TT Tour Sony Open

The latest TT Tour competition, The Sony Open, took place at the indoor centre on 24th May with junior players competing in Red, Orange and Green events.

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Dinobi Okafor won the Red event with Henry Terry finishing as runner-up, Megan Fisher was third, Sophie Barlow in fourth and Nima Bahri finished in fifth place overall.

In the Orange event, Hayden Cummings was the overall winner followed by Daniel Ward in second place, Lewis Pearce was third, Carmen Vinuales was fourth and then Luke Shattock, Thorsten Ritcher and Dihiyah Khan.

Chi Chi Okafor was Green event winner with Tinuke Adelakun in the runner-up position followed by Fechi Okafor, Dylan Hall Jones, Jack Moria, Edward Terry, Mikun Adeniran, Diego Visuals and Ryan Farr

Nick Dingwall who ran the vent said “A great turn out for the Sony Open, congratulations to everyone who participated. It was good to see everyone continuing to learn the format of matches whilst playing and also enjoying a variety of tennis games during the event.” he added “Well done to Dinobi, Hayden and Chi Chi for winning the events, we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the French Open in May .”

TT Tour Dates 2016

Sunday 22nd May – French Open

Sunday 26th June – Wimbledon

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

March in Pictures

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Mini performance player Isla Hignett attended the Mayor’s reception at the Civic Offices on 3rd March where she received a cheque for grant aid towards her tennis training.unnamed

Isla won the 12 & U Girls Singles title at Weybridge Tennis Academy

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The latest TT Tour event in March was the Brazil OpenIMG_3423 Tennis

The Queen Mary’s College (QMC) Boys B team had a tough opener in the National ChampionshipsIMG_0494

Former Davis Cup players Jamie Baker and Danny Sapsford held coaching sessions at the Indoor CentreIMG_0132 IMG_0137 IMG_0142

The professionals then teamed up with the two of the TT coaches for an Exhibition MatchIMG_0498

Mini Performance players Kirsty Da Silva and Tillie Reid played points with Baker and Sapsford

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Representing the adults was Tim Rice and Rex Groves who played a tie-break with the professionals

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Rounding off another successful tennis month, Isla was runner-up in the singles and winner in the doubles (with partner Jessica Matthews pictured below)  at the Milton Keynes Junior Easter Open

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TT Tour – Brazil Open

As British Number One Andy Murray and Team GB sealed victory against Team USA in the Davis Cup on Sunday, the young red and orange junior players at Totally Tennis competed in the latest TT Tour event, The Brazil Open.

IMG_3420The red event, run by Nick Dingwall saw five players Daniel Ward, Shay Kemp, Faith Tompkins, Lewis Miller and Dinobi Okofar competing in one round robin box. Ward was the overall winner picking up maximum points beating Kemp 10-6, Miller 10-8, Okofar 10-0 and Tompkins 10-7. Kemp was runner-up beating Miller 10-4, Okofar 10-2 and Tompkins 10-5. Third place went to Tompkins who defeated Miller 10-2 and Okofar 10-1. Okofar was fourth after winning against Miller 10-4.

Ben Jubin ran the Orange event which also had five players competing Dylan Hall-Jones, Harry Bale, Mohan Thondapu, Chi Chi and Fechi Okofar. Dylan Hall-Jones was the winner beating Bale 10-8, Fetch 10-0, Chi Chi 10-8 and Thondapu 10-3. Bale finished in second place after defeating Fetch 10-4, Chi Chi 11-9 and Thondapu 10-6. Fetchi was third beating Chi Chi 10-7 and Thondapu 10-4 and Chi Chi was fourth after beating Thondapu 11-9.

IMG_3423Jubin said “It was another good TT event, it was just a shame that we had quite a few people pull out due to illness. Overall good tennis all round and the players were much better with the scoring and getting familiar with it.” He added “It was also a good result for Team GB in the Davis Cup which is a good inspiration for our young players.”

The TT Tour is a series of tournaments that is open to all squad players and will run until October and the top eight players of each leaderboard will be invited to play in the Grand Finals in November with a chance to be crowned 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 will be added to each age group leaderboard.

