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!

 

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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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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