Hignett Top Seed in 18U County Cup

Totally Tennis performance player Liam Hignett represented Hampshire & Isle of Wight (IOW) in this weekend’s 18U Boys County Cup held at Taunton Tennis Centre in Somerset.

 

The Hampshire & IOW team competed in Group 3a against teams from South Wales, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire. On the first day the Hampshire boys were up against Lancashire and won two of the six singles matches. Top seed Hignett lost but Ryan Goldsworthy and Zizheng Jin both won, in the doubles Hignett and partner Jake Norris won but the other two pairs lost meaning that the team lost 6-3 overall.

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Things went pretty much the same way on day two with the Hampshire team losing to South Wales 5-4. In the singles Hignett won his match along with James Blair, Goldsworthy and Outek Dinapala so the team led 4-2 after the completion of the singles matches. In the doubles all three pairings lost so the end result went against the Hampshire team.

On the final day things were much better with the Hampshire boys beating the team from Nottinghamshire convincingly 9-0. The final results were Lancashire 6, South Wales 4, Hampshire & IOW 2 and the team from Nottinghamshire ended with no points and will be relegated to 3b.

Aegon County Cup events give players the opportunity to represent their county in team competition in national/regional stages, the age group categories range from 9U to Adults.

 

 

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Hignett Represents Hampshire in Men’s County Cup

Totally Tennis performance player Liam Hignett, 16 represented Hampshire & IOW last weekend in the Aegon Men’s Winter County Cup held at the Shrewsbury Club. The team, who were playing in Group 3a of Division, were up against opponents from North Scotland, Sussex and Nottinghamshire.

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The Hampshire team just missed out on promotion as Nottinghamshire won the group overall with six points. On the first day Hampshire beat North Scotland convincingly 9-0 followed by an 8-1 victory against Sussex on day two but they were just pipped at the post 5-4 on the final day by the stronger Nottinghamshire team.

Hignett was number one seed for both his singles matches beating Michael Welsh (North Scotland) 6-2, 6-3 but losing against Marcus Walters (Nottinghamshire) 6-3, 6-3.

The Aegon Winter County Cup is a one-off event played over three days at the end of November. It’s the second oldest County Cup event that was first played in 1946. Surrey are the most successful county with their men’s team winning sixteen times and the ladies a record twenty-six times. The forty-four counties are placed in four counties per group per gender with Group 1 the premier division.

Hignett Selected for Men’s County Cup Team

Totally Tennis performance player and Sherfield Tennis Scholar Liam Hignett has been selected for the Hampshire & IOW Men’s Winter County Cup Team that will compete this coming weekend.

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Hignett, 16 will play in the three-day event that starts on Friday at the Shrewsbury Club and will see the Hampshire team playing in Group 3a against teams from North Scotland, Sussex and Nottinghamshire.

The Aegon Winter County Cup is a one-off event played over three days at the end of November. It’s the second oldest County Cup event that was first played in 1946. Surrey are the most successful county with their men’s team winning sixteen times and the ladies a record twenty-six times. The forty-four counties are placed in four counties per group per gender with Group 1 the premier division.

Good Luck Liam and the Hampshire team!

 

Aegon Team Tennis Season Starts

The AEGON Team Tennis season started this month and will run until June. Totally Tennis have four teams entered into this years league in the 8U Mixed, 9U Mixed, 10U Mixed and 12U Boys who will all be competing in Division 1 of their respective age groups.

The Boys 12 and under team have had a mixed start to the season with one win and two losses. In the away match at Coaching4tennis, the team of Matthew Berry, Chris Bundhoo, Harry Feast and Owen Robinson won convincingly 12 – o. In the singles Berry beat Bailey Riches 6-1, 6-2, Bundhoo beat Cameron Asbee 6-1, 6-1, Feast was the victor against Jack Ramseyer 6-2, 6-0 and Robinson defeated Ethan Rawlins 6-0, 6-0. In the doubles Berry/Bundhoo beat Riches/Asbee 6-0, 6-1 and Feast/Robinson defeated Ramseyer/Rawlins 6-0, 6-0.

ImageGreat win for Berry, Bundhoo, Feast and Robinson at Coaching4tennis.

The team were beaten by Winchester Warriors 10 -2 with only Feast winning his singles match beating Issac Ebejer in three sets 6-7, 6-3, 1-0. Last weekend the team also lost against Avondale with a 10 – 2 scoreline with Bundhoo the only winner in this fixture defeating Michael Prseland 6-3, 6-1. The team now have all to play for when they face Portsmouth Tennis Academy (PTA) in their next match.

Head Coach James McIntosh said “The U12 team did well to get their first win of the summer aegon team tennis fixture, not dropping a set in either the singles or doubles and won the match 12-0. Lets hope they can get another good result when they play PTA to even up the results.”

AEGON Team Tennis provides players with regular team competition in an enjoyable atmosphere, with regular league matches, against similar standard players in a competitive team environment. Teams compete on a County basis in leagues which are appropriate to their player standard. Stronger teams in certain age groups (12&U – Open) have an opportunity to compete outside their county in regional leagues. Matches consist of singles and doubles rubbers. (source: LTA website for more information about Aegon Team Tennis in Hampshire & IOW click here )