January in Pictures | 2020

IMG_5393Head coach James McIntosh announced he was running the 2020 London Marathon for Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of his late father

IMG_5662Performance player and assistant coach Harry Feast got to the semi-final stage of the South West Winter County Tour held at the indoor centre

9e9264e0-2066-47bf-9e8e-9d9e9ec54b11Head coach James McIntosh delivered a free coaching session at Chineham Shopping centre in conjunction with The Hampshire Court’s Let’s Get Active campaign307f7891-4cbe-40c0-a66d-e3457cd6664c6b01c953-b8e8-489c-a555-0ae4a70c1423Performance player and coach Liam Hignett played in the LTA British Tour event in Stirling, Scotland

779f6f8a-d631-4934-b86d-f30b0385a81dFirst TT Tour event of 2020 – The Australian Open

74da9bf9-6f6b-4622-915c-92bccd5ea879IMG_5913Junior performance player Hayden Cummings won the 12 & under Boys title at the East Winter County Tour held at Cantley Park in Berkshire

January in Pictures

img_3121The coaching team with new member Jamie Barry (far left) who joined in January

Two new ladies joined the coaching team too, Julia Moore and Jane Timmis (R to L)

IMG_3922Lots of fun was had at the post-Christmas Tennis Camps

IMG_3921The Totally Tennis 9 & under Mixed team won the Division 1 County Tier title 

IMG_3920Back on court in 2019 with the Sherfield School Tennis Scholars 

IMG_3923New Year, New Squad Term began

img_3256Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid won the 16 & under Girls Doubles at the South West Winter County Tour event held at TT

img_3431Harry Dolman (pictured with former TT coach Jordan Frederick) won the 9 & under Mixed singles title at the South West Winter County Tour held at Totally Tennis

3e35f7ca-d35e-46bf-9919-85ccb3416f31Liam Hignett competed in the British Tour men’s event at the University of Bath

img_3253.jpgNew coach Jamie and Head Coach James on court with the Red & Orange squads

b9a13675-c81c-49fc-b527-7dbb9c08ea28Performance player and coach Liam Hignett passed his LTA Level 3 coaching qualification

2909a33f-afe4-493d-a632-e660bae79facRunner-up medal for Tom Harris in the 12 & U Boys Doubles with partner Edward Hewlett at the South West Winter County Tour held at Totally Tennis

660fb246-de1c-4ac4-a145-5febf36254d7.jpgOn court with the Sherfield School Tennis Scholars


Good turn out in the Adult morning sessions this monthf6ab3b7c-7912-4060-a58f-66244d48c226

IMG_3696Coach Jane Timmis with the Friday Dodgers Squad

How To Make Sure 2019 Is YOUR Year

January, traditionally the month of new beginnings and fresh starts. How many times have you heard (or even said), My new years resolution is to Lose weight” oGet to the gym a minimum of 4 times a week.”


Words we hear every January, empty promises that usually always end with the same outcome. By the time February comes around, most people have forgotten their new years resolutions. So how can we make sure that’s not you in 2019?

If you are successfully going to get thinner or fitter this year, whichever your goal – You must ENJOY the journey you embark on. You need to be able to see yourself sticking to it for the whole year, rain or shine  

How can I enjoy losing weight, or exercising more I hear you ask…?

Solution 1: Struggle to lose weight, or stick to a diet?

Join the next 8-week (fully online) Lean Bean Course run by our very own coach Steph Catlin from Food Is Life. The Lean Bean course is a nutrition based weight/fat loss course designed to empower you, via science-based education, to lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life.

Follow Steph on Facebook and Instagram or visit www.foodislifeuk.com


Solution 2: Don’t like the gym, or find them intimidating?

Join a sports club. A sports club that places high values on a community environment Learn a new skill, make new friends and achieve the same fitness levels as you would if you spent an hour on the treadmill at your local gin (I mean gym)

Your local tennis club is the perfect place to start and Totally Tennis has sessions available for Juniors and adults of all ages and abilities – there’s even a new adult beginner’s course starting on Saturday mornings in February. For more information telephone 01256 358816 or visit www.totallytennis.co.uk 

January is the month with the highest motivation and the biggest failure rate. Every day you have a chance to rewrite your story. Let’s make 2019 your year. 

Follow Totally Tennis on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Read all the previous Sports and Nutrition posts from Steph HERE






January in Pictures


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


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

IMG_9678Pirates and Indians squad in full swing

IMG_9646All set-up for another Totally Tennis Birthday party

World Tennis News: The Australian Open

The first Grand Slam of the 2015 tennis calendar, the Australian Open started today in Melbourne and will run for two weeks until 1st February. Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka, seeded fourth will play in the top half of the draw and kicks off his defence of the title tomorrow. Last year’s Women’s champion Li Na will not be defending her 2014 title after she was forced to retire from the tour last September with an ongoing knee injury, but she did appear with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup as part of yesterday’s opening ceremony.


Tennis legend Boris Becker welcomes the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and Norman Brookes Challenge Cup to Rod Laver Arena surrounded by the Ball Boys and Girls (source:Ben Solomon/Tennis Australia)

There are seven British players competing in the main draw events and in the men’s singles competition hopes are high for British number one and sixth seed Andy Murray who was runner-up in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Murray played his opening match at the Rod Laver Arena today beating India’s Yuki Bhambri in three sets 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) and will now face Marinko Matosevic from Australia in the second round. Fellow Brit James Ward will play his first match against thirty-first seed Fernando Verdasco and qualifier Kyle Edmund faces Steve Johnson from the USA. Liam Broady and Brydan Klein failed to make through the qualifying stages. Top seed Novak Djokovic will play tomorrow along with Wawrinka both hoping to progress to the second round to join Murray, Roger Federer (2), Rafael Nadal (3) and Tomas Berdych (7).


Murray has got his 2015 Australian Open campaign off to a good start (source:www.ausopen.com)

In the women’s event, Heather Watson faces Tsvetana Pironkova in her first round match and is the only Brit competing after Naomi Broady and Johanna Konta failed to qualify. Watson will also compete in the women’s doubles with partner Alexandra Panova from Russia. Maria Sharapova (2), Simona Halep (3) and Eugenie Bouchard (7) are all through to round two and top seed Serena Williams starts her campaign tomorrow. In the first shock defeat of the competition third seed Ana Ivanovic was knocked out in the first round by Lucie Hradecka in three sets 6-3, 3-6, 2-6.

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The Rod Laver Arena where the Australian Open action is taking place (source:www.ausopen.com)

In the Men’s Doubles competition Britain’s Jamie Murray, brother of Andy and his Australian partner John Peers fresh from victory in Brisbane are sixteenth seeds. Brit Dominic Inglot and his partner Romanian Florin Mergea are seeded fourteenth and will compete in the top half of the draw along with fellow Brit Jonathan Marray and his Ukrainian partner Sergiy Stakhovsky.

For all the news, schedules, scores and tournament information visit the official Australian Open website here


ImageIsla Hignett with her Surrey Junior Tournament 10 and under winners medal

ImageMini Performance player Melissa Toner squats in the Strength and Conditioning session


Hampshire Court Performance Player Eduard Lakatos was 8 and under Mixed winner at Kingsley


West Hants Gold medal winner Tillie Reid with TT coach Jamie Jordan


New TT jackets to see the coaches through the wet and cold Winter monthsImageMultiple tournament winner eight-year-old Theo Harrison


Totally Tennis have been nominated for the ‘Club of the Year’ award at the annual Basingstoke Sports Awards