July In Pictures

See what‚Äôs been happening at Totally Tennis in July in pictures ūüôā

Coaches Ben Jubin and Shyam Vithlani enjoyed a day at the Wimbledon Championships

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It was the TT Tour Grand Slam Wimbledon event that William (above 2nd right) and Charlie (below 3rd left) won in their respective age groups

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Kirsty Da Silva was runner-up in her first Grade 4 final in the GSM Bampton 12U Girls Summer County Tour in Oxford

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This year’s Totally Tennis team retained the club’s unbeaten record in¬†the annual¬†Festival of Sport event against twin town Euskirchen. Head coach James McIntosh (pictured below) ran¬†the tennis competition at the indoor centre

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McIntosh and Jubin ran the North Waltham Primary Schools Wimbledon event at the indoor centre

WP_20170716_16_46_29_ProKirsty Da Silva (pictured left) and her partner Amelia Pirt won the Grade 4 Leys Junior Doubles 16 and under title at Leys Recreation Ground in Oxford.

image1Isla Hignett was runner-up in the 14 and under Girls singles Road to Wimbledon (RTW) County Finals held at Canoe Lake Leisure in Southsea.

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The Sherfield School Boys team, which consists of four Totally Tennis performance players, completed in the Team Tennis Schools National Championships Finals 2016-2017 (formerly known as the Glanville Cup) at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Totally Tennis played host to a Benenden Tennis Festival with a Summertime Slam event open to both mini red and orange players run by performance players Miles Bromilow and Liam Hignett. 

image5Hayden Cummings and William Durman (pictured above L to R) were the overall winners in the two Benenden Festival events.

 

Hignett and Bromilow Join Referee Development Group

Totally Tennis performance players and Sherfield School tennis scholars Liam Hignett and Miles Bromilow are adding more skills to their ever growing tennis portfolio by attending a three part Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) referee development course.

The boys were invited to become part of the new Referee Development Group taking place across the South West of England. The LTA initiative aims to develop young players aged 16+, especially those who have shown an interest in coaching, to enable them to run events at their respective clubs by teaching them the necessary competition organisation skills.

IMG_1358With the number of tennis players competing having dropped in recent years from 24,000 to 20,000 the LTA has announced its commitment to reversing the decline. This new group is designed to get like minded young players together and encourage them to run competitions and events that give other players the opportunity to play tennis.

The boys will take part in three free courses at the Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club; the Competition Organiser Course which they have already completed, the Court Supervisors Course and Referees Course worth a whopping £125 in total. They have also been gifted team kit and laptop bags and will receive on-going mentoring as well as the opportunity to learn valuable new skills.

Hignett said. “It has been great to be a part of the Referee Development Group. I’m ¬†looking forward to being able to transfer the skills I have acquired to organise LTA tournaments in the future.” he added, “The next two parts of the courses will teach me how to run my own tournaments as a Referee and also oversee a number of courts at larger tournaments as a Court Supervisor.”

I am looking forward to continuing with the group and embracing the new opportunities it will give me in the officiating side of the game.”

 

 

Sherfield School Boys In Action At The National Championships

The Sherfield School Boys team, which consists of four Totally Tennis performance players, completed in the Team Tennis Schools National Championships Finals 2016-2017 (formerly known as the Glanville Cup) at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

image1The Boys Team (L to R) Alex Dawson, Liam Hignett, former Sherfield School Head of PE Adam Gibson, Miles Bromilow and Dean Cooper Kirby

The team of Liam Hignett, Miles Bromilow, Alex Dawson and Dean Cooper Kirby were playing in a tough field of the top sixteen teams in the country at the weekend long event. Unfortunately the boys were knocked out in the first round of the main draw by Cheam High School 8-4. Bromilow and Cooper Kirby both won their singles matches 4-1, 3-5, 1-0(6) and 4-2, 4-2 respectively but Hignett and Dawson lost, both pairings were beaten in the doubles.