Dates for your Diary – TT Tour 2015

Sony Open – Sunday 12th April

French Open – Sunday 17th May

Wimbledon – Sunday 21st June

US Open – Sunday 13th September

Valencia Open – Sunday 10th October

Grand Finals – Sunday 22nd November (by invitation)

All those who haven’t signed up yet and are interested in participating can book in reception or call the office on 01256 358816. The mini events will take place from 10:00am-12:30pm followed by the Junior event from 1:00pm – 3:30pm. Each event costs £6.50 per player

Updated 2015 Leaderboards

RED

Hayden Cummings 1100

Shay Kemp 825

Daniel Ward 525

Faith Tompkins 275

Lewis Miller 200

Dinobi Okofar 200

Harry Rushbrook 175

Jasmine Collins 100

Megan Fisher 100

ORANGE

Ben Hastings 1100

Dylan Hall-Jones 950

Harry Bale 400

Fechi Okofar 275

Chichi Okofar 200

Mohan Thondapu 200

Luka Williams 175

Carmen Vinules 100

First TT Tour Winners of 2015

As British Number One Andy Murray battled Novak Djokovic in the first Grand Slam final of the year in Melbourne, the young players at Totally Tennis emulated their tennis heroes and competed in their own Australian Open event last Sunday. The first TT Tour event of 2015 kicked off this years series at the indoor centre in the War Memorial Park with both Red and Orange competitions.

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The Mini Red Competitors

In the Red event nine players competed in two boxes. Hayden Cummings, Lewis Miller, Jasmin Collins and Harry Rushbrook were all playing in the first box and Daniel Ward, Shay Kemp, Dinobi Okofar, Megan Fisher and Faith Tompkins all played in box two. Rushbrook won Box One Beating Cummings 10-8, Collins 10-1 and Miller 10-1 and Cummings was runner-up defeating Miller 10-5 and Collins 10-3. Miller was third overall beating Collins 10-2.

Box Two winner was Ward who won all four of his matches defeating Kemp 10-7, Okofar (D) 10-3, Fisher 10-2 and Tompkins 10-5. Kemp was runner-up beating Okofar (D) 10-2, Fisher 10-5 and Tompkins 10-8 and third place went to Tompkins who beat Okofar (D) 10-4 and Fisher 10-2. Okofar was fourth with a win over Fisher 10-8. In the semi-finals Cummings beat Ward 10-7 and Kemp defeated Rushbrook 10-6 and in the final Cummings beat Kemp 10-5 to win the event and take the maximum 1,000 Grand Slam points.

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The Orange players

The Orange Tournament was also spilt into two boxes of four players competing to win the maximum 1,000 points and 500 for the runner-up. Box One was made up of Harry Bale, Chichi Okofar, Luka Williams and Mohan Thondapu and Ben Hastings, Carmen Vinules, Dylan Hall-Jones and Fechi Okofar all played in Box Two. Williams won Box One after winning all three of his matches beating Bale 10-4, Okofar (C) in a close match 11-9 and Thondapu 10-6 and Bale was runner-up defeating Okofar (C) 10-6 and Thondapu 10-7. Okofar (C) was third after beating Thondapu 10-6.

Hastings won Box Two beating Vinules 10-1, Hall-Jones 10-7 and Okofar (F) 10-4 and Hall-Jones finished in second place after winning two matches against Vinules 10-2 and Okofar (F) 10-7. Third place went to Okofar (F) who beat Vinules 10-6. In the semi-finals Hastings beat Bale 10-5 and Hall-Jones beat Williams 10-8 to make it a Box two final. Hastings then defeated Hall-Jones 10-6 to win the event and rocket straight to the top of the leaderboard. In the third/fourth place playoff Bale beat Williams 10-7.

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(L to R) Orange Winner Hastings and runner-up Hall-Jones

Coach Ben Jubin who runs the TT Tour events said, “It was a great turnout for the Australian Open and some good tennis was played. It’s really good getting the new players learning how to score and thank you to the parents for helping them with that. Well done to everyone that took part and I hope to see you all back and keen to play in the Brazil Open next month.

The TT Tour is a series of tournaments that is open to all squad players and will run until October and the top eight players of each leaderboard will be invited to play in the Grand Finals in November with a chance to be crowned 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 will be added to each age group leaderboard.

