Adult American Doubles

Celebrate the great British summer and the tennis season this July at Totally Tennis. Come and join in all the fun and play in the Adult American Doubles tournament taking place on Friday 13th July. This fun event, which will be run by coach Jamie Jordan, will take place from 6:30pm and will be followed by a BBQ and drinks ūüėČ

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When: Friday 13th July

Time: 6:30pm onwards

Cost: £15 per player

For more information contact Jamie – to book your spot telephone 01256 358816 or visit reception

Player Profile: Trevor Cain

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TREVOR CAIN

Squad:  50+

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Sixty

How were you introduced to the sport?

By my wife

What made you come to Totally Tennis?  

My wife

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Martina Hingis and Rodger Federer

What do you like most about the sport?

Good exercise and social experience

What do you consider to be your best shot?  

Volley

How often do you play?

Once per week

Do you play any other sport?

Skiing and cycling

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Improvement in my ability due to the coaching at 50+ sessions

 

North Waltham Primary Schools Wimbledon Event

The annual North Waltham Primary Schools Wimbledon event was held this year at Totally Tennis’ centre in the War Memorial Park.¬†There were two competitions, one for the younger year 3 and 4 pupils and a separate event for the older children in year 5 and 6.

Forty-five players entered the year 3 and 4 event with the players split into nine boxes of five players. It was a round robin format where players would play a match tie break to 10 points with the top sixteen players from the boxes progressing through into the knockout stages.

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The final four contested the semi-final matches; Stanley versus Ben and Kirsten against Hector, Stanley and Kirsten progressing to the final which Stanley then won 10-6 to be crowned the champion.

In the year 5&6 competition there were few players with only thirty-five entires with the players split into six boxes of five competitors. The top eight players then progressed through to the quarterfinals. In the semi-finals Faith beat Finn 10-6 and Soloman beat Harry 10-7. The final was a close affair with Faith just edging the win over Harry 11-9 to become the upper school winner.

¬†Head coach James McIntosh said, “It was great to host the North Waltham Wimbledon event at Totally Tennis.” he added, ¬†“There were so many players involved in the event and some great matches played across the day, everyone really enjoyed the event. “

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Phoebe a teacher from North Waltham said “My colleagues and I were really impressed by the standard of tennis, especially in the last sixteen of the 3 & 4¬†competition.” she added, “The children really enjoyed it and the weather was on our side!

Charity Fundraising Efforts

Totally Tennis held it’s World’s Biggest Coffee morning event in support of Macmillan Cancer Support alongside the clubs’ regular Ladies Morning session last Friday. The ladies enjoyed the drills and matchplay session followed by coffee and a choice of delicious cakes at the indoor centre. The event raised just over ¬£60 which Totally Tennis matched so overall the club contributed ¬£120 to the charity‚Äôs goal to meet its target for this year.

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The club has been a regular supporter of the annual coffee morning event for many years, raising money to donate to the charity which improves the lives of people and their families affected by cancer. Last year the nationwide coffee morning events raised £25 million and the charity aims to raise even more this year.

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The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event raising money to enable the charity to provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care in this country. The money raised at events like the coffee morning funds vital services and enables the charity to work alongside people affected by cancer and improve cancer care, making a real difference in people’s lives. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer, Macmillan can help.

TT1Centre Manager and master cake baker Emily¬†Wootton said, ‚ÄúThe Macmillan Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning is something we have always supported and I pleased that our players had the opportunity to get involved again this year, helping to make a difference whilst enjoying their hobby.‚ÄĚ

Totally Tennis Ladies Morning sessions provides a healthy mixture of coaching and social match play in a ladies only sessions every Monday and Friday from 10.00am ‚Äď 11.30am. For more information, please telephone 01256 358816 or visit our website www.totallytennis.co.uk

Player Profile: Hilary Oliver

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HILARY OLIVER

Squad: Drills, Ladies Morning and Matchplay

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Twenty-eight

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

Looking for some coaching

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Serena Williams

What do you like most about the sport?

You can enjoy if from 9 – 90 years

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Backhand slice dropshot

How often do you play?

2 – 3 times a week

Do you play any other sport?

Badminton, swimming, netball 

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Still here when others have retired!

