Isla and Jasmin Meet Judy Murray

Totally Tennis performance players Isla Hignett and Jasmin Bromilow attended the Inter-County touch tennis competition, which was part of the South West She Rallies initiative with Judy Murray MBE, last week at David Lloyd Long Ashton.

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Murray has teamed up with the LTA to grow the game for women and girls as she  delivers the first series of She Rallies regional events across the country. The Totally Tennis girls were part of the ten girls invited from Hampshire and IOW to take part in the event which included a Q&A session with Murray. They then paired up to play in the touch tennis competition with other players from the around the different regions.

 

Murray said “There’s been so much engagement and activity in four short months that I’m sure She Rallies is going to achieve its goal of getting more girls playing, and more women delivering tennis!

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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – Friday 30th September

Totally Tennis are once again hosting a tennis and coffee morning as part of Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning campaign. On Friday 30th September, the club will host its Friday morning tennis session from 10am followed by coffee and cakes at 11.30am at the indoor centre, inviting guests to join together to contribute to the charity’s goal to raise its £8 million target.

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In 2015 the charity celebrated the 25th anniversary of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raising a whopping £27.6 million in the process. Headline partner Marks and Spencer contributed a massive £2.2million of that total alone via its staff and customers.  The annual event, which the club has always supported has become part of the club’s charity event calendar, encouraging its players to get fit and healthy whilst raising money for a good cause and do a little baking too. There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer and it’s estimated that by 2030 that figure will be closer to 4 million people. Macmillan want to be there for them all, their goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone, providing medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care. From diagnosis, through treatment and beyond Macmillan provide constant support to fight life’s biggest challenge.
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Last year supporters of Macmillan Cancer Support raised a combined total of £229 million, an £11.8 million increase on 2014 and reached 5.8 million people affected by cancer. Did you know that just £28 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping people living with cancer and ensuring that their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. Find out more information about Macmillan’s Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning hereTotally Tennis’ ninety minute morning sessions provides a healthy mixture of coaching, fitness and social match play in mixed sessions every Monday and Friday from 10.00am – 11.30am. For more information, please telephone 01256 358816 or visit our website www.totallytennis.co.uk
 Some of the ladies enjoying the 2015 event at Totally Tennis
Information and official advertising material sourced from coffee.macmillan.org.uk

Hampshire Court Ladies Crowned Divison 1 Champions

Hampshire Court Ladies A team were crowned Division One champions of the Basingstoke and District Tennis League Winter Season with an impressive seven wins and one draw over the season.

The team won their final match of the season with a top of the table clash against Goodworth Clatford which ended in a 7 – 1 victory for the Hampshire Court team.  

It has been a great team performance from Sally Cackett, Julie Frankland, Emma Giddings, sisters Jordan and Kelsey Mosquera, Bianca Walker, Elaine Witham and Tina Wood who won fifty-five sets overall losing just nine in their first winter season in Division 1, even more impressive to finish the season as champions.  

Team members Kelsey Mosquera and Elaine Witham

Team Captain Tina Wood said “I want to thank all the ladies for playing in the Ladies A team this winter season.  We concluded the season with yet another win.” She added  “Division 1 Champions in our first season up there! What a result!

The next challenge for the Hampshire Court team will be the Summer League where they face more tough opposition against teams such as Andover, Oakley and Old Basing.

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Due to popular request Totally Tennis have introduced a NEW ADULT SOCIAL MATCHPLAY session on the last Sunday of every month. The first one is on Sunday 27th September from 2- 4pm and will cost £10 per player.  Come along and join in the fun and help us make it a success!

Don’t forget it’s also the MacMillan Worlds Biggest Coffee Ladies Morning this Friday from 10am onwards. Join us for coffee and cakes and help raise money for this great cause.

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Fifth Place Finish for Hampshire Court Ladies

The Hampshire Court Ladies Vets team finished fifth overall in Division 1 of the Babolat Hampshire and Isle of Wight Seniors Doubles League after a mixed season of results. In their final match of this years league they faced tough opposition from the West Hants Club ladies from Bournemouth who have won all their matches and will be crowned winners of Division 1. The home fixture saw Sandie Benham, Lesley Miotto, Elaine Whitham and Sally Clackett in action and even though it was a great match the result went to the Bournemouth ladies 4-0 (49 – 25 games).

unnamedBentham and Miotto lost to Carol Dickie/Alison Hockey 7-5, 6-3 and were beaten by Wendy Hewitt/Sue West 6-4, 6-2. Whitham and Clackett suffered a similar fate losing 6-2, 6-4 to Hewitt/West and 6-2, 6-3 against Dickie/Hockey.

Miotto said “We had a really good match and put up a very spirited and enjoyable fight, but lost!

Well done ladies on another great season representing Hampshire Court!

Hampshire Court Ladies Vets Back On Track

The Hampshire Court Ladies Vets team had an excellent result against the Milford-on-Sea Ladies Vets team last Thursday after their recent run of bad luck in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Babolat Veterans 40+ Summer League.

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In the home fixture at Hampshire Court, Bev Cleaver and Sandie Benham won 6-1, 6-3, then 7-5, 6-4 and Elaine Whitham with partner Julie Frankland won their matches 6-4, 6-4 and  6-1, 6-0 giving the team a resounding 4-0 overall victory (Sets 8-0 and games 49 – 22). The ladies now have one last fixture remaining against West Hants Club also on home turf later this week.

Congratulations ladies and good luck in your last match!

Not All Plain Sailing For The Hampshire Court Ladies

The Hampshire Court Ladies Vets team have had a couple of defeats in their latest matches in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Babolat Veterans 40+ Summer League after a previous run of good results.

In the home fixture against Winchester they lost 3-1 (39-34) overall. Sally Clackett and Julie Frankland recorded a scoreline of 6-1, 4-6, (7-10) then 6-0. 6-2. Lesley Miotto and new addition to the team Tina Wood won 7-5, lost the second set 6-4 and lost in the tie-break 11-9 and in the second match they lost 6-3, 6-3

Motto said, “Had we won even one of the two tie-breaks we would have won the match and Tina and I were even up 7-4 during the tiebreak

VetsJune2015Sandie, Tina, Lesley, Bev, Sally and Julie played in the home fixture against Winchester and away at the Virgin Active Hants Club in Southampton

At the Virgin Active, Hants Club in Southampton the ladies played on the indoor carpet surface losing 4-0 (49-24) overall to the team that were Divison One winners last season. Bev Cleaver and Sandie Benham were defeated 6-3. 7-5 and then 6-3, 6-4. Miotto and Wood also lost 6-4, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-0.

They then lost at Riverside 4-0 (48 – 25 games) with Frankland and Elaine Whitham losing three sets and winning one 2-6,1-6; 6-7, 6-3, (7-10) and Benham and Cleaver recording a similar result 1-6, 1-6: 1-6, 7-6, (6-10). They then faced Winchester again away in their latest fixture in Winchester, losing against an on form opposition.

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