Tennis Tots, the fun sessions for three and four year olds, will restart after Easter for all the younger members of the family to get involved with learning co-ordination, balance and agility skills. The sessions will run with coach Jamie for 5 weeks from Tuesday 23rd April to Tuesday 21st May 2019 at a cost of £25 per child.
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Tuesday 2nd April from 11:15pm – 12 noon
At Totally Tennis we believe in tapping into a child’s potential from an early age which can prove invaluable in later life. Early development of agility, balance, co-ordination and speed is essential if a child is to develop their full athletic potential. Tennis Tots is a fun session focusing on these skills through play and games which help to build confidence and social skills for any pre-schooler.
The sessions are not just tennis specific but does teach basic skills along with hand-to-eye coordination and sending and receiving skills. No equipment is required and parents are expected to join in the fun.
For more information and to book your place telephone Totally Tennis on 01256 358816, visit our website http://www.totally tennis.co.uk or e-mail tt@totally tennis.co.uk
50+ players escaping the cold at the indoor centre
The QMC boys team beat Bedales School at the indoor centre
Sherfield Tennis Scholar Aaron Dawson (pictured far right) won the Boys 18 & U Doubles with Partner Alexandria at the South West Winter County Tour held by Liam Hignett at TT
LOVE was in the air on court
Lots of fun was had at the February Half Term Tennis Camps (above & below)
Winners and fair play medals for Harry Dolman and runners-up trophy with partner Riley Webb in half term tournaments
Matchplay during the Adults Mixed Morning session
Dean Cooper Kirby competed in the ITF Grade 4 tournament in El Salvador
Finally some winter sunshine meant squads on the outdoor courts
Mini performance player Harry Dolman won the 9U Boys singles tournament at the Wey Valley TC Winter Regional Tour in Dorset. In the group stages Dolman won Group A beating Herbie Andrews 5-7, 7-5, 8-6, Ben Randall 7-2, 7-2 and Eric Lorimer 7-4, 4-7, 9-7. In the main draw he defeated Thomas Keeler 7-3, 8-6 in the semis followed by Zach House in the final 7-3, 5-7, 7-2 to win the event. Dolman was also presented with the fair play award for the event.
Dolman then played with partner Riley Webb in the 9 and under mixed doubles February Half-Term Grade 5 Festival held at Sherborne Tennis Club in Dorset where they finished as runners-up. In the quarters they beat Lily Halliday and Grace Golsworthy 10-3 followed by Charlie Prynne and Alexander Roper in the semis 10-7 but lost in the finals to Jacob Tait and Lucy Vosper 10-6.
Well done Harry 😉
Totally Tennis coach and performance player Liam Hignett competed in the Mens singles at the British Tour Corby held at Corby Tennis Centre in Northamptonshire.
Hignett competed in the main draw and was up against sixth seed Lamar Bartley in his first match which he lost 7-6(4), 6-4. His next event is the British Tour Loughborough at the beginning of March.
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) British Tour 2019* provides a circuit of tournaments designed to give up and coming players the opportunity to gain experience in their quest to become professional tennis players, to provide competition for professional players in between competing in professional events at home and abroad, as well as providing a national level open competition circuit.
Good luck Liam
*British Tour information used with courtesy of www.lta.org.uk/britishtour
Totally Tennis performance player and Sherfield School Tennis scholar Aaron Dawson and his partner Alexandru Runcianu won the 18 & under Boys Doubles title at last weekend’s South West Winter County Tour held at the indoor centre.
In the event, run by Liam Hignett, second seeds Dawson and Runcianu (pictured below right) beat Sebastien Muller and Christian Yeates in the quarters 4-2, 4-0 followed by a semi-final win against Elliott Lowe and Freddie Simpson 4-0, 4-3(1). In the final the boys defeated top seeds Charlie and Darcy Pycroft in three sets 3-4(2), 4-1, 10-9 to win the event.
In the girls event, Totally Tennis’ Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid finished in fourth place overall. The second seeds beat Rebecca Fisher and Lauren Foster in the quarters 4-0, 4-1 but then lost in the semis in three sets against eventual winners Genevieve Doe and Amelia Monteith 4-1, 2-4, 10-7. Number seeds Aleia De Buretel and Leyla Elmas were runners-up after losing against Doe/Monteith in the final 4-3(3), 4-3(2).
The next South West Winter County Tour at Totally Tennis Basingstoke is the 12 & U Boys & Girls singles on Saturday 16th February – click HERE for details.
The Queen Mary’s College boys tennis team were action last week in a friendly match against Hampshire’s Bedales School at Totally Tennis’ indoor centre, winning with an impressive 8 – 0 scoreline.
(L to R) Ollie Brown, Jonathan Duggan, Chris Bundhoo & Matthew Berry
The team of Totally Tennis squad player Ollie Brown, Matthew Berry (who is coached by Liam Hignett) and former club players Jonathan Duggan and Chris Bundhoo won all their matches convincingly. In the singles, Berry won 6-0, Duggan and Brown 6-2 and Bundhoo 6-3 and in the doubles matches Brown/Duggan won 6-0 and Berry/Bundhoo won 6-3.
Sarah Goldson, QMC PE teacher and Tennis Team manager said, “It was good to get a match in as have not had many competitive opportunities since going out of the senior students group stages.” She added. “Our next match will be in the National Cup, where we await the winner of Bradfield College vs. Clare’s Court having been given a bye in the first round.“