Totally Tennis performance player Daniel Prickett won the 16U Boys Singles title at David Lloyd Southampton October Half Term Tournament 2018.
In the first round he beat Franko Stoman 6-0, 6-3 followed by a tough match against second seed Connor Turner 6-2, 6-7(6), 10-4 in round two. He then defeated eighth seed Jed Voysey 7-5, 6-4 in the quarters and third seed George Russell in the semis 6-3, 0-6, 10-4. In the final he beat fourth seed Owen Martel 7-5, 6-2 to win the title.
Totally Tennis mini tennis players Hayden Cummings, Harry Dolman and twins Gevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar also all competed in the half term event. Cummings was the consolation runner-up in the 10U Boys Singles event. He lost in the first round of the main draw against Aidan Hewitt 4-1, 4-2 but then defeated wild card Marcin Kornijczuk in the consolation quarters 4-1, 4-0 followed by Theodor Kraytchev 4-1, 4-0 in the semis before battling in the three set final against Yinghan Ho 4-0, 2-4, 13-11 to finish as runner-up.
The Chendhilkumar brothers were both also knocked out of the main draw in the first round. Gevin lost to Felix Inglis 5-3, 4-1 and then Jaydan Mitchell 4-0, 4-0 in the consolations quarters. Guhan was beaten by Alec Vaughan 4-0, 4-0 and then by eventual consolation winner Ho in the consolation quarters 4-0, 4-0. In the 9U Boys Singles Dolman played in group D and went out of the competition after coming third in the box.
Three Totally Tennis girls, Isla Hignett, Tillie Reid and Jasmin Bromilow were part of the Hampshire & IOW 14 & under Girls County Cup who won the regional playoffs
The 2018 Great British Tennis Weekend (GBTW) at the indoor centre
The St. Mary’s A team won the annual Primary Schools Tournament
Lots of fun was had at the May Half Term Tennis Camps
Coach Jamie Jordan pictured with the 10 & under Team Tennis squad who were unlucky to lose their first away match against Portsmouth Tennis Academy
The Hampshire Girls were unlucky at the National Finals in Nottingham
May’s Tennis Tips
Totally Tennis performance player Kirsty Da Silva, 13 was runner-up in the 16 and under Girls singles event held at the Atlantic Racquet Centre in Bideford, Devon.
Second seed Da Silva competed in the Grade 4 tournament last Friday beating Evie Norris-Bishop in the third set tie-break of their quarter-final match 1-4, 4-1, 10-6. She then beat Lucy Ward in the semis 4-2, 4-3 before losing to 15-year-old Katie Rowe in the final 4-1, 4-2. .
Da Silva (right) pictured with event winner Rowe
Kirsty’s mum Sue said, ” Kirsty played consistently and really deserved to get to the final where she lost against an older opponent. All in all, a pretty good performance.”
Looking for healthy alternative for your children in the February Half Term break? Want your children to have fun, burn off some energy and learn a new sport in the school holidays? Totally Tennis has just the answer – Tennis Camps.
Running at both the Indoor Centre in War Memorial Park and Hampshire Court in Chineham from 20th – 24th February, sessions can be booked as morning, afternoon or full day. Tennis camps give children plenty of opportunity to keep active and the camps are not only tennis orientated, although that is the main focus, but combine a variety of sports including swimming (Hampshire Court only), there really is something for everyone.
Tennis camps are great fun and include lots of games and mini-competitions for both new and experienced players for children aged 4 – 16 years in a safe environment with qualified licensed and experienced LTA coaches.
War Memorial Park – 9am – 4.00pm (drop off from 8.30am)
Hampshire Court – 9.00am – 4.00pm (drop off from 8.30am /4.00pm – 4.30pm pick up)
Each child should dress appropriately for tennis activities and need to bring a packed lunch, drinks and swimming kit (Hampshire Court only). Children will be supervised throughout the day, including lunch breaks and swimming sessions. Rackets will be provided for those who need one. Please note refunds will only be given with 24 hours notice and sessions need a minimum number of participants in order to take place. As a result of a cancellation by Totally Tennis an alternative will be offered.
