Isla and Tillie Attend Mayors Reception

Totally Tennis performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid attended the second part of the annual Basingstoke Sports Awards this week, the Mayors reception at the Civic Offices. Both girls received cheques for grant aid donation and certificates presented by Mayor Paul Frankum. They then joined fellow local sportsmen and women to celebrate their sporting achievements and enjoyed a buffet.

D5671C57-B3FD-4CD1-A193-ECBA7F4D5BF865F9AAB3-1F0D-47DE-9E76-DD5DEC67A7D5The annual Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards event is a highlight of the local sporting calendar organised and hosted by sports council chairman Kevin Laing. The awards, which have been going for over twenty-five years celebrate the success of clubs, teams, coaches, officials, volunteers and individuals involved in sport in the Basingstoke and Deane area. Alongside the awards and scholarships, sportsmen and women can receive funding, like the girls, via the Sports Grant Aid scheme, which is funded by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. The funds can be used to help with everything from travelling and coaching expenses to competition entry fees, equipment and clothing requirements.


Varying Success for Totally Tennis Girls in Christmas Tournaments

Totally Tennis performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid were 16 & under Girls Doubles runners up at the Grade 3 Eastleigh Open held between Christmas and New Year. The pair beat Sienna May and Grace Williams 4-1, 4-0 but lost against Diana Mascenikova and Leontina Slovak 5-3, 4-1 to finish in second place overall.

Hignett also competed in the 16 & under Girls singles where she defeated Liliana Fleming in the first round round 6-1, 7-6(0) before losing in the quarters against Mascenikova 7-5, 6-4. In the 14 & under Girls singles event Hignett was knocked out in the semis by Williams 6-1, 3-6, [1-0](9) and Reid won the consolation event beating Lucy Peer 4-1, 4-0 in the final.


Before Christmas fellow performance player Jasmin Bromilow and her partner Graziella Barrett were runners-up in 18 & under Girls Doubles at the White Horse Indoor Junior Winter Tennis Tournament in Oxford. Bromilow/Barrett beat Jasmine Conway and Daniela Kotara in the quarters 5-4(4), 4-5(2), [1-0](8), Leontina Slovak/Rachel Barnett 5-3, 4-2 in the semis before losing in the final against Jessica Matthews and Imogen Haddad 3-5, 4-1, [1-0](5). Bromilow also competed in the 18 & under Girls singles but was knocked out into semi finals but her doubles partner and eventual runner-up Graziella  4-0, 4-0.

Hignett and Reid also competed in this Grade 4 event finishing as 18 & under Girls consolation runners up. They lost to Matthews/Haddad in the quarters of the main draw 5-4(4), 4-5(2), [1-0](8) and then beat Izabella Harte and Lara Frank 4-2, 4-0 in the consolation semi-final before losing in the final against Conway/Kotara 4-0, 4-0.

Great job girls 😉


Half Term Runners-Up Title for Hignett and Reid

Totally Tennis performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid were runners-up in the 14 and under Girls Doubles event held at the David Lloyd Southampton October Half Term Tournament. In the round robin event the girls played three matches beating Magda Kornijczuk and Thea Sprawson 4-1, 4-1, Grace Williams and Katy Jarvis 5-3, 4-2. but lost to overall winners Paulina Jurkowska and Annalise Smith 4-0, 4-2. 

The pair were also third in the Haslemere 16U Doubles Winter County Tournament held earlier this month. In the quarters, the girls beat Giulia Lesa and Valentina Carrier 4-1, 4-2 but unfortunately then lost in the semis to eventual runners-up Grace Williams and Katy Jarvis 4-3(4), 4-2. The girls went onto win the third/fourth playoff match beating Kira Turpin and Elle Wright 4-0, 4-0 to finish in third place overall.

Congratulations girls!





Amazing success for Totally Tennis players at Junior County Championships

Totally Tennis performance players are celebrating after a very successful week at this year’s Hampshire & IOW Junior County Championships 2017 held at the Winchester Racquets And Fitness club last week.


Dean Cooper Kirby won an impressive four titles; the 14 & under Boys Singles, the 16 & under Boys Singles as well as both the 14 & under and 16 & under Doubles titles with partner Alfie Reynolds. Fellow Sherfield School tennis scholars Liam Hignett and Daniel Prickett were also winners; Hignett won three titles and was crowned Men’s singles champion, 18 & under Boys singles champion and the 18 & under Boys doubles title with partner Jake Norris. Prickett won the 12 & under Boys Singles event and was also runner-up to Cooper Kirby in the 14 & under Boys Singles.


Isla Hignett was runner-up in the 16 & under Girls Singles after losing to Magda Kornijczuk in the final 6-0, 6-1, Kornijczuk had also beaten clubmate Jasmin Bromilow in the semis 6-0, 6-1. Kirsty Da Silva won the 14 & under consolation final and Hignett and clubmate Tillie Reid were third in the 14 & under Girls Doubles after beating Da Silva and Bromilow in the playoff match 4-0, 4-0. In his first green tournament Dylan Cooper Kirby was third in the 10 & under Boys Doubles with partner Ami Talpallikar. Harry Feast won the 14 & under Boys singles consolation final beating Leo Gamon 6-1, 6-4.

Congratulations everyone!








