Totally Tennis coach Steph Catlin and former coach Ben Jubin successfully defended their 2017 and 2018 Basingstoke Open Mixed Doubles titles by beating Peter Blyth and Gill Stone in Sunday’s final held at Beechdown Health Club 6-0, 6-1.
On their way to the final of this annual competition the former Totally Tennis performance players and college National champions Catlin and Jubin beat former club coach Andrew Ridgers and Aimee Patterson in one of their fixtures.
Congratulations Steph and Ben!
Totally Tennis 50+ players Elvira Olbrich and Jill Vaughan won the Senior 65+ Womens Doubles title at last weeks ITF Amsterdam Senior International Open.
The ladies won their title on the clay courts at Tennis Centre De Kegel beating German pairing Rotraud Ehm and Johanna Zillies 6-3, 4-6, 10-3 and Dutch duo Marjo Gruisen and Ria Van Dijk-van Miltenburg 1-6, 7-5, 10-7.
In the Mixed Doubles, Olbrich and partner Leo Coene beat Lyneke De Koning and Joep Lievers (Netherlands) 7-5, 6-0 in the quarters followed by a walkover in the semis. The pair finished as runners-up after losing to another Dutch pairing, Thea Rietveld-Esser and Rob Meuwese in the final 6-0, 6-2.
Totally Tennis coaches Ben Jubin and Steph Catlin are a dream team when it comes to playing mixed doubles and this year is no exception as the duo added yet another title to their collection. They successfully defended their 2017 Basingstoke League Tournament crown by beating Chris Harrolds and Clare Munns (in a re-run of last years match and scoreline) 6-4, 6-2 in the final played at Beechdown Health Club .
Coach Jamie Jordan hosted an American Doubles tournament on Friday evening for adults players followed by a BBQ.
The event, which attracted twelve players, was played in a round robin mixed doubles format where players are initially paired at random. Timed rounds are played on a rotational basis and the winner in this case, Cliff Church (pictured third left in green top) is the player who wins the most games overall.
Jordan said, “Thanks to everyone who entered and stayed for the BBQ, it was great fun and I hope to run more of these events in the future.” he added, “Thanks to my fellow coaches for all your help too.”
To find out more about the Adult Programme at Totally Tennis click HERE or telephone 01256 358816
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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 😉
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
Performance player and Sherfield Tennis Scholar Liam Hignett and partner Freya Davies won the second annual Chris Whiting Annual Mixed Doubles Cup played at David Lloyd in Southampton and sponsored by HRG Tree Services.
In the round robin event Hignett/Davies (2017 winner with partner Austin Gwilliam) won all of their matches beating Jamie Donaghy/Kelly Burge, Mats and Summer Colling and a third pairing in their group. Each pair played eight games and each game won counted as a point. As Hignett and Davies won their box they qualified for the main draw where they played the runners up of Box 3 in a full set and won 6-1.
In the semis they beat Harry Wilmott-Stanton and his partner Arianna Kennedy 6-1 to secure their place in the finals where they faced former Totally Tennis players Esther Adeshina and Ryan Golesworthy. They won the match 6-3 to win the event overall, collect the huge trophy and some prize money.
Totally Tennis coaches Ben Jubin and Steph Catlin resurrected their successful mixed doubles partnership and won another trophy. The former National Mixed Doubles champions won the Basingstoke & District Tennis League Mixed Doubles title beating Chris Harrolds and Clare Munns in the final played at Beechdown 6-2, 6-4.
In previous rounds Jubin/Catlin beat Totally Tennis players (and Jubin’s uncle) Rex Groves and his partner Sharon DeBott 6-2, 6-1. Fellow Totally Tennis duo Tim Rice and Emma Barnes also played in the competition.