D&G Mini Red Tour 2020

We are celebrating the D&G Mini Red Tours 5th year in 2020. Below are the first 2 winners back in January 2016, with Rose Brown from Moffat who went on to win the girls tour that year and Dumfries’s Euan Sharp who is the only player to win an event in 2 different years (2016 & 2017).

Previous Leaderboards

Mini Tour Dumfries

Some stats;

83 – The number of kids who have played over the previous 4 years,

72 – the number of D&G kids to take to the courts over this time,

24 – The number of D&G girls to take part,

48 – The number of D&G boys to take part,

Euan Sharp – The only player to win an event in 2 different years,

Logan McCluskey – The only player to play in all 4 years,

27 – the number of boys from the tour who played in a tennis competition this year,

12 – the number of girls from the tour who played in a tennis competition this year,

Carlisle, Kilmarnock, Northumberland, Prestwick, Huddersfield and the Scottish Borders are the other areas we have attracted kids from to our event.

D&G Mini Red Tour 2020 – Entry Link

The tour is open to any red ball child throughout the UK but only D&G kids can win the Leaderboard plate.

Let’s play tennis..

Dumfries Double at the 1st Indoor Reds event of the winter

The first indoor Red event of the 2019 winter season saw 10 Dumfries players, 2 from Annan, 1 each from Carlisle & Glasgow taking to the courts.

The 5 Dumfries girls completed a round robin with Stella Hodgins just edging past Caitlin Topping to take first prize with Ruby Gordon, Ailsa Goldie and in her first ever event Nevaeh Harris completing the places.

Ailsa, Ruby, Stella, Nevaeh & Caitlin. The Dumfries Girls

In the boys event we had 2 groups with Cumbria’s Daniel Sellers and Dumfries’s Adam Hunter progressing into the semi finals at the expense of  Annan’s Fergus Smith and debutant Ben Gilmour-Graham from Dumfries. In group B it was a tighter groups with only game points separating the top 3 as Harry Taylor from Glasgow and Dumfries’s Nathan Zaoral just squeezing past Lewis Hannah from Annan. Sam Scade and another debutant and his hitting partner Jack Coupar making up the group.

Fergus, Lewis, Daniel, Harry, Sam, Adam, Nathan, Ben & missing is Jack.

Lewis and Fergus played out the consolation final as Lewis overcame his friend and hitting partner 10-6.

In the semi finals Nathan took on Daniel and Adam played Harry. Despite Nathan good play Daniel controlled the match to make the final with a 10-5 win. In the other semi Adam and Harry were nip and tuck up to 7-7 before Adam took the next 3 points to set up a rematch of last months outdoor final at Nunholm. Nathan took 3rd place 10-9 from Harry in a very good match before Adam and Daniel played out the final. Daniel won the last 2 matches against Adam but this time Adam was looking to reverse this and made good start as he raced into a 5-2 lead before taking the next 5 points to claim the win and the gold medal.

2nd Daniel, Winner Adam, 3rd Nathan, Consolation winner Lewis and Consolation R-Up Fergus.

Great days play, with some excellent tennis from all the kids and a big WELL done to Nevaeh, Ben and Jack who all made the debuts today.

Results can be viewed using the link below once updated.



D&G Junior Leagues

Well done to Dumfries on taking the rain effected 10s event as Cameron edged the match v Eilidh 4-1, which meant due to other teams not being available Dumfries won 5 out of 5 rubbers.


10s Eilidh, Cameron, Grant with Autumn & Logan missing.

In the 14s event we had 4 clubs represented by 3 Dumfries teams, 2 Moffat teams and 1 each from Annan and Stewartry CSC at Dumfries on the 16th Nov. We had 2 round robin groups of 4 and 3 teams.

D&G Junior Leagues 2019 – Results


Eve, Fergus, Jacob & Flynn

In group A Dumfries played 5 rubbers and won them all with Stewartry Duo Stewart & William edging past Lewis and Tessa from Moffat.

Group B was a slightly tougher group with Dumfries taking this with 6 rubbers for and 1 against. Beechgrove edge out the other Dumfries team into 2nd with Annan making up the fourth team.

The final match was a play-off between Dumfries Volleyers and Dumfries Smashers. Fergus Reynolds-Lewis edge a close match as he beat Flynn Dalgliesh 4-3, 4-1 before Jacob Holden clawed the match level with a 4-0, 4-1 win over Eve Crombie.

