Totally Tennis mini tennis player Gevin Chendhilkumar was runner-up in the Tennace at Gxltc Red Orange Starter Red 9 & under mixed singles tournament held at the Gerrard’s Cross Lawn Tennis Club in Buckinghamshire.
In the first round Gevin defeated Sofia Escobar Daantje 10-2 followed by fergus Baxter 10-8 in the quarters and then beat Ansh Annareddy in the semi-finals 10-5. Sadly he lost in the final against Max Durkin 10-7 to finish in the runner-up position and collect the silver medal.
Twin brother Guhan also competed in the event winning his first match against Neve Bushell 10-3 before losing in the quarter final against Joshua Fienberg 10-6. He then defeated James Matthew Stokes 10-1 in his first play-off match and finished 6th overall after losing to Fergus Baxter 10-7 in his second match.
Totally Tennis coaches Ben Jubin and Steph Catlin resurrected their successful mixed doubles partnership and won another trophy. The former National Mixed Doubles champions won the Basingstoke & District Tennis League Mixed Doubles title beating Chris Harrolds and Clare Munns in the final played at Beechdown 6-2, 6-4.
In previous rounds Jubin/Catlin beat Totally Tennis players (and Jubin’s uncle) Rex Groves and his partner Sharon DeBott 6-2, 6-1. Fellow Totally Tennis duo Tim Rice and Emma Barnes also played in the competition.
Totally Tennis will be hosting their annual Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September at the Mixed Morning Tennis session from 10:00am to 11.30am.
Regular players are encouraged to bring their friends and enjoy the tennis session from 10:00 that will be followed by coffee and cake (non-players are welcomed for coffee and cake too) at 11:30am to support the charity that helps people facing cancer and their families. Coffee and cake will also be served in the pavilion from 4:30pm during junior squads. Any budding bakers wishing to bake and donate a cake to the event will be greatly appreciated.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in association with M & S is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan, in 2016 £29.5 million was raised and this year they are aiming to raise even more.
Those unable to attend on 29th September can donate via text using the Text 2 Donate code: JAM EXF2 For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support click here
Totally 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
First photo and additional information used courtesy of coffee.macmillan.org.uk
Totally Tennis mini tennis player Gevin Chendhilkumar came third in the 9 & under Mixed Singles at last weekend’s Bradfield Orange tournament held at the Bradfield Tennis Centre.
In the initial round robin Gevin competed in Group C winning two of of his three matches to finish as runner-up and progress to the main draw. He beat third seed Sienna Minton 10-5, Zayn Bellazrak 10-2 but lost to Ruby Marriage 10-6. Twin brother Guhan was playing in Group A where he beat Joshua Date 10-4, had a walkover against O’Nielle Emanuel and was beaten by top seed Gabriel Riminton 10-7.
In the main draw Gevin was also defeated by eventual winner Riminton in the semis 10-3 but won the third/fourth play deciding match beating Marriage 10-6 to finish in third place overall.
Well done Gevin!
Totally Tennis performance player and Sherfield Tennis Scholar Miles Bromilow finished as runner-up in two events at the Grade 3 HEAD Merseyside Tennis Open held at the Liverpool Tennis Centre
Totally Tennis mini tennis players Guhan and Gevin Chendhilkumar played in their first external tennis tournament, the twins competed in the 9 and under Boys Singles event which was part of the Leys Mini Tennis Tournament in Oxford
Totally Tennis’ Liam Hignett volunteered at the IAFF World Athletic Championships in London where he met Usain Bolt
We waved goodbye to Hampshire Court Head Coach Shyam Vithlani as he jetted off to a new job in Shanghai
Totally Tennis Summer Tennis Camps Totally Tennis Performance player Isla Hignett met Tim Henman and played in his tennis clinic at Wimbledon
Totally Tennis Performance player Dean Cooper Kirby picked up one winners and two runners-up trophies at the Winchester Babolat Open 2017. He won the 16 and under Boys Doubles with partner Alexander Pearch (pictured above)
Isla Hignett and Jasmin Bromilow competed in the Winchester Babolat Open 2017 16 and under Girls Doubles
Totally Tennis performance player and Sherfield School tennis scholar Tillie Reid won the Southampton Junior Open 16 & under Girls title and the 14 & under Girls singles champion at the Hazelmere Junior Tournament
Cooper Kirby added yet another trophy to his summer haul after finishing as runner-up in The Kirk Moore Salisbury Junior Open in Wiltshire
Hampshire & IOW Junior County Championships 2017 – Cooper Kirby won an impressive four titles; the 14 & under Boys Singles, the 16 & under Boys Singles as well as both the 14 & under and 16 & under Doubles titles with partner Alfie Reynolds.
Fellow Sherfield School tennis scholars Liam Hignett and Daniel Prickett were also winners; Hignett won three titles and was crowned Men’s singles champion, 18 & under Boys singles champion and the 18 & under Boys doubles title with partner Jake Norris. Prickett won the 12 & under Boys Singles event and was also runner-up to Cooper Kirby in the 14 & under Boys Singles
Totally Tennis performance players are celebrating after a very successful week at this year’s Hampshire & IOW Junior County Championships 2017 held at the Winchester Racquets And Fitness club last week.
Dean Cooper Kirby won an impressive four titles; the 14 & under Boys Singles, the 16 & under Boys Singles as well as both the 14 & under and 16 & under Doubles titles with partner Alfie Reynolds. Fellow Sherfield School tennis scholars Liam Hignett and Daniel Prickett were also winners; Hignett won three titles and was crowned Men’s singles champion, 18 & under Boys singles champion and the 18 & under Boys doubles title with partner Jake Norris. Prickett won the 12 & under Boys Singles event and was also runner-up to Cooper Kirby in the 14 & under Boys Singles.
Isla Hignett was runner-up in the 16 & under Girls Singles after losing to Magda Kornijczuk in the final 6-0, 6-1, Kornijczuk had also beaten clubmate Jasmin Bromilow in the semis 6-0, 6-1. Kirsty Da Silva won the 14 & under consolation final and Hignett and clubmate Tillie Reid were third in the 14 & under Girls Doubles after beating Da Silva and Bromilow in the playoff match 4-0, 4-0. In his first green tournament Dylan Cooper Kirby was third in the 10 & under Boys Doubles with partner Ami Talpallikar. Harry Feast won the 14 & under Boys singles consolation final beating Leo Gamon 6-1, 6-4.
Squad: Holiday Camp
How old were you when you first started tennis?
How were you introduced to the sport?
I was interested from watching TV
What made you come to Totally Tennis?
To play tennis and learn new sports
Who is your favourite professional tennis player?
What do you like most about the sport?
Chasing the tennis ball
What do you consider to be your best shot?
How often do you play?
I don’t usually play
Do you play any other sport?
I am a dancer
What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?
Being able to hit the ball