Hampshire County Cup Call Up For Hignett

Performance player and assistant coach Liam Hignett was part of the Hampshire & IOW Mens team that competed in the LTA Winter County Cup 2018 held at Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre in Cambridge at the end of last month.

Hignett (pictured front left) was joined in the Hampshire team by Julian Godfrey, Robert Mitchell, Ryan Golesworthy, George Houghton, Michael Johnson, Paul Scullard, Jake Norris and Austin Gwilliam who completed in the Mens Group 4b competition against teams from Durham & Cleveland, Leicestershire and the Channel Islands.

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On the first day the Hampshire team were up against the Durham & Cleveland team and lost 6-3. Hignett won his singles match 6-2, 6-2 but lost his doubles match with partner Jake Norris 6-3, 6-4. Day two was much better result with Hampshire beating Leicestershire 6-3. Hignett won his singles and his doubles match with Norris with both matches having the same 6-3, 6-2 scoreline.

On the final day Hampshire notched up another win against the Channel Islands 5-1. Hignett maintained his singles clean sheet winning his final match 6-4, 6-0 and was not required to play his doubles match with Norris as the tie was already decided. Overall the team finished in second place with four points and retained their position in the league while winners Durham & Cleveland, with six points, gained promotion.

Hignett also competed in the Open Mens Singles at the LTA British Tour Edgbaston 2 held at The Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham. Sixth seed Hignett beat Benjamin Stanford in the first round 6-2, 6-1 and then Alex Griffiths in the second round  7-6(4), 6-3 but then lost in the quarters to fifth seed Matthew Hollingworth.

 

 

 

 

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November in Pictures

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123833a4-6657-47b6-a448-a356eb661fc3Julia Miksztal (pictured left) was runner-up in the 8 & under mixed indoor matchplay event at David Lloyd Northwood

IMG_1530Coach Jamie celebrated his birthday

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1cabdf0e-1ee5-4f65-9a1e-49b1f459cfedMini performance player Hayden Cummings picked up the runners-up medal in the 10 and under Boys singles event at the Bradfield East Winter County Tour 

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Mini performance player Harry Dolman was runner-up in the Team Bath Mini Red & Orange tournament held at Bath University

92ca2cb2-ccef-4bea-88eb-cf3d6210f8a1We waved goodbye to coach Jordan Frederick this monthIMG_1531

Tennis Tips – click totallytennis.wordpress.com/tennis-tips/ for the full series

Festive Fun at Totally Tennis

It’s time to get festive at Totally Tennis. Start this Friday with the adult’s annual Drunken Drills and Christmas Jumper Day all week long starting from Monday 10th December?. There’s lots of fun to be had this Christmas season for both Juniors and Adults.

Come celebrate the festive season with us and work off all those mince pies too 😉Drop the children off for some Tennis Camp fun while you do all that last minute shopping.

Friday 7th December

Adults – Drunken Drills 7:00 – 8:30pm (£15 per player)

Monday 10th – Friday 14th December

Juniors – Christmas Jumper Day for squads all week long in aid of Save The Children – click HERE for more information

Saturday 22nd December

Juniors – Festive Fun (4 – 12 years) 9:00am – 12 noon (£15 per player)

**Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day – CLOSED**

Thursday 27th December

Juniors – Tennis Camps 9:00am – 4:00pm (Booking Required) – Click HERE for more information

Friday 28th December

Juniors – Munchkins, Pirates, Indians and Red Squads  1:00 – 2:00pm (£9 per player)

Juniors – Dodgers, Giants, Orange and Green Squads 2:30 – 4:00pm (£9 per player)

Adults – Mixed Morning 10:00am – 11:30am (310 per player)

**New Years Eve 31st December  and New Years Day 1st January 2018 – CLOSED**

Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th January 2019

Juniors – Tennis Camps 9:00am – 4:00pm (Booking Required) – Click HERE for more information

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Totally Tennis.

Runner-up Medal For Nikesh Bomma on Home Soil

The latest South West Winter County Tour event run by performance player and coach Liam Hignett took place at Totally Tennis’ indoor centre last weekend.