On the Sunday the 4 kids were back to complete the final. Fergus and Eve took a commanding lead to go 3-0 up before Jacob and Flynn levelled at 3-3 before Fergus and Eve took the tie-break. The 2nd set also ended up in a tie-break with Fergus and Eve racing into a 4-1 lead before Jacob and Flynn fought back to take it 7-4 and level the match. The championship tie-break ebbed and flowed as Jacob & Flynn took and early lead before Fergus & Eve fought back from 8-4 down to 8-7 but Jacob and Flynn took the final 2 points to clinch the title for Dumfries Tennis Club.


Dumfries and Moffat players – 14s & Under

Great to see 5 of our clubs taking part over 6 leagues with 4 clubs getting a title. We had 46 players competing over the 2 weekends with 3 venues being used. Well played to all players and thanks to the parents and clubs for supporting this event.


8s Under – Annan Seaforth, 9s Under – Stewartry CSC, 10s Under – Dumfries, 12s Under – Annan Seaforth, – 14s Under – Dumfries and 16s Under – Beechgrove.


D&G Junior Leagues

Congratulation to Annan Seaforth TC for winning their 2nd D&G Junior League title of 2019 as the 8s and under team played 3 fixtures with the team having a 100% record.

Pictured below are Fergus Smith, Angus Mccleary (both Annan) Stella Hodgins and Sam Scade (Dumfries) and Lewis Hannah (Annan). Missing is Joe McLatchie.

8s Under Annan

Standings of 8U Mixed Singles – Group A

Points Played Rubbers
1 Annan Lobs                          6           3         6 – 0
2 Annan Aces                          5           4         5 – 3
3 Beechgrove Baseliners      2           3          2 – 4
3 Dumfries Smashers            2           3         2 – 4
5 Dumfries Drop Shotters    1            3        1 – 5

D&G Junior League 2019 – 8s and under results


D&G Junior Leagues

Three venues, with 36 players representing 5 clubs at 5 age groups with the hope of completing all these matches on one Saturday afternoon. I was never going to be easy and the weather made sure of that.

Thanks should go to Annan Seaforth, Dalbeattie TC and Dumfries TC for offering their court time and facilities, thanks also to Colin and Tony for overseeing the events on the day and of course thanks to all the kids and parents for giving up their time, without them then this doesn’t happen.

Onto the tennis and congratulations go to all the winners of the completed leagues. 9s and under winners were Stewartry CSC with brother and sister duo of Eamon and Isla McFarlane winning 5 out of the 6 rubbers they played at Annan.

Played at Dalbeattie, the 12s and under went to Annan Seaforth with Flynn Dalgliesh and Danny McKenna also winning 5 out of their 6 rubbers to add this title to their previous 10s triumph from 2017.

16s and under went Moffat with Brandon Smith and Lewis Lindsay securing the title down at Dalbeattie.

Unfortunately the weather caused issues at Dumfries before either the 8s or 10s leagues could be completed with 2 Annan teams at the top of the 8s league and 2 Dumfries teams at the top of the 10s league. Hopefully these can be completed soon.

D&G Junior League Results

Annan Players

9& under league – Erin, Joseph, Eamon, Isla, Lucy & Jack

Dalbeattie Players (2)

12 & under League – Fergus, Jacob, Danny, Flynn, Kyle & Daniel. 16s & under League – Adam, Lewis, Brandon, Tessa & Catie.

South of Scotland Tennis Championship

The 2019 Championship recent took place at the Beechgrove Tennis Club in Moffat in great conditions for tennis and we would like to thank Beechgrove Tennis Club for allowing us access to the courts for the 7 days, SSE Clyde (D&G) Community funding for supporting the event again this year along with Tennis Scotland and their Open Tour.


We had a another good entry of 261 with ages from 6yrs through to our vets and as usual play started bright and early with the 10s events, 12s and 8s. The first winner of the 2019 event was Kieran McGuire from Prestwick who edge a good final against Dumfries’s Jack Wearing 10-6. Dominik Czopek from Dumfries came third in another tight match against Natalia Augustynska 10-7. Natalia came first out of the girls with Maisie Murray 2nd and Stella Hodgins 3rd. Adam Hunter from Dumfries won the consolation with a 10-8 win over Dalbeatties Sam Donnelly. With Jack Docherty from Carlisle playing some good tennis in the event also. Sunshine all the way with some excellent Red ball tennis.

