TT Tour 2017

The TT Tour is back for 2017 and kicks off this Sunday (12th February) with the Australian Open event to be held at Totally Tennis’ Indoor Centre in the War Memorial Park, Basingstoke.

The Totally Tennis Tour is for Development Squads and Mini Performance Squads players who get the opportunity to compete in seven tournaments throughout the year. The top eight players from each squad will be invited back to play in the Grand Final’s in November for the chance to finish as the club champions. Leaderboard’s will show players rankings in each squad and points will be awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as points for entering.

The Grand Slam events of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open offer higher points of 1,000 and or the winners 500 for the runners-up. All other events give the winners 250 points, 125 for second place and 75 for third/fourth places, every player gets 100 points for all events they enter, each age group leaderboard will be updated after each tournament.

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TT Tour Dates 2017

Sunday 12th February – Australian Open

Sunday 19th March – Brazil Open

Sunday 30th April – Sony Open

Sunday 21st May – French Open

Sunday 25th June – Wimbledon

Sunday 17th September – US Open

Sunday 15th October – Valencia Open

Sunday 15th November – Grand Finals (by invitation only)

PLAYERS MUST BOOK IN BEFORE EACH EVENT. Minimum of FOUR players will be needed per age group otherwise it may get cancelled.

Red (Pirates, Indians, Red Squad) – 10am -12 noon

Orange (Dodgers, Orange Squad) 10am -12 noon

Green (Giants, Green Squad 1pm – 3.30pm

Yellow (C.B, A SQUAD, Performance) 1pm – 3pm

All players interested in participating can book in reception or call the office on 01256 358816. Each event costs £6.50 per player

Player Profile: William Durman

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WILLIAM DURMAN

Age: Five

Squad: Red

How old were you when you first started tennis?  

Four

How old were you when you we first introduced to the sport?  

Four

What made you come to Totally Tennis?   

Coach at Beechdown gym

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?  

Andy Murray

What do you like most about the sport?  

Rallying

What do you consider to be your best shot?  

Forehand

How often do you play?  

Three times a week

Do you play any other sport?   

Football

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?   

Getting into red squad

 

Christmas Fun at Totally Tennis

Totally Tennis took part in the now nationwide annual Christmas Jumper Day last Friday in aid of the Save the Children charity.  The money raised from the squad players was doubled by the club and donated to the very worthy cause.
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The Christmas themed festivities continued with the Mini Festive Fun Christmas party for the Under 10 mini tennis players.  The party had lots of fun activities including interactive  Christmas pictures made with tennis lines and cones etc, the creations were photographed and the photos shared on Instagram, the most popular photo was of Rudolph which gained  the most likes earning its creator a prize.

Player Profile: Tom Yates

 

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TOM YATES

Age: Eleven

Squad: C Squad

How old were you when you first started tennis?

I played a little when I was at Saturday classes, but started properly when I was 10 years old.

How were you introduced to the sport?

I came to the Totally Tennis camps.

What made you come to totally tennis?

Playing tennis on holiday in France.

Who is your favourite Pro Tennis Player?

Andy Murray

What do you like most about the sport?

Everything

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Cross court forehand

How often do you play?

Once a week and in the holidays

Do you play any other sport?

Football and swimming

What’s your greatest achievement so far?

Enjoying it.

Player Profile: Grace Cheeseman

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GRACE CHEESEMAN

Age: Eight

Squad: Indians

How old were you when you first started tennis?  

Eight

How were you introduced to the sport?

My Dad taught me a few things

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

My Dad wanted me to come

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Andy Murray

What do you like most about the sport?  

Hitting the ball over the net

What do you consider to be your best shot?   

Serve

How often do you play?  

Twice a week and at home

Do you play any other sport?  

No

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?   

None so far

Player Profile: Vihan Fernando

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Age: Six

Squad: Indians

How old were you when you first started tennis?  

Six

How were you introduced to the sport?

My Dad used to bring me to Munchkins

What made you come to Totally Tennis?   

My sister came here

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?  

Andy Murray

What do you like most about the sport?

It makes me move about a lot

What do you consider to be your best shot?  

Volley

How often do you play?  

Weekly

Do you play any other sport?  

Cricket

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

None so far

 

September in Pictures

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Penny Bates won ‘Most Improved Player’ at her family annual tournament held this year at St George’s Lawn Tennis Club in Weybridge

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Liam Hignett was crowned Warsash Tennis Club Closed 2016 club champion

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Daniel Ward won the Orange event at the TT Tour US Open

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Meet the coach: Jordan Frederick 

Totally Tennis supporting the annual Macmillan Cancer World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event

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