Tennis

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Dumfries Tennis Club is the main club in South West Scotland and has operated from the Nunholm grounds for well over a hundred years.

It still retains its family atmosphere and offers something for every standard of player.

The four courts are all weather synthetic grass with full floodlighting.

There is a courtside pavilion with a small kitchen, changing and toilet facilities.

Coaching

The club coaching is constantly under review and we try to keep this page regularly updated.

Michael Goldie has taken over a lead coach, Michael has been the Club convenor for the past few year and has helped build the club and coaching program over the last few years and has recently passed his level 2 qualification. Michael will be assisted by 2 level 2 coaches, Chad Lawson and Lewis Gilmour and level 1 coaching assistant Steven McCracken.

As a group of coaches we have a goal of helping kids play tennis to the best of their ability whilst letting them enjoy it. Ultimately we want all kids to play in a completive environment but we also accept that some kids just want to play fun tennis and we will encourage them just as we do the rest. Please know, the more they play and get coached the more the improve. Lets play tennis and enjoy it..

Junior Coaching Programme

In May 2015 the club is moving to block booking sessions. The blocks are set-up to cover a 4 week period.  Current fees are set at £10 for a 4 week block for members of Dumfries Sports Club and £16 for Non-members . We do request that you book your session(s) as we will be restricting session to 6 player max (8 in certain classes). Please do not just turn up without prior notice to the club as we may have to turn you away.

Tuesday sessions (August 2016 to Present);

  • Group 1 – 5pm to 6pm – Players between 5 and 7yrs red ball (6 Max)
  • Group 2 – 5pm to 6pm – 7yrs to 8yrs and over, orange & Green balls.
  • Group 3 – 6pm to 7pm – 9yrs to 12yrs, green balls
  • Competition players Group – 6pm to 7pm – Junior performance groups (invitation only 6 players max)

Saturday sessions;

  • Group 4 – 9.30am to 10.30am – 5yrs to 7yrs (Red Ball Tennis)
  • Group 5 – 9.30am to 10.30am – 7yrs to 8yrs (Orange Ball Tennis)
  • Group 6 – 10.30am to 11.30am – 9yrs+
  • Group 7 – 10.30am to 12pm – Competition group (invitation only)

Coming soon;

Private Thursday, this is aimed at kids who want to learn to play in competition. Drill sessions and match play will be used to sharping the kids skills. Contact Michael for more details at dumfriestennisclub@gmail.com

We have created the 8 groups to allow players to progress, normally players will progress because of their age but if a players progress quicker they can move up to a relevant level.

To book contact Michael on 07734 073397 or email Dumfriestennisclub@gmail.com

The club has also signed up to deliver the LTA’s mini tennis programme. Click on the link to see what it is all about, www.lta.org.uk/lta-mini-tennis .

Adult Coaching

We currently have 1 adult coaching session which runs on a Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm and is geared up for beginners, intermediates and rusty rackets. These sessions cost £4 for members and £5 for non-members.

Individual & group private lessons can be arranged at the convenience of the coaches and yourself. (Prices subject to change so please contact the coaches direct)

To book individual lessons contact Michael on 07734 073397 or email Dumfriestennisclub@gmail.com

Summer Club Nights

Dumfries Tennis Club Open Day

The club currently runs two club nights through the summer months.

Mixed Monday nights are run from April until September and are open to all senior and selected junior members who have the ability to play doubles matches.

The sessions start from 6-30pm and run until approximately 8-30pm but can be extended if numbers are good.

Thursday night is a ladies night which runs throughout the year starts at 6.30pm, check facebook for more updates.

Summer & Winter Box Leagues

The box leagues are open to men and ladies of any standards who are members of the sports club. Each League consist of three or four players and are the best of two sets, to join and see what the rules are click on the tennis league quick link at the top of the right hand column.

 

Dumfries Tennis Club Championships

Juniors

We have a strong junior structure in place with coaching for all ages from the very young to secondary school age. We have a good, and increasing, number of juniors of all ages. There are junior teams in different age groups competing in the D&G Club League. For any further information please contact Michael Goldie on 07734 073397.

Match Nights

These are generally held on a Wednesday from April to September. We run a variety of men’s, ladies and mixed teams in the local South West League. The men’s team competes in the National Scottish Club League and has been very successful. We also enter cup competitions locally and nationally.

Tournaments

The club runs its own championships for all senior and junior members of the club. This includes open singles and doubles as well as handicap events. We aim to run an open event during the year. There is information about tournaments held at other clubs on the notice board in the main clubhouse.

Dumfries Tennis

Booking Courts

It is compulsory to book courts at all times. Members are kindly requested to book the courts through the computerised meter situated in the corridor of the main clubhouse. The cost for booking the court is 30p (this should be done by 1 player only in the summertime). There is an additional cost for floodlit tennis of £3.00 per session (£1.50 for each singles player, 2 players need to book to switch the lights on) and £0.75p per session for each junior which is also paid for through the meter. Sessions are 1.5 hours long and can be reserved online.

Dumfries Tennis Club Merchandise 2017

Benefits

The club is also an LTA affiliated club, therefore by signing up to become a British Tennis Member (which is currently free at www.lta.org.uk/membership) you will receive the following benefits;

  • Entry into the BTM Wimbledon ballot
  • An AEGON British Tennis Rating
  • Discounts & pre-sales on tickets for events
  • A personalised monthly e-newsletter
  • Access to an exclusive online members’ area
  • Access to TeamCard – a loyalty points scheme

Contact

We would be delighted to welcome new members to the tennis club. For further information please contact Michael Goldie on 07734 073397.

You can also contact the tennis club through Dumfriestennisclub@gmail.com

AND the tennis club is on Facebook – Dumfries Tennis Club Facebook Page

Club Fundraising

EasyFundraising Online ShoppingThe tennis club is raising funds through Easyfundraising website.

There are over 2,000 retailers available, no additional costs involved and also discounts available. This approach has successfully raised hundreds of pounds for other clubs.

The funds raised will contribute towards the maintenance of the tennis courts and the busy junior programme at the  club.

Just register at the following web address www.easyfundraising.org.uk/dumfriestc and then carry out your online shopping as normal. Support the club and look out for special offers and increased contributions! Further details are available here.


Tennis Sponsors

Dumfries Tennis Club are grateful to the following sponsors for their continued support of the club.

  • Walker & Sharpe Solicitors
  • Molplant Construction Ltd
  • DS Roofing Ltd
  • Lloyd Ltd (Dumfries)
  • John Miller Ltd
  • Armstrong Waste Management Ltd
  • SolTyre Ltd – Tyre and Battery specialists