Dumfries & Galloway Tennis AGM

The forthcoming District AGM will be held on Tuesday 20th November 2018 at 7.15pm at the Ice Bowl , Dumfries.

The committee would appreciate there being at least one representative from each club in attendance at the AGM where possible.

If there are any motions /resolutions /nominations for Committee positions or any other matter these should be intimated to Lister McKiddie 7 days in advance of the AGM.

We would be grateful if office bearers would prepare their reports for the meeting.

We expect a representative from the Council with an update on the proposed indoor centre and Andrew Raitt from Tennis Scotland is expected to attend.

We look forward to seeing a large turnout at the meeting.


Red2Yellow Tour Moves Inside

Despite the poor weather we managed to complete the Red ball event by transferring it indoors.

We had 5 Dumfries players and 3 from Carlisle taking part with some fantastic tennis from all players on the day. Jack Wearing, Dominik Czopek, both Dumfries, Rex Castillo and Toby Irving, both Carlisle came out the groups into the semi-finals. Jack made a good comeback to edge past Toby in the first semi 10-8 and Dominik played some good long rallies to frustrate Rex 10-4. Toby won the 3rd/4th play-off 10-3 against Rex.  Jack secure a fine victory but not before Dominik drag himself back into the match from 4-8 down to draw level at 9-9 before losing 10-9. Jack completed the day with 5 wins out of 5.

In the consolation final Ethan Leyman (Dumfries), who was playing his first ever event, started very strong against last months winner Adam Hunter (Dumfries) as he held of Adam’s comeback to win the consolation final 10-7. In the play-off Erin Charnock (Carlisle) beat Isaac Sharp (Dumfries) 10-6.

D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour Red Leaderboard

D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour Red Results

Ethan, Adam, Jack, Isaac, Erin, Toby, Rex & Dominik

Red2Yellow Winter Tour Orange

On a horrible windy day, 9 fantastic orange players went on court with big smiles and plenty of laughter as they completed 29 matches. The tennis was as good as the weather would allow and every player managed a win on the day. The 2 favourites, Oliver Clark (Edinburgh) and Logan McCluskey (Dumfries) eased their way through the 2 groups winning all their matches and were joined in the semi finals by Logan’s training partners Grant Kerr and Lewis Hutchings (both Dumfries).

Autumn, Rex, Charlotte, Oliver, Logan, Grant, Lewis & Toby (Thomas missing)

Red2Yellow Winter Tour Orange Results

In the first semi Logan won a very tight match against Lewis 10-8 as both boys struggled with the wind. In the second semi Oliver’s experience gave him the edge over Grant as he won the match 10-7 to set up another match against Logan.

In the 3rd and 4th play-off Grant came out on top as he edged it by beating Lewis 10-6. In the final Oliver got of to a good start which left Logan playing catch up and despite his best efforts he was unable to catch Oliver who claimed the win 10-7.

The other 5 players all enjoyed victories with Thomas McCleary (Annan), Autumn Hodgins (Dumfries), Toby Irving, Rex Castillo and Charlotte Hall (Carlisle) all playing some great tennis when the weather allowed and well done to Charlotte for edging the girls match as she edge past Autumn 10-8.

This leaves Oliver and Autumn top of each leaderboard. Orange Winter Leaderboard

Next Orange event is in February with the next tour events being Red and Green on the 3rd of November.

Double Triumph for Dalbeattie

Dalbeattie completed a rare double at the weekend. After their B team won the division 2 league, the A team went into the match against Stewartry CSC knowing that at win or draw would be enough to secure their 15th straight title.

The first 2 rubbers went to championship tie-breaks with each team picking up a rubber each. Paul & Maureen got Dalbeattie of to a winning start with a 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 win against Colin and Susan with Stewartry bouncing straight back as they reversed the score as Bruce and Charlotte edge it with a 6-3, 4-6, 12-10 win against Stephen and Shona. Stewartry then seized the initiative as Colin and Charlotte then took the next rubber 6-3,6-2 against Paul and Shona, this left the final rubber to decide the fate of the title and again Stewartry gained the upper hand as Bruce and Susan grabbed the first set 7-5 before Stephen and Maureen pegged it back to take the 2nd 6-3 and with the momentum Dalbeattie secured the draw as they took the tie-break 10-1 and with that secure the title for the 15th straight year.

