Totally Tennis Juniors beat West Hants Team

The Totally Tennis Under 9 and Under 10 teams got their festive season off to a great start beating the team from West Hants Tennis Club, Bournemouth 47-45 in squad matches at the indoor centre.

The event, run by Head Coach James McIntosh, saw the young players competing in a series of singles matches against their West Hants opponents. Hayden Cummings, brothers Gevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar, Ansh Annareddy, Charlie McKenzie, Faith Tompkins and Jack Moria all represented the home club. Every match won counted as a point and went towards the overall team score, they also played a couple of fun team games.

img_2110.jpgTotally Tennis players pictured in the back row 

McIntosh said, “All of the players thoroughly enjoyed the matches and it was a good standard of tennis played throughout the day.” He added, “It was a great experience for everyone to play against other players from another club. We look forward to travelling to West Hants later next year for the re-match.”

Congratulations to all the players involved 😉


TT Tour – Wimbledon

As the world’s top tennis players prepared for this year’s Wimbledon fortnight playing on the famous grass courts at SW19, the young players at Totally Tennis competed in their own Grand Slam event, the TT Tour Wimbledon last Sunday on the eve of this year’s much anticipated Championships.

20160626_115045With a 1,000 Grand Slam event points up for grabs there was always lots to play for besides being declared the winner. In the Orange event, Hayden Cummings played really well to win all his matches making it three consecutive TT Tour wins in a row, Daniel Ward was in second place again this month and Carmen Visuals finished in third position. Megan Fisher, Henry Terry, Dinobi Okafor, Thorsten Richter and Rutendo Mufiri ranked from fourth to eighth respectively.

20160626_115102Daniel Shattock was the Green event winner with Fechi Okafor finishing as runner-up and third place going to Tinuke Adelakun. Last month’s winner Chi Chi Okafor was fourth, Dylan Jones fifth, sixth place went to Jack Morita, Diego Visuals and Mikun Adeniran were seventh and eighth overall.

Andrew Dingwall who ran the event said, “A special well done to Megan Fisher and Henry Terry for playing in their first ever orange event, they played some very good tennis that helped Megan reach the semi-final. Congrats to Hayden Cummings for winning the orange event.” he added “A very competitive green event contained a host of marathon matches with some of them going to a deciding tiebreak. Congratulations to Daniel Shattock for winning this event. Overall a very successful day of tennis!
The Totally Tennis Tour is for Development Squads and Mini Performance Squads players. There are six tournaments throughout the year and then the Grand Final where the top eight players from each squad will be invited back to play for the chance to finish as the club champions. There will be an up to date leaderboard showing players rankings in each squad. Points are awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as for entering. The Grand Slam events of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open offer higher points and all points will be added to each age group leaderboard.

TT Tour Dates 2016

Sunday 11th September – US Open
Sunday 16th October – Valencia Open
Sunday 13th November – Grand Finals (by invitation)

PLAYERS MUST BOOK IN BEFORE EACH EVENT. Minimum of FOUR players will be needed per age group otherwise it may get cancelled.

Red (Pirates, Indians, Red Squad) – 10am -12 noon
Orange (Dodgers, Orange Squad) 10am -12 noon
Green (Giants, Green Squad 1pm – 3pm
Yellow (C.B, A SQUAD, Performance) 1pm – 3pm

All players interested in participating can book in reception or call the office on 01256 358816. Each event costs £6.50 per player

Isla Wins HSBC Road to Wimbledon Club Tournament

The HSBC Road to Wimbledon competition is the biggest junior tournament in British Tennis and gives all 14 and under players the opportunity to progress through to compete on the world famous grass courts at Wimbledon. Local clubs, parks and schools are encouraged to enter and stage a tournament for their junior players and Totally Tennis is a keen supporter of this annual tournament having had many squad players get through to play at SW19 in the past.


