World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Event 2018 | Macmillan Cancer Support

Totally Tennis held it’s annual World’s Biggest Coffee morning event in support of Macmillan Cancer Support alongside the clubs’ regular Mixed Morning session on Friday 26th September. Players enjoyed the drills and matchplay session followed by coffee and cakes, with the club raising just over £133 to contribute to the charity’s goal to meet its 2018 target. Coffee and cakes were served throughout the day for parents of squad players too.

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Head coach James McIntosh, who ran the session with Jordan Frederick said, “It was a great morning at Totally Tennis with everyone enjoying some cake after the session. Thank you to all of those who donated for such a great cause.”

The 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’s ongoing 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 and giving the all important information to help those suffering and their carers.

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Totally Tennis’ Mixed Morning sessions, part of the club’s Adult Programme, 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

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Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2018

Totally Tennis are once again hosting a tennis and coffee morning on Friday 28th September in support of Macmillan Cancer Support ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ campaign. The club will host its ladies morning tennis session from 10am followed by coffee and cakes at 11.30am at the indoor centre, inviting players to join together to contribute to the charity’s target. The annual event, which the club has always supported has become part of the club’s charity event calendar, encouraging players to get fit and healthy whilst raising money for a good cause.

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Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Around 2.7 million people are living with cancer in the UK today, by 2040, this will rise to 5.3 million*.

All donations received go towards Macmillan services and in 2016 alone, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning events raised a whooping £29.5 million. Since 2010, main sponsor Marks & Spencer has raised more than £13 million that helps funds professionals such as nurses, occupational therapists and dietitians who provide essential medical, emotional and practical support for those whose lives are affected by cancer.

Totally Tennis’ adult morning sessions are 90 minutes and include fitness drills and match play available every week on Mondays and Fridays (10am – 11.30am) at the indoor centre in the War Memorial Park. For more information and to book your place telephone 01256 358816

If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help. For information, support or just someone to talk to you can call 0808 808 0000 or visit macmillan.org.uk

* Information sourced from macmillan.org.uk

Jordan hosts American Doubles Tournament

Coach Jamie Jordan hosted an American Doubles tournament on Friday evening for adults players followed by a BBQ.

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The event, which attracted twelve players, was played in a round robin mixed doubles format where players are initially paired at random. Timed rounds are played on a rotational basis and the winner in this case, Cliff Church (pictured third left in green top) is the player who wins the most games overall.

Jordan said, “Thanks to everyone who entered and stayed for the BBQ, it was great fun and I hope to run more of these events in the future.” he added, “Thanks to my fellow coaches for all your help too.”

To find out more about the Adult Programme at Totally Tennis click HERE or telephone 01256 358816

Photos provided by www.instagram.com/jamiejordantennis/

Tennis Tips | Tip 18 : Hitting An Angle To Move Your Opponent Off Court

Follow the weekly tennis tips by Totally Tennis Head Coach James McIntosh designed to improve your game.

Tip 18: Hitting An Angle To Move Your Opponent Off Court

Try hitting an angle shot from an open stance. Hit around the outside of the ball to hit a wider shot to force your opponent out wide and off court.

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Correct: Open Stance – right foot further across.

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Adult American Doubles

Celebrate the great British summer and the tennis season this July at Totally Tennis. Come and join in all the fun and play in the Adult American Doubles tournament taking place on Friday 13th July. This fun event, which will be run by coach Jamie Jordan, will take place from 6:30pm and will be followed by a BBQ and drinks 😉

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When: Friday 13th July

Time: 6:30pm onwards

Cost: £15 per player

For more information contact Jamie – to book your spot telephone 01256 358816 or visit reception

Tennis Tips | Tip 17 : Returning a Higher and Deeper Ball

Follow the weekly tennis tips by Totally Tennis Head Coach James McIntosh designed to improve your game.

Tip 17: Returning a Higher and Deeper Ball

Move behind the baseline to allow the ball to drop so you can hit up the back of it with good height – this will help you to keep the ball deeper.

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Wrong: Didn’t move back enough so the contact point is too high

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Correct: Moved back behind the baseline to hit the ball at waist height

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Tennis Tips | Tip 16: Using The Slice Backhand Approach Shot

Follow the weekly tennis tips by Totally Tennis Head Coach James McIntosh designed to improve your game.

Tip 16: Using The Slice Backhand Approach Shot

With Wimbledon approaching you will see players looking to move into the net on a faster court surface. A good shot to use is the backhand slice approach as the ball will stay low making it difficult for your opponent to pass, setting you up for a finishing volley.

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Wrong – Racket is too low so you will not get underneath the ball and it will go to high giving your opponent more time.

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Correct – The racket is higher to come down on the ball to keep it lower over the net

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