D&G Mixed Double League Results

Elsewhere the relegation battle between Kirkcudbright and Dumfries B didn’t happen as the hosts were unable to field a team and as such awarded Dumfries the points and there safety in the top league for another season.

D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour 12s

After storm Ali it was a welcome relief to see some Dumfries sunshine as D&G finest 12s & under kids played some entertaining tennis.

The Dumfries quartet of Fergus, Eve, Jacob and newest member Flynn were joined by Ben from Moffat, Oran and Kealan from Edinburgh and James from Glasgow.

D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour 12s Results

There were first round wins for James, Kealan, Ben and Fergus. Kealan then edged out James in the semi final 4-1, 4-3 with Fergus beating Ben 4-0, 4-0 although Ben played much better than the score line suggests. In the consolation semi Oran got the better of a nervous Eve with a 4-0, 4-0 win with Flynn edging a classic match against hitting partner Jacob 3-4(2), 4-1, 10-9. In the play-off Ben took advantage of James’s injury to claim third spot with a 4-0, 4-2 win. In the final Kealan controlled the match very well with some great court movement to put Fergus under constant pressure which Fergus couldn’t deal with as Kealan wrapping up the win 4-1, 4-0. In the consolation play-off Jacob bt Eve 4-0, 4-3(2) and Flynn held his nerve to claim the consolation win with a very tough win as he edged out Oran 3-4(3), 4-2, 10-6.

Red2Yellow 12s Leaderboard


The next 12s event is scheduled for 10th November.

Different division same result

We are used to seeing Dalbeattie’s name on top of the mixed doubles league but this year with one game to spare Dalbeattie B have wrapped up the 2nd division title for the first time since 1993.

Sets %
Dalbeattie B
Kirkcudbright B
Dumfries C
Annan Seaforth

With a record of 4 wins and 1 draw Dalbeattie B will be joining their A team in the top flight next year. Kirkcudbright B finished 2nd with Dumfries C currently sitting 3rd with a match left against Annan.

Mixed League 2 results

In League 1 defending champions Dalbeattie A just need to avoid defeat against Stewartry CSC to claim their 15th title in a row, however is Stewartry manage the win they would then need to complete their match against Dumfries A which currently sits at 1 rubber each and complete that with a win to take the title. At the bottom of the league Kirkcudbright A await the visit of Dumfries B knowing if they avoid defeat they will secure their stay in the top division unless Dumfries B can secure the relevant points over Dumfries A with one of their 2 outstanding fixtures.

Mixed League 1 Fixtures and Results


D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour

Saturday 15th saw the Red and Green players take to the courts for their first winter tour event. We had 5 players in the Red event and 4 in the Green.

Despite a massive downpour and the good patience of the parent and players we managed to complete all the scheduled matches. In the Red ball event it was 5 yrs old Adam Hunter from Dumfries taking the gold medal as he completed the day with 3 wins out of 4. Rex Castillo from Carlisle came 2nd with 3 wins but lost the head to head with Adam with Jack Wearing (Dumfries) 3rd, Toby Irving (Carlisle) 4th and Dominik Czopek (Dumfries) coming 5th.

In the green ball event, a late call-off gave Orange Dumfries player Cameron Hunter a chance to sample tennis on the big court. The gold medal went to Penicuik’s Gregor Ritson who won 3 out of 3 very tight matches with Carlisle pair of William Tromans and Oliver Sewell’s coming 2nd and 3rd respectfully. Young Cameron didn’t managed any wins but certainly held his own in his first green ball event.

Red Ball Leaderboard

Green Ball Leaderboard