September In Pictures

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0C65F596-023D-4E18-AE3F-49CD96CE5B6DCoach Dominic Mitchell joined the coaching team on a full time basis

510e9d74-31c8-49cf-88d3-fb140df7b3faThe 50+ players enjoying their regular Wednesday morning session with Head Coach James

IMG_1237Coach Steph Catlin and former coach Ben Jubin successfully defended their Basingstoke Open Mixed Doubles title to win again this year

f95e1411-e433-4ff9-a448-745a2331c48fCoaches James and Liam held an Under 9 Boys County Training session (above and below)

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5fd669d7-e517-4412-b3fe-e32ae3d4bb38Coaches Loic and Andrew held the latest TT Tour event

Meet our homegrown coaches in our latest interviews

IMG_7032Head coach James Mcintosh delivered Tennis Assemblies at local schools 

2788c383-db58-44f6-bf4e-06963d0e546fThe club held its annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in support of Macmillan Cancer Support

Local school children attended the Free Big Weekend Open Day event

Totally Tennis 50+ player Elvira Olbrich competed for her native Poland in the Women’s 65 category of the Kitty Godfree Cup at the 39th ITF Super-Seniors championships

 

Player Profile: Michael Gilbert

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MICHAEL GILBERT

Squad: 50+

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Thirty-five

How were you introduced to the sport?

My two sons played

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

Indoor courts

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Johanna Konta

What do you like most about the sport?

Exercise

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Back spin chop

How often do you play?

Two/Three times a week

Do you play any other sport?

Golf 

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Still playing!

 

Player Profile: Peter Ash

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PETER ASH

Squad: Mixed Morning & 50+

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Over fifty

How were you introduced to the sport?

Mark Warner Social Evening

Why did you choose Totally Tennis?

It was recommended by a tennis coach

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Tim Henman

What do you like most about the sport?

The social and physical element

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Backhand overhead smash

How often do you play?

Three times a week

Do you play any other sport?

Skiing, Water-Skiing, Dinghy Sailing, Surfing , Windsurfing and Climbing Trees 

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Not upsetting everyone else

 

December in Pictures

img_3030-e1515488873563.pngHere’s the Hampshire Court players enjoyed some off court fun at Drunken Drills img_3031-e1515488617878.png

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20171223_135025Liam Hignett (L) and Dean Cooper Kirby (R) both won titles at the Virgin Active Riverside Chiswick tournament on 23rd December

image1-2Performance players Tillie Reid and Isla Hignett were runners-up in the Eastleigh Open Girls 16 and under Doubles event

50+ Christmas Festivities 2017

The 50+ players, who play together every Wednesday morning at Totally Tennis, enjoyed their annual Christmas Party with festive food after their session.

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The coaches joined with the players to enjoy the party and celebrate another great year of tennis as well as the forthcoming Christmas season. Cheers to all the players and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2018.

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

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

Player Profile: Trevor Cain

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TREVOR CAIN

Squad:  50+

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Sixty

How were you introduced to the sport?

By my wife

What made you come to Totally Tennis?  

My wife

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Martina Hingis and Rodger Federer

What do you like most about the sport?

Good exercise and social experience

What do you consider to be your best shot?  

Volley

How often do you play?

Once per week

Do you play any other sport?

Skiing and cycling

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Improvement in my ability due to the coaching at 50+ sessions