U9’s Team are Hampshire Division 1 Champions

The Totally Tennis 9 and under Team Tennis squad were crowned Division 1 Team Tennis Hampshire & IOW 2018 Mixed champions at the county tournament played in Portsmouth over the weekend. The boys beat all the four other teams, from Portsmouth Tennis Academy, Winchester Racquets and Fitness, Kingsley and Elite Tennis from David Lloyd Southampton, without dropping a single match.

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Hayden Cummings, Nikesh Bomma and twins Gevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar travelled to Portsmouth Tennis Centre with coach Jamie Jordan and played some fantastic tennis to whitewash all their opponents 12 -0 and be declared the Division 1 league champions.

Cummings was number one seed, Gevin and Guhan number two and three respectively and Bomma, who was playing in his first ever tournament in this country after moving to the UK from India last September, was fourth seed.

Jordan said, “The boys were great representatives of Totally Tennis and played some amazing tennis, they made me and the club very proud.”

Congratulations boys 😉

Photo used with courtesy of JamieJordanTennis

 

 

 

 

 

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World Tennis News: Federer Wins 6th Australian Open Title

Roger Federer has joined a select group of players after winning his 20th Grand Slam title with his five-set victory over Marin Cilic to claim the Australian Open crown. He becomes the first male player to join Margaret Court, Serena Williams and Steffi Graf who have all won over twenty of more major singles titles.

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Swiss number one Federer, 36 won his sixth Australian Open title after beating Cilic in yesterday’s final in Melbourne 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 3-6. 6-1. With the Australian summer temperature’s soaring the final was played under the roof of the Rod Laver Arena in the air-conditioning amid some controversy as it’s an outdoor tournament.

Federer told BBC Sport, “It’s a dream come true and the fairytale continues.” he added, “I’ve won three slams now in 12 months. I can’t believe it myself.”

Over in the Women’s event it was a dream come true for Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark who won her first Grand Slam title as well as regaining her World Number One  position. Second seed Wozniacki beat Simona Halep from Romania in the final 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-4 to finally win her first major title after forty-three attempts.

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Six-time champion Novak Djokovic, who was defending his 2017 title, was beaten in the quarters by Chung Hyeon from Korea 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 7-6 (7-3). Hyeon became the first Korean to qualify for a Grand Slam quarter-final. Fellow 2017 champion Serena Williams took the decision not to compete in this year’s event after having her first child near the end of 2017.

British number two Kyle Edmund played his best Grand Slam event to date before his hopes were dashed by eventual runner-up  Cilic who defeated him in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 in their semi-finals encounter. British number one Andy Murray was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to a hip operation and fellow British number one Johanna Konta, who was ninth seed, had a shock second round defeat by American Bernarda Pera 6-4 7-5, this win was only Pera’s second win at Grand Slam level.

Over in the doubles, Mate Pavic celebrated becoming a double champion after winning both the Men’s and Mixed titles with his respective partners. In the Men’s event Pavic and partner Oliver Marach beat eleventh seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah from Columbia 6-4, 6-4 while in the Mixed him and partner Gabriela Dabrowski beat Rohan Bopanna and Timea Babos 2-6, 6-4 [11-9]. It was not all disappointment for Babos however as she had already won the Women’s title with partner Kristina Mladenovic. The duo beat the Russian pairing of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-3 in the final.

Information used courtesy of BBC Sport and photos from ausopen.com/

 

 

 

 

World Tennis News: Federer Wins Eighth Wimbledon Title

Another Wimbledon Championships is over after a great fortnight of tennis in SW19 that saw third seed Roger Federer (3) became the first man to win Wimbledon a record eight times.

b_aerial_778_140717-2 Federer, who last won the prestigious in 2012, defeated an injured and emotional Marin Cilic (7) from Croatia 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to become the oldest man in the Open Era to win at the All England Club. This latest victory takes him to an impressive total of nineteen Grand Slam titles with Rafael Nadal behind on fifteen.

b_federer_1117_160717_jm.jpgWorld and British number one Andy Murray (1) struggled with a hip injury and crashed out of this year’s Wimbledon Championships in the quarter-final defeated by Sam Querrey (24) in five sets 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(7-4), 1-6, 1-6. His exit was swiftly followed by Women’s British number one Johanna Konta (6) in the semis who lost to five-time champion Venus Williams (10) 6-4, 6-2.

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Spain’s Garbine Muguruza (14) beat Williams in Saturday’s ladies final 7-5, 6-0 to win her first Wimbledon title.

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 It wasn’t all bad news for the British players however with top seeds Jamie Murray picking up the Mixed Doubles title with his partner Martina Hingis beating unseeded fellow Brit Heather Watson and her partner Henri Kontinen 6-4, 6-4 in the final.

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Two more titles for British players came in the wheelchair competition. Britain’s Jordanne Whiley and her partner Yui Kamiji won their fourth successive Wimbledon women’s wheelchair doubles title after beating Marjolein Buis and Diede de Groot (2) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. Defending champions Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid (2) beat top seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer from France  6-7(5-7), 7-5, 7-6(7-3) to claim their second consecutive Wimbledon men’s wheelchair doubles title.

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 All photos used with courtesy of www.wimbledon.com

 

 

TT Tour 2017

The TT Tour is back for 2017 and kicks off this Sunday (12th February) with the Australian Open event to be held at Totally Tennis’ Indoor Centre in the War Memorial Park, Basingstoke.

