Three Totally Tennis girls, Isla Hignett, Tillie Reid and Jasmin Bromilow were part of the Hampshire & IOW 14 & under Girls County Cup who won the regional playoffs
The 2018 Great British Tennis Weekend (GBTW) at the indoor centre
The St. Mary’s A team won the annual Primary Schools Tournament
Lots of fun was had at the May Half Term Tennis Camps
Coach Jamie Jordan pictured with the 10 & under Team Tennis squad who were unlucky to lose their first away match against Portsmouth Tennis Academy
The Hampshire Girls were unlucky at the National Finals in Nottingham
May’s Tennis Tips
Totally Tennis performance player Kirsty Da Silva, 13 was runner-up in the 16 and under Girls singles event held at the Atlantic Racquet Centre in Bideford, Devon.
Second seed Da Silva competed in the Grade 4 tournament last Friday beating Evie Norris-Bishop in the third set tie-break of their quarter-final match 1-4, 4-1, 10-6. She then beat Lucy Ward in the semis 4-2, 4-3 before losing to 15-year-old Katie Rowe in the final 4-1, 4-2. .
Da Silva (right) pictured with event winner Rowe
Kirsty’s mum Sue said, ” Kirsty played consistently and really deserved to get to the final where she lost against an older opponent. All in all, a pretty good performance.”
Follow the weekly tennis tips by Totally Tennis Head Coach James McIntosh designed to improve your game.
Tip 13: Creating topspin on your backhand
Make sure your racket head drops below the ball before you hit. Then try to accelerate the racket up the back of the ball to help create topspin.
Wrong – Racket head too high.
Correct – Racket head is dropped.
Read all the previous tips in the Tennis Tip tab – totallytennis.wordpress.com/tennis-tips/
The Totally Tennis 10 and under team have moved to second place in the Mixed Division 1 of the Team Tennis Hampshire & IOW 2018 league, just behind Winchester Racquets and Fitness, after losing their away match against Portsmouth Tennis Academy (PTA) last weekend.
The team of Hayden Cummings, Dylan Cooper Kirby, Guhan Chendhilkumar and Charlie Mackenzie travelled to Portsmouth with coaches Jamie Jordan and Jordan Frederick to compete in the fixture that took place on Sunday. In the singles Cummings was the only player to win his match beating Savva Sujetov 4-2, 5-3 so the scoreline was 3-1 to the home team going into the doubles.
Unfortunately things didn’t go to plan in the doubles either with the pairing of Cummings/Cooper Kirby losing against Sujetov/William Harrison 5-3, 4-2 and Chendhilkumar/Mackenzie being beaten by Meru Shrivastva/Zachary Cocker 4-1, 4-2. The final score was 10-2 to PTA and with Winchester beating David Lloyd Southampton A 12-0 in their fixture on Sunday they have moved to the top of the table.
Jamie said, “I thought the team played very well but unfortunately couldn’t get the win but we are all very proud of them.”
The Totally Tennis team now have one more away match to play this season on Sunday 17th June against Winchester. There’s everything to play for as all three teams at the top (Winchester, TT and PTA) level on 4 points each, but it’s going to be a tough match and Winchester have a game in hand. Good Luck boys 😉
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Performance player Liam Hignett is running a series of Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) tournaments at Totally Tennis this summer.
The first two events are now open for entries (click on the links below to enter)
Saturday 30th June – 16U Boys and Girls Doubles (Grade 4)
16U Doubles – https://www3.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Competition/?ctn=1-FKZ5P80
Sunday 1st July – 12U Boys and Girls Singles (Grade 5)
12U Singles – https://www3.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Competition/?ctn=1-FKZEKOA
Looking for healthy alternative for your children in the May Half Term break? Want your children to have fun and learn a new sport in school holidays? Then Totally Tennis has just the answer ……….
Children can keep active whilst having lots of fun and learn a new sport in the school holidays with the clubs popular Tennis and Multi Sport Camps that will be running at Totally Tennis’ indoor centre in the War Memorial Park (9am – 4.00pm) from Tuesday 29th May until Friday 1st June with morning and afternoon sessions as well as full-day options.
The scheme has OFSTED accreditation and the sessions are run by our experienced Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) qualified and licensed coaches. Sessions at both venues will include tennis and multi-sports activities. Children must be 5 and over to stay for the full day. Each child should dress appropriately for tennis activities and need to bring a packed lunch, drinks and wear sunscreen if the weather is good. Children will be supervised throughout the day, including lunch breaks and swimming sessions.
Rackets will be provided for those who need one. Please note refunds will only be given with 24 hours notice and sessions need a minimum number of participants in order to take place. As a result of a cancellation by Totally Tennis an alternative will be offered.
For more information about the Tennis Camps at either venue please telephone Totally Tennis on 01256 358816, email email@example.com or visit the website www.totallytennis.co.uk
Totally Tennis hosted the annual Primary Schools Tennis Tournament at the indoor centre this week with a total of fifteen teams competing from five local schools; St Mary’s Junior School, St John’s C of E Primary School, Sherborne St John Primary School, Castle Hill Primary School and Winklebury Junior School.
The teams played in three boxes of five teams with the top two teams and two of the best third placed teams progressing through to the quarter final stages. There were four players in each team and each player played one singles match with the format of tie breaks to 10 points.
In the first semi-finals, it was a very close match with the St Mary’s A team drawing against the St Johns A team 2 – 2 but St Mary’s just edged the victory with one extra point overall to win 32 – 31. In the second semi-final match Sherborne A beat St. Mary’s B 3 – 1. In the final St Mary’s A beat Sherborne 4 – 0 to be crowned the champions and St John’s won the third/fourth place play off beating St Mary’s B 3 – 1.
Both the winners and runners-up teams, St Mary’s A and Sherborne, will now go on to represent Basingstoke in the Hampshire Games which takes place at Aldershot in June.