The Totally Tennis 10 and under Mixed team competed in the first match of the Hampshire & IOW Winter Junior League 2018 – 2019 against Portsmouth Tennis Centre yesterday.
The team, who were without a fourth player, of Nikesh Bomer and twins Gevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar travelled to Portsmouth last weekend. In the singles Guhan won 4-1, 4-0 but both Gevin and Nikesh lost 5-3, 1-4, 10-8 and 4-1, 4-0 respectively. In the doubles the twins lost 4-0, 4-0 and with the missing fourth player’s matches conceded the Portsmouth team won overall 3-2.
Other teams competing in the league are David Lloyd Southampton A, David Lloyd Southampton B, Winchester Racquets and Fitness and Portsmouth Tennis Academy. Totally Tennis’ next match is away at Portsmouth Tennis Academy on 30th September.
Neel Chandrasekar and his father Chandri were the winners of The Quorn™ Family Tennis Cup that took place at the indoor centre on Saturday run by performance player and assistant coach Miles Bromilow.
Even thought there was a disappointing turnout in terms of entries the juniors and their respective parents enjoyed their matches. The Chandrasekars beat Roksana Jelonek and her father Chris 10-6 and Aaditya Kumar and his father Raj 10-2. The Jeloneks were runners-up after they defeated the Kumars 10-6.
The Chandrasekars have won the opportunity to spend a day at a LTA grass court major event in June. In addition to watching all the on court action, they will also have the chance to play against other winners on the day.
Bromilow said of the event, “I would like to congratulate all of the competitors and especially Neel and his father for winning this Years Quorn Family Cup” he added, “The winning pair will now enjoy one of the LTAs premier grass court events and play against other event winners. Good Luck!!”
The Quorn™ Family Tennis Cup is a nationwide Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) event designed to give families the opportunity to play tennis in an informal, fun competition run at their local venue such as Totally Tennis. It not only encourages families to play more tennis together but also to eat healthy food to complement an active lifestyle.
Read more about The Quorn™ Family Tennis Cup events at Totally Tennis in previous posts The Quorn™ Family Tennis Cup 2018 and The Quorn Family Tennis Cup
The Quorn™ Family Tennis Cup will be taking place at Totally Tennis’ indoor centre on Saturday 21st April run by performance player and assistant coach Miles Bromilow.
This nationwide Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) event is designed to give families the opportunity to play tennis in an informal, fun competition run at their local venue such as Totally Tennis. It not only encourages families to play more tennis together but also to eat healthy food to complement an active lifestyle.
All juniors players aged 10 & under can enter along with an adult family member to compete in the red ball competition, it can be any adult family member (aged 18 or over) such as a parent, guardian, uncle, auntie, sibling or grandparent.
There will be plenty of prizes on offer and the winners will have the opportunity to spend a day at a LTA grass court major event in June. In addition to watching all the on court action, the winning pair will also have the chance to play against other winners on the day.
The Quorn™ Family Tennis Cup 2016 played at the indoor centre – Hayden Cummings (in the orange shirt) and his dad Ben were the winners
The tournament will start at 1:00 pm and will run till approximately 4:00pm (dependent on number of entries). The cost of the event will be £10 per pair. Please call reception on 01256 358816 to book.
Bromilow said of the upcoming event, “The Quorn Family Cup provides the perfect opportunity for our young players to compete with a family member against their club mates.” he added, “I’m looking forward to seeing who will be more competitive, the juniors or the adults.”
“As well as being a fun event, the winners will also get to experience one of the UK’s major grass court events and get a close up of what it takes to be a professional player.”
Read about the last Quorn Cup event at Totally Tennis in previous post The Quorn Family Tennis Cup
Five girls competed in this year’s Totally Tennis HSBC Road to Wimbledon (U14) club event which was won by Isla Hignett with Tillie Reid finishing as runner-up. Hignett won all her matches beating Reid 4-1, 4-0, Amberly Chapman 4-0, 4-0, Atinuke Adelakun 4-0, 4-0 and Kirsty Da Silva 4-0, 4-0. Reid beat Da Silva 4-0, 5-3 and both Adelakun and Chapman 4-0, 4-0. Hignett will now play in the county finals which will take place over the weekend of 15th & 16th July at Canoe Lakes in Southsea. Reid will have to wait and see if she makes the final as one of the lucky runners-up.
Head Coach James Macintosh said “Congratulations to Isla who has managed to qualify for the county event for the second year running.” he added, “Also well done to Tillie who was the runner up this year and hopefully she will get the opportunity to take part in the county finals for the first time“.
The two winners (boy and girl) of each County Final will be invited to play at Wimbledon from 14th – 19th August in the National Finals (an additional four lucky losers from the County Finals will also be invited to the National Finals). Hignett will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of her former Totally Tennis players and her older brother Liam who played at the National Finals in 2014.
The HSBC Road to Wimbledon is the biggest junior tournament in British tennis and gives all 14U players the opportunity to progress through to compete on the world famous grass courts at Wimbledon. Local clubs, parks and schools are encouraged to enter and stage a tournament for their members/pupils rated between 10.2 and 7.1. For stronger rated players (6.2 or higher) there is the HSBC Road to Wimbledon International event which players can enter directly.
Congratulations Isla and Good Luck in the County Finals next month 🙂
From the archives
Isla Wins HSBC Road To Wimbledon Club Tournament and Hignett On Road to Wimbledon
All the family can play tennis for free at Totally Tennis on Sunday 18th May and 22nd June as part of the Lawn Tennis Associations (LTA) Great British Tennis Weekends. Along with other tennis centres across the country, including 42 events taking place in Hampshire and Isle of Wight, the club will be offering free tennis and coaching for people of all ages and abilities ~ the perfect day out for family and friends. Sessions will be available for adults, juniors and families at the indoor centre in the War Memorial Park in Basingstoke on 18th May and at Stratton Park in Kempshott on 22nd June.
Adult Drills 1.30pm – 2.15pm and 3.00pm – 3.45pm
The adult drills taster session is ideal for everyone new to the sport or those who haven’t picked up a racket in a long time. Rackets can be borrowed if you don’t have your own, just come prepared to hit a few balls and have some fun.
Mini & Junior Tennis 2.15pm – 3.00pm
No matter what your ability you will have fun on court with other junior players of your age. Totally Tennis Coaches will be on hand to offer tips to help your game and advice on how you can continue to play to improve and for further enjoyment.
Family Time 1.30 – 4.00pm on the outside courts
It’s time to get on court with your family and have some fun. Modified balls and rackets will be provided for the younger ones and coaches will be on hand to give the whole family some pointers if you want them.
All sessions can be booked online here by clicking on this link www.clubhouse.lta.org.uk. Please telephone the office on 01256 – 358816 for more information and to join in all the fun.
Cakes and tea will be available in the Pavilion after the sessions. As an added incentive ten players every weekend participating in Great British Tennis Weekends throughout the country have the chance to win a Babolat racket.