Two of the clubs mini performance players Hayden Cummings and Nikesh Bomma competed in the 10 and under Boys competition along with nine other players. Top seed Cummings beat Cameron Bagha in the quarters 4-0, 4-0 but was then knocked out of the competition by eventual winner Michael Cooke in the semis 4-1, 4-3(3). Bomma defeated Alexander Bruce 4-2, 4-3(2) in his quarter final match followed by Marcin Kornijczuk in the semis 4-0, 4-2 before losing to Cooke in the three set final 4-3(1), 3-4(4), 10-3 to finish in second place overall. Cummings finished in fourth place.

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Bomma’s coach Jamie Jordan said. “Nikesh played unbelievably well in his second ever tournament and second time he got to the final.” He added, “He’s really enjoying competing and working on getting his rating higher. Great effort Nikesh, keep up the good work.”

In last month’s South West Winter County Tour Men’s event held last month, also run by Hignett, Totally Tennis’ Loic Armstrong was in action. Armstrong beat Paul Stavely 4-0, 4-1 in the first round but lost against third seed Sam Li 4-1, 3-4(1), 10-6 in the quarters. Top seed George Russell won the event.

 

Christmas Tennis Camps

Do you want your child to burn off some energy and have a fantastic time this coming Christmas school holidays?  For a healthy and challenging alternative, the Totally Tennis Festive Tennis Camps are a great way for juniors to improve their skills and fitness while making new friends.

Packed with opportunities to learn and play tennis, activities also include football, rounders and hockey.  The scheme has received OFSTED accreditation and the sessions are run by experienced Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) qualified and licensed coaches.

img_1437.jpgTennis camps will be running at the indoor centre in the War Memorial Park for four days on Thursday 27th December and from 2nd – 4th January. Sessions can be booked for Morning, Afternoon and Full days and can be booked from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

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Each child needs to bring a packed lunch and drinks and be dressed appropriately for the weather – bring warm clothing as it will probably be cold! Those coming for a full day will be supervised during the lunch break and rackets will be provided for those that need one. Appropriate inhaler or medication must be brought along if needed and the coach informed.4B546DB0-E5A5-426D-9017-8461A8984259

 

For more information and to book, please telephone the office on 01256 368816, e-mail tt@totallytennis.co.uk or visit the website http://www.totallytennis.co.uk.

Christmas Jumper Week at Totally Tennis

The Totally Tennis Christmas Charity Event this year will be Christmas Jumper day to raise funds for Save The Children.  To coincide with the official ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ on Friday 14th December, players and coaches are encouraged to wear their festive jumpers in squads all week long from Monday 10th December onwards to give all squad players the chance to join in.

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Donations can be made during the week or by text as follows – Text TEAMTOTALLY to 70050 to donate £2 to Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. You’ll be billed £2 plus standard rate text message. We receive 100% of your donation. By texting TEAMTOTALLY you agree to calls about fundraising appeals, campaigns, events and other ways to support. Include NO PHONE to opt out of calls. Queries? 020 7012 6400. Read our Privacy Policy  www.savethechildren.org.uk/privacy.

To kick things off squad players can color in a Christmas jumper to add to the festive bunting in the reception area. On Friday 14 December thousands of people up and down the UK will start their day by pulling on a Christmas jumper for a great cause – to help create a brighter future for children. Find out more about the Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day by clicking HERE

 

 

 

 

Nikesh Wins His First Tournament

Mini performance player Nikesh Bomma played in his first singles tournament, the green 10 and under Boys event held at the David Lloyd Royal Berkshire and won it!

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In the My Tennis Events tournament, Bomma won all his three matches in the group stage 4-0 and then won the final 4-2 to collect his first singles trophy.

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Nikesh’s coach Jamie Jordan said, “I’m extremely proud of him, he has worked so hard behind close doors and played fantastically in his first tournament.” he added, “It’s a great start and I’m sure this won’t be the last, well done Nikesh!