Monday proved a busy day also as we concluded the 10s events, the 9s and the 12s doubles. Cumbria’s Jake Irving edge a marathon match against Hamish Wyper 8-6, 6-8 & 8-6 to claim the 9s boys event with Dumfries’s Ethan Leyman edging another marathon against his Dumfries hitting partner Cameron Hunter 4-7, 7-4, 7-4. In the girls event Hanna Augustynska beat Becky MacLeod 7-1, 7-2 to claim that title with Dumfries’s Autumn Hodgins winning the consolation round robin event. Other winners on the day were Elisa Gibson who won the 10s girls, Angus Jones won the 10s boys, Freya Blundell won the 12s girls with Archie Agnew and Annan’s Danny McKenna taking the 12s boys doubles 6-3, 7-5 against Louis Kirkpatrick and Rowan Speed.

In the 12s boys event Archie Agnew came from a set down to edge the final in the champ tie-break against Jonathan Morgan 1-6, 6-4, 10-5 with Dumfries’s Fergus Reynolds Lewis taking the consolation prize against hitting partner Flynn Dalgliesh. The 14s boys went to Liam O’Brien, 16s boys to Ross Young and 18s boys Gregor Stott. The 14s girls winner was Teodora Prisadnikova and the 18s girls winner was Annemiek Sterk. The 16s Boys doubles winners Robert Cowley and Matthew Nice.

In the senior events Philip Blythe beat Gregor Stott 6-4, 6-1, open doubles went to Philip and Matthew Grieve 4-6, 6-2, 10-4 against Joshua Kean and Jamie Martin. Local favourite Sergio Meola claimed a double by winning the Men’s 8.1 to 10.2 events and the men’s handicap singles. Ellen Sloss won the Women’s 8.1 to 10.2 singles with Castle Douglas duo Liz Baines and Susan Nugent winning the 40+ doubles. In the 45+ Men’s events, local coach Colin Dunbar made an impressive debut buy beating 3 times champions Paul Boardman 6-0, 6-2 in the singles final and with doubles partner claimed the that title against Brian Litster and Fraser Patterson 3-6, 7-6(4) 10-0. With Diane Fung claiming the 40+ ladies singles to complete a great championship in a perfect week of weather.





Border Cups

The 2019 Border Cups were completed on the weekend of the 17th & 18th August. The singles was on Saturday and conditions proved very tricky with high winds affecting play. A smaller field than usual saw only 6 brave the winds to try and land their name on the trophy. In the 2 quarter final matches there was a routine win for Richie Cunningham over Michael Goldie 6-1-6-0 and defending champion Dan McKiddie negotiated a win over Kyle Singh 6-4, 6-3 to set up a semi-final against Paul Boardman. Dan took the first set 6-2 before Paul got going taking the 2nd set into a tie-break which Dan held on to take 7-6 (7-4) and clinch a final spot. In the other semi a returning Colin Dunbar was looking to get his name back on the trophy he last won in 2015 and he and Richie battled through the wind. Richie managed the conditions best in the first set taking it 7-6 before Colin levelled the match by taking the 2nd set 6-3. The tie-break 3rd set ebbed and flowed before Richie came out on top to take it 10-7 and set up a final with Dan.

The final proved to be a cagey affair with just the narrowest of margins seperating the players as Dan regained his title with a 7-5, 6-3 win.

The doubles on Sunday was again played in windy conditions with the threat of rain hanging over the 4 pairs. In the first semi defending champions Colin Dunbar and Johnny Short just kept Dumfries duo of Kyle Singh and Richie Cunningham at bay to record a 6-3, 6-4 win. Last years beaten finalist Dan & Lister McKiddie had to work very hard to edge past experanced Dalbeattie pair of Paul Boardman and Stevie White 7-5, 7-5. Paul and Stevie secure the 3rd spot by beating Kyle and Richie 6-3, 7-5. The final was evenly contested as it reached a tie-break which Colin and Johnny controlled to take the first set 7-6 (2). The 2nd set totally changed as the heavens open up and the rain lashed down and with that it washed away Lister and Dan’s chances and Colin and Johnny went on to take the 2nd set 6-0 and secure their 7th Borders win.

Border Cups Results 2019


Border Cups 2019

Entries are now being taken for the 2019 Border Cups event which is hosted again this year by Dumfries Tennis Club.

This years event see a slight change in the line-up with both singles events taking place on the Saturday and both doubles on the Sunday.

