Player Profile: Dylan Hall Jones

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DYLAN HALL JONES

Age: Seven

Squad: Red

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Seven

How were you introduced to the sport?

At school

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

I came to a summer camp

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Andy Murray

What do you like most about the sport?

Rallies

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Forehand

How often do you play?

Twice a week

Do you play any other sport?

Yes

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Winning

Hampshire Court Champions

Just before the festive season was in full swing the adult players over at Totally Tennis in Chineham competed in the Hampshire Court Championship tournament run by coach Shyam Vithlani.

IMG_0720Men’s Singles runner-up Andy Nicholls

Twenty-seven players entered the Men’s Singles draw with each match the best of three sets. Ashley Childs was declared the overall winner after beating Andy Nichols in the final 0-6, 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-2). They both played four matches enroute to the final. Childs defeated Dave Quinn 6-0, 6-0 in round one and had a bye in round two which put him in the quarter finals. In his first round match Nicholls beat Andy Small 6-3, 6-1 and then John Mosquera 6-2, 6-3 in round two. Childs beat Ant Langley Smith 6-3, 6-3 in the quarters and Gavin Lancashire 6-3, 6-4 in their semi-final match. Nichols beat Malcolm Mc Phail and Stuart Eaton in the quarters and semis respectively.

Jayne Crowley-2Women’s singles runner-up Jayne Crowley

In the Ladies Singles fourteen players competed to win the crown. Elaine Whitman took the title defeating Jayne Crowley in the final 6-3, 7-5. Both ladies kept a clean scoresheet on their way to the final by not dropping a single set. Whitman beat Kathy Elliot, Liz Narracot and Jane Reap. Crowley defeated Lesley Miotto, Arlette Quinn and Julia Harker.

Vince Peter & Malcolm Andy-2(L to R) Mens Doubles runners-up Vince Castle/Peter Hillman and winners Malcolm McPhail/Andy Nicholls

Fourteen pairs competed in the Men’s Doubles event with Nicholls claiming his first title of the day with partner Malcolm McPhail. The victorious pair beat Vince Castle/Peter Hillman in a close match 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (8-6).

Pat & Elaine-2Women’s Doubles winners Pat Fenwick & Elaine Whitman

Whitman picked up her second title of the day in the Ladies Doubles event with partner Pat Fenwick. The ladies who played alongside twelve other pairs in the tournament beat Quinn/Elliot in the final 6-2, 6-4. Whitman and Fenwick beat Maria Saunders/Lesley Flynn, Lynne Thomas/Crowley and Carol Grant/Lesley Miotto while Quinn/Elliot claimed victories against Jackie Simpson/Lois Fidler, Josie Vanderslott/Barbara Herneman and Alex Nicholls/Denise Gridley.

Image(L to R) Mixed Doubles runners-up Tony Baker/Whitman and winners Julia Clark/Stuart Hounslow

Whitman was denied a hat trick of titles in the Mixed Doubles competition after her and partner Tony Baker were beaten in the final by Julia Clark and Stuart Hounslow 6-4, 7-5. After a bye in round one Clark and Hounslow beat Nicki and Gordon South in the tie break of their three set encounter 6-4, 0-6 7-4 and won another tie-break to claim their semi-final victory against Ann and Jim Murray 1-6, 6-1, 10-8. Runners-up Whitman/Baker defeated Lynne and Brent Thomas, Kate Scorse and Paul Rummey and  Dave and Arlette Quinn.