Dates for your Diary – TT Tour 2015

Brazil Open – Sunday 8th March

Sony Open – Sunday 12th April

French Open – Sunday 17th May

Wimbledon – Sunday 21st June

US Open – Sunday 13th September

Valencia Open – Sunday 10th October

Grand Finals – Sunday 22nd November (by invitation)

All those who haven’t signed up yet and are interested in participating can book in reception or call the office on 01256 358816. The mini events will take place from 10:00am-12:30pm followed by the Junior event from 1:00pm – 3:30pm. Each event costs £6.50 per player

2015 Leaderboards

RED

Hayden Cummings  1100

Shay Kemp                600

Daniel Ward               175

Harry Rushbrook       175

Jasmine Collins         100

Lewis Miller               100

Faith Tompkins          100

Dinobi Okofar            100

Megan Fisher            100

ORANGE

Ben Hastings            1100

Dylan Hall-Jones        600

Harry Bale                   175

Luka Williams              175

Carmen Vinules           100

Chichi Okofar              100

Fechi Okofar                100

Mohan Thondapu        100

TT Tour Champions 2014

The winners have been decided in the finals of this year’s TT Tour competition. After months of events, shadowing the professional tour, the players at the top of their respective leaderboards after the eight tournaments, competed in finals day to determined the overall champions.

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This years TT Tour finalists

Eight players contested the Red ball finals, playing in two boxes in the group stages. Box A was won by Edward Lakatos who won all three of his matches beating Harry Bale 10-3, Alexando Posolache 10-3 and Ollie Steer 10-2. Bale was runner-up defatting Posolache 10-9 and Steer 10-7. Steer beat Posolache 10-2 in their match. Ben Hastings won Box B after also winning three matches beating Ria Mystry 10-4, Harry Rushbrook 10-2 and Daniel Ward 10-2. Ward won two of his matches defeating both Mystry and Rushbrook 10-2. Mistry beat Rushbrook 10-6 to finish in third place. In the semi-finals Lakatos beat Ward 10-6 and Hastings beat Bale 10-8. Lakatos was declared champion after defeating Hastings in the final 10-3 with Ward winning against Bale 10-8 in the third/fourth place playoff match.

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(L to R) Orange runner-up Tinuke Adelakun and champion Daniel Hastings with Red champion Edward Lakatos and runner-up Ben Hastings

In the Orange event Daniel Hastings was declared this years champion winning his three matches beating Alex Feast 7-1, 7-2, Mohan Thaondapu 7-5, 7-3 and Tinuke Adelakun 7-2, 8-6. Adelakun was runner-up defeating Feast 7-4, 7-5 and Thondapu 7-2, 4-7, 8-6. Feast was third beating Thondapu 7-5, 5-7, 7-2

Coach Ben Jubin who runs the TT Tour said “It has been a good year seeing all the players competing in the TT Tour and the improvements and progress they have made, so well done to everyone that took part.” He added, “The finals were very good and I’m sure all the parents where impressed with the standard of tennis. Well done to all those players and I look forward to you all competing again next year!

Totally Tennis Top Three

It was a great weekend for Totally Tennis Mini Performance players at the Salisbury Lawn Tennis club Grade 5 Orange County tournament where Jack Rushbrook, Theo Harrison and Melissa Toner, all coached by Jamie Jordan came first, second and third respectively.

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in the 9 and under Mixed Singles Compass Draw, all three players won their three set quarter final matches. Rushbrook beat Louisa Fuller 7-1, 6-8, 7-2, Harrison beat Lizzie Scarborough 5-7, 9-7, 9-7 and Toner defeated Emelia Butler 3-7, 7-3, 8-6. In the semi-finals Rushbrook beat Toner 7-4, 7-5 and Harrison beat Eddie Humber 7-1, 7-0. In the all Totally Tennis final Rushbrook defeated Harrison 7-3, 7-3 to finish as overall winner and Toner beat Humber 7-3, 7-2 in the third/fourth playoff match to finish in third place.

Jordan said, “All three players work really hard in individual and group sessions. It is fantastic to see such great results in this tournament as it shows they are progressing. Well done guys. I am very proud!

Rushbrook received the good news that he moved up to an Orange 1 player today, a reward for all his hard work and recent great results.