The dates are Saturday 17th August and Sunday 18th August.

Border Cups

Use the link below to enter.

Border Cups entry link


Tennis & Afternoon Tea in memory of Moira Kirkwood

Sunday 11th August 2019 from 11am.

Chatsworth Tennis Club are hosting an afternoon of tennis in memory of Moira Kirkwood. All tennis players & friends from Dumfries & Galloway and Cumbria are welcome to enter or just come along for a chat.

The Kirkwood family have been long time supports and players in both regions and this is sure to be another great occasion to catch up with some old friends and meet some new one.

The event is a draw for partner mixed event with a £5 entry fee. To enter either contact the Chatsworth office on 01228 514 187 or email Lynne Kirkwood at lynneky@outlook.com


D&G Junior Championships

Dumfries Tennis Club hosted the 2019 Dumfries and Galloway Junior Championships on Saturday 22nd June. There were 9 trophies up for grabs with 40 players taking to the courts.

The first two trophies of the day went to Dumfries Tennis Club as Eve Crombie edge a tight match 1-4, 4-0, 12-10 in the girls 14s against Isla Grieve from Annan Seaforth. In the 9s and under Orange ball event Autumn Hodgins won 3 out of 3  to claim the trophy with Grace Palmer (Beechgrove TC) coming second with Daisy Stevenson and Abigail Warren both from Dumfries taking 3rd and 4th.

D&G Junior Championship results

In the 8s and under mixed event we had 12 players from all over the region taking part with many competing for the first time. After the group stages we were left with Jack Wearing from Dumfries TC, Sam Donnelly from Dalbeattie TC, Archie Brown from Beechgrove TC and Eamon McFarlane from Stewartry CSC. Sam edged past Archie 10-3 in the first semi, whilst Jack completed a 10-4 win again Eamon who went on to win the 3rd place play off against Archie 10-6. In the final Sam went into the match eyeing a double after he had beaten Jack 11-9 in the group stages but this time Jack got some early points to settle him as he raced into a 5-2 lead which became 9-2 before completing the win 10-4 with both boys playing some great Red ball tennis.

In the 9s boys event it was as tight as can be, with 3 of the 5 boys completing 2 wins each with Logan McCluskey (Dumfries TC) edging into 2nd place by a mere point over Grant Kerr (Dumfries TC) with Dominik Czopek (Dumfries TC) coming 4th with Thomas McCleary coming 5th win no wins but taking 3 of his 4 matches to 3 tie-break matches. The winner on the day with 4 wins out of 4 was Ethan Leyman (Dumfries TC).

This left the afternoon to the yellow ball events with Eve Crombie completing the double as again she finished her 12s match again Rose Brown on a championship tie-break taking the match 4-2, 2-4, 12-10. Both girls played some great tennis in the hottest part of the day.

In the 10s and under boys event we had 3 players taking part with Harry Brown from Beechgrove TC taking the titles with 2 wins against Oliver Bryant (Dumfries TC) 4-1 and Clark Bryson (Dalbeattie TC) 4-0, with Oliver taking 2nd.

In the boys 16s event Adam Maxwell (Dalbeattie TC) continued on from last years success in the 14s event as he beat Fergus Cubbon (Dumfries TC) 4-2, 4-0 and Stewart Laye (Stewartry CSC) 4-0, 4-1 with Fergus taking 2nd with a 4-1, 5-3 win over Stewart.

In the 12s and 14s boys event it was an outstanding display from 11 yr old Daniel McKenna (Annan) as he dominated both events on the way to winning both events and only dropping 2 games in the process as he beat Fergus Reynolds-Lewis (Dumfries TC) in both finals 4-1, 4-0 and 4-0 & 4-0. Jacob Holden (Dumfries TC) came third in both events with Flynn Dalgliesh (Annan) winning both consolation events.

A tremendous days tennis with some great performances on the day.

8s & under Mixed – Jack Wearing – Dumfries,

9s & under boys – Ethan Leyman – Dumfries,

9s & under girls – Autumn Hodgins – Dumfries,

10s & under boys – Harry Brown – Beechgrove – Moffat,

12s & under boys – Daniel McKenna – Annan Seaforth,

12s & under girls – Eve Crombie – Dumfries,

14s & under boys – Daniel McKenna – Annan Seaforth,

14s & under girls – Eve Crombie – Dumfries,

16s & under boys – Adam Maxwell – Dalbeattie.