The Queen Mary’s College (QMC) boys tennis team enjoyed their first outdoor training session in preparation for their first National Cup match. The team, that includes Totally Tennis performance player Harry Feast, train weekly at the club.
The boys have a bye in the first round and will face the winners of Canford School vs. Portsmouth Grammar School in the second round.
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
It was Bring a Buddy week at Totally Tennis last week where junior development players were invited to ask siblings and friends to join in their session.
Head coach James McIntosh said, “It was great to see some of our squad players bring along their friends or siblings to join in with their session, especially those that hasn’t played tennis before. We look forward to doing another Bring a Buddy week next term.”
Look out for the Bring A Buddy week next term 😉
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
Totally Tennis performance player Harry Feast competed in the South West Winter County Tour – Totally Tennis Basingstoke – Men’s Open held last weekend at the indoor centre.
The Men’s singles tournament, which was held by fellow performance player and coach Liam Hignett, was won by Sebastien Muller from Oxford who defeated Edward Mcintyre in the final 4-2, 4-1. Feast beat Terry Gillman in the first round 4-0, 4-0 and Tomasz Wojtak in the quarters 4-2, 4-1 but was then knocked out in the semis in a three set battle by Mcintyre 4-3(3), 2-4, [10-5].
The tournament is part of the series of South West Winter County Tour events for adults and juniors held by Hignett at Totally Tennis. The next event is the 16 & under Boys and Girls singles this coming weekend (26th January).
The last TT Tour event of the year saw Carter Grout, Dylan Mills, Tobi Adeniran, Yvie Martyn, Shrayan Subash, Lewis Gambrill and Shauna Rana compete in some festive fun.
In the semi finals Subash beat Grout 10 – 2 and Adeniran beat Gambrill 10 – 8. In the 3rd/4th play-off Gambrill beat Grout 10 – 2 and Adeniran was crowned the winner after beating Subash 10 – 2.
Coach Loic Armstrong who run the event said, “I have taught everyone who was at the TT Tour, their progression and confidence has shone through over the last few months.” He added, “Putting everything they have learned into practice this way has really helped the players grow overall.”
The TT Tour is a competition programme for Totally Tennis junior players with several tournaments held throughout the year. An up-to-date leaderboard will show each player’s rankings in each group. Points are awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as additional points for entering. See schedule below for full list of tournament dates.
Congratulations to all our winners this year and to everyone who competed in the TT Tour 2019 – see you in the New Year 😉