Player Profile: Michael Gilbert

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MICHAEL GILBERT

Squad: 50+

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Thirty-five

How were you introduced to the sport?

My two sons played

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

Indoor courts

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Johanna Konta

What do you like most about the sport?

Exercise

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Back spin chop

How often do you play?

Two/Three times a week

Do you play any other sport?

Golf 

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Still playing!

 

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January in Pictures

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Performance player Dean Cooper Kirby competed in his second European Tournament in Bergen, Norway

It was announced by Basingstoke Sports Council that Totally Tennis and performances players Liam, Isla and Tillie are all finalists in their respective categories at Annual Sports Awards to be presented in February

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All set up for the new squad term that started this month

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Player Profile: Neel Chandrasekar

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Squad: Red Squad

How old were you when you first started tennis?  

Seven

How were you introduced to the sport?

Because my dad plays tennis

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

My dad plays here

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?  

Roger Federer

What do you like most about the sport?

Spin shot

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Forehand

How often do you play?

Twice a week

Do you play any other sport?

Karate and swimming

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Runner up in the TT tour

February Half Term Tennis Camps

Looking for healthy alternative for your children in the upcoming 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 and Multi Sport Camps.

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Running at the Indoor Centre in War Memorial Park from 12th – 16th February sessions can be booked as morning, afternoon or full day options (discounted two-day packages are also available). 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 so there really is something for everyone (morning sessions tennis only, afternoon sessions tennis & multi-sport).

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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 fully qualified, licensed and experienced Lawn Tennis Association coaches.

Session Timings

Morning ~ 9am – 12 noon (Tennis)

Afternoon ~ 1pm – 4pm (Tennis & multi Sports)

Full Day ~ 9am – 4pm (children must be 5 years and over to stay all day)

Each child should dress appropriately for tennis activities and the weather (layers if chilly, sunscreen if hot), bring plenty of drinks and a packed lunch if staying all day. Children will be supervised throughout the day, including lunch breaks. 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 please telephone Totally Tennis on 01256 358816, email tt@totallytennis.co.uk or visit the website www.totallytennis.co.uk

Totally Tennis Juniors beat West Hants Team

The Totally Tennis Under 9 and Under 10 teams got their festive season off to a great start beating the team from West Hants Tennis Club, Bournemouth 47-45 in squad matches at the indoor centre.

The event, run by Head Coach James McIntosh, saw the young players competing in a series of singles matches against their West Hants opponents. Hayden Cummings, brothers Gevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar, Ansh Annareddy, Charlie McKenzie, Faith Tompkins and Jack Moria all represented the home club. Every match won counted as a point and went towards the overall team score, they also played a couple of fun team games.

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McIntosh said, “All of the players thoroughly enjoyed the matches and it was a good standard of tennis played throughout the day.” He added, “It was a great experience for everyone to play against other players from another club. We look forward to travelling to West Hants later next year for the re-match.”

Congratulations to all the players involved 😉

Player Profile: Kirsten Hazelwood

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Age: Nine

Squad: Giants

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Seven

How were you introduced to the sport?

At a tennis club in Winchester

Why did you choose Totally Tennis?

Because it’s better than my old one

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Rafael Nadal

What do you like most about the sport?

Volleys

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Smash

How often do you play?

Every Monday

Do you play any other sport?

Hockey, basketball, judo and athletics

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Coming 3rd in competitions at my old club

 

Coffee and Cake at Mixed Morning

Totally Tennis’ Mixed Morning sessions provides a healthy mixture of coaching and social match play  every Monday and Friday from 10.00am – 11.30am. You can now stay after and enjoy coffee and cake after the session.58E33654-FA08-4FF1-AF39-C64FCF64C03E

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For more information, please telephone 01256 358816 or visit our website www.totallytennis.co.uk