Varying Success for Totally Tennis Girls in Christmas Tournaments

Totally Tennis performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid were 16 & under Girls Doubles runners up at the Grade 3 Eastleigh Open held between Christmas and New Year. The pair beat Sienna May and Grace Williams 4-1, 4-0 but lost against Diana Mascenikova and Leontina Slovak 5-3, 4-1 to finish in second place overall.

Hignett also competed in the 16 & under Girls singles where she defeated Liliana Fleming in the first round round 6-1, 7-6(0) before losing in the quarters against Mascenikova 7-5, 6-4. In the 14 & under Girls singles event Hignett was knocked out in the semis by Williams 6-1, 3-6, [1-0](9) and Reid won the consolation event beating Lucy Peer 4-1, 4-0 in the final.

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Before Christmas fellow performance player Jasmin Bromilow and her partner Graziella Barrett were runners-up in 18 & under Girls Doubles at the White Horse Indoor Junior Winter Tennis Tournament in Oxford. Bromilow/Barrett beat Jasmine Conway and Daniela Kotara in the quarters 5-4(4), 4-5(2), [1-0](8), Leontina Slovak/Rachel Barnett 5-3, 4-2 in the semis before losing in the final against Jessica Matthews and Imogen Haddad 3-5, 4-1, [1-0](5). Bromilow also competed in the 18 & under Girls singles but was knocked out into semi finals but her doubles partner and eventual runner-up Graziella  4-0, 4-0.

Hignett and Reid also competed in this Grade 4 event finishing as 18 & under Girls consolation runners up. They lost to Matthews/Haddad in the quarters of the main draw 5-4(4), 4-5(2), [1-0](8) and then beat Izabella Harte and Lara Frank 4-2, 4-0 in the consolation semi-final before losing in the final against Conway/Kotara 4-0, 4-0.

Great job girls 😉

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Totally Tennis Juniors beat West Hants Team

The Totally Tennis Under 9 and Under 10 teams got their festive season off to a great start beating the team from West Hants Tennis Club, Bournemouth 47-45 in squad matches at the indoor centre.

The event, run by Head Coach James McIntosh, saw the young players competing in a series of singles matches against their West Hants opponents. Hayden Cummings, brothers Gevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar, Ansh Annareddy, Charlie McKenzie, Faith Tompkins and Jack Moria all represented the home club. Every match won counted as a point and went towards the overall team score, they also played a couple of fun team games.

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McIntosh said, “All of the players thoroughly enjoyed the matches and it was a good standard of tennis played throughout the day.” He added, “It was a great experience for everyone to play against other players from another club. We look forward to travelling to West Hants later next year for the re-match.”

Congratulations to all the players involved 😉

October Half Term Tennis Camps

Looking for healthy alternative for your children in the upcoming October Half Term break? Want your children to have fun and learn a new sport in the holidays? Then Totally Tennis has just the answer and places are filling up fast. Children can keep active whilst having lots of fun and learn a new sport with the club’s popular Holiday Tennis Camps.

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Packed with opportunities to learn and play tennis the sessions will take place at the Indoor Centre in the War Memorial Park, Basingstoke. Tennis Camps will running all week from Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October from 9.00am – 4.00pm (full day*) and bookable in various options (morning, afternoon and full-day).

IMG_1382 Tennis camps are great fun and include lots of games and mini-competitions for both new and experienced players alike for all children aged four to fifteen years. It’s a safe environment with Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) fully qualified, licensed and experienced coaches and the centre has OFSTED accreditation.

For more information about the school holiday programme held at Totally Tennis please call 01256 358816, e-mail tt@totallytennis.co.uk or visit our www.totallytennis.co.uk

*Children must be five years and over to stay all day at Tennis Camps.

Wins for Isla and Tillie over Half Term

Totally Tennis performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid both enjoyed success at the Bracknell May Open 2016 held over the half term holiday at Bracknell Lawn Tennis Club.

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Hignett completed in both the 16U and 14U girls singles while Reid played in the 14U and 12U events. In the 14U event top seed Hignett was declared overall winner after a bye in the first round she won her semi-final match 4-0, 4-0 and then defeated teammate and second seed Reid in the final 6-1, 6-0. In the 16U event Hignett defeated Helena Punter in the quarter finals 6-0, 6-0 but then lost to second seed Sophie Patterson 7-6, 1-0 due too retiring.

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After a bye in the quarters of the 12U Reid beat Darcy Herring Johnson 6-1, 6-2 in the semis and was then declared the winner after a walkover against second seed Olivia Cairns.

Congratulations Girls!

 

Bring A Buddy Week

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Bring a Buddy Week

Monday 14th – Saturday 19th March 2016

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Win a free tennis lesson!

Bring along as many friends (free of charge) to your squad during bring a buddy week and you will be entered into our competition to win a free 1:1 tennis lesson for you and your buddy.   

Spring Indoor Court Offer

If you fancy escaping the cold and playing indoors during the day on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, Totally Tennis’ latest offer available at the Indoor Centre located in the War Memorial Park, Basingstoke is perfect for you. Between 9:30am – 2:30pm on these two days indoor courts are charged at only £5 per hour. You can book up to one week in advance, subject to court availability, to avail of this offer during February and March* .

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Don’t delay, book you indoor court today!

*Available from 1st February – 24th March 2016

Hignett Selected for Hampshire & IOW 18U County Cup Team

Totally Tennis performance player and Sherfield School tennis scholar Liam Hignett has been selected to play for the Hampshire & IOW (Isle of Wight) 18U Boys County Cup team. Hignett and the rest of the selected players will be competing at David Lloyd Club, Southampton in Group 4b from Friday 26th until Sunday 28th February against teams from Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Berkshire.

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The Hampshire & IOW Girls 18U team will also be competing that weekend in Group 2a against teams from Yorkshire, Warwickshire and South Wales.

Aegon County Cup events give players the opportunity to represent their county in team competition in national and regional stages. The age group categories range from 9U up to adults. The 18U County Cup Event is played as a one-off Event over three days during the last weekend of February. Forty-four counties are placed in twenty-two groups of four counties per gender. These groups are placed in order of the previous year’s results with Group 1 being the premier league. Last year Warwickshire won the boys 18U event and the girls winners were Yorkshire.

Congratulations Liam on your selection and good luck for the event.