The first event of the 2017 TT Tour , the Australian Open was held at Totally Tennis’ indoor centre last Sunday. The red event was won by William Durman and the Orange event was won by Hayden Cummings.
In the Red event the 1,000 Grand Slam points was bagged by Durman, Julia Miksztal was runner-up and Abhay Paruchuri finished in third place
In the Orange event, Cummings started his 2017 campaign with gusto after finished as 2016 champion in his age group. He beat first time TT competitor Charlie McKenzie in the final 10-3, McKenzie was placed an impressive second. Ansh Annareddy was in third place and fourth position went to Faith Tompkins. Kevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar were fifth and sixth respectively and Luke Shattock was seventh overall.
Coach Andrew Dingwall who ran the event said “We kicked off this year’s TT Tour with the Australian Open and in both our red and orange events we had new competitors.” he added “The event was a great success, the first for many of the players and everyone learnt a great deal. A special well done to Charlie for getting to the final of his first TT Tour event!”
The Totally Tennis Tour is for Development Squads and Mini Performance Squads players who get the opportunity to compete in seven tournaments throughout the year. The top eight players from each squad will be invited back to play in the Grand Final’s in November for the chance to finish as the club champions. Leaderboard’s will show players rankings in each squad and points will be awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as points for entering.
The Grand Slam events of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open offer higher points of 1,000 and or the winners 500 for the runners-up. All other events give the winners 250 points, 125 for second place and 75 for third/fourth places, every player gets 100 points for all events they enter, each age group leaderboard will be updated after each tournament.
Sunday 19th March – Brazil Open
Sunday 30th April – Sony Open
Sunday 21st May – French Open
Sunday 25th June – Wimbledon
Sunday 17th September – US Open
Sunday 15th October – Valencia Open
Sunday 15th November – Grand Finals (by invitation only)
PLAYERS MUST BOOK IN BEFORE EACH EVENT. Minimum of FOUR players will be needed per age group otherwise it may get cancelled.
Red (Pirates, Indians, Red Squad) – 10am -12 noon
Orange (Dodgers, Orange Squad) 10am -12 noon
Green (Giants, Green Squad 1pm – 3.30pm
Yellow (C, B and A SQUAD, Performance) 1pm – 3pm
All players interested in participating can book in reception or call the office on 01256 358816. Each event costs £6.50 per player