Young lady of many talents, here’s Isla with her U13 Basingstoke Schools Table Tennis Winner’s Trophy 

Winners of the club/school stage go through to the County Finals on 9th-10th July, in Hampshire this event will be held at Canoe Lakes in Southsea.  The girl and boy winner of each County Final will be invited to play at Wimbledon from 8th-13th August 2016 in the National Finals.

Performance player Isla Hignett won the Totally Tennis U14 Girls round robin event after winning all three of her matches. She defeated clubmates Jasmin Bromilow 4-1, 4-0, Tillie Reid 4-1, 4-1 and Kirsty Da Silva 4-0, 4-0 and will now play in the County finals hoping to following older brother Liam’s footsteps by making it to the National Finals. Bromilow finished as runner-up beating Reid 4-1, 4-2 and Da Silva 4-0, 4-1 and may also compete in the County Finals as one of the four lucky losers. Reid beat Da Silva 4-1, 4-1 to take third place.

Congratulations Isla and Good Luck in the County Finals next month 🙂

Information sourced from Read more about Road to Wimbledon here 

March In Pictures


Performance player Liam Hignett was honoured at the annual Basingstoke & Deane Sports Awards


Younger sister was also honoured at the Mayor’s reception

This month we said goodbye to Ben Jubin and hello to Jordan Frederick


Totally Tennis Alumni Steph Catlin won the BUCS league with her Oxford Brookes Uni team and were runners-up in the cup

Two members of the Hampshire Court Ladies A Team who won the Basingstoke & District Tennis Winter League Division 1 title

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The Orange Event……..


The Green Event…….

January In Pictures

Kirsty 2nd place White Horse OxfordKirsty Da Silva was runner-up in the 10 and U Grade 4 Girls Indoor Winter County tournament held at the White Horse Leisure & Tennis Centre, Oxfordshire.


Some of the coaches played at Wimbledon as part of the Ball Boys and Girls selection process for The Championships 2016


Performance player Liam Hignett was selected for the Hampshire & IOW 18U County Cup Team


Jamie Murray and new partner Bruno Soares were Australian Open Champions. British number one Andy Murray had to settle for runner-up in the Men’s singles event after he was beaten again by Novak Djovovic


Photos of the Murray brothers used courtesy of and

December in Pictures

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image1-10Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid were the  14 and under Girls Doubles Consolation winners at the Grade 4 White Horse Indoor Winter Tennis Series, Oxfordshire 

IMG_2060Tillie Reid finishes as runner-up in the Grade 4 White Horse Indoors Winter Tennis Series


Hampshire Court News: Eduard Wins Guildford Title

Hampshire Court’s Mini Performance player Eduard Lakatos won the Boys 9 and under South East Junior Tournament held at Guildford Tennis Academy at the end of last month. In the round robin stage, Lakatos won Group B beating Niall Hillwood 7-0, 7-3, Jake Loy 7-5, 7-3 Jake Loy and Hayden Davey 7-5, 7-2. Progressing through to the main draw Group C he defeated runner up Billy Johnson in the semi-finals 7-6, 7-6 and then won the final beating Tom Lyle 7-6, 7-5 to take the title.


Hampshire Court Head Coach Shyam Vithlani who coaches Lakatos said, “This was a great win for Eduard and he was rewarded with a top Orange 1* rating as well as the title.”

Lakatos the competed in the South East Junior Tour 9 and U Mixed event at Hawker Tennis in Surrey finishing as consolation runner-up. He lost in the first round of the main draw against Louis Hunting 7-1, 7-4 and then competed in the consolation event. In the quarter-final he beat Leonardo Sorrentino 7-1, 3-7, 7-4 and then Charlie Wiltshire in the semi final 7-3, 7-2 before losing in the final against Stanley Sterne 7-1, 3-7, 7-2.

A player moves from a level 1 to level 1* once he/she has recorded a further 20 wins against Orange level 1 or 1* players in competitions graded 1 – 5*