Win for Cummings in Buckinghamshire

Performance player Hayden Cumming has been busy competing in different tournaments in both singles and doubles competitions.

Last weekend he won the 12 & under Boys title at the Bucks Indoor Winter County Tour held at the Bucks Indoor Tennis Centre in High Wycombe. In the quarter final he beat Theron Mixides 4-1, 4-2 followed by Gabriel Hall 4-1, 4-2 in the semis and then defeated Gabriel Riminton in the final 4-0, 4-2 to win the event.

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At the South West Winter County Tour held at Totally Tennis last month Cummings and partner Thomas Allen-Green competed in the 14 & under Boys Doubles event finishing in 5th place. In the first round, of the event run by coach Liam Hignett, the pair beat Edward Hewlett/Tom Harris 3-4 (4), 4-1, [10-6] but then lost to eventual runners-up Aidan Fletcher/Dennis Dimov in the quarters 3-4 (11), 4-1, [10-2]. They then played Daniel Joita/Conrad Plum in their first play-off match winning 4-0, 4-1 and then beat Christian Rowbotham/Cesar Muresan 4-1, 4-1 in their second play-off match to finish in 5th position overall. 

In the East Winter County Tour, held at Maidenhead Lawn Tennis Centre, Cummings competed in the 12 & under Boys Doubles event with partner Theodor Kraytchev. Unfortunately the boys lost in the first round against eventual winners James Parnwell/Conrad Plum 4-2, 3-4(4), [11-9] but went on to win the consolation event after beating Thomas Taylor-Widgery/Ben Shaer in the semis 4-3(3), 4-0 and Zac Peters/Joshua Fienberg in the final 4-0, 4-0.

Congratulations Hayden 😉

Player Profile: Iraj Rai

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Age:  Eight

Squad:  Junior

How old were you when you first started tennis?

I was 5 years old.

How were you introduced to the sport?

My Dad introduced me to tennis.

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

I was interested in tennis.

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Roger Federer

What do you like most about the sport?

Forehands and fitness.

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Forehand

How often do you play?

Twice a week.

Do you play any other sport?

Football and swimming.

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Moving my racket so that it whistles and serving so that it hits the serving box.

Reid Wins Again

Totally Tennis Mini Performance player Tillie Reid won the Grade 4 Oxford Sports Half Term 10 and U Girls Singles title on Friday at the tournament held at the Oxford Sports Lawn Tennis Club.

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Reid with her latest trophy from the Oxford tournament

Reid, who is also a Sherfield School tennis scholar, won Box A after winning all three of her matches beating Michaela Shakespeare 4-0, Aislin Rees 4-0 and Aoife McGuire 4-1. In the main draw she defeated Briony Kingswood in the semi-finals 4-1 and Ruth Tyson in the final 4-1 to become champion. Congratulations Tillie!

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Reid with runner-up Tyson

Tillie’s coach Jamie Jordan who accompanied her to the tournament said, “Tillie has had an awesome two weeks of tennis. She works really hard and deserves all her success, I couldn’t be more proud, keep it up Tilliie!