The annual primary schools tournament was held at the indoor centre and won by followed by the Sherborne St John 1st team (pictured below)
Hayden Cummings won the 10 & under Grade 3 Cardiff Mini Tennis tournament
Cummings and partner Tuna Lokman were runners-up in the 10 & under Sutton Tennis Academy Easter Grade 2 Tournament
The American Adult Doubles Tournament was followed by the club’s annual Wimbledon Draw
Sherfield School tennis scholar Tillie Reid won the 15 & under title at the annual Independent Schools Association (ISA) tournamentLiam Hignett has been competing in various LTA British Tour events
Totally Tennis hosted the annual Primary Schools Tennis Tournament at the indoor centre this week with a total of fifteen teams competing from five local schools; St Mary’s Junior School, St John’s C of E Primary School, Sherborne St John Primary School, Castle Hill Primary School and Winklebury Junior School.
The teams played in three boxes of five teams with the top two teams and two of the best third placed teams progressing through to the quarter final stages. There were four players in each team and each player played one singles match with the format of tie breaks to 10 points.
In the first semi-finals, it was a very close match with the St Mary’s A team drawing against the St Johns A team 2 – 2 but St Mary’s just edged the victory with one extra point overall to win 32 – 31. In the second semi-final match Sherborne A beat St. Mary’s B 3 – 1. In the final St Mary’s A beat Sherborne 4 – 0 to be crowned the champions and St John’s won the third/fourth place play off beating St Mary’s B 3 – 1.
Both the winners and runners-up teams, St Mary’s A and Sherborne, will now go on to represent Basingstoke in the Hampshire Games which takes place at Aldershot in June.
Fourteen teams competed in the Year 3 and 4 primary schools tournament hosted by Totally Tennis at the Indoor Centre in the War Memorial Park earlier this month. The teams competing came from six different schools including Great Binfields Primary (3 teams), St Mary’s Juniors (3 teams), North Waltham Primary (3 teams), Sherborne St John (2 teams), Castle Hill (2 teams) and St Johns.
Each team had four players who were ranked in order of 1 to 4, they played their opposing number from opposing schools. The format of the matches were tie-breaks to 10, each players individual score would count towards the teams overall score. The teams were divided into three groups with the top two teams from each group going through to the Quarter Finals along with the best 2nd and 3rd placed teams.
In the Quarter Final matches North Waltham (1) beat North Waltham Team (3) 3 – 1, St Johns Primary beat Castle Hill (1) 3 – 1, Sherborne St John (1) beat St Mary’s (2) 2 – 2 (Sherborne won on points) and St Mary’s (1) defeated St Mary’s Team (3) 4 – 0.
In the semi-finals St Mary’s (1) beat St Johns 3 – 1 and Sherborne St John beat North Waltham (1) 3 – 1. The overall winners were St Mary’s (1) who defeated Sherborne St John 3 – 1 in the final. In the third/fourth play off match St John’s beat North Waltham (1) 2 – 2 (St John’s won on points won 30 – 29) to finish in third place overall. The St Mary’s (1) team will now go onto compete in the Hampshire Games held next month.
Head Coach James Macintosh who ran the event said “It was great to have fourteen teams compete in this year’s competition and some new teams who have not entered within the last couple of years.”
He added, “The overall standard of this year’s competition was very good and higher than in previous years. It was also nice to see how much some of the less experienced players improved and gained confidence as the day went on.”
Harry Rushbrook won the 8 and under event at The Bourne Club in Farnham
Mini Performance players Tillie Reid and Isla Hignett competed in the 12 & under Doubles at Millfield School in Bath
It was the Primary Schools Tournament back in April (post published in May) and Sherborne St John were the winners (below)
Great British Tennis Weekend event at the Indoor Centre
The Hampshire Court Ladies Vets beat the team from Riverside in their latest Division 1 match in the Hampshire & IOW Babolat Veterans League
Younger players competed in the latest TT Tour event – The French Open
Mini Performance player Aaron Dawson was part of the Hampshire County Cup 10 and under Boys winning team that will now compete in the National Finals
Players enjoying the Holiday Tennis Camps during the Half Term break