Notice of the Club Annual General Meeting

18 11 2016


MONDAY 12 DECEMBER 2016 at 18:30 HOURS

To be held in the Sports Club

The AGM is an important constitutional gathering for the members of Dumfries Sports Club to hear about the progress of the Club, recent and ongoing development of facilities and the many achievements of the various sections and their members during the past year. The meeting also provides a forum for members to put forward their ideas for the future of the Club.

A minimum of 15 voting members are required to conduct the AGM. Please note, Junior and temporary members are not eligible to vote.

Voting members may make written resolutions and suggestions for consideration at the AGM but these must be received by the Club Secretary at the Club address before Monday, 5th December 2016.

Women Only Charity Fun Sports Day – Sunday Sep 4th

23 08 2016

Dumfries Sports Club at Nunholm is holding a women only sports day in aid of the local charity Dumfries and Galloway Disability Sport. It takes place on Sunday, the 4th of Sep starting at 11am.

Amanda and Rosy ready for some fun at the Women’s Charity Sports Day

Amanda and Rosy ready for some fun at the Women’s Charity Sports Day

Individuals and teams of 5 people upwards are invited to join in. Amanda Creedon-Bass from the Sports Club said “The emphasis is on a fun few hours of activities which will give an opportunity to have a go at a variety of sports; netball, football, tennis, cricket, and hockey plus an obstacle course with prizes for the winning team and as importantly the best-dressed team. No experience is necessary, just bring your trainers and your friends.”

Sandra Proudfoot, Head of Delegation for the Special Olympics Team, said on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Disability Sport that “it is great that the club are supporting us as a charity. We hope that the inspiration of the Rio Olympics and Team GB will inspire a few people to have a go and try some new activities. Appropriately the inspiration of the Paralympics for those we help will be starting in Rio the following Wednesday”.

Entries to the “Trainers On” event can be made by emailing and sending in an entry fee of £30 per team, with proceeds destined for D&G Disability Sport.

An entry form can be downloaded here
2016 4th Sep – Heels Off Trainers On Entry Form

More information can be found online at .

2016 Sep Womens Sports Day poster - web

Summer Holiday Camps at Nunholm

26 06 2016

There are plenty of junior activities on at Nunholm over the holidays with tennis, cricket and multi-sport summer camps. Get in touch. Details can be found below.

2016 summer brochure extract


Success for 2 Dumfries stars

20 06 2016

Dumfries Tennis Club recently hosted the Dumfries & Galloway Junior Tennis Championships. This year saw the biggest entry the competition has ever had with 42 children taking part from Beechgrove Tennis Club in Moffat, Seaforth Tennis Club in Annan and Dumfries Tennis Club. The weather again was kind to the players and spectators as the kids battled it out over 8 events. In the 8s and under mixed event Daniel Palmer (BTC) beat Euan Sharp (DTC) 10-3 in the final with Jacob Holden (DTC) edging past Devon Jones (STC) 14-12 to claim third spot. In the consolation final Ben Rogerson (BTC) beat Erin McCluskey (DTC) 10-3. In the 10s and Under events Rose Brown (BTC) won the round Robin event with Amy McMillin (BTC) finishing 2nd and Tessa Wilson (BTC) finishing 3rd. I the boys event Fergus Reynolds-Lewis (DTC) beat Ben Rogerson (BTC) 4-1 in the final with Flynn Dalgliesh (STC) beating Zac Trotter (DTC) 4-0 to claim third place.

In the girls 12s and 14s event Catie Palmer (BTC) claimed both titles as she beat Grace Johnson (BTC) in the 14s final 4-1,4-0 and she beat both Grace and Mia Jackson (BTC) to secure the 14s title. In the 12s boys Jed Simpson (DTC) beat Brandon Smith (BTC) in the final with Finlay Reynolds-Lewis finishing 3rd. The 14s and 16s boys events were claimed by Cameron Welsh. Cameron beat Ewan McMillin (2nd) and Finlay Johnson (3rd) both  BTC, in the 14s event and he beat Robbie Grieve (STC) 7-5, 6-1 in the final of the 16s.

Jed Simpson 12s

Jed Simpson 12 & under champion


Rose Brown & Fergus Reynolds-Lewis 10s

Fergus Reynolds-Lewis picture here with Rose. 10s & under champions

Sign up: Women Only Fun Sports Day – Sunday 12th June

29 05 2016

Something for the ladies…. women only FUN sports day! Come on girls, ditch the heels and come to glorious Nunholm for a day of have-a-go team sports while all the proceeds go to Dumfries & Galloway Disability Sport.

£30 per team, prizes, BBQ, bar, great day out…

Download your entry form hereHeels Off Entry Form 2016

2016 Womens Sports Day poster - image x600

Tennis is a sport for everyone – join the weekend fun!

6 05 2016

Try tennis for free this summer at a Great British Tennis Weekend event! Thousands of free events will be taking place throughout the summer and all across the country, with sessions to suit the whole family. There are Highland Spring Mini Tennis sessions, family time, free play, Cardio Tennis and numerous other kinds of activities to get involved in.

Rackets and balls will be provided, so whether you’ve never picked up a racket before or you’re a seasoned regular – there is fun to be had.

Weekends will take place throughout summer, but will mainly be on 14th/15th May and 16th/17th July.

Great British Tennis Weekend

Wimbledon Ticket Ballot 2016

27 03 2016

Wimbledon Ticket Ballot

Dumfries tennis club has received another good allocation of Wimbledon tickets this year, 6 pairs. We have also for the second year in a row been given Men’s final tickets!