The boys then competed in the consolation draw beating¬†Queen Elizabeth School, Cumbria 10-0 followed by¬†St.Peter’s RC High School¬†8-4 in the semis but then lost in the final against St Bede’s 8-2 with Bromilow the only player to win a match.

Top seeds¬†Culford School A were the overall winners beating third seeds Reed’s School in the final 8-2. In the Girl’s event (formerly known as the Aberdare Cup) ¬†second seeds¬†Talbot Heath School A beat top seeds¬†Queenswood School in the final 8-4.

 

 

 

 

Isla and Jasmin Meet Judy Murray

Totally Tennis performance players Isla Hignett and Jasmin Bromilow attended the Inter-County touch tennis competition, which was part of the South West She Rallies initiative with Judy Murray MBE, last week at David Lloyd Long Ashton.

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Murray has teamed up with the LTA to grow the game for women and girls as she  delivers the first series of She Rallies regional events across the country. The Totally Tennis girls were part of the ten girls invited from Hampshire and IOW to take part in the event which included a Q&A session with Murray. They then paired up to play in the touch tennis competition with other players from the around the different regions.

 

Murray said “There’s been so much engagement and activity in four short months that I’m sure She Rallies is going to achieve its goal of getting more girls playing, and more women delivering tennis!

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Tennis Scholars Win Regional Stage of the Glanville Cup

The Sherfield School sixth form team of Liam Hignett, Miles Bromilow, Alex Dawson and Dean Cooper Kirby (from Year 8) won the Hampshire/Dorset/Wiltshire knockout stage of the Glanville Cup. The team beat Bournemouth Colleigate 8 – 4 in their final match played last Friday at the West Hants club in Bournemouth.

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In the earlier matches the boys beat Alton College 12 – 0 and Cranleigh Senior Boys 10 – 2. The team made up of Totally Tennis performance players, who are all also tennis scholars at the school, have now qualified for the National Finals that will be played at Nottingham Tennis Centre from 11th – 14th July.

Congratulations boys!

March and April in Pictures

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Former Totally Tennis performance player and nutrition coach Steph Catlin ran two nutrition and fitness sessions at the club in March

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Basingstoke’s Queen Mary’s College (QMC) Mixed team competed at the USN Bolton Arena in the Team Tennis Schools Senior Students Finals 2017

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Performance players and assistant coaches Liam Hignett and Andrew Dingwall both passed their Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) level 2 assessment

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Performance player Kirsty Da Silva was runner-up in the grade 5 Chesham Bois 12 and under Girls singles tournament in Amersham, Buckinghamshire 

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The Queen Mary’s College (QMC) tennis team who train at Totally Tennis debuted their new tennis kit ready for the Spring/Summer season

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Kirsty Da Silva won the Grade 5 12 & under Girls title at the Game, Set & Match Play Spring Super Series held at Radley College Sports Centre in Oxfordshire 

Hampshire Court players enjoyed the Drunken Drills session in early April

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Performance player Isla Hignett was runner-up in the Winchester Spring Open Girls 14U singles that took place last week at Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club

Totally Tennis Alumni/coaches were part of the Wimbledon Ball Boys and Girls training at Wimbledon

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Singles and doubles trophies for Tillie Reid at the Grade 4 North Devon Spring Open 14U Girls event in the Easter Holidays

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Orange event competitors at the TT Tour – Sony Open event. Congratulations to Hayden Cummings (orange top) who was the winner.

 

 

Coaches and Players train with Wimbledon Boy Balls and Girls

Totally Tennis coaches Ben Jubin and Shyam Vithlani were joined by fellow Totally Alumni and current players at Wimbledon last weekend. The players were there to play while this year’s ball boys and girls candidates practice their skills ahead of the start of this years Championships in early July.

Steph Catlin, Simon James, Ali Olrog and Alex Dawson all played with Rubin and Vithlani at the famous SW19 location. In her other role as manager of the Wimbledon Championships ball boys and girls (BBG‚Äôs), Queen Mary’s College (QMC) PE Teacher Goldson invited the coaches and players to participate in the training process.