July In Pictures

See what‚Äôs been happening at Totally Tennis in July in pictures ūüôā

Coaches Ben Jubin and Shyam Vithlani enjoyed a day at the Wimbledon Championships

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It was the TT Tour Grand Slam Wimbledon event that William (above 2nd right) and Charlie (below 3rd left) won in their respective age groups

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Kirsty Da Silva was runner-up in her first Grade 4 final in the GSM Bampton 12U Girls Summer County Tour in Oxford

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This year’s Totally Tennis team retained the club’s unbeaten record in¬†the annual¬†Festival of Sport event against twin town Euskirchen. Head coach James McIntosh (pictured below) ran¬†the tennis competition at the indoor centre

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McIntosh and Jubin ran the North Waltham Primary Schools Wimbledon event at the indoor centre

WP_20170716_16_46_29_ProKirsty Da Silva (pictured left) and her partner Amelia Pirt won the Grade 4 Leys Junior Doubles 16 and under title at Leys Recreation Ground in Oxford.

image1Isla Hignett was runner-up in the 14 and under Girls singles Road to Wimbledon (RTW) County Finals held at Canoe Lake Leisure in Southsea.

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The Sherfield School Boys team, which consists of four Totally Tennis performance players, completed in the Team Tennis Schools National Championships Finals 2016-2017 (formerly known as the Glanville Cup) at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Totally Tennis played host to a Benenden Tennis Festival with a Summertime Slam event open to both mini red and orange players run by performance players Miles Bromilow and Liam Hignett. 

image5Hayden Cummings and William Durman (pictured above L to R) were the overall winners in the two Benenden Festival events.

 

Totally Tennis Retain Unbeaten Record in Annual Festival of Sport

This year’s annual Festival of Sport event against twin town Euskirchen took place in Basingstoke from Thursday 29th June to Sunday 2nd July. This year was extra special as it was celebrating twenty-five years of competition.
Totally Tennis were defending their unbeaten record in the festival and this year Isla Hignett, Tillie Reid, Jasmin Bromilow, Atinuke Adelakun, Dylan Hall-Jones, Oliver Alemeny, Eddie Lakatos and Josh Furneaux represented the club on home soil at the Indoor Centre in the War Memorial Park. Euskirchen Tennis Club was represented by five players who travelled over from Germany with the rest of the competitors; Eva, Marie, Franziska, Finn and Alex.
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The German players arrived on Thursday night and stayed with their host families before the first training session at the club on Friday morning. In the afternoon the players enjoyed some free time at the Basingstoke Jump Factory before returning to the club for some more training followed by a social pizza and chilli night in the clubhouse.
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Prior to the competition starting on Saturday morning the players were visited by the mayor and mayoress of Basingstoke along with others from the civic party of both Basingstoke and Euskirchen. The tournament then began with players competing in both singles and doubles matches to score points for their respective clubs/towns. The Totally Tennis won all their matches except one where Finn/Alex defeated Oliver/Dylan in a close doubles match 5-4 meaning Basingstoke won overall 10 -1 and Totally Tennis retained their unbeaten record for another year.
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The presentation ceremony took place at Queen Mary’s College (QMC) on Saturday evening where the overall festival winners Euskirchen were crowned 2017 champions. The event was finished with a disco for everyone involved in the festival from all the different sports.
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Two hundred sportsmen and women travelled from Germany to compete in this year’s festival organised annually by the Basingstoke Voluntary Sports Council. This year’s events included football, athletics, dance, volleyball, judo and of course tennis as well as many social events.
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Totally Tennis Head Coach James McIntosh who co-ordinates the tennis event said, ” It was another excellent weekend of tennis and social activities for the players.” he added, “It was great for some new players to be involved in the festival for the very first time. We look forward to returning to Euskirchen next year for another Festival of Sport and defending our record.”

Euskirchen Festival of Sport 2016

This year’s Festival of Sport¬†took place in¬†Basingstoke’s Twin Town Euskirchen last week and some of the Totally Tennis junior players were part of the team that represented the town in the annual sporting competition.

Liam Hignett, Miles Bromilow, Alex Dawson, Andrew Dingwall, Harry Fest, Ollie Brown, Isla Hignett, Jasmin Bromilow and Tillie Reid travelled to Germany with head coach James Macintosh to compete in the event which was celebrating its 24th year of competition . The group arrived onThursday morning and had a day out at the theme park Phantasialand before meeting their weekend host families.

