TT Tour 2020

The TT Tour is back for 2020 giving all Totally Tennis squad players the opportunity to play in regular competitions held at the indoor centre. Tournaments will be held throughout the year and the top eight players from each squad will be invited back for the Grand Finals in November for a chance to finish as the club’s champion in each age group!

The tournament dates for the first months of the year have been released with the first events scheduled for next weekend (Saturday 25th/Sunday 26th January). Players are invited to compete in the different tournaments based on ball colour and squads –  RED (Pirates, Indians, Red Squad), ORANGE (Dodgers and Orange Squad), GREEN (Giants and Green Squad) and YELLOW (A,B,C and Performance Squads).

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The TT Tour is a competition programme for Totally Tennis junior players with several tournaments held throughout the year. See the schedule below for full list of date of competitions for Red & Orange and Green & Yellow players. An up-to-date leaderboard will show each player’s rankings in each group. Points are awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as additional points for entering.

Date

Squads

Ball Colour

Time

Saturday 25th January

Pirates, Indians & Red

Dodgers & Orange

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 26th January

Giants & Green

A,B,C & Performance

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 22nd February

Pirates, Indians & Red

Dodgers & Orange

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 23rd February

Giants & Green

A,B,C & Performance

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 26th March

Pirates, Indians & Red

Dodgers & Orange

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 27th March

Giants & Green

A,B,C & Performance

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 25th April

Pirates, Indians & Red

Dodgers & Orange

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 26th April

Giants & Green

A,B,C & Performance

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

PLAYERS MUST BOOK IN BEFORE THE EVENT. There must be a minimum of 4 players per age group for each tournament to be played. Each event costs £6.50 per player. All players interested in participating can book in reception or call the office on 01256 358816.

Read more about the TT Tour in previous posts HERE

TT Tour – October 2019

The latest Red and Orange TT Tour events took place last Saturday with Tobi Adeniran being crowned the Red winner and Ayush Thondapu claiming overall Orange victory.

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5f4983ec-3506-4891-8385-16460d64b2a9Due to less entries in the Orange event the players all played each other twice. Thondapu beat Charlotte Salt 10-3 and 10-7 and Finley Chivers 10-6 but then lost against him in a close match 12-10. Chivers was runner-up after defeating Salt 10-5 and 10-3.

Head coach James Mcintosh said, “Well done to everyone that competed in the TT Tour, it was great to see some players competing for the first time.” he added, “The competition is designed to give the players in the squads an opportunity to compete in a fun environment. We look forward to seeing some more competitors at the next event on the 23rd November.

The TT Tour is a competition programme for Totally Tennis junior players with several tournaments held throughout the year.  An up-to-date leaderboard will show each player’s rankings in each group. Points are awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as additional points for entering. See schedule below for full list of tournament dates.

Date

Tournament

Ball Colour

Time

Saturday 23rd November

World Tour Finals

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 24th November

World Tour Finals

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 14th December

Christmas Tour

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 15th December

Christmas Tour

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

RED (Pirates, Indians, Red Squad) and ORANGE (Dodgers and Orange Squad)

GREEN (Giants and Green Squad) and YELLOW (A,B,C and Performance Squads)

 

 

 

 

 

TT Tour – The Sony Open

The latest TT Tour competition, The Sony Open, took place at the indoor centre at the end of last month with nine junior players competing in the Red and Orange events.

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Brazil Open winner William Durman (second left) was the winner of the Red event and Neel Chandrasekar (third left) was the runner-up

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In the Orange competition Luke Shattock (pictured below) was the winner and James Blackwell finished in second place.

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The next event is the Grand Slam French Open tournament that will be played on Sunday 20th May. The TT Tour is a competition programme for Totally Tennis players. There are seven events overall, six tournaments throughout the year and the Grand Finals in November. An up-to-date leaderboard will show each player’s rankings in each group. Points are awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as additional points for entering. The Grand Slam events of the Australian Open (25/2), French Open 20/5), Wimbledon (24/6) and the US Open (16/9) offer higher points and all points will be added to each group leaderboard.

RED (Pirates, Indians, Red Squad) 10am – 12 noon

GREEN (Giants and Green Squad) 1pm – 3:30pm

ORANGE (Dodgers and Orange Squad) 10 am – 12 noon

YELLOW (A,B,C and Performance Squads) 1 pm – 3:30pm

PLAYERS MUST BOOK IN BEFORE THE EVENT. There must be a minimum of 4 players per age group for each tournament to be played. Each event costs £6.50 per player.

