Category Archives: Tournaments

Dean Tennis Club Annual Tournament to be held on Saturday 04 September 2021 (weather and Covid allowing).

There are 8 separate competitions:

Gents open singles and handicap singles

Ladies open singles and handicap singles

Ladies and gents open doubles

Mixed doubles (handicapped)

Veteran’s mixed doubles (qualification: combined age 100 or over, minimum individual age = 40)

Members in the intermediate category (14 to 17 years old) are welcome to enter.

Members may enter as many competitions for which they are qualified as they wish.

Members who do not have a playing partner may put their names forward for doubles events and we will try to match them up with a partner.

Entries should be sent to Iain Mackay, by Saturday 10 July

PDF of Dean Annual Tennis Tournament 2021 sign up & rules

2017 Squash Finals

On Saturday 25th March 2017 Dean held the annual squash tournament. For a change, a Monrad system was used this year. Play started at 10 am and finished around 4 pm. It was an entertaining, sociable and tiring afternoon for all of the participants but at the end, Paul DeMarco (in green top below) managed to retain the trophy he won last year. Some photos from the day:


Tennis coaches update

An update on the news regarding our tennis coach – Richard Axton ( is available for private and group coaching for members and non-members. Private coaching is £20 an hour (£25 for non-members) and £5 per person in group sessions (£7 for non-members). If non-members decide to join after they have had non-member coaching sessions; they will be reimbursed 2 months worth of additional money paid for coaching (i.e. £5 reimbursement for one £25 private lesson).

Photos and further details can be found on our tennis page:

Photos and details of the 2016 tennis championships are also now available at


Summer racketball league

We are looking for new players to join Dean’s racketball team that play in the friendly summer league against various clubs in and around Edinburgh.

The league runs between April and August with matches roughly every fortnight! Racketball is very similar to squash and just as fun! No experience is necessary and all abilities catered for! We also have spare rackets you can use.

More details!

Dean Racketball Championships

Many thanks for those who took part this 2014 DEAN RACKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. With expand of 4 months most of us have play more games than last year!! total of 79 to 47 points. With this seem we are improving our games as well for Team Matches too. I will try to have next year start in April to August for 5 month, this help us play earlier to prepare Team Matches etc.

K. Parker 4 points
D. Thompson 23 points
R. Anderson 23 points
D. Mill 6 points
R. Todd 6 points
C. Hopkins 6 points
M, Clarkson 10 points
P. Jones 1 points
S. Aiken 1 points

As you can see Ross + David got 23 points!! So this will be rematch to see who the winner.


First of all, I or we all should raise our hat to Ross for making big effort to play all his games, when he only home for weekend, and doing a good job with Commonwealth Games in mid-week for over a year ( may finish end of this month, so courts will be busy after that!! ). we both lost a game, we both a Champion!! So who the first player to win Dean CHAMPION twice!?

We were neck to neck on first game then I shoot off to win 15-9, same again on 2nd game a close call, then again I won 15-12 (I think), but 3rd game I play better with 3 cracker lucky shot game and Ross moan!!, but he always called me ‘Lucky’ in most games anyway!! or was he a bit tried with all the travels!! it was 14-4, then what I thought not nice but it a stoke, as he didn’t move out of way!! but he heard the ball burst!! it true!! I asked Ross are you sure to play on as seem a long shot for him!!?? I bring a new ball with 2 dot showing!! with warm up, then seem he like this ball better and picking up load of point( or was the ball so dark black he hitting it well!! ) then he hit the tin!! 15-8. Hooray the winner is David Thompson!

Thanks Ross, also again others as well. not sure we carry on with this using Ladder, or we again switch to work on our Squash Training/games with rest of other Squash players for teams etc!!

Yours in sports



Sunday Funday Success!

Thanks all who took part in the Funday Sunday tennis tournament, squash friendlies and racquetball (more to follow about that in a separate post)! We had great weather and a wonderful BBQ; many thanks to Carl, Amanda, Bram, Nynke and others for supplying food and BBQ!

The winners of the tennis tournament were: Philippa McPherson & Carl Tweedie!

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Some more photos of the event:

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Sunday Funday – September 7th

To celebrate the start of the squash season and the completion of the tennis season, we are having a squash & tennis Fun Day at the Dean Club. Join the club for an afternoon of squash, tennis and BBQ from 2pm!

Squash: We will be running a handicap squash tournament and racquetball taster sessions.

Tennis: We will be running a tennis tournament where you play with different partners every 15 minutes to try and win the most number of games: we will have prizes! This tournament is fun for all levels of tennis, and because you keep swapping partners you will play a wide range of people and abilities. So whether you are a complete beginner or play regularly, come play the mini tournament!

We would be grateful if you could sign up to the event so we know roughly how much BBQ food to provide, and how many will take part in the day’s events! Please send any questions to Sarah at

Sign up here:

Racquetball Championships Starting

Hi All

I am about to put the 2014 Racketball Championship on Notice Board, it will be the same arrangement as last year, all play each other in one league, best of 5 game, American Scoring, the winner is whoever got the most points. this will start from May to August, this give you all plenty of times to play in about 4 month than last year!

If you do want your name to be add to this, please let me know ASAP.

Yours in sports

David Thompson