Runner-up Spot for Hignett at British Tour Edgbaston

Performance player and coach Liam Hignett was runner-up in the Men’s singles at the British Tour Edgbaston event held at the Edgbastom Priory Club last week.

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Third seed Hignett beat William Mclenneghan 7-5, 6-4 in the first round followed by Euan Wilson-Baig in round two 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-0. In the quarters he defeated eighth seed Tom Welsh 7-6(10), 6-4 and then sixth seed Mattias Southcombe in the semi-finals 4-6, 6-1, 6-1. In the final Hignett lost to top seed Jake Hersey 6-3, 6-2 to finish as runner-up.

Congratulations Liam ūüėČ

Read more about Hignett competing in British Tour events HERE

Dawson Represents Hampshire & IOW in County Cup

Performance player and Sherfield School tennis scholar Aaron Dawson was part of the team who represented Hampshire & I.O.W at the LTA 18U County Cup 2020 held at Nuffield Tennis Centre in Hull last weekend. The team of Dawson, Oliver Fernandez, William Jones, George Russell, James Ardley, Aaron Butcher, Jed Voysey, Louis and Henry Bowden competed in Division 3 (Boys Group b) against North of Scotland, Cambridgeshire and West of Scotland.

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In the first fixture Hampshire & IOW beat West of Scotland 7 Р2 with Dawson winning his singles against Aaron Purba 6-0, 6-2 but losing his doubles match with partner Ardley against Lachie Macintosh and Ross Young 6-4, 4-6, 1-0(4). In the second fixture the Hampshire team defeated Cambridgeshire 6 Р3, Dawson beat Leon Kewney 6-3, 7-5 in the singles. He and partner Ardley won their doubles match against Charlie Adams and Leon Kewney 6-4, 6-4.

In the final fixture the Hampshire team lost against North of Scotland 5-3. Dawson beat Cameron Fryer 7-6(3), 7-6(3) in the singles but he and Ardley were beaten in the doubles 6-1, 6-4 by Jamie Connel and Ross Lyon. North of Scotland were declared the group winners with 6 points, Hampshire & IOW were runners-up with 4 points, Cambridgeshire were third with 2 points and West of Scotland finished in last place.

 

 

 

 

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Adeniran Wins The First TT Tour of 2020

It was another TT Tour win for junior squad player Tobi Adeniran at last weekend’s Australian Open event.

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In the group stages Adeniran won Box 1 after winning all his five matches, he beat Lewis Gambrill 10-6, Dylan Mills 10-4, Vihaan Juvadi 10-3, Maximus Perez-Lockley 10-2 and Thomas Hartley 10-1. Mills won four matches and finished as was runner-up, he defeated Gambrill 10-8, Juvadi 10-7, Perez-Lockley 10-2 and Hartley 10-1.

Gabriella Dyer and Carter Grout were joint winners of Box 2 with each of them winning four matches. Dyer beat Shriham Chakraborty 10-7, Freddie Stokes 10-5, Shauna Rana 10-7 and Grout 10-3. Grout scored 10-9 wins against Shrayan Subash, Chakraborty and defeated Rana 10-8.

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In the semi finals Adeniran beat Grout 10-3 and Dyer defeated Mills 10-7. The final saw Adeniran beat Dyer 10-4 to claim his first TT Tour victory of 2020.

Coach Loic Armstrong who ran the event said, “Another fantastic turnout and a great display from all the players to start the year. This month the players were much more competent with their scoring and serving from side to side. It was great to see that they communicated together really well and played fairly.” he added, “As well as the quality of their tennis, their confidence is growing each month. Thanks to everyone who came and see you next month!”

Semi Final Finish for Feast

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.

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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).

TT Tour 2020

The TT Tour is back for 2020 giving all Totally Tennis squad players the opportunity to play in regular competitions held at the indoor centre. Tournaments will be held throughout the year and the top eight players from each squad will be invited back for the Grand Finals in November for a chance to finish as the club’s champion in each age group!

The tournament dates for the first months of the year have been released with the first events scheduled for next weekend (Saturday 25th/Sunday 26th January). Players are invited to compete in the different tournaments based on ball colour and squads Р RED (Pirates, Indians, Red Squad), ORANGE (Dodgers and Orange Squad), GREEN (Giants and Green Squad) and YELLOW (A,B,C and Performance Squads).

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The TT Tour is a competition programme for Totally Tennis junior players with several tournaments held throughout the year. See the schedule below for full list of date of competitions for Red & Orange and Green & Yellow players. 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.

Date

Squads

Ball Colour

Time

Saturday 25th January

Pirates, Indians & Red

Dodgers & Orange

Red & Orange

1pm ‚Äď 3pm

Sunday 26th January

Giants & Green

A,B,C & Performance

Green & Yellow

1pm ‚Äď 3pm

Saturday 22nd February

Pirates, Indians & Red

Dodgers & Orange

Red & Orange

1pm ‚Äď 3pm

Sunday 23rd February

Giants & Green

A,B,C & Performance

Green & Yellow

1pm ‚Äď 3pm

Saturday 26th March

Pirates, Indians & Red

Dodgers & Orange

Red & Orange

1pm ‚Äď 3pm

Sunday 27th March

Giants & Green

A,B,C & Performance

Green & Yellow

1pm ‚Äď 3pm

Saturday 25th April

Pirates, Indians & Red

Dodgers & Orange

Red & Orange

1pm ‚Äď 3pm

Sunday 26th April

Giants & Green

A,B,C & Performance

Green & Yellow

1pm ‚Äď 3pm

PLAYERS MUST BOOK IN BEFORE THE EVENT. There must be a minimum of 4 players per age group for each tournament to be played. Each event costs £6.50 per player. All players interested in participating can book in reception or call the office on 01256 358816.

