It was the turn of the younger players to compete last weekend in the latest South West Winter County Tour held at the indoor centre by coach Liam Hignett.
Two Totally Tennis players, Harry Dolman and Kevin Karjalainen competed in the 9 and under Mixed Singles along with six other players. Dolman (pictured above with former TT coach Jordan Frederick who returned for the event) was declared the winner after beating Ralph Du Boulay in the quarters 10-5, Karjalainen in the semis 10-7 and Haohan Lu in the final 11-9.
Photo used with courtesy of Jordan Frederick.
Totally Tennis were well placed across the age groups in the final placings of the Hampshire & Isle of Wight 2014/15 Winter Leaderboards with four winners, two runners-up and lots of other players finishing in top ten positions.
Mini performance player and Sherfield School Tennis scholar Kirsty Da Silva (pictured below) topped the Girls 9 and under leaderboard with 400 points and earned herself a gold medal in the process. Fellow club players Melissa Toner and Amberly Chapman joined her on the board in third and sixth place respectively. In the Boys 9 and under leaderboard Theo Harrison was fourth with 393 points and Eduard Lakatos finished in sixth place overall with 361 points.
A very happy Kirsty Da Silva with her winers medal
Fellow mini performance player and tennis scholar Tillie Reid won the 10 and under Girls leaderboard with 747 points and teammate Nina Williams was third and Da Silva was fifth overall in this age group. The club had another winner in the 12 and under Girls leaderboard with another tennis scholar, Jasmin Bromilow taking the top spot with 322 points and Isla Hignett finishing as runner-up with 265 points. Harry Feast was third overall in the 12 & under Boys category with 177 points.
Harry Feast finished third in the 12 & under Boys leaderboard
Not to be outdone by their younger sisters Miles Bromilow and Liam Hignett topped the 16 & Under Boys leaderboard. The two performance players and tennis scholars finished in first and second place, with Bromilow winning gold on 616 points and Hignett in the silver position with 552 points overall. Clubmate Alex Dawson was in fifth place with 262 points.
Congratulations to all our players for another fantastic winter season!
County competition Leaderboards show how well players are performing during the Winter and Summer seasons in a particular competition circuit. Leaderboards provide a great way for young players to track their progress just as the top players do on the ATP and WTA tours.
Mini Performance player Tillie Reid won the 12 and Under Girls title at the South East Regional Junior Tournament held at Epsom Lawn Tennis Club last Wednesday. Playing in the compass draw format Reid beat Austeya Talkus 4-0, 4-0 in the quarter-final followed by Valeria Beltran-Cespedes 4-1, 4-1 in the semis and then Grace Penny 4-2, 4-0 in the final to win the gold medal. Congratulations Tillie 😉
Also competing in the event was clubmate Nina Williams who lost in the semi-final of the main draw to Beltran-Cespedes 4-0, 5-3 and in the consolation event she defeated Talkus in the semi-final 4-0, 0-4, [10-7] but she then lost in the final against Maddie Crow 4-1, 4-1.
Mini Performance player and Sherfield School Tennis scholar Tillie Reid won her first gold medal of 2015 at the South East Winter Grade 4 County Girls 10 and under tournament at Guildford Tennis Academy. Competing in the compass draw, Reid beat Kate Manfield in the quarter finals 5-3, 2-4 [1-0], (6), Emma Goodacre in semi final 4-2, 2-4 [1-0] (8) and Evangelia Pieri in final 5-4 (5), 0-4 [1-0] (6) to win the event. As winner of the event Reid has qualified for the linked Grade 3 Regional event at Sutton.
Mini Performance player Tillie Reid won the gold medal at the West Hants Grade 4 Orange Indian Wells Tournament held at the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club in Bournemouth on Sunday.
On a sunny Sunday in Bournemouth Reid, playing in the 9 and under Girls Singles event, defeated Martyna Clubatiuk 7-3, 3-7, 7-1 in the quarter finals Fern Aston in the semis 7-3, 7-3 and Nora Khediri in the final 7-5, 6-8, 7-3 to win the tournament and take the top prize.
Reid wins Gold at West Hants on Sunday.
Reid’s coach Jamie Jordan said “It’s great that Tillie won in Bournemouth and it shows that she is improving week by week. Congratulations Tillie!”
Totally Tennis Mini Performance player Tillie Reid won the Gold medal at the West Hants Orange Tour Japan Open held at the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club in Bournemouth yesterday. Reid won four matches in the Grade 5 event to clinch the 9 and under Girls singles title beating Fern Ashton 7-5, 8-6, Martyna Ciubatiuk 7-2, 8-6, Sienna May 7-2, 7-3 and Antonia Fox 7-1, 7-1.
A Proud Moment – Totally Tennis coach Jamie Jordan with Gold Medalist Tillie Reid
The previous day, Reid had a third place finish in the 9 and under Girls Singles event at the Grade 3 Bucks ITI Winter Regional Tournament Tennis held at Bucks Indoor Tennis Centre, Buckinghamshire. In the group stages she had two long three set matches beating Elina Pickerd-Barua 7-4, 4-7, 7-2 and Darcey Rowles 4-7, 7-5, 7-4 in Group C but lost to Monika Todorova 7-4, 7-4 to go through to main draw as group runner-up. In the quarter finals she defeated Keya Das 7-5, 4-7, 8-6 but then lost to Maria Privalova in a close match 8-6, 7-5 in the semis. She then beat group adversary Todorova in three sets 4-7, 7-5, 7-5 in the third/fourth playoff match to finish in a respectable third place.
Jordan said of Reid’s success, “Tillie had a great weekend of tennis coming third in the regional tournament on Saturday and on Sunday she stepped up her game and played fantastic tennis to win Gold at West Hants event. It is great to see all her hard work and training sessions are paying off and I am very proud of her.”