Tennis is a sport for everyone – Play for FREE at Totally Tennis on Saturday 12th May

Try tennis for FREE at Totally Tennis this coming weekend (Saturday 12th May 2018) as part of the Law Tennis Assosication’s national Great British Tennis Weekend (GBTW) events. There will be something to suit the whole family at the indoor centre located in Basingstoke’s War Memorial Park including Mini Tennis, Juniors and Adults sessions as well as lots of other fun activities to keep the whole family entertained.

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Don’t worry if you don’t have your own rackets as all equipment will be provided – just come along and enjoy the fun, whether you’ve never picked up a racket before or you’re a regular player.

Saturday 12 May – 10:00 – 15:00

We are running different sessions throughout the day for juniors (all ages), adults only and for families too. No need to worry if it rains, with four indoor and four outdoor courts we play tennis all year round ! Our coaches are all LTA qualified, CRB checked and great fun ! Please book onto a session or register that you will be coming along and we look forward to meeting you at our open day.

Mini Tennis – Under 9’s (10:00am – 11:00am)

Children between 3 and 8 years old can get stuck into the world of tennis with an exciting programme from the LTA sponsored by Highland Spring. With smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls, LTA Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing.

Reserve your place HERE

Adult Coaching (10:00am – 11:00am)

Try our adult coaching taster session. Ideal for people new to the sport or who haven’t picked up a racket in a long time. You can borrow our rackets if you don’t have your own, just come prepared to hit a few balls and have some fun.

Reserve your place HERE

Juniors – 9 – 15yrs (11:00am – 12:30pm)

No matter what your ability you’ll have fun on court with of junior players your age. Coaches will be on hand to offer tips to help your game and advice on how you can continue to play.

Reserve your place HERE

**Look out for the promotional offer that will be available on the day**

For more information about Totally Tennis call 01256 358816 and to find out about the the GBTW open days and to book online click here

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First photo used with courtesy of clubspark.lta.org.uk/opendays
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Player Profile: Michael Gilbert

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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!

 

January in Pictures

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Performance player Dean Cooper Kirby competed in his second European Tournament in Bergen, Norway

It was announced by Basingstoke Sports Council that Totally Tennis and performances players Liam, Isla and Tillie are all finalists in their respective categories at Annual Sports Awards to be presented in February

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All set up for the new squad term that started this month

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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

 

Get Festive at Totally Tennis

It’s time to get festive at Totally Tennis. Did you miss Drunken Drills and Christmas Jumper Day? Don’t worry there’s still lots of fun to be had this Christmas season for both Juniors and Adults.2693678C-6661-4076-8D43-6F736DEFA262Wednesday 20th December

Juniors – U10’s Mini Christmas Party 4:30 – 6:30pm

(£15 per player)

Adults – Doubles Tournament 6:00 – 8.00pm plus Mulled Wine & Mince Pies

(£15 per player)

Thursday 21st December

Adults – Pay & Play (Intermediate level) 7:30 – 9:00pm

(£13.50 per player)

Friday 22nd December

Juniors – Yellow Squad Camp 5:00 – 7:00pm followed by food and drinks until 8:30pm

(£15 per player)

Saturday 23rd December

Munchkins & Juniors Fun Christmas Tennis 9:30am – 12:30pm

(£15 per player)

**Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – CLOSED**

Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th December

Juniors – Tennis Camps 9:00am – 4:00pm (Booking Required)

Wednesday 27th December

Adults – 50+ Mixed Session 10:00 – 11:30am

Adults – Advanced Doubles 2:00 – 4:00pm

Thursday 28th December

Adults – Drills 2:30 – 3:30pm

Friday 29th December

Adults – Mixed session 10:00am – 11:30am

Saturday 30th December

Juniors – Munchkins 10:00 – 11:00am and Junior Club 11:00am – 12:30pm

Adults – Drills 10:00 – 11:00am

**New Years Eve 31st December  and New Years Day 1st January 2018 – CLOSED**

611DD931-6239-414C-B2F7-A6A8370A3852Come celebrate the festive season with us and work off all those mince pies too 😉 Drop the children off for some Tennis Camp fun while you do that last minute shopping.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Totally Tennis.

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

October in Pictures

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The TT Tour US Open Red and Orange competitors played in their own last Grand Slam event of the year the US Open

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Performance player Liam Hignett and his partner Ryan Golesworthy won the Men’s Grade 3 Doubles Title at the David Lloyd Southampton October Mens Open Tournament

Performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid were runners-up in the 14 and under Girls Doubles at the David Lloyd Southampton October Half Term Tournament

7A51F115-CBBE-4171-A05B-0D5A98132BA0The last TT Tour event of 2017 before the Grand Finals next month – The Valencia Open

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