Read more about the TT Tour in previous posts HERE

Runners-up Medal for Isla at the Eastleigh Open

Performance player Isla Hignett played in the 16 & under girls singles at the Eastleigh Open 2019, held at the David Lloyd Club in Southampton, finishing in the runner-up spot.

Second seed Hignett had a bye in the first round and then beat Daisy Doherty 6-1, 6-1 in the quarters and fourth seed Isabella Hope in the semis 6-1, 6-2 before losing in the final against third seed Nora Khediri 6-3, 7-5. In the 16 and under Girls Doubles Hignett and partner Tillie Reid defeated Olivia Higgs and Polina Ivanushkina in the quarters 4-0, 4-0 but lost out in the semis to top seeds Helen Coomber and Amelia Monteith 4-1, 4-0. Reid also competed in the singles but lost in the first round against Scarlett Doman 6-1, 6-0. 

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In the 12 & under boys singles Hayden Cummings lost in the first round against second seed Olivier Paris 7-6(2), 6-1. He also played in the 12 & under Boys Doubles with partner Oliver Rycroft  losing in the quarters to Jack Ford and Henry Hughes 4-2, 4-2. The pair were runners-up in the 12 & under Boys Doubles consolation event after losing to Thomas Hargreave and Noah Mayers in the final 4-2,2-4, 10-6.

 

 

Festive win for Shrayan at the Christmas Mini Tennis Tournament

Head coach James McIntosh ran the Christmas Mini Tennis tournament at the indoor centre in the period between Christmas and New Year.

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Eight players entered the event and the tournament was played across two robin robin boxes with both the winner and runner-up from each box progressing to the semi-final stage. Box 1 was won by Lewis Gambrill who beat Ivy Grout 10-1, Carter Grout 10-7 and Jasmine Paul 10-8. Carter was runner-up after he defeated Ivy 10-1 and Jasmine 10-4.

Gabriella Dyer was the winner of Box 2 beating Shauna Rana 10-4, Fred Gambrill 10-2 and Shrayan Subash 10-5. Shrayan was in second place after winning two matches against Shauna 10-2 and Fred 10-4.

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In the semi finals Shrayan beat Lewis 10-7 and Gabriella beat Carter 10-2. Shrayan was declared the winner after he defeated Gabriella in the final  10-5.

McIntosh said, “Well done to everyone that competed in the tournament, there were some great matches. Look forward to seeing you all compete again next year at the first TT Tour event on Saturday 25th January.

Congratulations Shrayan ūüėČ

Hignett played in the LTA British Tour Masters

Performance player and coach Liam Hignett was invited to compete in the LTA British Tour Masters held at the National Tennis Centre (NTC) in Roehampton, London last week.

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Hignett was one of the eight players who competed in the event. In the quarters he beat Michael Shaw  4-2 (retired) but was drawn against top seed Sean Hodkin in the semis and lost 6-2, 6-2. Hodkin went on to will the event. Hignett then played in the Tiebreak Tens competition beating Hodkin 10-8 and Joshua Rose 10-7.

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) British Tour 2019* provides a circuit of tournaments designed to give up and coming players the opportunity to gain experience in their quest to become professional tennis players, to provide competition for professional players in between competing in professional events at home and abroad, as well as providing a national level open competition circuit.

Read more about Liam’s previous British Tour events HERE

*British Tour information used with courtesy of www.lta.org.uk/britishtour

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 Р2 and Adeniran beat Gambrill 10 Р8. In the 3rd/4th play-off Gambrill beat Grout 10 Р2 and Adeniran was crowned the winner after beating Subash 10 Р2.
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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 ūüėČ

Win for Cummings in Buckinghamshire

Performance player Hayden Cumming has been busy competing in different tournaments in both singles and doubles competitions.

Last weekend he won the 12 & under Boys title at the Bucks Indoor Winter County Tour held at the Bucks Indoor Tennis Centre in High Wycombe. In the quarter final he beat Theron Mixides 4-1, 4-2 followed by Gabriel Hall 4-1, 4-2 in the semis and then defeated Gabriel Riminton in the final 4-0, 4-2 to win the event.

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At the South West Winter County Tour held at Totally Tennis last month Cummings and partner Thomas Allen-Green competed in the 14 & under Boys Doubles event finishing in 5th place. In the first round, of the event run by coach Liam Hignett, the pair beat Edward Hewlett/Tom Harris 3-4 (4), 4-1, [10-6] but then lost to eventual runners-up Aidan Fletcher/Dennis Dimov in the quarters 3-4 (11), 4-1, [10-2]. They then played Daniel Joita/Conrad Plum in their first play-off match winning 4-0, 4-1 and then beat Christian Rowbotham/Cesar Muresan 4-1, 4-1 in their second play-off match to finish in 5th position overall. 

In the East Winter County Tour, held at Maidenhead Lawn Tennis Centre, Cummings competed in the 12 & under Boys Doubles event with partner Theodor Kraytchev. Unfortunately the boys lost in the first round against eventual winners James Parnwell/Conrad Plum 4-2, 3-4(4), [11-9] but went on to win the consolation event after beating Thomas Taylor-Widgery/Ben Shaer in the semis 4-3(3), 4-0 and Zac Peters/Joshua Fienberg in the final 4-0, 4-0.

Congratulations Hayden ūüėČ