December in Pictures

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7ECE4144-BFAC-4575-8B3D-BBC4EDB72C9EThe 50+ squad enjoying some festive fun at the idol session post their on-court session89FF09C4-752F-45A8-8A07-154355679C91

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IMG_2110Totally Tennis Under 9 & Under 10 players beat the visiting team from West Hants Tennis Club, Bournemouth 47-45

20171223_135025Liam Hignett (L) and Dean Cooper Kirby (R) both won titles at the Virgin Active Riverside Chiswick tournament on 23rd December

image1-2Performance players Tillie Reid and Isla Hignett were runners-up in the Eastleigh Open Girls 16 and under Doubles event

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FREE She Rallies ‘Lil Miss Hits’ Workshop – 4th June 2017

After the success of the first FREE She Rallies course held at Totally Tennis’ indoor centre yesterday (photo below) it’s now time to sign up for the second workshop, Lil Miss Hits, that will take place this Sunday (4th June).

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Lil Miss Hits

Date:     Sunday 4th June 2017

Time:     10:00am – 1:00pm

Lil Miss Hits is designed to introduce girls aged 5-8 years to starter tennis in a fun environment. The sessions will develop the skills needed to play tennis and a group of friends to play with. It’s a non-technical course so you don’t need to be a qualified coach to deliver it. Each session lasts 45 minutes and is full of simple skill building activities and games. Perfect for teachers, students, mums, sports leaders, community workers and club members. Lil Miss-Hits makes starter tennis delivery simple and fun.

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To book onto these free courses please visit sherallies.com/get-involved/

Read more about She Rallies here and for more information please contact Sarah Rutherford by e-mail info@hampshireiowlta.uk or telephone 07850 862929.

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FREE She Rallies Courses at Totally Tennis

She Ralliesthe initiative to encourage women and girls to get involved in tennis was launched earlier this year by Judy Murray, mother of top British players Andy and Jamie. Two FREE She Rallies workshops, supported by the Lawn Tennis Association, will be running at Totally Tennis’ Indoor Centre in the War Memorial Park, Basingstoke.

Fun Day

Date:     Tuesday 30th May 2017

Time:     10:00am – 1:00pm

The Fun Day course will give attendees a whole range of ideas for running sessions aimed at whatever age and stage is targeted, beginners, improvers and advanced players of all ages from U10 to 60+ . Participants will be shown how to run drop in sessions for new starts or old hands, bring a friend days, mums and daughters days, themed days…using whatever space, time and equipment that is available. These days are great for bringing girls of any age together.

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Lil Miss Hits

Date:     Sunday 4th June 2017

Time:     10:00am – 1:00pm

Lil Miss Hits is designed to introduce girls aged 5-8 years to starter tennis in a fun environment. The sessions will develop the skills needed to play tennis and a group of friends to play with. It’s a non-technical course so you don’t need to be a qualified coach to deliver it. Each session lasts 45 minutes and is full of simple skill building activities and games. Perfect for teachers, students, mums, sports leaders, community workers and club members. Lil Miss-Hits makes starter tennis delivery simple and fun.

To book onto these free courses please visit sherallies.com/get-involved/

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Read more about She Rallies here and for more information please contact Sarah Rutherford by e-mail info@hampshireiowlta.uk or telephone 07850 862929.

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Photos used with courtesy of bbc.com/sport and sherallies.com

 

 

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’s), Queen Mary’s College (QMC) PE Teacher Goldson invited the coaches and players to participate in the training process.

She Rallies

Judy Murray, mother of Andy and Jamie, coach and Fed Cup captain has launched a new tennis initiative supported by the Lawn Tennis Association. ‘She Rallies‘ was introduced last month, its goal is to empower and expand the number of women and girls playing tennis and involved in coaching across the UK.

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Sarah Rutherford, ambassador for Hampshire & IOW, will be running four free workshops that are available within the She Rallies programme; Lil Miss-Hits, Teen Girls Starter Tennis, Fun Days and Recreational Competition – full details are available on the website sherallies.com

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Lil Miss-Hits – Six sessions designed to introduce girls aged 5-8 years to starter tennis in a fun environment. Lil Miss-Hits will develop the skills needed to play tennis and a group of friends to play with. It’s a non-technical course so you don’t need to be a qualified coach to deliver it. Each session lasts 45 minutes and is full of simple skill building activities and games. Perfect for teachers, students, mums, sports leaders, community workers and club members. Lil Miss-Hits makes starter tennis delivery simple and fun.

Teen Girls Starter Tennis – The aim is to increase the number of teenage girls trying tennis and keeping them in the game. Teachers, students, club members, parents and sports/youth leaders with be provided with lots of individual, paired and team activities for developing the skills needed to play tennis, along with many fun games that provide a basic introduction to tactical doubles play and court positioning. Teen tennis is for girls aged 11+, it does not require a tennis court and will focus on delivering to big numbers in whatever space is available. This course will make tennis both simple and fun to deliver in schools, parks and clubs.

headerbackground_judyfinalsherallies2Fun Days – The Fun Day course will give attendees a whole range of ideas for running sessions aimed at whatever age and stage is targeted, beginners, improvers and advanced players of all ages from U10 to 60+ . We will show you how to run drop in sessions for new starts or old hands, bring a friend days, mums and daughters days, themed days…using whatever space, time and equipment you have available. These days are great for bringing girls of any age together and for boosting your numbers at the club or park.