All players interested in participating can book in reception or call the office on 01256 358816. The TT Tour events will be run by coach Miles Bromilow.

TT Tour | The Australian Open

The winners have been decided in the first TT Tour event of 2018, the Australian Open held at the indoor centre last weekend.

In the Red event 2017 champion Kevin Karjalainen was the winner and collected the maximum 1,000 Grand Slam points. William Durman was runner-up, Neel Chandrasekar was third, Lottie Blackwell fourth and Ayush Thondapu finished in fifth place. Harry Dolman picked up the maximum points in the Orange event with James Blackwell in second place and Caitlin Manley in third position.

Last years Orange champion Hayden Cummings won the Green event with Nikes Bomma in the runner-up spot, twins Gevin and Guhan Chendilkumar finishing third and fourth respectively and Jack Moria was in fifth place. Tinuke Adelakun won the Yellow competition and Luke Davies was second and Nathan Dolman was third overall.

The TT Tour is a competition programme for Totally Tennis players. There are seven events overall, six tournaments throughout the year and the Grand Finals in November. An up-to-date leaderboard will show each player’s rankings in each group. Points are awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as additional points for entering. The Grand Slam events of the Australian Open (25/2), French Open 20/5), Wimbledon (24/6) and the US Open (16/9) offer higher points and all points will be added to each group leaderboard.

NEXT EVENT – The Brazil Open on Sunday 11th March

RED (Pirates, Indians, Red Squad) 10am – 12 noon

GREEN (Giants and Green Squad) 1pm – 3:30pm

ORANGE (Dodgers and Orange Squad) 10 am – 12 noon

YELLOW (A,B,C and Performance Squads) 1 pm – 3:30pm

PLAYERS MUST BOOK IN BEFORE THE EVENT. There must be a minimum of 4 players per age group for each tournament to be played. Each event costs £6.50 per player.

All players interested in participating can book in reception or call the office on 01256 358816. The TT Tour events will be run by coach Miles Bromilow.

Read more about the TT Tour 2018 in previous posts TT Tour 2018

TT Tour Champions 2017

The champions in this year’s TT Tour competition have been crowned. After months of events including Grand Slam and other events that shadow the professional tour, the top eight players from their respective coloured leaderboards were invited to compete in finals day to determined the overall 2017 winners.
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In the Red event Kevin Karjalainen was crowned champion after beating Neel Chandrasekar 10-6 followed by a win against Diya Shanmugaras in the final 10-5. Shanmugaras defeated Lottie Blackwell 10-6 in their semi-final encounter.
Shanmugaras was runner-up overall, Blackwell was third, Chandrasekar was fourth, fifth place went to Ayush Thondapu and William Durman was sixth.
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Hayden Cummings is Orange champion after beating Guhan Chendhilkumar 10-5 in the final. In the semis Cummings defeated Harry Dolman 10-7 and Guhan beat brother Gevin 10-3. Gevin beat Dolman 10-4 to finish third, Rory Thompson was fifth after beating Lottie Blackwell 10-6 and James Blackwell was seventh after winning against Caitlin Manley 10-3.
024D1173-2451-494A-82EE-DAADF55E5791Coach Andrew Dingwall said “A huge well done to everyone that has taken part in the TT Tour this year, there has been some amazing matches and it has been fantastic to see everyone learn and enjoy the tournament experience.”
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He added, “A special well done to Hayden Cummings and Kevin Karjalainen for coming 1st on our finals day!
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 The TT Tour is a series of tournaments played throughout the year that are open to all squad players running. After the last event in October the top eight players of each leaderboard are invited to play in the Grand Finals in November with a chance to be crowned overall champion. 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 are added to each age group leaderboard.

Congratulations to the 2017 champions and to everyone that participated in all the events throughout the year.

TT Tour 2017 – Australian Open

The first event of the 2017 TT Tour , the Australian Open was held at Totally Tennis’ indoor centre last Sunday. The red event was won by William Durman and the Orange event was won by Hayden Cummings.

In the Red event the 1,000 Grand Slam points was bagged by Durman, Julia Miksztal was runner-up and Abhay Paruchuri finished in third place

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In the Orange event, Cummings started his 2017 campaign with gusto after finished as 2016 champion in his age group. He beat first time TT competitor Charlie McKenzie in the final 10-3, McKenzie was placed an impressive second. Ansh Annareddy was in third place and fourth position went to Faith Tompkins. Kevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar were fifth and sixth respectively and Luke Shattock was seventh overall.