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On Friday morning the players had a training session at Rotweiss Tennis Club where they played on the clay courts, a new experience for some of the players. Friday afternoon was a social event at a natural outdoor lake where the players enjoyed swimming, diving boards, a trampoline in the lake and beach volleyball followed by a BBQ at the organisers house in the evening.
The tennis competition was held on Saturday with Totally Tennis maintaining their unbeaten record in the competition winning 13 Р6 overall. In the singles Ollie beat Moritz 6-0, Liam beat Max 6-0, Miles beat Hendrik 6-0, Harry beat Moritz 6-0, James beat Paul 6-0, Tillie beat Eva 6-0, Alex beat Johannes 6-0, Ollie beat Eric 6-2 and Harry beat Eric 6-0 but Isla lost to Miriam 2-6, Tillie lost to Hannah 1-6 and Andrew lost to Hendrik 1-6.
In the Doubles Alex & Andrew beat Johannes & Alex 6-3, brother and sister Liam & Isla beat Hendrik & Miriam 6-3, Isla & Tillie lost to Max & Hendrik 2-6, Isla & Jas lost to Johannes & Hendrik 2-6 and a second brother and sister combo Miles & Jas lost to Johannes & Hannah 1-6 which gave the Basingstoke team the outright win.
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The four-day annual event, organised by Kevin Laing from the Basingstoke Sports Council, included training and competition in a variety of sports culminating in the final presentation on Saturday evening and despite the winning tennis team result Euskirchen beat Basingstoke 21 – 15 to be declared this years Festival of Sport overall winners.
The other clubs involved in the festival were Basingstoke Dance Academy, Basingstoke Athletics Club, St Marys Junior School, Bishop Challoner School, Cube School of Judo, Sherborne St John Football Club and Calleva Boys Football Club.
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Macintosh said, “Overall the weekend was a great success, all of the players enjoyed their trip, not only experiencing playing on the German clay courts but also enjoying all the social events and¬†making new friends.” he added “For Harry, Ollie, Isla, Jas and Tillie it was their first trip to Germany and they would love to do it again¬†in two years¬†time.”

Festival of Sport 2015

The annual Festival of Sport, organised by Basingstoke Sports Council, between Basingstoke and Euskirchen took place from 12th – 14th June. Totally Tennis were representing the town again this year in the tennis competition and maintained their unbeaten record winning 7-3 overall and are¬†still the only unbeaten team in the history of the twin-town competition. The final presentation and disco took place at Queen Mary’s College and the Basingstoke team were declared the winners by 19 – 13.

Unfortunately this year the Euskirchen Tennis Club  only brought  four tennis players will them, a considerably lower amount than in previous years. The German players arrived at the Leisure Park on Thursday night and stayed with their host families. On Friday morning Head Coach James McIntosh ran a training session with all the Totally Tennis players involved and their guests and in the afternoon they enjoyed a round of Pitch and Putt. The German players then had the opportunity to join in with the yellow squad session followed by  pizza and a FIFA tournament in the club house after tennis.

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(From L to R) Max Loick, Alex Dawson, Miles Bromilow, Andrew Dingwall, Johannes Bachem, Alex Ackerman, Hendrik Becker, Liam Hignett

The matches were contested on Saturday and Totally Tennis was represented by Alex Dawson, Miles Bromilow, Andrew Dingwall and Liam Hignett. The Euskirchen team was made up of Max Loick, Johannes Bachem, Alex Ackerman and Hendrik Becker. In the doubles Hignett/Dawson beat Loick/Ackerman 6-4, Bromilow/Dingwall lost 7-5 against Sachem/Becker, Dawson/McIntosh beat Loick/Becker 6-0, Hignett/Dingwall defeated Sachem/Ackerman 6-2 giving the home team a 3-1 lead. In the singles Dawson beat Ackerman 6-0, Hignett won against Bachem 6-0 and Loick 6-1, Bromilow beat Sachem 6-2 and Dingwall lost to Becker 6-4. The german players then won the FIFA tournament 1-0.

McIntosh said “All of the players had a great time competing and socialising over the weekend and they are looking forward to the trip next year back to Euskirchen which will be the 30th Anniversary of the Festival of Sport.”

The four-day event, organised by Kevin Laing from the Basingstoke Sports Council, included training and competition in athletics, judo, football, taekwondo, volleyball, dance, martial arts, table tennis and tennis as well as participation from local school.