Coffee and Cake at Mixed Morning

Totally Tennis’ Mixed Morning sessions provides a healthy mixture of coaching and social match play  every Monday and Friday from 10.00am – 11.30am. You can now stay after and enjoy coffee and cake after the session.58E33654-FA08-4FF1-AF39-C64FCF64C03E

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For more information, please telephone 01256 358816 or visit our website www.totallytennis.co.uk

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50+ Lunch Club

Totally Tennis’s 50+ mixed session on a Wednesday morning is an exciting session for the ‘young at heart’ held in a relaxed social environment. Aimed at players over 50 who are interested in keeping fit and healthy while playing tennis with other liked minded people.

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The session involves drills and mostly doubles tactics followed by points and fun games and now players can stay for a healthy lunch of a tasty soup.

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According to medical research from the Cleveland Clinic, playing tennis on a regular basis for older people  is good for the heart. It’s also good for the body and mind and playing tennis on a regular basis produces physical, physiologic and psychologic benefits. These benefits include increased burning of calories, reduction in blood pressure and reduced stress. All of these benefits play a role in reducing a person’s risk of developing heart disease, the number-one disease among men and women.

Session: 50+

Time: Wednesday 10.00am -11.30am

Level: Mixed Ability

Cost £6.50

For more information, please telephone the office on 01256 358816

Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Totally Tennis held it’s World’s Biggest Coffee morning event in support of Macmillan Cancer Support alongside the clubs’ regular Mixed Morning session last Friday. Players enjoyed the drills and matchplay session followed by coffee and cakes, with the club raising just over £83 (to date) to contribute to the charity’s goal to meet its 2017 target. Coffee and cakes were served throughout the day for parents of squad players too.

IMG_6408The club has been a regular supporter of this annual event, raising money to donate to the charity which improves the lives of people and their families affected by cancer. Macmillan want to be there for them all, their goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone, providing medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care.

IMG_6407Totally Tennis’Mixed Morning sessions provides a healthy mixture of coaching and social match play  every Monday and Friday from 10.00am – 11.30am. For more information, please telephone 01256 358816 or visit our website www.totallytennis.co.uk

Men’s A Team Win Division 2 in Basingstoke and Deane Tennis League

The Totally Tennis Adult Teams were very successful in this year’s winter season of the Basingstoke and Deane Tennis League (B&DTL). The Men’s A team won Division 2 winning all their matches and only dropped four sets throughout the whole season. The victorious team included James McIntosh, Simon James, Alex Dawson, Ben Jubin, Jamie Jordan and Alistair Olrog.
The Men’s B team also had a great season and finished in second place overall just two points behind the winners. Rex Groves, Tim Rice, Fabio, Steve Kilgannon and Chris Farrer were the team members. The Mixed B team won Division 4 and they remained undefeated all season winning four and drawing one of their matches. The team members were Nick Pogmore, Steve Kilgannon, Amy Wigham, Jacqui Black and Tracy Grout.
Head Coach James McIntosh, “Well done to all of the teams who competed this year in the Basingstoke & District Tennis Winter League and especially those who captained the teams throughout the season.
He added, “It was a very successful season for the club and we look forward to continuing the good form into the summer and hope to get one or two of our teams competing to win the league again.”
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Featured image used with courtesy of Basingstoke and Deane Tennis League

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – Friday 30th September

Totally Tennis are once again hosting a tennis and coffee morning as part of Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning campaign. On Friday 30th September, the club will host its Friday morning tennis session from 10am followed by coffee and cakes at 11.30am at the indoor centre, inviting guests to join together to contribute to the charity’s goal to raise its £8 million target.

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In 2015 the charity celebrated the 25th anniversary of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raising a whopping £27.6 million in the process. Headline partner Marks and Spencer contributed a massive £2.2million of that total alone via its staff and customers.  The annual event, which the club has always supported has become part of the club’s charity event calendar, encouraging its players to get fit and healthy whilst raising money for a good cause and do a little baking too. There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer and it’s estimated that by 2030 that figure will be closer to 4 million people. Macmillan want to be there for them all, their goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone, providing medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care. From diagnosis, through treatment and beyond Macmillan provide constant support to fight life’s biggest challenge.
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Last year supporters of Macmillan Cancer Support raised a combined total of £229 million, an £11.8 million increase on 2014 and reached 5.8 million people affected by cancer. Did you know that just £28 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping people living with cancer and ensuring that their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. Find out more information about Macmillan’s Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning hereTotally Tennis’ ninety minute morning sessions provides a healthy mixture of coaching, fitness and social match play in mixed sessions every Monday and Friday from 10.00am – 11.30am. For more information, please telephone 01256 358816 or visit our website www.totallytennis.co.uk
 Some of the ladies enjoying the 2015 event at Totally Tennis
Information and official advertising material sourced from coffee.macmillan.org.uk

Bates Wins Most Improved Player at Annual Family Tournament

Penny Bates is a regular at Totally Tennis playing up to three times a week in the adult programme run at the indoor centre, attending weekly ladies mornings and drills sessions.

Tennis is a sport enjoyed by her whole family and back in 1999 Bates’ mother, Margaret suggested that the family kept in touch by holding an annual family tennis tournament. Margaret had played at Wimbledon before the Second World War and her entire family were enthusiastic and very talented tennis players. The tournament has taken place every year since then except one at various locations throughout England hosted by one of the family. This year it took place at St George’s Lawn Tennis Club in Weybridge with thirty-one competitors ranging in age from late teens to mid 70’s.

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The tournament took place on very well kept grass courts and lasted from mid morning to late afternoon in a round robin format. Although Bates did not win overall, she was given the cup for the most improved player thanks to the coaching she receives at Totally Tennis.

Bates said, “I play at Totally Tennis up to three times a week taking part in the Monday and Friday morning drills run by Head Coach James and on Wednesday at the drills session run by James, Jordan and occasionally George.” she added, “I cannot praise the coaching staff enough for their dedication and enthusiasm.”

Bates’ cousin Jenny Cornfield who won the women’s section also has a connection with Totally Tennis as she attended a weekend course run by Shyam Vitlani at Hampshire Court Hotel last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, finding it very helpful.

Congratulations Penny and Jenny 😉

Hampshire Court Ladies Crowned Divison 1 Champions

Hampshire Court Ladies A team were crowned Division One champions of the Basingstoke and District Tennis League Winter Season with an impressive seven wins and one draw over the season.

The team won their final match of the season with a top of the table clash against Goodworth Clatford which ended in a 7 – 1 victory for the Hampshire Court team.  

It has been a great team performance from Sally Cackett, Julie Frankland, Emma Giddings, sisters Jordan and Kelsey Mosquera, Bianca Walker, Elaine Witham and Tina Wood who won fifty-five sets overall losing just nine in their first winter season in Division 1, even more impressive to finish the season as champions.  

Team members Kelsey Mosquera and Elaine Witham

Team Captain Tina Wood said “I want to thank all the ladies for playing in the Ladies A team this winter season.  We concluded the season with yet another win.” She added  “Division 1 Champions in our first season up there! What a result!

The next challenge for the Hampshire Court team will be the Summer League where they face more tough opposition against teams such as Andover, Oakley and Old Basing.