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


Aerial view of Nunholm and Dumfries Sports Club

21 09 2014

An aerial tour of Dumfries Sports Club, Dumfries Cricket Club, Dumfries Tennis Club and Dumfries Squash and Racketball Club.

New members can join the Sports Club at any time. See HERE.

Thanks to Tony Graham for the piloting and the footage.


Tennis: South of Scotland County match

15 07 2014

South of Scotland County tennis team recently played against Warwickshire in the over 45s GB league at Dumfries Sports Club.

20140715 IMG_0733 South of Scotland Tennis team x800
The match was fiercely contested. In the first round, Lister McKiddie teamed up with another local, Fraser Patterson, of Dalbeattie who played doubles against a strong first couple and lost 6-2, 6-3. There were a lot of close games however Lister and Fraser could not quite win the crucial points.

Derek Lauder of Esporta Hamilton (originally Prestwick) played first singles and had a very long match going down 6-3, 6-4.

Terry McGuigan of Ayr played the second singles and pushed his opposite number all the way despite having picked up a calf injury early in the match.

In the second round, Lister and Fraser teamed up again and although in a winning position in both sets could not close out the match and lost 6-4, 7-5. The last match involved Derek and Terry teaming up in a doubles and going down 6-4, 6-2.

The overall result therefore was a 5-0 defeat but there are promising signs for the future league matches and they hope to bounce back in the next matches.

Tennis: Indoor Mini Tennis 2014

19 12 2013

Dumfries Tennis ClubIndoor Mini Tennis 2014

Location- St Georges Church Hall, George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EA

Saturday mini tennis classes January to March.

These sessions are open to all kids aged between 4yrs and 8yrs.

They run for 8 weeks from Saturday 11th Jan to 1st March.

LTA mini tennis1 session only from 1pm—2pm.

(Cost per week is £3 payable on the day) To sign up contact Richie on 07815 207517 or email

With smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls, Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing.

Tennis: National League Champions

5 11 2013

The Dumfries Tennis Club Mens team has won league division 3 of the Aegon Scottish National Club League.

Unfortunately, the title decider with Stirling University did not proceed as Stirling conceded the game as they could not raise a team . It was not an ideal way to win the league, however the team remains unbeaten and looks forward to some fantastic and challenging matches in League 2 next year.

The team comprised Captain – Chris Topping, Lister and Dan McKiddie, Kyle Singh,Graeme Cross and Ritchie Cunningham.

Tennis: AGM – Thu 21 Nov

1 11 2013

The Dumfries Tennis Club AGM will take place on Thursday 21th November at 7.15pm in the sports club lounge.

The club is in need of a new chairperson to chair committee meetings and ensure what is decided is carried out effectively and we always need committee members to help run the club.

The club would also like to hear from anyone who is interested in being a team captain and a team player for 2014. We currently have 3 men’s teams, 2 ladies teams and 2 mixed teams competing in the D&G district leagues and 2 men’s teams competing in the national leagues.

This is your opportunity to have your say in the running of the club. Please get in touch with Michael Goldie at if you would like to nominate or be nominated for a position, or have a proposal to help keep the club running smoothly.

Your support at the AGM will be very much appreciated so please find the time to come along and use your voting rights!

Kind regards
Michael Goldie

Tennis: National Tennis League

23 10 2013

The third round of the Aegon National Tennis League Games took place last Sunday when Dumfries took on Waverley (Edinburgh).

Waverley are a well respected Edinburgh team and one of the strong contenders for Division 3. Dumfries continued their good form by winning the match 4-2. Dan McKiddie at one continued his good form being unbeaten in all matches so far and won a tight match in the third set match tie break.

Ritchie Cunningham at two put on an impressive performance to win convincingly 6-2, 6-3. Next at 3, Graeme Cross in his first match stepped up to the mark with a fine performance winning 6-3, 6-3. The last singles rubber was lost by Kyle Singh 6-3, 7-6 in a close encounter.

In the doubles, the scratch pairing of Dan and Graeme with their excellent double skills combined well to win 6-4, 6-3. The final rubber was lost by Ritchie and Kyle 6-3, 7-6 to make the overall result an excellent 4-2 win for Dumfries.

That sets up the grand finale against Stirling University this Sunday with both teams having won all their matches. Dumfries will have to play their best to beat a strong Stirling team.

Tennis: National Club League – 29th Sep

1 10 2013

Dumfries Men’s Tennis Team are currently taking part in the Aegon National Club League. In the first match against Dunfermline the team won in a match shoot out 7 – 6.

Last Sunday, 29th September they took on Craigmiller Park, Edinburgh at Nunholm. Lister McKiddie who had to play at 1 due to the ratings system was well beaten by his opponent – 6 – 0, 6 – 2. At 2 , Dan McKiddie had a comfortable win 6 – 1, 6 -0. Ritchie Cunningham had a very good win against a useful opponent 6 – 2, 6 – 3. Kyle Singh produced another excellent performance, growing in confidence from his win last week, winning 10 – 7 in the third set match tie break.

