Our junior players enjoying the smaller squad sessions with Tennis Director Nigel
Adult drills was also back in June, smaller socially distanced sessions (book sessions online clubspark.lta.org.uk/TotallyTennisBasingstoke/Coaching)
Jasmine is enjoying being back on the outdoor courts and has been practising hard since they have re-opened
Before lockdown Performance player and coach Liam Hignett reviewed rackets and ASCIS tennis trainers for Tennis Head Magazine – the article was published in June (read more here tennishead.net)
Coach Liam was part of the Kempshott Junior School (KJS) virtual sports providing tennis activities for the multi-sport event.
Performace players Isla Hignett (above) and Tillie Reid (below) practising together on teh outdoor courts at Stratton Park
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 27: Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski pose with their trophies following their victory in the doubles final on day 5 of Schroders Battle of the Brits at the National Tennis Centre on June 27, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Battle Of The Brits)
Professional tennis returned last month with the ‘Schroders Battle of the Brits‘ taking place behind closed doors at the National Tennis Centre (NTC) and raising money for NHS Charities Together. The singles title was won by Dan Evans and event organiser Jamie Murray and partner Neal Skupski were doubles champions. Murray is gathering Britain’s best women’s and men’s players to take part in another team competition at the NTC from 27th July.
Performance player Hayden Cummings was runner-up in the Grade 4 South West Winter County Tour 14 & U Boys Singles held at Hale Gardens.
Former Totally Tennis performance player and Sherfield School Tennis scholar Dean Kirby Cooper (right) competed in his first grade 4 ITF doubles event in Tampico, Mexico.
The Queen Mary’s College (QMC) boys tennis team enjoyed their first outdoor training session of the season
Head Coach James McIntosh will be running the (now postponed) London Marathon and held ‘The Macca’ adult tournament to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK
Coach Dom joined the team at Hampshire Court Spa & Leisure ‘Fitness Fanatic 3’ event to raise money for Sport Relief
Performance player and coach Liam Hignett was runner-up in the Men’s singles at the British Tour Edgbaston
Siblings Liam and Isla Hignett are offering a series of self-isolation tennis exercises here on the blog to keep everyone active during the Coronavirus outbreak
It was Bring A Buddy week for the development squad players (pictured above & below)
Tennis Director and UCoach tutor Nigel Long (pictured back row far left) with the latest LTA Level 2 candidates who completed their final assessment at the indoor centre
Lots of junior players enjoyed the February Half Term Tennis Camps
Head coach James McIntosh had a PB at the Wokingham half marathon ahead of his London Marathon debut in April in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of his father and there was a bake sale at the club to boast his sponsorship funds
Liam and Isla Hignett both received funding and gym scholarships at the Basingstoke Sports Awards 2020
Performance player Aaron Dawson was part of the Hampshire & IOW team
Head coach James McIntosh held a free hour long fitness and tennis techniques session at the Chineham Shopping centre as part of the Let’s Get Active Basingstoke family-friendly day organised by Hampshire Court.
Alongside the tennis session participants were offered a multi-sport session with Stow Sports as well as zumba, high intensity interval training, cardio-conditioning transform live and a family bootcamp held by Hampshire Court instructors.
McIntosh said of the event, “Thank you to Jaco from Hampshire Court for organising the event and inviting Totally Tennis to be involved. Encouraging people to get active with a range of different activities is always a great idea.”
Totally Tennis run adult and junior sessions for members and non-members at Hampshire Court based in Chineham – see the latest schedule below and visit our website for more information www.totallytennis.co.uk/team-sports
Festive season at the indoor centre
50+ Christmas Party
Pub Quiz Fundraiser
Christmas Jumper Week to raise money for Save The Children
Hayden Cummings won the 12 & under Boys title at the Bucks Indoor Winter County Tour
Christmas TT Tour
Liam Hignett played at the LTA British Tour Masters held at the National Tennis Centre
Performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid won the 18 and under Girls Doubles title at the White Horse Indoor Junior Winter Tennis Tournament
Christmas Mini Tennis Tournament
Performance player Isla Hignett was runner-up in the 16 & under girls singles at the Eastleigh Open 2019
Hayden Cummings won the 12 & under Boys title at Muswell Hill
Coach Profile: Andrew Dingwall
Coaching Qualification: Level 2
How old were you when you first started playing tennis?
Four years old
How were you introduced to the sport?
My family all played and were passionate about tennis
What made you come to work at Totally Tennis?
The friendly atmosphere of the team
Who is your favourite professional tennis player?
What do you like most about coaching tennis?
The players looking forward to tennis each work and having fun whilst improving at the sport
How often do you coach?
One day a week
Do you play any other sport?
Only skiing once a year
What is your greatest achievement in tennis so far?
Getting to the sixth form national finals
Read more about the Totally Tennis coaching team on the COACHING TEAM tab or click totallytennis.wordpress.com/meet-the-team/
The 50+ players, who play together every Wednesday morning at the indoor centre, enjoyed their annual Christmas Party after their regular session earlier this week. Lots of fun was had on court followed by festive food and a glass of bubbly or two around the Christmas tree.
The on-court session was led by coaches James MacIntosh and Jamie Barry who then joined the players for the festive party, a great way to celebrate another great year of tennis together.
McIntosh said, “Thank you to everyone that came along to the Christmas party and a special thanks to those that helped organise and cook for the event. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all back on court soon.”
Cheers to all the players and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2020