Festive win for Shrayan at the Christmas Mini Tennis Tournament

Head coach James McIntosh ran the Christmas Mini Tennis tournament at the indoor centre in the period between Christmas and New Year.

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Eight players entered the event and the tournament was played across two robin robin boxes with both the winner and runner-up from each box progressing to the semi-final stage. Box 1 was won by Lewis Gambrill who beat Ivy Grout 10-1, Carter Grout 10-7 and Jasmine Paul 10-8. Carter was runner-up after he defeated Ivy 10-1 and Jasmine 10-4.

Gabriella Dyer was the winner of Box 2 beating Shauna Rana 10-4, Fred Gambrill 10-2 and Shrayan Subash 10-5. Shrayan was in second place after winning two matches against Shauna 10-2 and Fred 10-4.

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In the semi finals Shrayan beat Lewis 10-7 and Gabriella beat Carter 10-2. Shrayan was declared the winner after he defeated Gabriella in the final  10-5.

McIntosh said, “Well done to everyone that competed in the tournament, there were some great matches. Look forward to seeing you all compete again next year at the first TT Tour event on Saturday 25th January.

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Tennis Open Day

Head Coach James McIntosh and the Totally Tennis coaching team were out and about last week visiting local schools in the Basingstoke area giving pupils an exciting opportunity to try tennis. The mini tennis taster sessions were delivered in nine schools and over the five days the coaches saw 1,135 children in total at Great Binfields Primary, Manor Field, Kempshott Juniors, Sherborne St John, St. Mary’s Juniors, Winklebury Infants and Juniors, Fairfields and North Waltham.

Every child seen at the schools was presented with a certificate of participation and an invitation to attend a free Open Day that took place at the indoor centre on Saturday. Lots of children attended the fun two-hour open day session and got to put into practice what they have learnt at school on real tennis courts.

Tennis Director Nigel Long said, “Thanks to the whole TT team for all their hard work in making the Schools Roadshow and the open day such a success.” he added, “We are thrilled to have seen over a thousand children throughout the week and at the open day, I hope the events have encouraged them to take up our fabulous sport!!

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Totally Tennis Schools Roadshow 2019

This week the coaches are out and about visiting local schools as part of this year’s Totally Tennis Schools Roadshow.¬†Coaches will deliver fun and engaging thirty-minute tennis taster sessions to give as many pupils as possible an introduction to mini tennis. Each child who attends a session will receive an certificate of participation and an invitation to attend a FREE fun open day at the club on Saturday 15th June from 1:00pm – 3:00pm where they can practice their new skills on real tennis courts.

The schools involved this year are Great Binfields Primary, Manorfield, Kempshott Juniors, Sherborne St John, Winklebury Infants, Winklebury Juniors, Fairfields
and North Waltham.

The tennis roadshow is an amazing opportunity for local schools to give their pupils a chance to try tennis during the school day on specially set up mini tennis courts using smaller rackets and lower bouncing balls.

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Harry Dolman Wins Gold

It was the turn of the younger players to compete last weekend in the latest South West Winter County Tour held at the indoor centre by coach Liam Hignett.

img_3431Two Totally Tennis players, Harry Dolman and Kevin Karjalainen competed in the 9 and under Mixed Singles along with six other players. Dolman (pictured above with former TT coach Jordan Frederick who returned for the event) was declared the winner after beating Ralph Du Boulay in the quarters 10-5, Karjalainen in the semis 10-7 and Haohan Lu in the final 11-9.

Congratulations Harry!

Photo used with courtesy of Jordan Frederick.

Nikesh Wins His First Tournament

Mini performance player Nikesh Bomma played in his first singles tournament, the green 10 and under Boys event held at the David Lloyd Royal Berkshire and won it!

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In the My Tennis Events tournament, Bomma won all his three matches in the group stage 4-0 and then won the final 4-2 to collect his first singles trophy.

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Nikesh’s coach Jamie Jordan said, “I‚Äôm extremely proud of him, he has worked so hard behind close doors and played fantastically in his first tournament.” he added, “It’s a great start¬†and I‚Äôm sure this won‚Äôt be the last, well¬†done Nikesh!

Second place for Harry Dolman in Bath

Mini performance player Harry Dolman was runner-up in the Team Bath Mini Red & Orange tournament held at Bath University last weekend.

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Playing in Group D of the 9 and under Mixed Singles B DRAW, Dolman won two of the three matches in the group stages beating Thomas Keeler 10-4 and Kian Alizadeh 10-3 but losing against Louis Derwent in a close match 10-9. In the main draw he defeated Isabella Lieve Morgan 10-5 and William Powell 10-7 but lost to Dominic Cooper 10-3 to finish in second place.

Well done Harry!

 

 

Runner-up Medal for Miksztal

Mini performance player Julia Miksztal (pictured left) was runner-up in the 8 & under mixed indoor matchplay event at David Lloyd Northwood. Miksztal won all her matches in the round robin event beating Taisia Konoplev 10-6, and Nikitha Theivendra 10-3 but lost to eventual winner Taisia Konoplev 10-5. She then beat Theivendra again in the extra matches 10-8.

