TT Tour – US Open

The TT Tour US Open tournament took place at the indoor centre last weekend with events for the red and orange players run by coaching assistant Andrew Dingwall.

In the red event there were lots of really close matches and players were learning much about competing in matches. Kevin Karjalainen was the winner beating William Durman in the final 10-3. Neel Chandrasekar and Ayush Thondapu were joint third and fourth overall, other players who competed were Julia Mikztal, Roksanna Jelonek, Andrew Smith, Owen Hammond, Diya Shanmugaras and Luke Porter.

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Dingwall said, “For many players this was their first ever competition and everyone did very well by helping each other keeping score.” he added “William did incredibly well to fight through and beat Ayush 14-12 in one of the semi finals to progress to the final but was then beaten by Kevin who became TT Tour champion!

In the Orange competition there was some great tennis played with some fantastic rallies and well deserved winners. Hayden Cummings was the overall winner once again beating Guhan Chendhilkumar in the final 10-4. James Blackwell and Megan Fisher were third and fourth, Harry Dolman was fifth, sixth place went to Rory Thompson followed by Caitlin Manley and Lottie Blackwell. Special mention to Harry who battled through and beat Rory 16-14 in their very close fought match.

Dingwall commented “A special well done to Caitlin, Harry, James and Lottie for competing in their first ever TT Tour!” he continued, “Congratulations to Hayden on coming out the victor against Guhan to become the champion of the day.”

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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.

TT Tour Dates 2017

Sunday 29th October – Valencia Open

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

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October Half Term Tennis Camps

Looking for healthy alternative for your children in the upcoming October Half Term break? Want your children to have fun and learn a new sport in the holidays? Then Totally Tennis has just the answer and places are filling up fast. Children can keep active whilst having lots of fun and learn a new sport with the club’s popular Holiday Tennis Camps.

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Packed with opportunities to learn and play tennis the sessions will take place at the Indoor Centre in the War Memorial Park, Basingstoke. Tennis Camps will running all week from Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October from 9.00am – 4.00pm (full day*) and bookable in various options (morning, afternoon and full-day).

IMG_1382 Tennis camps are great fun and include lots of games and mini-competitions for both new and experienced players alike for all children aged four to fifteen years. It’s a safe environment with Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) fully qualified, licensed and experienced coaches and the centre has OFSTED accreditation.

For more information about the school holiday programme held at Totally Tennis please call 01256 358816, e-mail tt@totallytennis.co.uk or visit our www.totallytennis.co.uk

*Children must be five years and over to stay all day at Tennis Camps.

September in Pictures

20170909_151646Twins Gevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar completed in the 9 & under Mixed Singles at the Bradfield Orange tournament with Kevin finishing in 3rd place.

IMG_6013Coaches Ben Jubin and Steph Catlin won the Basingstoke & District Tennis League Mixed Doubles title

20170917_151209The Chendhilkumar twins competed in the Tennace at Gxltc Red Orange Starter Red 9 & under mixed singles tournament at the Gerrard’s Cross Lawn Tennis Club where Gevin finished as runner-up

IMG_6146Totally Tennis performance player Liam Hignett won the Men’s Hampshire & IOW Champion of Doubles Champions 2017 with partner Jake Norris.

IMG_6407The ladies enjoyed coffee and cake after the Friday Mixed Morning session as part of this year’s Totally Tennis Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event

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13602D3B-B3E2-4185-A9C6-14C16060F1BDThe Chendhilkumar twins took gold (Gevin) and silver (Guhan) in the 9 and under Mixed singles event at the David Lloyd US Open tournament held at the David Lloyd Club Worthing, West Sussex.

Silver Medal for Gevin in Buckinghamshire

Totally Tennis mini tennis player Gevin Chendhilkumar was runner-up in the Tennace at Gxltc Red Orange Starter Red 9 & under mixed singles tournament held at the Gerrard’s Cross Lawn Tennis Club in Buckinghamshire.

20170917_151235In the first round Gevin defeated Sofia Escobar Daantje 10-2 followed by fergus Baxter 10-8 in the quarters and then beat Ansh Annareddy in the semi-finals 10-5. Sadly he lost in the final against Max Durkin 10-7 to finish in the runner-up position and collect the silver medal.

Twin brother Guhan also competed in the event winning his first match against Neve Bushell 10-3 before losing in the quarter final against Joshua Fienberg 10-6. He then defeated James Matthew Stokes 10-1 in his first play-off match and finished 6th overall after losing to Fergus Baxter 10-7 in his second match.

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Congratulations Gevin!

 

August in Pictures

image1Totally Tennis performance player and Sherfield Tennis Scholar Miles Bromilow finished as runner-up in two events at the Grade 3 HEAD Merseyside Tennis Open held at the Liverpool Tennis Centre

Guhan and Gevin in Oxford tournamentTotally Tennis mini tennis players Guhan and Gevin Chendhilkumar played in their first external tennis tournament, the twins competed in the 9 and under Boys Singles event which was part of the Leys Mini Tennis Tournament in Oxford

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Totally Tennis’ Liam Hignett volunteered at the IAFF World Athletic Championships in London where he met Usain Bolt

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We waved goodbye to Hampshire Court Head Coach Shyam Vithlani as he jetted off to a new job in Shanghai

img_1382.jpgTotally Tennis Summer Tennis Camps IMG_5437Totally Tennis Performance player Isla Hignett met Tim Henman and played in his tennis clinic at Wimbledon

IMG_543520170816_165902Totally Tennis Performance player Dean Cooper Kirby picked up one winners and two runners-up trophies at the Winchester Babolat Open 2017. He won the 16 and under Boys Doubles with partner Alexander Pearch (pictured above)

IMG_5436Isla Hignett and Jasmin Bromilow competed in the Winchester Babolat Open 2017 16 and under Girls Doubles

IMG_2582Totally Tennis performance player and Sherfield School tennis scholar Tillie Reid won the Southampton Junior Open 16 & under Girls title and the 14 & under Girls singles champion at the Hazelmere Junior Tournament

20170822_150744Cooper Kirby added yet another trophy to his summer haul after finishing as runner-up in The Kirk Moore Salisbury Junior Open in Wiltshire

20170829_174653Hampshire & IOW Junior County Championships 2017 – Cooper Kirby won an impressive four titles; the 14 & under Boys Singles, the 16 & under Boys Singles as well as both the 14 & under and 16 & under Doubles titles with partner Alfie Reynolds.

Screenshot_20170903-094946Fellow Sherfield School tennis scholars Liam Hignett and Daniel Prickett were also winners; Hignett won three titles and was crowned Men’s singles champion, 18 & under Boys singles champion and the 18 & under Boys doubles title with partner Jake Norris. Prickett won the 12 & under Boys Singles event and was also runner-up to Cooper Kirby in the 14 & under Boys Singles
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Player Profile: Ashton Grzbiela

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Age: Nine

Squad: Holiday Camp

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Nine

How were you introduced to the sport?

I watched it on the TV

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

To learn a new sport

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Andy Murray

What do you like most about the sport?

Playing with friends

What do you consider to be your best shot?  

Backhand

How often do you play?   

I don’t usually play

Do you play any other sport?  

Football

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?  

Learning the new skill

Player Profile: Samantha Smith

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Squad: Holiday Camp

How old were you when you first started tennis?

I was 10 years old

How were you introduced to the sport?

A school club

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

I came with my friend

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Andy Murray

What do you like most about the sport?

Being on my feet

What do you consider to be your best shot?  

Forehand

How often do you play?   

Most weekends

Do you play any other sport?  

Basketball, football and netball

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?  

Playing matches