromlix
    A JMF session at a club or school of choice
    4 Tickets to the Murray Trophy Event (Glasgow, Sep 2020) plus a meet & greet with Judy and Jamie Murray

We want to ask for your help in supporting The Judy Murray Foundation fundraising efforts at the 2020 Kiltwalks across Scotland. The motto of the Foundation is:

Everyone for Tennis, Everywhere for Tennis and our goal is to take tennis into rural and deprived areas of Scotland.

Our aim is to build community-based workforces whilst improving health, well-being and a sense of belonging. Through increasing the pool of effective motivators and providing sustained, accessible and stimulating tennis programmes in collaboration with others our aim is not to produce the best player in the world (done that!) but to extract the best from everyone that comes to a JMF session whether they be a grandparent, a mum or dad, an aspiring young coach or simply a child who wants to try tennis.

Already we are working with communities in Inverclyde, rural Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, Maryhill and the East End of Glasgow and have engaged with over 1700 people since April 2019. More people delivering tennis means more opportunities for others to play tennis.

The Kiltwalk is a fantastic way to raise funds for charity and an event that everyone can take part in, as you can choose to walk 6, 15 or 23 miles. One of the amazing things about the Kiltwalk is that The Tom Hunter Foundation adds 40 % onto every fundraiser’s final total. So, every £100 you raise becomes £140 for The Judy Murray Foundation. Last year we raised over £26,000, which is enough to cover the direct costs of almost 3 projects for one year.

So………what next?
Promote the attached poster
Register to walk at one (or more!) of the 4 Kiltwalks available all over Scotland: Glasgow 26 April, Aberdeen 7June, Dundee – 16 August, Edinburgh 13 September 2020 – https://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk
Make sure you choose The Judy Murray Foundation when prompted to choose a charity and encourage your friends and family to sponsor you
Why not “create a team” and invite fellow tennis players, family and friends to join you on the journey
All participants will receive a FREE Judy Murray Foundation T-shirt to wear during the walk

We hope we can persuade you to form a group from your tennis club and “walk the walk”. It’s a real fun day out and your support would really help us to grow tennis in Scotland whilst making a serious difference!

Best wishes and many thanks for your help,


Men’s Singles Comp

Lochmaben Tennis Club are running a men’s singles competition on Sunday 26th January. Entries are open to the first 8 players with a waiting list thereafter in case someone withdraws.

Contact and entry detail can be viewed below.

Rabbie Burns tennis tournament