50+ Christmas Party 2019

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.

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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.”

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November in Pictures

07eb695c-70e3-42d1-83eb-bd0cf9a9190aTotally Tennis DS Sessions take place on Sunday mornings at the indoor centre

690AB843-4259-400F-B1C3-A87CA7E7458APerformance player Hayden Cummings enjoyed some sunny clay court training at La Manga in Spain

unnamed-9Performance player and assistant coach Harry Feast got through the semi-finals of the AOC South East Regional Boys Singles competition representing QMC

IMG_4153Performance player and coach Liam Hignett represented Hampshire & IOW in the Men’s Winter County Cup

f1197427-9718-4d8d-b378-37a20a12a3d9The November TT Tour Grand finals competitors. Winners Tobi Adeniran (Red) and Luca Dharwar (Orange) pictured below

fd76b7a7-d492-4274-9d3d-f1b76e7561f7IMG_4247Performance player and coach Liam Hignett has been invited to play in the LTA British Tour Master 2019 event at the National Tennis Centre in December

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Performance players Harry Feast and Ollie Brown made it through the semi-finals of the AOC South East Regional Boys Doubles competition representing QMC

Festive Schedule 2019

Tis the season to get festive at Totally Tennis and enjoy some Chritsmas fun for juniors and adults throughout December. Come 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 all that last minute shopping.

Wednesday 4th December

Adults – 50+ Christmas lunch

Friday 6th December

Adults – Fundraising Pub Quiz at The Queen’s College Arms in Pamber End, Tadley – 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) £20 per person (includes dinner). Maximum of 6 players per team – click HERE for more details

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Monday 9th – Friday 13th December

Juniors – Christmas Jumper Day for squads all week long in aid of Save The Children – click HERE for more information

Coach Christmas CJD

Saturday 14th December 

Christmas TT Tour – Red & Orange 1pm – 3pm (SIGN UP IN RECEPTION)

Sunday 15th December

Christmas TT Tour – Green & Yellow 1pm – 3pm (SIGN UP IN RECEPTION)

Friday 20th December

Adults – Drunken Drills 7:00pm – 8:30pm (£15 per player)

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Sunday 22nd December

Last day of squad term

Monday 23rd December

Juniors – Tennis Camp 9:00am – 4:00pm (Booking Required) – Click HERE for more information

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Tuesday 24th December

Open for court bookings 10:00am – 2:00pm

**Christmas Day and Boxing Day – CLOSED**

Friday 27th December

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

Juniors – Mini Tennis Tournament 1:00 – 3:00pm

Saturday 28th December

Juniors – Munchkin Club 10:00 – 11:00am & Junior Club 11:00 – 12:30pm

Adults – Doubles Tournament (Time TBC)

Monday 30th December

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

Advanced Drills 6:30 – 7:30pm

Improver Drills 7:30 – 8:30pm

Juniors – Tennis Camp 9:00am – 4:00pm (Booking Required) – Click HERE for more information

Tuesday 31st December

Open for court bookings 10:00 – 2:00pm

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

Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day photo used with courtesy of www.savethechildren.org.uk/christmas-jumper-day

 

 

 

 

Fundraising Pub Quiz

Join the Totally Tennis team at the fundraising pub quiz on Friday 6th December at The Queen’s College Arms in Pamber End, Tadley.

Pit your wits against your fellow players to be crowned the winning team. All proceeds from the quiz and raffle will go towards purchasing a defibrillator for the indoor centre.

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Coach Steph, who is organising the event said, “We want to get a defibrillator for the courts due to the increased number of people playing and because so many people exercise in the park itself.”

Time: 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Cost: £20 per person (includes dinner)

Team: Maximum of 6 players per team

All players (over 18) and their friends and family welcome. To sign up for the event telephone 01256 358816 or visit reception.

October in Pictures

IMG_3128Coach Liam Hignett won the LTA British Tour Exeter Open Mens Singles title 

IMG_3101Head coach James Mcintosh ran the Oxford Half Marathon

4f76318e-dd7f-494c-b4f0-8835764bd3e0The latest Adult Course graduates

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Hayden Cummings won the 12 & under Boys singles title at the Portsmouth Tennis Centre Winter County Tournament 

956525df-d8b4-4134-83d4-a05e9e450ef7Red and Orange TT Tour5f4983ec-3506-4891-8385-16460d64b2a9IMG_3467Aaron Dawson won the 16 & U Boys singles title at Birchwood Junior & Senior Open

1B927363-7C9A-404F-9F0C-9E906DA3195DOctober Half Term Tennis CampsIMG_3470Coach Liam captained the Hampshire & IOW 9 & U team to victory at the West Hants Club

8e777b9b-bbd2-4649-b7b7-9a1748e65980Meet performance player and assistant coach Harry Feast  – read more about all the coaching team HERE

Elvira Represents Poland in the ITF Super-Seniors Championships

Totally Tennis 50+ and Mixed Morning player Elvira Olbrich competed for her native Poland in the Women’s 65 category of the Kitty Godfree Cup at the 39th ITF Super-Seniors championships held last month.

img_7632-1-scaled-2560.jpgPoland were drawn in Group B in the opening rounds where they finished in fourth place after losing to Germany, Australia and Argentina.

In the play-off matches they beat both Turkey and Portugal 3-0 respectivitely and finished in thirteenth place overall. Team USA won overall. Olbrich and partner Sofia Ruminska beat Turkish duo Sevcan Mert and Servet Polat 6-0, 6-0 and she defeated Portugese pairing Carmina Azavedo/Marilia Madeira-Pinto 6-3, 7-6(1).

Olbrich said, ” I was playing for Poland Ladies ‘65 in the Kitty Godfrey Cup. I played doubles against Portugal. The Totally Tennis sessions helped me a lot with my preparation for this tournament.”

 

 

Try our Adult Courses

As part of our popular adult programme we run a number of seven-week adult Beginner and Improver courses on Monday and Thursday evenings throughout the year.  With our indoor courts rain never stops play so courses continue all year round.

4f76318e-dd7f-494c-b4f0-8835764bd3e0Our Beginners course is an introduction to tennis, ideal for those who are new to the game or those who are rusty and want to get back into playing. Basic skills of forehands, backhands, volleys and serves as well as techniques and  tactics of singles and doubles matchplay.  Players can repeat the beginners course if they want to up their confidence before moving onto improvers. 

Improvers is the course that provides progression for confident beginners or is equally challenging for those players who have previously received coaching but have not played in a while. The course offers coaching to improve technique and tactics as well as matchplay tips and fine tuning skills. 

The Intermediate course (Mondays and Thursdays 7:30pm – 9:00pm) is a 10-week course offering technical and tactical coaching to players moving on from Improvers, for those who have had previous coaching and for those players who have played for a club in a local league. The sessions include a mixture of drills and points play with an end of session doubles match. This course is £135 for ten weeks or you can pay-and-play for £15 per session.

Seven week adult courses cost £77 per player and can be booked in reception or by telephone on 01256 358816. The next block of Monday courses will start from 16th December until 10th February (excluding 23rd and 30th December). There are still some spaces on the next Thursday Beginner course starting on 28th November until 9th January 2020 (excluding 26th December). Book now to avoid disappointment. 

Read more about all our adult coaching sessions and pay-and-play options HERE