Meet Our Assistant Coaches: Harry Feast

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Coach Profile: Harry Feast

Coaching Qualification: LTA Level 1

How old were you when you first started playing tennis?

Four 

How were you introduced to the sport?

I went to Hampshire Court to try a session

What made you come to work at Totally Tennis?

I already played there

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Juan Martin Del Potro

What do you like most about coaching tennis?

When you see that something you’ve said makes someone play better

How often do you coach?

Mainly at Tennis Camps so far

Do you play any other sport?

I play floor ball

What is your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Getting to the semi-final of a Grade 3 tournament

Read more about the Totally Tennis coaching team on the COACHING TEAM tab or click totallytennis.wordpress.com/meet-the-team/

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Club Held Its Annual Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

Totally Tennis held it’s World’s Biggest Coffee morning event in support of Macmillan Cancer Support alongside the clubs’ regular Mixed Morning session last Friday. The players enjoyed the matchplay session followed by coffee and a choice of delicious cakes at the indoor centre. The event raised to the charity’s goal to meet its target for this year.

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The club has been a regular supporter of the annual coffee morning event for many years, raising money to donate to the charity which improves the lives of people and their families affected by cancer. Last year the nationwide coffee morning events raised an incredible £26,914,382.

Head coach James McIntosh said, “In total Totally Tennis raised £132 for Macmillan. Thank you to everyone that supported the event by attending the coffee morning donating to this great cause. Also thanks to everyone that baked for the event.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event raising money to enable the charity to provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care in this country. The money raised at events like the coffee morning funds vital services and enables the charity to work alongside people affected by cancer and improve cancer care, making a real difference in people’s lives.

 

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

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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

 

Meet Our Coaches: Loic Armstrong

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Coach Profile: Loic Armstrong

Coaching Qualification: LTA Level 1

How old were you when you first started playing tennis?

Five

How were you introduced to the sport?

My brother played

What made you come to work at Totally Tennis?

Used to play here when I was young

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Gael Monfils

What do you like most about coaching tennis?

Seeing people improve and running fitness sessions

How often do you coach?

Four times a week

Do you play any other sport?

Rugby 7s and plenty of fitness/gym

What is your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Top 10 player in Hampshire County U14 

Read more about the Totally Tennis coaching team on the COACHING TEAM tab or click totallytennis.wordpress.com/meet-the-team/

Meet Our Assistant Coaches: Isla Hignett

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Assistant Coach Profile: Isla Hignett

How old were you when you first started playing tennis?

I was four years old and started competing at the age of seven

How were you introduced to the sport?

My brother Liam played and I decided I would give it a go

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

I have trained at Totally Tennis since I was eight and I wanted to help kids find that the love for tennis that I have and have had since a young age

Who is your favourite professional tennis player/s?

Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki

What do you like most about coaching tennis?

Being able to see the kids progress and I love to see them enjoying the sport

How often do you coach?

I coach on Mondays and a Fridays 

Do you play any other sport?

No just tennis

What’s your greatest achievement/s in tennis so far?

Being in the  Hampshire team from the age of 10, being sponsored by Mantis and having the opportunity to play at Wimbledon with Tim Henman

Read more about the Totally Tennis coaching team on the COACHING TEAM tab or click totallytennis.wordpress.com/meet-the-team/

 

 

August in Pictures

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Totally Tennis 50+ players Elvira Olbrich and Jill Vaughan won the Senior 65+ Womens Doubles title at the ITF Amsterdam Senior International Open

4D6815ED-620C-4944-AED5-677B4012AD91Olbrich and partner Leo Coene (pictured right) were runners-up in the Mixed Doubles event 

4f6b1024-439c-40ee-9f35-a03ea8d270cbPerformance player and coach Liam Hignett won the Open Mens Doubles title at the Winchester MANTIS Open 2019 with partner William Coward 

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UCoach and Totally Tennis Director Nigel Long delivered Level 1 & 2 courses at the indoor centre – Performance player Harry Feast was one of the candidates starting his Level 1 qualification 

4fe7d332-1a90-419f-b8bb-db06df27b6d4IMG_0721Hignett competed in the premier LTA British Tour Sutton event (above & below)

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The 50+ players enjoyed their regular sessions come rain or shine throughout August

IMG_0934Dean Cooper Kirby competed in the ITF event in the Morocco (Photo used with courtesy of Gomez Tennis Academy)

624976da-837d-4a45-9a32-418deb5361d9Performance player Aaron Dawson was crowned Hampshire & IOW County Championships 2019 16 & U Champion and 16 & U Doubles champion with partner Jack Curtis0F7FACFC-6BF8-4937-8248-DCCA61ECD0F4Hampshire & IOW County Championships 2019 16 & U Girls Doubles champions Isla Hignett & Tillie Reid95040ec2-896f-4775-8671-3ec01ec78851Hampshire & IOW County Championships 2019Open Mens Doubles champions Liam Hignett and partner Ryan Golesworthy

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Lots of fun was had at the Summer Tennis Camps

Senior Title in Amsterdam for Elvira and Jill

Totally Tennis 50+ players Elvira Olbrich and Jill Vaughan won the Senior 65+ Womens Doubles title at last weeks ITF Amsterdam Senior International Open.

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The ladies won their title on the clay courts at Tennis Centre De Kegel beating German pairing Rotraud Ehm and Johanna Zillies 6-3, 4-6, 10-3 and Dutch duo Marjo Gruisen and Ria Van Dijk-van Miltenburg 1-6, 7-5, 10-7.

4D6815ED-620C-4944-AED5-677B4012AD91In the Mixed Doubles, Olbrich and partner Leo Coene beat Lyneke De Koning and Joep Lievers (Netherlands) 7-5, 6-0 in the quarters followed by a walkover in the semis. The pair finished as runners-up after losing to another Dutch pairing, Thea Rietveld-Esser and Rob Meuwese in the final 6-0, 6-2.

Congratulations ladies!