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 Р25 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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Adult News

Chris Farrar and Michelle Goulding were declared the respective male and female winners of the competition to mark the end of the latest Adult Intermediate course taught by Head Coach James McIntosh and Simon James. Farrar and Goulding won themselves a bottle of win each for their efforts.

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The Adult Intermediate course is a twelve-week course designed for the more experienced player to further improve their game working on the different strokes, techniques and tactics as well as matchplay to put it all into practice.

McIntosh said, “It was a great end to the latest course with some excellent matches. Congrats to Chris and Michelle.”

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Rushbrook Results

The Rushbrook brothers, Jack and Harry both had a busy tennis weekend competing in different tournaments. On Saturday, older brother Jack competed in the 10 & under mixed singles event at the Grade 5 Kingsley Indoor Super Saturday Tournament held at Kingsley Dome in Borden, which was played in the compass draw format. In the quarter finals, Jack was beaten by Harry Blair in a very close match not reflected by the final score of 4-2 and Jack moved into the Consolation Draw. In the semi-finals Jack beat Andrew Penney 4-2 followed by Harry Morrogh in the Consolation final 4-2 to win the event. IMG_1870

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On Sunday, both boys played in the Portsmouth Tennis Centre in a Grade 6 Red and Green Match Play tournament. Jack competed in the 10 and under mixed singles winning all four of his twenty minute matches beating Alice Turner-Hall 4-2, Axel Blakey 7-2, Katherine Gillett 5-1 and Thomas Phillips 6-0. In the 8 and mixed singles under, Harry won four and lost two matches. He defeated Isabelle Pycroft 10-6, Oliver Cole 11-9, Alfie Hand 10-7, Max Fitzgerald 10-6 and lost against James Millham in a close match 11-9 and Josef Gibson 10-3. With these results Harry has now progressed to a Red 2.

Congrats boys on a great weekend of competition!

Rushbrook’s Serve up the Results

Mini Performance player Harry Rushbrook played in his first Grade 6 Mini Red ball 8 and Under Mixed Singles at the Virgin Active Hampshire Health and Rackets club in Southampton and did really well winning five out of his six matches. He beat Daisy Bannister 10-4, Harry Byles 11-9, Samuel Hutchin 10-7, Charlie Donnison 10-3, Marcin Kornijczuk 10-7 and only losing against Robin Hart 10-2.

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Older brother mini performance player Jack competed in the Green 10 and under mixed singles also at Southampton winning all his twenty minute matches. Jack defeated William Donnison 4-1, Charlotte Fuller 5-1, Finn Hill 8-0, Luke Norton 4-3 and Thomas Phillips 6-2.

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Jack receiving his third place certificate at the Greenacre event

The following day Jack played at Greenacre Health and Fitness Club competing in the 10 & Under Grade 5 Mixed County Tournament playing in the compass draw format. In the quarter finals he beat Harry Storey 4-2 followed by a defeat in the semi-finals 4-1 by Jack Graham. In the third/fourth playoffs Rushbrook beat Jack Craik 4-1 to finish in third place overall.

Congratulations Boys!

Wessex Heartbeat Win for U14 Boys

The Totally Tennis Boys Under 14 team, who are in Division 1, won their first match of the new Wessex Heartbeat Winter Junior League at the indoor centre at the weekend. The team of Andrew Dingwall, Harrison Feast, Chris Bundhoo and Josh James beat the team from Thornden Tennis Club 4-2.

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In the singles, the Totally Tennis team won two matches and lost two. Feast beat Leon Chatterton in three sets 6-7, 6-4, 10-6, Bundhoo defeated James Ardley 6-1, 6-1, Dingwall was beaten by Thomas Flynn 6-2, 6-1 and James lost against William Flynn 6-4, 6-3. With the scores level there was all to play for in the Doubles and the team played really well with Dingwall/Feast beating T.Flynn/Chatterton 6-3, 6-3 and Bundhoo/James defeating Ardley/W.Flynn in three sets 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 to win the match overall. Congratulations Boys!

Participating alongside Totally Tennis and Thornden in Division 1 are teams from Avenue Lawn Tennis Club, Avondale Tennis Club and Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club. The Wessex Heartbeat Winter Junior League is a county competition and a percentage of the entry fee from each of the participating clubs goes towards the Wessex Heartbeat Foundation.