That meant Dumfries were 3 -1 up after the singles. In doubles, Lister and Dan McKiddie combined to take on strong opponents on paper. However,the McKiddie’s doubles experience from having played together a lot made the difference and they had a solid win 6 – 2, 6 – 3.

In the other doubles, Richard and Kyle combined in what was to become a dead rubber, lost a close match 7-6, 7– 6.

That means that Dumfries have won its first two matches and now play Stirling University at home on Sunday in what could well be the title decider as Stirling have won both their matches so far comfortably.

Tennis: 2013 Dumfries Club Championships

6 09 2013

The 2013 Dumfries Club Championships take place this weekend with the first final scheduled at 11am and the show event scheduled for 12.30.

This years Gents Final is between last years runner-up Richie Cunningham and Daniel McKiddie and I would suspect it is the first ever final to be played between 2 left handed players. Neither player has ever won this event, so a brand new winner is guaranteed.

All finals are scheduled and times can be viewed using the link below.

Dumfries Tennis Club – Senior Club Championships 2013

Tennis: D&G Mixed Leagues

2 09 2013

The Tennis D&G Mixed Leagues are close to their finish with both leagues still up for grabs.

Dalbeattie A have taken the advantage in the A league with a home victory 4-0 over a young Moffat team who had 3 junior players in their line-up and Moffat also lost out to Stewartry CSC 3-1. This week sees Beechgrove finish their campaign away to Dumfries A whilst Dalbeattie travel through to Castle Douglas to play Stewartry CSC.

Points Played Matches
1 Dalbeattie A




2 Dumfries A




3 Stewartry CSC




4 Beechgrove





Kirkcudbright and Dumfries B edged towards the top of the table with 3-1 wins against Stranraer and Dalbeattie B respectively. This week Dumfries B make the long trip to Stranraer whilst Dalbeattie B entertain Kirkcudbright.

    Points Played Matches
1 Kirkcudbright




2 Dumfries B




3 Stranraer




4 Dalbeattie B





All the league results and stats can be found using the link “Tennis D&G Leagues” on the Dumfries Sports Club webpage.

More local tennis news and the updated leagues can be found at .

Tennis: 2013 Border Cups

2 09 2013

2013 Border Cups

2013 Border Cups

The 2013 Border Cups were recently hosted by Dumfries Tennis Club over the weekend of 24th & 25th.

The tournament is open to Border and D&G players and this year saw a healthy turnout from both districts and the sun also made a welcome appearance.

On Saturday the Men’s singles took place with 8 D&G players and 3 from the Borders. After some brilliant matches Colin Dunbar took on Kevin Breen who won the event last year. After a one-sided first set which Colin took 6-0 Kevin stepped up and presented more of a challenge but after a few tight games which went Colin’s way, Colin then saw out the match 6-3 to claim back to back titles after winning the D&G Confined earlier this year.

The Sunday saw another good entry for the Gents Doubles with 7 players from the Borders travelling over and 13 D&G players making up the numbers.

After a couple of qualifying matches the quarter finals got under way. Lister and Dan McKiddie (D&G) just edged out Border pair of Adrian Moir and Simon Hammond 6-3, 7-5 in the all D&G clash. Stephen White and Paul Boardman recovered from a set down to just edge a championship tie-break against Dumfries pair Graeme Cross and Martin Wilson 5-7, 6-1, 13-11.

Returning duo of Fraser Patterson and Brain Lister who both played for Dalbeattie but now reside outwith D&G took on another Borders pair of Glen Gordon and Jonathan Adamson. The first set was tight with Brian and Fraser just edging it 6-3 but in the second the D&G Confined holders showed their class and took the second 6-0.

The last quarter final saw current Singles champion Colin Dunbar pair up with Borders favourite and previous winner and organiser of this event Johnny Short. They faced Annan pair Michael and Malcolm McEwen who despite their best efforts were no match for the experience pair who eventually ran out 6-0, 6-1 winners.

The semi final results saw Colin & Johnny win 6-2, 6-3 against Stephen & Paul and in a repeat of the D&G Confined final Brian and Fraser won a tight match 6-7, 7-6 and 10-8 in the championship tie-break against Dan & Lister.

In the final Colin and Johnny edged past Brian and Fraser 6-4, 6-2. In the consolation final an all Dumfries clash saw Martin Wilson and Graeme Cross just edge past Richard Cunningham and Kyle Singh 6-2, 3-6 and 10-8 in the tie-break.

The committee wish to thank Soltyre Ltd for the continued support of this event.

Tennis: Want to be like Andy Murray?

8 07 2013

Want to be like Andy Murray – a Wimbledon Champion?

Dumfries Tennis Club is hosting junior tennis camps throughout the summer holidays so why not bring your child down and try a camp. These camps are a first step to enjoying and playing tennis (details here).

Progression from this would be through weekly coaching sessions and then on to the club’s internal junior box leagues. If they show promise then they can apply for a rating through the LTA & Tennis Scotland and start playing locally in district competitions and then open competitions throughout Scotland and the North of England.

However enjoying tennis is the most important factor and the sport is accessible for juniors at Dumfries Tennis Club with junior memberships kept low and with a minimal court fee in the daytime so that kids can simply just play.

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