More Titles For Tillie

Totally Tennis performance player and Sherfield School tennis scholar Tillie Reid is having a run of success in her summer tournament schedule. She won the Southampton Junior Open 16 & under Girls title at the end of last month and this week she was crowned the 14 & under Girls singles champion at the Hazelmere Junior Tournament.

img_2582.jpgIn the Grade 4 Southampton tournament, held at Totton And Eling Tennis Centre, Reid won all her four matches in the round robin competition to win the overall title and collect the gold medal (pictured above). She defeated Jena Gregory 4-1, 4-1, Alice Calder 4-1, 4-2, Mia Gerty 4-1, 1-4, 10-6 and Simi Osula 4-2, 4-1.

At this week’s Hazelmere LTC Tournament held at Haslemere Lawn Tennis Club in Surrey, Reid won the Grade 4 event after an epic final between her and fellow Hampshire player Mia Gerty (who she defeated in the Southampton event) that certainly entertained the crowd. After a bye in the first round Reid beat Bo Edwards 6-1, 6-0 in the quarters followed by a walkover against Sophie Marie Lowe in the semis and a 7-5, 6-2 win against Gerty in the final.


In the 16 & under Girls Doubles Reid and partner Sienna Boyce finished as runners-up after beating Charlotte Griffiths/Olivia Russell 6-2, 6-0, Imogen Garthwaite/ImogenWatt 6-0, 6-1 before losing in the final to Millicent Edwards/Hattie Venneman 6-0, 6-0.

Congratulations Tillie!


Mixed Success For Players In Winchester

Totally Tennis performance players were in action last week at the Winchester Babolat Open 2017 held at the Winchester Racquets And Fitness club with varying levels of success.

Dean Cooper Kirby picked up one winners and two runners-up trophies at the event held last week. He won the 16 and under Boys Doubles with partner Alexander Pearch (pictured below) defeating Edwin Lau and Anirudhha Hazarika in the quarters 6-4, 4-6, [1-0](7) and then Thomas Horsley and Lleyton Scott 4-6, 6-3, [1-0](8) in the semis. In the final they beat Henry and Louis Bowden 6-0, 7-6(3).

20170816_165902In the 18 and under Boys singles, Cooper Kirby was the runner-up after losing in the final to Henry Bowden 6-1, 6-1. After a bye in the first round Cooper Kirby beat Archie Hillier 6-3, 6-3 in the second round, David Brehme in the quarters 6-3, 1-6, [1-0](2) and club and school team mate Miles Bromilow 1-6, 6-3, [1-0](6) in the semis. Bromilow also had a bye in the first round and then defeated Otto Schlüter 6-1, 4-6, [1-0](6) in round two and Alfie Reynolds 6-2, 6-3 in the quarters before losing to Cooper Kirby.


In the 18 and Under Boys Doubles Bromilow and Cooper Kirby joined forces beating Joshua Davis-Lye and Luke Strivens in the semis 4-2, 5-3 but fishing as runners-up after losing to Bowden and Daniel Webb in the final 4-0, 5-4(7).

Liam Hignett won the Open Men’s Singles consolation final beating 18 and under Boys winner Bowden 6-0, 6-0. Hignett teamed up with Open Mens Singles winner Louis Allen in Open Mens Doubles and after a bye in the first round the boys lost in semis against Miles Mcdowall and Harvey Reed 4-6, 6-3, [1-0](6).

IMG_5436After a bye in the first round of the 14 and under Girls Singles Isla Hignett beat Mia Sibley 7-6(4), 6-0 in the quarters before losing to eventual overall winner Jessica Longjohn 6-2, 6-2 in the semis. Clubmate Jasmin Bromilow lost in her first round match against Katy Jarvis 6-3, 6-1. In the 16 and under Girls Singles Hignett beat Ellie Black in the first round 6-3, 6-1 but then lost in the quarters to Orla Cooper 6-0, 6-0.  Bromilow was beaten in her first round match by Emma Stewart 6-4, 6-1

In the 16 and under Girls Doubles, Hignett and Bromilow lost in the quarter finals against Jessica Longjohn and Katy Jarvis 4-2, 2-4, [1-0](10) but won the 18 and Girls Doubles consolation final beating Mia Sibley and Gabriella Lindley 5-3, 4-1. 




Sherfield School Boys In Action At The National Championships

The Sherfield School Boys team, which consists of four Totally Tennis performance players, completed in the Team Tennis Schools National Championships Finals 2016-2017 (formerly known as the Glanville Cup) at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

image1The Boys Team (L to R) Alex Dawson, Liam Hignett, former Sherfield School Head of PE Adam Gibson, Miles Bromilow and Dean Cooper Kirby

The team of Liam Hignett, Miles Bromilow, Alex Dawson and Dean Cooper Kirby were playing in a tough field of the top sixteen teams in the country at the weekend long event. Unfortunately the boys were knocked out in the first round of the main draw by Cheam High School 8-4. Bromilow and Cooper Kirby both won their singles matches 4-1, 3-5, 1-0(6) and 4-2, 4-2 respectively but Hignett and Dawson lost, both pairings were beaten in the doubles.

The boys then competed in the consolation draw beating Queen Elizabeth School, Cumbria 10-0 followed by St.Peter’s RC High School 8-4 in the semis but then lost in the final against St Bede’s 8-2 with Bromilow the only player to win a match.

Top seeds Culford School A were the overall winners beating third seeds Reed’s School in the final 8-2. In the Girl’s event (formerly known as the Aberdare Cup)  second seeds Talbot Heath School A beat top seeds Queenswood School in the final 8-4.