For more information about the Holiday Tennis Camps including prices at both venues please telephone Totally Tennis on 01256 358816, email email@example.com or visit the website www.totallytennis.co.uk
Looking for healthy alternative for your children in the October Half Term break? Want your children to have fun and learn a new sport in the holidays? Then Totally Tennis has just the answer and places are filling up fast. Children can keep active whilst having lots of fun and learn a new sport in school holidays with the clubs popular Holiday Tennis Camps that will be running at Totally Tennis’ two venues across Basingstoke.
Packed with opportunities to learn and play tennis, weekly activities also include football, rounders and hockey (swimming also available at Hampshire Court only). At the indoor centre in the War Memorial Park, Tennis Camps will running all week from Monday 24th – Thursday 27th October. Sessions are bookable in various options (morning, afternoon and full-day). Sessions will run daily from 9.00am – 3.30pm (full day).
The sessions at Hampshire Court will also be available from Monday 24th until Friday 28th October running from 9.00am – 4.00pm (drop off from 8.30am, pick up from 4-4:30pm). These sessions include swimming for competent swimmers (mornings only, no swimming on Tuesdays and Thursdays) and can be booked as morning, full day, two-day and five-day packages. Member and non-member prices apply as well as the availability of two and five day packages.
Tennis camps are great fun and include lots of games and mini-competitions for both new and experienced players alike for all children aged four to fifteen years in a safe environment with Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) fully qualified, licensed and experienced coaches and the centre has OFSTED accreditation.
For more information about the school holiday programme held at both Totally Tennis venues please call 01256 358816, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our www.totallytennis.co.uk
*Children must be five years and over to stay all day at Tennis Camps.
Totally Tennis performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid both enjoyed success at the Bracknell May Open 2016 held over the half term holiday at Bracknell Lawn Tennis Club.
Hignett completed in both the 16U and 14U girls singles while Reid played in the 14U and 12U events. In the 14U event top seed Hignett was declared overall winner after a bye in the first round she won her semi-final match 4-0, 4-0 and then defeated teammate and second seed Reid in the final 6-1, 6-0. In the 16U event Hignett defeated Helena Punter in the quarter finals 6-0, 6-0 but then lost to second seed Sophie Patterson 7-6, 1-0 due too retiring.
After a bye in the quarters of the 12U Reid beat Darcy Herring Johnson 6-1, 6-2 in the semis and was then declared the winner after a walkover against second seed Olivia Cairns.
Two of the young performance players were in action over the recent half term. Performance player Liam Hignett competed in the Grade 3 David Lloyd Southampton October Mens Open Tournament 2015. He won his first match against Florian Hagmann 6-2, 6-2 but then lost to eventual runner-up Thomas Pudney 5-7, 7-5, [10-7] in his second match.
Hignett then competed in the Grade 3 Sutton Tennis and Squash Club Autumn Open Tournament playing in the men’s event. In the first round he defeated Josiah Simmons 6-3, 6-1 and Kurt Burton 6-0, 6-1 in round two and then defeated number one seed Tim Schoenert 6-4, 6-3 in the quarter-finals before losing to eventual runner-up David Brehme in a close match in the semi-finals 7-5, 5-7, 10-8. He finished off the week playing in the Grade 3 Well Place event held at Cheltenham Ladies College where he beat Taylan Ozdemir 4-2, 4-0 in the quarters but lost in the semi-final against against the eventual runner-up Freddie O’Brien 4-0, 4-2.
Like Hignett, mini performance players Kirsty Da Silva also played in the Grade 3 David Lloyd Southampton October Half Term Tournament competing in the 10 and under girls event. She lost a very close first round match in the main draw against Emma Goodacre 4-2, 5-3, even though she played really well the end result didn’t go her way. She then won her remaining three matches in the consolation draw against Fern Ashton 4-2, 1-4, 10-7, Jazmin Lilley 4-1, 5-3 Jazmin Lilley and then won the final against Sophe Hunter 3-5, 4-0, 10-6 Sophie Hunter to finish as the winner.
Da Silva’s mum Sue said “All Kirsty’s matches were intense and close contests – two of her matches went to three sets. This was by far her strongest performance in terms of intensity, power hitting and stamina – her first match started at 10.30am and she came off court at the end of her last match at 7.30pm!!” she added “Although it was only a consolation draw, all the players were of a very good standard and Kirsty showed she could compete at a very high level!”