Recreational Competition – This course will show you how to bring fun into competition. Team events, doubles events – all with a twist. Funky rules and out of the box scoring systems. We need more girls competing in school, club and county teams so we must make it fun. Girls like being with their friends so team events are our goal. We will show you how to maximise your numbers and your court space by running skills stations alongside the matches.To take part in these workshops you must be 16 or over and keen to be involved but you don’t have to be a coach, you can be a player, parent, teacher, volunteer or a committee member. After attending a workshop, if you are then going to deliver a course/Fun Day/Recreational Competition and you could be eligible for a free kit bag.

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Judy Murray said, ““There is still a significant gender gap in terms of players and coaches at all levels of the game. By rallying together, we can create opportunities in tennis from the grassroots up.” she added, “Whether you’re an existing tennis coach, teacher, parent, student, youth worker, brownie leader or an enthusiastic club member, I have designed 4 courses as part of ‘She Rallies‘, supported by The LTA, which will give you the skills and ideas to deliver starter training and fun competition to girls and women in your community.”

“If we rally together – pun intended – we will make a difference.”

Dates and venues for the workshops will soon be finalised and bookings can be made via sherallies.com/get-involved

For more information please contact Sarah by e-mail info@hampshireiowlta.uk or telephone 07850 862929.

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TT Tour 2016: The Valencia Open

The Valencia Open was the last TT tour event of this season played on Sunday before the excitement of the Grand Finals next month where the overall 2016 winners will be crowned. Hayden Cummings won the Orange Event and the Green event was won by Daniel Shattock.
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As usual the Orange event was a battle between Cummings and Daniel Ward who finished in the runner-up spot on this occassion after winning last month’s TT Tour US Open tournament. Third place went to Faith Tompkins, Gevin Chendhilkumar was fourth, Luke Shattock was fifth, Henry Terry finished in sixth place and Guhan Chendhilkumar was seventh overall.
In the Green tournament winner Shattock picked up the maximum points followed by Dylan Hall-Jones in second place, Ollie Steer was third, fourth place went to Oliver Alemany followed by Jack Moria in fifth and Carmen Visuals was sixth overall.
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Coaching assistant Andrew Dingwall who run the event said, “Another great day of tennis in our last event before our Totally Tennis World Tour Finals. After numerous marathon rallies Hayden was triumphant in a 10-4 victory over Daniel in our orange final.” he added. “With some great winners and some great rallies our green event came to an end as Daniel was victorious over Dylan 4-2 in the final.

The Totally Tennis Tour is for Development Squads and Mini Performance Squads players. There are six tournaments throughout the year and then the Grand Final where the top eight players from each squad will be invited back to play for the chance to finish as the club champions. There will be an up to date leaderboard showing players rankings in each squad. 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.

TT Tour Dates 2016

Sunday 13th November – Grand Finals (by invitation)

Congratulations to both winners, Hayden and Daniel!

Farewell Ben, Welcome Back Jordan

Homegrown player to coach Ben Jubin bid farewell to Totally Tennis last weekend to continue his coaching career at David Lloyd in Newbury.

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Jubin started playing at Totally Tennis at the tender age of four after attending school holiday activity days. He started in the Development Squads and was invited to play in the Performance Squads and represented the Hampshire County Team at both under-12 and under-14 age groups. As part of the highly successful Queen Mary’s College (QMC) team, Jubin was an integral part of the college’s tennis team success in his three yeas playing for them including the Boys team finishing National runners-up.

The highlight of his time playing for the college team was winning the British Colleges Mixed Doubles title in May 2010 where the prize was a visit and training session from National Coach Judy Murray. Jubin also won Sportsman of Year and Players’ Player of the Year at the QMC annual awards that year, he was also nominated as British Colleges Sportsman of the Year. Jubin has won many titles and trophies including the Eastleigh Open Doubles, Mixed Doubles Runner up at St Georges Hill with Steph Catlin and a silver medal at the British Regional Doubles with Jack Nicholson. With fellow coach Jamie Jordan he twice won the annual Coaches Exhibition match beating Head Coach James McIntosh and Simon James.

Jubin turned his passion for tennis into a career starting as a Tennis Assistant at the club  in 2008/09 when he left school and started QMC, completing his LTA Level 1 award in 2009.  He enjoying coaching so went on to complete his Level 2 in 2010 while studying for his  BTEC National Diploma in Sport. After college, Jubin passed his Level 3 in Somerset in 2012 followed by his level 4 Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Senior Club Coach award in 2014.

Tennis Director Nigel Long said “We are fortunate enough to have had Ben at Totally Tennis since he was a shy little four year old. He has achieved so much in the time that he has been here and has become a very good tennis coach.” he added ” We all wish him the very best now that he is moving on.

As Jubin moves on Totally Tennis welcomes back Jordan Frederick to the coaching team. Frederick has been playing tennis since the age of seven at school in Weymouth and has over five years of experience competing in county and regional level tennis as well as competing in National competitions for his school. He was Head Coach at Dorchester Tennis Academy and also coached training camps at La Manga in Spain throughout the year. In 2014 he was shortlisted for coaching apprentice of the year finishing in the  top three coaching apprentices in the UK. Frederick has a level 3 in coaching tennis (QCF) and a BTEC level 3 diploma in Tennis.

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Frederick said “I am extremely passionate about helping players achieve their goals, whatever the standard of the player. I love to keep my sessions fun but strive to keep great work ethics on the court and off.