Head coach James McIntosh and performance player Liam Hignett both attended last week’s Basingstoke Sports Council annual awards, hosted by Kevin Laing, at the Apollo Hotel.
Even though neither the Club (Club of the Year went to Wessex Wyvern Modern Pentathlon Club) or Hignett picked up awards on the night they both received certificates. Hignett also one of the nineteen sport scholarships announced on the evening by Basingstoke Sports Centre (Sports Trust).
McIntosh said “It was great to be amongst so many talented Basingstoke sportsmen and women at the sports awards .” he added, “It’s a good achievement for both the club and Liam to be finalists in their respective categories again this year.”
Mini performance player Isla Hignett attended the Mayor’s reception at the Civic Offices on 3rd March where she received a cheque for grant aid towards her tennis training.
Isla won the 12 & U Girls Singles title at Weybridge Tennis Academy
The latest TT Tour event in March was the Brazil Open
The Queen Mary’s College (QMC) Boys B team had a tough opener in the National Championships
Former Davis Cup players Jamie Baker and Danny Sapsford held coaching sessions at the Indoor Centre
The professionals then teamed up with the two of the TT coaches for an Exhibition Match
Mini Performance players Kirsty Da Silva and Tillie Reid played points with Baker and Sapsford
Representing the adults was Tim Rice and Rex Groves who played a tie-break with the professionals
Rounding off another successful tennis month, Isla was runner-up in the singles and winner in the doubles (with partner Jessica Matthews pictured below) at the Milton Keynes Junior Easter Open