Hampshire & IOW Winter Junior League 2018 – 2019

The Totally Tennis 10 and under Mixed team competed in the first match of the Hampshire & IOW Winter Junior League 2018 – 2019 against Portsmouth Tennis Centre yesterday.

The team, who were without a fourth player, of Nikesh Bomer and twins Gevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar travelled to Portsmouth last weekend. In the singles Guhan won 4-1, 4-0 but both Gevin and Nikesh lost 5-3, 1-4, 10-8 and 4-1, 4-0 respectively. In the doubles the twins lost 4-0, 4-0 and with the missing fourth player’s matches conceded the Portsmouth team won overall 3-2.

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Other teams competing in the league are David Lloyd Southampton A, David Lloyd Southampton B, Winchester Racquets and Fitness and Portsmouth Tennis Academy. Totally Tennis’ next match is away at Portsmouth Tennis Academy on 30th September.

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Junior Development and Performance Squads Restart

As the summer holidays draw to a close it’s time for the return of the Totally Tennis Junior Squads which form part of the the club’s development and performance programme run by our team of LTA licensed coaches. Totally Tennis squads are run on weekdays and designed for children aged from four years upwards that start with mini tennis nets and sponge balls and work up to full sized courts and yellow balls, every child is given an appropriate squad to join, usually guided by age.

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Development squads include Pirates (4-6 years), Indians (6-8 years), Dodgers (8-9 years) and Giants (9-10 years). A, B and C squads are for older players aged eleven and over. Performance Squads include the invitational mini performance squads of Red, Orange and Green for talented players and Yellow squads are for older players in the U12 to U18 categories.

The 2018 autumn term started today (3rd September) and will run for sixteen weeks until 21st December 2018 (sessions run throughout half term). There are Open Weeks held during the last week of term in March, July & December where parents are invited to watch their children’s progress during an on court session. For more information about the squad programme and session fees telephone 01256 358816 or visit the website www.totallytennis.co.uk/squads 

 

 

 

 

 

Tough Match for Totally Tennis 10U Team Against Portsmouth

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.

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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 😉

Photo credit: www.instagram.com/jamiejordantennis/

 

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 www.lta.org.uk. Read more about Road to Wimbledon here 

March In Pictures

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

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Younger sister was also honoured at the Mayor’s reception

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

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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……..

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The Green Event…….