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Coach Andrew Dingwall who ran the event said “We kicked off this year’s  TT Tour  with the Australian Open and in both our red and orange events we had new competitors.” he added “The event was a great success,  the first for many of the players and everyone learnt a great dealA special well done to Charlie for getting to the final of his first TT Tour event!

The Totally Tennis Tour is for Development Squads and Mini Performance Squads players who get the opportunity to compete in seven tournaments throughout the year. The top eight players from each squad will be invited back to play in the Grand Final’s in November for the chance to finish as the club champions. Leaderboard’s will show players rankings in each squad and points will be awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as points for entering.

The Grand Slam events of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open offer higher points of 1,000 and or the winners 500 for the runners-up. All other events give the winners 250 points, 125 for second place and 75 for third/fourth places, every player gets 100 points for all events they enter, each age group leaderboard will be updated after each tournament.

TT Tour Dates 2017

Sunday 19th March – Brazil Open

Sunday 30th April – Sony Open

Sunday 21st May – French Open

Sunday 25th June – Wimbledon

Sunday 17th September – US Open

Sunday 15th October – Valencia Open

Sunday 15th November – Grand Finals (by invitation only)

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 – 3.30pm

Yellow (C, B and 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

Barcelona Open Winners

It was time for the young players to compete in the Barcelona Open at the indoor centre last weekend, as part of this years TT Tour calendar run by coach Ben Jubin. In the Mini Red event there were two boxes, Ben Hastings won Box A beating Alex Posolache 10-1 and Ollie Steer 10-9 and Steer was runner-up beating Posolache 10-4. In Box B, Edward Lakatos won all his three matches against Harry Bale 10-7, Daniel Ward 10-1 and Ria Mistry 10-1 to win the box. Ward was runner-up beating Bale 10-9 and Mistry 10-4 and Bale beat Mistry 10-2 to finish in third place. In the semi-finals Hastings beat Ward 10-4 and Steer defeated Lakatos 10-6. Hastings beat Steer 10-4 in the final to win his first TT Tour event and Lakatos finished in third place after beating Ward 10-4 in the third/fourth place playoff match.

Image(L to R) Winner Ben Hastings and runner-up Oli Steer

Jubin said “Well done to Ben Hastings who won his first TT Tour final after coming close twice before in previous events.” 

In the Orange event there were only three competitors with Alex Feast declared the overall winner, Tinkue Adelankun was the runner-up and Mohan Thondapu was third. Feast beat Adelankun 7-5, 7-4 and Thondapu 10-8, 7-3. Adelankun beat Thondapu 7-2, 7-4.

Jubin said “Despite the low number of the entries in the orange event, the players had some good matches again with lots of long rallies.

Image(L to R) Runner-up Tinkue Adelankun and winner Alex Feast

It was a good day for the Feast family when older brother Harry won the yellow ball event beating Travis Clayton and Alexi Studd 6-0 and 6-1 respectively. Clayton beat Studd 6-1 to finish as runner-up.

Jubin said “It was good to see all the familiar players again and some new faces. There was some really good tennis played and I hope all the players enjoyed competing in the Barcelona Open. I look forward to seeing everyone at the next event, the French Open on 25th May.”

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All the competitors who played in the Barcelona Open. 

The next two events to shadow the pro tour are Grand Slam tournaments with 1,000 points up for grabs for the winners of each event, the French Open on 25th May followed by the Wimbledon event on 29th June. For more information and to book your place call the office on 01256 358816, e-mail tt@totallytennis.co.uk or sign up in reception.

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Current TT Tour Rankings

RED

Edward Lakotos 1350
Ben Hastings 1200
Ollie Steer 425
Harry Bale 300
Ria Mystry 300
Alwxandro Posolache 300
Harry Rushbrook 200
Luka Williams 100
Daniel Ward 100
Pralad Prabu 100
Hayden Cummings 100
Samridda Mariappan 100
Athyantha Mariappan 100

ORANGE

Nina Williams 1100
Alex Feast 1050
Jack Rushbrook 350
Mohan Thondapu 300
Tinkue Adelakun 200

GREEN

Nina Williams 1100
Jake Mundy 600
Alexander Heath 100

C & B SQUAD

Travis Clayton 1325
Harry Feast 1100
Alexei Studd 300
Oliver Brown 200