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Coach Jamie Jordan said, “Julia had a total of thirty-five points and winner Taisia¬†had a total of thirty-six points so it was very close.” he added. “Well done Julia, keep up¬†the good work and let’s work towards getting first place.”

Well done Julia!

 

 

Consolation Medal for Dolman

Totally Tennis mini performance player Harry Dolman won the  9 & under singles consolation event at the East Winter County Tour held at David Lloyd Royal Berkshire.

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In the main draw he lost in the first round to eventual runner-up Xavier Bailey 10-3 and then competed in the consolation draw where he defeated both Theo Lane and Arjun Tahiliani 10-7 and then beat Oscar Callaghan 10-5 in the final. He also played three extra matches which he won.

Coach Jordan Frederick said, “Harry is genuinely improving week in week out. In this event he beat a player that he recently lost to in the Red County Closed event so he’s making progress in his game.”

Well done Harry!”

TENNIS FOUNDATION PRIMARY SCHOOLS ROADSHOW 2018

The Tennis Foundation, in conjunction with Totally Tennis, visited ten local schools in Basingstoke last week to give over 1000 key stage 1 children an introduction to tennis in fun short mini tennis sessions. The week long roadshow culminated in two Tennis Open Days at the Indoor Centre over the weekend where the children got to practice their new skills on real tennis courts with all the coaching staff.

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The tennis roadshow is an amazing opportunity for local schools to give their pupils a chance to try tennis during the school day on¬†specially¬†set up mini tennis courts using smaller rackets and lower bouncing balls. All the children involved were then invited to visit the club’s free Open Weekend to practice what they have learnt in three fun sessions.

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Totally Tennis has a very successful mini tennis programme for junior players from the age of four and all the children at the roadshow have been offered follow-on opportunities to play regularly at the club in the Pirates, Indians, Dodgers and Giants squads that make up the Junior Development programme. Mini tennis is not only fun but also helps young players to develop agility, balance and coordination skills and learn a sport that can be continued throughout their live.

Head coach James McIntosh said’ “Over the two days 200 children from all different schools around Basingstoke came down to the indoor centre for the open weekend.” He added, ” It was a great weekend with fun activities and it was good to see so many children trying tennis for the first time.”

The schools involved were Castle Hill (Rooksdown), Rucstall Primary, Castle Hill (Winlebury), Cliddesden Primary School, Great Binfields Primary, Sherborne St John, Winklebury, Manorfield Primary School, St Bedes and North Waltham Primary.

The Tennis Foundation is Britain’s leading tennis charity that strives to make sport inclusive and accessible to everyone. The aim is to provide opportunities to encourage people to maximise their potential through tennis by working closely with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and a wide range of partners from across all sectors to deliver their vision and aim. For more information visit www.tennisfoundation.org.uk

For more information about the junior squad programme telephone 01256 358816 or e-mail tt@totallytennis.co.uk or visit our website here and read all our latest news on our blog here

Thanks to coach Jamie for all the great photos (follow Jamie www.instagram.com/jamiejordantennis/)

April in Pictures

Lots of fun was had at the Easter Holiday Tennis Camps 

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Performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid won the 18 and under Girls doubles title at the Witney Open Junior Tennis Tournament 2018 held in Oxfordshire.

Liam Hignett and his partner Ryan Golesworthy (bottom left) won the Open Men‚Äôs Doubles title at the Winchester Spring Open 2018, Hignett as runner-up in the Men’s singles (top left).

Isla Hignett was runner-up in 18 & under Girls singles and Jasmin Bromilow was  runner-up in the 14 & under Girls singles (centre)

Bromilow and partner Genevieve Doe were runners-up in the Girls 16 & under doubles competition (right)

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The regular 50+ players enjoying the Spring sunshine in there Wednesday morning session

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Totally Tennis mini performance player and reigning TT Tour orange champion Hayden Cummings competed in and won his first green ball tournament at the Maidenhead Junior Open 2018

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Juniors and there parents took part in the The Quorn‚ĄĘ Family Tennis Cup at the indoor centre and¬†Neel Chandrasekar and his father Chandri (below) were declared the winners

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The 10 & under Team Tennis team beat David Lloyd Southampton 12 – 0 in their first fixture in Division 1 of this year’s¬†Team Tennis Hampshire & IOW 2018

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Dean Cooper Kirby (left) competed in his latest Tennis Europe event at the Herodotou Tennis Academy in Larnaca, Cyprus.

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Sherfield School (left) beat local rivals Queen Mary’s College (QMC) team (right) in their first ever encounter in the regional rounds of the Team Tennis Schools National Championships 2018

Red and Orange TT Tour Sony Open competitors

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The 10 & under Team Tennis team beat Kingsley 12 – 0 in second first fixture in Division 1 of this year’s¬†Team Tennis Hampshire & IOW 2018

Here’s the April Tennis Tips from Head Coach James McIntosh – click here for all the tips to date or visit the Tennis Tip tab at the top of the page