December in Pictures | 2020

We re-opened at the beginning of December ready for the festive season after the November lockdown

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The courts got a festive makeover

50+ was our first session back on the outdoor courts

Squad players Olivia and Eloise got into the festive spirit

Players wrapped up warm for sessions on the outdoor courts

UCoach coaching courses were (briefly) resumed

Coach Nari conducting a private lesson with Jasmin, Shauna and Anya

We welcomed coach Sam to the team

Hampshire went into tier 4 lockdown on Boxing Day but our younger players made use of our outdoor courts for their daily exercise with their parents

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Outdoor private lessons are still permitted in tier 4

Keep up-to-date with everything happening at the club on our website www.totallytennis.co.uk and our social media via our Facebook and Instagram

Christmas TT Tour 2019

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.
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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 😉

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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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

 

 

 

 

Christmas Tennis Camps 2019

Do you want your child to burn off some energy and have a fantastic time this coming Christmas school holidays?  Do you want some extra time for that last minute Christmas shopping? For a healthy and challenging alternative, the Totally Tennis Festive Tennis Camps are a great way for juniors to improve their skills and fitness while making new friends.

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Packed with opportunities to learn and play tennis, activities also include multi sports such as basketball, football, hockey and rounders. The scheme has received OFSTED accreditation and the sessions are run by experienced Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) qualified and licensed coaches.

Tennis camps will be running at the indoor centre in the War Memorial Park for two days on Monday 23rd and Monday 30th December. Sessions can be booked for Morning, Afternoon and Full days and can be booked from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

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Each child needs to bring a packed lunch and drinks and be dressed appropriately for the weather – bring warm clothing as it will be cold! Those coming for a full day will be supervised during the lunch break and rackets will be provided for those that need one. Appropriate inhaler or medication must be brought along if needed and the coach informed.

For more information and to book, please telephone the office on 01256 368816, e-mail tt@totallytennis.co.uk or visit the website http://www.totallytennis.co.uk.

 

Festive Fun at Totally Tennis

It’s time to get festive at Totally Tennis. Start this Friday with the adult’s annual Drunken Drills and Christmas Jumper Day all week long starting from Monday 10th December?. There’s lots of fun to be had this Christmas season for both Juniors and Adults.

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.

Friday 7th December

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

Monday 10th – Friday 14th December

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

Saturday 22nd December

Juniors – Festive Fun (4 – 12 years) 9:00am – 12 noon (£15 per player)

**Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day – CLOSED**

Thursday 27th December

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

Friday 28th December

Juniors – Munchkins, Pirates, Indians and Red Squads  1:00 – 2:00pm (£9 per player)

Juniors – Dodgers, Giants, Orange and Green Squads 2:30 – 4:00pm (£9 per player)

Adults – Mixed Morning 10:00am – 11:30am (310 per player)

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

Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th January 2019

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

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Totally Tennis.

Christmas Jumper Week at Totally Tennis

The Totally Tennis Christmas Charity Event this year will be Christmas Jumper day to raise funds for Save The Children.  To coincide with the official ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ on Friday 14th December, players and coaches are encouraged to wear their festive jumpers in squads all week long from Monday 10th December onwards to give all squad players the chance to join in.

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Donations can be made during the week or by text as follows – Text TEAMTOTALLY to 70050 to donate £2 to Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. You’ll be billed £2 plus standard rate text message. We receive 100% of your donation. By texting TEAMTOTALLY you agree to calls about fundraising appeals, campaigns, events and other ways to support. Include NO PHONE to opt out of calls. Queries? 020 7012 6400. Read our Privacy Policy  www.savethechildren.org.uk/privacy.

To kick things off squad players can color in a Christmas jumper to add to the festive bunting in the reception area. On Friday 14 December thousands of people up and down the UK will start their day by pulling on a Christmas jumper for a great cause – to help create a brighter future for children. Find out more about the Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day by clicking HERE

 

 

 

 

Get Festive at Totally Tennis

It’s time to get festive at Totally Tennis. Did you miss Drunken Drills and Christmas Jumper Day? Don’t worry there’s still lots of fun to be had this Christmas season for both Juniors and Adults.2693678C-6661-4076-8D43-6F736DEFA262Wednesday 20th December

Juniors – U10’s Mini Christmas Party 4:30 – 6:30pm

(£15 per player)

Adults – Doubles Tournament 6:00 – 8.00pm plus Mulled Wine & Mince Pies

(£15 per player)

Thursday 21st December

Adults – Pay & Play (Intermediate level) 7:30 – 9:00pm

(£13.50 per player)

Friday 22nd December

Juniors – Yellow Squad Camp 5:00 – 7:00pm followed by food and drinks until 8:30pm

(£15 per player)

Saturday 23rd December

Munchkins & Juniors Fun Christmas Tennis 9:30am – 12:30pm

(£15 per player)

**Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – CLOSED**

Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th December

Juniors – Tennis Camps 9:00am – 4:00pm (Booking Required)

Wednesday 27th December

Adults – 50+ Mixed Session 10:00 – 11:30am

Adults – Advanced Doubles 2:00 – 4:00pm

Thursday 28th December

Adults – Drills 2:30 – 3:30pm

Friday 29th December

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

Saturday 30th December

Juniors – Munchkins 10:00 – 11:00am and Junior Club 11:00am – 12:30pm

Adults – Drills 10:00 – 11:00am

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

611DD931-6239-414C-B2F7-A6A8370A3852Come 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 that last minute shopping.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Totally Tennis.

December in Pictures

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The 50+ players, who play together every Wednesday morning at Totally Tennis, enjoyed their now annual Christmas Party with the coaches

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Hampshire Court head coach Shyam Vithlani ran an eight week disability course at Queen Mary’s College (QMC) with the final session at the indoor centre

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The Under 10 mini tennis players enjoyed the Mini Festive Fun Christmas party  – here’s the winning tennis lines and cones creation of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.

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Totally Tennis took part in the now nationwide annual Christmas Jumper Day last Friday in aid of the Save the Children charity.

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Former Totally Tennis performance player Steph Catlin has set-up Food is Life, a sports nutrition consultancy and is now contributing to this blog offering our players tennis related nutrition tips and advice – visit  Food Is Life for more information.

Hignett’s Christmas Tournaments

Siblings Liam and Isla Hignett competed in the David Lloyd Southampton Christmas Tournament 2016 at the start of the school holidays. Liam played in the men’s open event where he won his first match beating David Brehme 6-1, 6-4 but lost his second against eventual runner-up Benjamin Battey 7-6(5), 6-0.

Isla also won her first match in the 14U Girls singles defeating Iris Plane 6-1, 6-2 and then lost in her second against overall winner Charlotte Howard 6-0, 6-0. The 16U Girls competition went much the same way with Isla beating Josie Culliford 6-1, 6-1 in her first round match and then losing her second against the overall winner Isabelle Purser 6-3, 6-0. In the 14U Girls doubles Isla and partner Zara Burney were third overall.

Liam also played in the Gosling SP Winter National Tour 18U Boys & Girls held at Gosling Tennis Centre in Hertfordshire after Christmas at the end of December going straight into the main draw without needing to qualify.  He won his first match against Jake Penny 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 but was then beaten by Nicholas Brookes 6-2, 6-2 in his second match.