Please contact Lister, before the club ballot if you would like to be entered into it. It will be held on Monday, 4th April at 8 pm within the Farries suite of the main sports club. The tickets are:-

  1. Tuesday, 28 June – court 2 – £40;
  2. Thursday 30 June – court 1 – £69;
  3. Friday, 1 July – court 1 – £72;
  4. Friday 1 July – centre – £89;
  5. Sunday 10 July – court 1 – £29;
  6. Sunday 10 July – centre – £160.

The club will do a manual ballot and it will be a case of first out gets first choice and so on. Any member of Dumfries Sports club can take part in the ballot as long as they have joined the LTA as a member of British tennis 24 hours before ballot and also opted into the ballot on the LTA website on their member page, 24 hours before the ballot. Tickets are issued in pairs and seniors and juniors can take part although juniors must be 9 or over. Those successful must attend in person and juniors must be accompanied by an adult. Those who are successful can take anyone.

We will need the winners to decide quickly on the tickets they would like and once all tickets have been allocated, we will advise LTA of the winners, the LTA will then contact the winners by email or post and tickets will be paid for over the phone or via the website. You will have 14 days from the LTA contact to make payment, if payment is not made someone else in the club will automatically get the opportunity of purchasing the tickets. You should therefore ensure that the LTA details for you which you should be able to access on the LTA website are correct and up to date including your address and email address. You will get more information on Wimbledon if you go on the LTA website.

Membership Renewals for 2016: Sat 20 Feb – Fri 18 Mar

17 02 2016


The new membership year starts from 1st March 2016.

Members who pay for the whole year by cash or cheque are asked to complete a new membership form, tick the renewal box and drop their payment (Cheque or Cash) into the bar, the bar is open from 5pm during the week and from 1.30pm Saturday or Sunday. Please get a receipt for your payment.

Life Members and Members continuing to pay the same amount by Direct Debit do NOT need to do anything, their details will be transfer automatically and likewise any reduced change in totals will be completed by the club.

Members who wish to pay by Card using the PayPal service can do so by logging in to their club account (details can be provided if you don’t know yours), select the “Top-up via PayPal” button, using the drop down menu then select the appropriate amount then add your card details (you may need to repeat this if paying for a Couple or Family Membership to cover the full amount). Any additional funds above your membership fee will be left in your club account.

Please Note; If you choose to do it this way please let me know before hand and I can remove the sum straight-away. You don’t need a PayPal account to do this.

If you need to update your details you can login and complete this yourself or complete the membership form and tick the renewal box. Likewise if you have changed your bank details, please complete a new DD form and let us know.

Over the last few years we have welcomed many new members so please note the following;


Members are allowed to bring guests to the club for a drink, a game of squash or tennis, however, we ask that you please complete the visitors book which is located at the bottom of the stairs. Members are not allowed to bring guests to use the gym. Members are asked to restrict the same guest to no more that 3 games of either squash or tennis per year. Anything above that then please ask them to join on a Trial Membership.

Trial Membership

Trial Memberships cover a 2 year period, therefore if a Trial Member does not join after their 2 months Trial ends they will NOT be allowed another Trial until a 2 year period has lapsed. They can join as a full/Pro-rata member at anytime after their trial has ended.

Direct Debits

The Direct Debit payment option was introduced to make it easier for members to pay their subscriptions, unfortunately this means that those members are paying their fees in arrears. Therefore, should a member decide to cancel their payments before full payment has been received then the club will NOT automatically accept this member back the following year or beyond, the club may ask for the outstanding balance to be paid upfront before they are considered. These cases will be discussed by the Management Committee.


On behalf of the Management Committee

Sports Club AGM – Tue 8th Dec

5 12 2015

Dumfries Sports Club AGM 2015

Tuesday, 8 December 2015
18:30 hours. In the Clubhouse.

20140913 Nunholm aerial 0 - © Tony Graham

All members invited to attend.
(refreshments available) [Voting restricted to full members]

Power switch off – Mon lunchtime

27 11 2015

The club are currently installing Solar Panels, to complete these works we need to switch all power off to allow this to happen.

Therefore we are advising you that on Monday 30th between 11am and 2pm there will be no power in the Sports Club. This will obviously cause some disruption to the booking system, door entry, squash courts, the treadmills, the lights, the heating and the hot water.

Everything should be back to normal by 2pm if not sooner but this will mean that the squash courts will be slightly cooler due to the lack of heat for this period. The club apologies for the inconvenience.

The Management Committee

Christmas Events at Nunholm

20 11 2015

The Sports Club is hosting 2 big events over the month of December. Members are welcome to come along with friends and family and tickets can be purchased from behind the bar during opening times.

Saturday 5th December from 8pm see’s The Lift Shaft Incident entertaining our members and friends with classic covers to keep the party alive!

Then on Saturday 19th sports club member Dave Bass and his friends will keep the party spirit alive with a night of “covers and beyond”.


Sports Club Notice about the Car Park

15 11 2015

The Sports Club will be getting some work done on the rear roof from Sunday 15th November and as a consequence, this will have an impact on the rear car park.

The works should be completed within the week (weather dependent) but there will be a scaffold up against the building and this will reduce car parking spaces during the week.

The club would therefore ask all members to be extra cautious when parking their car.The scaffold company will dictate how much of the car park will be open. If possible please consider car sharing to reduce the volume of cars.

Please don’t park on the main road out of courtesy to our neighbours.

Many thanks for your consideration with this matter.

Dumfries Sports Club

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