The Totally Tennis Tour is for Development Squads and Mini Performance Squads players who get the opportunity to compete in seven tournaments throughout the year. The top eight players from each squad will be invited back to play in the Grand Final’s in November for the chance to finish as the club champions. Leaderboard’s will show players rankings in each squad and points will be awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as points for entering.

The Grand Slam events of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open offer higher points of 1,000 and or the winners 500 for the runners-up. All other events give the winners 250 points, 125 for second place and 75 for third/fourth places, every player gets 100 points for all events they enter, each age group leaderboard will be updated after each tournament.

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TT Tour Dates 2017

Sunday 12th February – Australian Open

Sunday 19th March – Brazil Open

Sunday 30th April – Sony Open

Sunday 21st May – French Open

Sunday 25th June – Wimbledon

Sunday 17th September – US Open

Sunday 15th October – Valencia Open

Sunday 15th November – Grand Finals (by invitation only)

PLAYERS MUST BOOK IN BEFORE EACH EVENT. Minimum of FOUR players will be needed per age group otherwise it may get cancelled.

Red (Pirates, Indians, Red Squad) – 10am -12 noon

Orange (Dodgers, Orange Squad) 10am -12 noon

Green (Giants, Green Squad 1pm – 3.30pm

Yellow (C.B, A SQUAD, Performance) 1pm – 3pm

All players interested in participating can book in reception or call the office on 01256 358816. Each event costs £6.50 per player

TT Tour Champions 2016

The winners have been decided in the finals of the TT Tour 2016 competition. After months of events, shadowing the professional tour, the players at the top of their respective leaderboards after the eight tournaments, competed in finals day to determined the overall champions.
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Orange champion was Hayden Cummings with Daniel Ward finishing in the runner-up spot. Faith Tompkins was third, Guhan Chendhilkumar in fourth, fifth place went to Luke Shattock, Henry Terry was sixth and Getin Chendhilkumar finished in seventh place.
Andrew Dingwall, who ran the event said, “The orange event this year was concluded by a very narrow 10-8 victory by Hayden against Daniel, both boys were able to show their full ability with some great serves and winners.”
Ollie Steer was declared Green champion, Jack Moria was second, Dylan Hall Jones was third and Mikun Adeniran was fourth overall. In the Yellow event Oliver Alemany was the winner, runner-up was Noah Lane and Tinuke Adelakun was third.

Our green event was concluded by a great round Robin consisting of some absolute marathon tiebreak decided matches with Ollie coming out the victor.” said Dingwall, “And finally, a special well done to Oliver Alemany who played up an age group in this year’s TT Tour finals as he came out on top as he battled through both Tinuke and Noah in  some gruelling tough matches.”

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Dingwall concluded, “A great way to end this year’s TT Tour, everyone was able to play lots of matches and have a great day with some great tennis on displayCongratulations to everyone who has taken part this year and I hope to see everyone returning for next year’s TT Tour!

The TT Tour is a series of tournaments that is open to all squad players running until October when the top eight players of each leaderboard are invited to play in the Grand Finals in November with a chance to be crowned overall champion. Points are awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as for entering. The Grand Slam events of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open offer higher points and all points are added to each age group leaderboard.

Congratulations to the 2016 champions and to everyone that participated this year.

Hampshire Court Ladies Crowned Divison 1 Champions

Hampshire Court Ladies A team were crowned Division One champions of the Basingstoke and District Tennis League Winter Season with an impressive seven wins and one draw over the season.

The team won their final match of the season with a top of the table clash against Goodworth Clatford which ended in a 7 – 1 victory for the Hampshire Court team.  

It has been a great team performance from Sally Cackett, Julie Frankland, Emma Giddings, sisters Jordan and Kelsey Mosquera, Bianca Walker, Elaine Witham and Tina Wood who won fifty-five sets overall losing just nine in their first winter season in Division 1, even more impressive to finish the season as champions.  

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Team Captain Tina Wood said “I want to thank all the ladies for playing in the Ladies A team this winter season.  We concluded the season with yet another win.” She added  “Division 1 Champions in our first season up there! What a result!

The next challenge for the Hampshire Court team will be the Summer League where they face more tough opposition against teams such as Andover, Oakley and Old Basing.

World Tennis News: Wawrinka Wins Dubai Tennis Championships

World number four and second seed Stanislas Wawrinka from Switzerland was crowned the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships winner after beating Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in the final 6-4, 7-6 (15-13).

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French Open champion, Wawrinka saved five set points in a tense tie-break against Baghdatis that thrilled the crowds. The victory was Wawrinka’s ninth straight final win and his second ATP World Tour title of the year after he won the Chennai title in January. Semi-final opponent Nick Kyrgios retired with a back injury giving Wawrinka a pass through to the final. In a tournament shocker, World Number One and four time Dubai champion Novak Djokovic had been forced to retire during his quarter final match against Feliciano Lopez due to an ongoing eye problem.

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In the women’s event Sara Errani defeated Barbora Strycova 6-0, 6-2 in the final to become the first Italian player to win the Dubai Women’s title. Fourth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Daniel Nestor won the Men’s Doubles title beating the unseeded pairing of Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 6-1 in the final. The Women’s doubles title was won by Darija Jurak and Chia-Jung Chuang.

Photos used courtesy of Dubai Duty Free Championships