Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid received grant aid cheques and certificates presented by Mayor Paul Frankum at the Civic Sports Awards Reception
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Performance player Dean Cooper Kirby completed in the Pajulahti Cup in Finland
Performance player Isla Hignett won the South east Winter County 18 & under Girls singles title at Reedham Park, Surrey
William Durman (second right) won the Brazil Open in the latest TT Tour event
Performance player Dean Cooper Kirby competed in Malta (above) in his latest Tennis Europe Tournament
Coaches Steph (above), James and Nigel (below) all attended Tennis For Kids training days
The latest batch of Tennis Leaders candidates were on court with Head Coach James McIntosh
Performance player Kirsty Da Silva won the 14 & under Girls Singles title at the Ash Manor Easter tournament
Dean Cooper Kirby flew to Florida for a months training camp. Here he’s with his fellow Florida training buddies visited the Miami Open (above)
Dean Cooper Kirby won his first American title at the Naples Spring Tropical Junior Level 6 tournament in Florida
Kirsty Da Silva and Jasmin Bromilow were runners-up in the 18 & under Girls doubles event at the Ash Manor Easter tournament played on 31st March
Totally Tennis performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid attended the second part of the annual Basingstoke Sports Awards this week, the Mayors reception at the Civic Offices. Both girls received cheques for grant aid donation and certificates presented by Mayor Paul Frankum. They then joined fellow local sportsmen and women to celebrate their sporting achievements and enjoyed a buffet.
The annual Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards event is a highlight of the local sporting calendar organised and hosted by sports council chairman Kevin Laing. The awards, which have been going for over twenty-five years celebrate the success of clubs, teams, coaches, officials, volunteers and individuals involved in sport in the Basingstoke and Deane area. Alongside the awards and scholarships, sportsmen and women can receive funding, like the girls, via the Sports Grant Aid scheme, which is funded by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. The funds can be used to help with everything from travelling and coaching expenses to competition entry fees, equipment and clothing requirements.
Mini performance player Isla Hignett attended the Mayor’s reception at the Civic Offices on 3rd March where she received a cheque for grant aid towards her tennis training.
Isla won the 12 & U Girls Singles title at Weybridge Tennis Academy
The latest TT Tour event in March was the Brazil Open
The Queen Mary’s College (QMC) Boys B team had a tough opener in the National Championships
Former Davis Cup players Jamie Baker and Danny Sapsford held coaching sessions at the Indoor Centre
The professionals then teamed up with the two of the TT coaches for an Exhibition Match
Mini Performance players Kirsty Da Silva and Tillie Reid played points with Baker and Sapsford
Representing the adults was Tim Rice and Rex Groves who played a tie-break with the professionals
Rounding off another successful tennis month, Isla was runner-up in the singles and winner in the doubles (with partner Jessica Matthews pictured below) at the Milton Keynes Junior Easter Open