TT Tour 2020

The TT Tour is back for 2020 giving all Totally Tennis squad players the opportunity to play in regular competitions held at the indoor centre. Tournaments will be held throughout the year and the top eight players from each squad will be invited back for the Grand Finals in November for a chance to finish as the club’s champion in each age group!

The tournament dates for the first months of the year have been released with the first events scheduled for next weekend (Saturday 25th/Sunday 26th January). Players are invited to compete in the different tournaments based on ball colour and squads –  RED (Pirates, Indians, Red Squad), ORANGE (Dodgers and Orange Squad), GREEN (Giants and Green Squad) and YELLOW (A,B,C and Performance Squads).

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The TT Tour is a competition programme for Totally Tennis junior players with several tournaments held throughout the year. See the schedule below for full list of date of competitions for Red & Orange and Green & Yellow players. An up-to-date leaderboard will show each player’s rankings in each group. Points are awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as additional points for entering.

Date

Squads

Ball Colour

Time

Saturday 25th January

Pirates, Indians & Red

Dodgers & Orange

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 26th January

Giants & Green

A,B,C & Performance

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 22nd February

Pirates, Indians & Red

Dodgers & Orange

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 23rd February

Giants & Green

A,B,C & Performance

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 26th March

Pirates, Indians & Red

Dodgers & Orange

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 27th March

Giants & Green

A,B,C & Performance

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 25th April

Pirates, Indians & Red

Dodgers & Orange

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 26th April

Giants & Green

A,B,C & Performance

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

PLAYERS MUST BOOK IN BEFORE THE EVENT. There must be a minimum of 4 players per age group for each tournament to be played. Each event costs £6.50 per player. All players interested in participating can book in reception or call the office on 01256 358816.

Read more about the TT Tour in previous posts HERE

December in Pictures

D0F35E46-BFE9-45A8-AA3B-4DCA7AA9E4D9Festive season at the indoor centre

50+ Christmas Party

53e8f79a-f064-4105-8d33-ddbc05c83fe5Pub Quiz Fundraiser

8684AC5C-5A10-4359-8E1E-47D45985A1CCChristmas Jumper Week to raise money for Save The Children

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IMG_5011Hayden Cummings won the 12 & under Boys title at the Bucks Indoor Winter County Tour

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D1D21DD6-E07C-4291-894C-CA951C627160Liam Hignett played at the LTA British Tour Masters held at the National Tennis Centre

IMG_5087Performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid won the 18 and under Girls Doubles title at the White Horse Indoor Junior Winter Tennis Tournament

7ec7e618-b322-44fe-975d-22129dad57efChristmas Mini Tennis Tournament

IMG_5227Performance player Isla Hignett was runner-up in the 16 & under girls singles at the Eastleigh Open 2019

IMG_5236.jpegHayden Cummings won the 12 & under Boys title at Muswell Hill

Cummings Wins Muswell Hill Title

Performance player Hayden Cummings won the 12 & under Boys singles event at the Our Lady of Muswell Christmas Tournament in Middlesex.

After a bye in the first round Cummings beat Daniel Ben Yair 3-4(5), 4-2, 1-0(6) in round two, Dylan Powell 4-1, 4-2 in the quarters and Obi Budworth in the semis 4-2, 4-0. In the final he defeated former clubmate Nikesh Reddy Bomma 4-2, 4-1.

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Congratulations Hayden 😉

Runners-up Medal for Isla at the Eastleigh Open

Performance player Isla Hignett played in the 16 & under girls singles at the Eastleigh Open 2019, held at the David Lloyd Club in Southampton, finishing in the runner-up spot.

Second seed Hignett had a bye in the first round and then beat Daisy Doherty 6-1, 6-1 in the quarters and fourth seed Isabella Hope in the semis 6-1, 6-2 before losing in the final against third seed Nora Khediri 6-3, 7-5. In the 16 and under Girls Doubles Hignett and partner Tillie Reid defeated Olivia Higgs and Polina Ivanushkina in the quarters 4-0, 4-0 but lost out in the semis to top seeds Helen Coomber and Amelia Monteith 4-1, 4-0. Reid also competed in the singles but lost in the first round against Scarlett Doman 6-1, 6-0. 

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In the 12 & under boys singles Hayden Cummings lost in the first round against second seed Olivier Paris 7-6(2), 6-1. He also played in the 12 & under Boys Doubles with partner Oliver Rycroft  losing in the quarters to Jack Ford and Henry Hughes 4-2, 4-2. The pair were runners-up in the 12 & under Boys Doubles consolation event after losing to Thomas Hargreave and Noah Mayers in the final 4-2,2-4, 10-6.

 

 

Christmas Jumper Week 2019

Coaches and players of all ages joined in with the club’s festive charity event ‘Christmas Jumper Week’ in support of Save The Children‘s now annual official Christmas Jumper Day that took place across the country on Friday 13th December.

5e9bf327-0ba4-48e2-aba5-1701cfed97fbDonations can STILL be made via the Totally Tennis Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day Just Giving page – click www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CJD190038133 to donate £2 (or more if you’re feeling generous) to help us reach our team target.

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Christmas Jumper Day raises money to help create a brighter future for children. Find out more about the Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day by clicking HERE. Every pound donated will give children in the UK and around the world the chance to grow up healthy and happy, so they can become who they want to be! Just £2 could pay for antibiotics for eight children suffering from pneumonia, one of the biggest killers of children, whilst £5 could provide a winter jacket for a child in Syria. Read more about Save The Children and how their annual Christmas Jumper Day campaign helps children HERE05adcb34-047f-484c-b014-2620b2f7bf46

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Official photos and additional info used with courtesy of savethechildren.org.uk/christmas-jumper-day

Meet Our Assistant Coaches: Andrew Dingwall

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Coach Profile: Andrew Dingwall

Coaching Qualification: Level 2

How old were you when you first started playing tennis?
Four years old

How were you introduced to the sport?
My family all played and were passionate about tennis

What made you come to work at Totally Tennis?
The friendly atmosphere of the team

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?
Rafael Nadal

What do you like most about coaching tennis?
The players looking forward to tennis each work and having fun whilst improving at the sport

How often do you coach?
One day a week

Do you play any other sport?
Only skiing once a year

What is your greatest achievement in tennis so far?
Getting to the sixth form national finals

Read more about the Totally Tennis coaching team on the COACHING TEAM tab or click totallytennis.wordpress.com/meet-the-team/

November in Pictures

07eb695c-70e3-42d1-83eb-bd0cf9a9190aTotally Tennis DS Sessions take place on Sunday mornings at the indoor centre

690AB843-4259-400F-B1C3-A87CA7E7458APerformance player Hayden Cummings enjoyed some sunny clay court training at La Manga in Spain

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IMG_4153Performance player and coach Liam Hignett represented Hampshire & IOW in the Men’s Winter County Cup

f1197427-9718-4d8d-b378-37a20a12a3d9The November TT Tour Grand finals competitors. Winners Tobi Adeniran (Red) and Luca Dharwar (Orange) pictured below

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Performance players Harry Feast and Ollie Brown made it through the semi-finals of the AOC South East Regional Boys Doubles competition representing QMC