Tillie Reid and Isla Hignett were crowned 18 & under doubles champions at the Woking FAST4 tournament
Isla was also runner-up in the 18 and under Girls singles event
The coaching team visited local schools delivering tennis taster sessions as part of this year’s Totally Tennis Schools Roadshow
Juniors who attended the schools roadshow were invited to a FREE open day at the club for the chance to play on real courts and enjoy fun games
Totally Tennis defended their unbeaten record in the annual Festival of Sport against Euskirchen 13 – 1. Overall the Basingstoke sporting community won the event 22 – 7
Basingstoke & Deane mayor Diane Taylor (left) popped down to the outdoor courts for a game
Totally Tennis performance players Isla Hignett and Atinuke Adelakun from Robert Mays School won the Hampshire Schools U16’s Doubles title
Head Coach James McIntosh and the Totally Tennis coaching team were out and about last week visiting local schools in the Basingstoke area giving pupils an exciting opportunity to try tennis. The mini tennis taster sessions were delivered in nine schools and over the five days the coaches saw 1,135 children in total at Great Binfields Primary, Manor Field, Kempshott Juniors, Sherborne St John, St. Mary’s Juniors, Winklebury Infants and Juniors, Fairfields and North Waltham.
Every child seen at the schools was presented with a certificate of participation and an invitation to attend a free Open Day that took place at the indoor centre on Saturday. Lots of children attended the fun two-hour open day session and got to put into practice what they have learnt at school on real tennis courts.
Tennis Director Nigel Long said, “Thanks to the whole TT team for all their hard work in making the Schools Roadshow and the open day such a success.” he added, “We are thrilled to have seen over a thousand children throughout the week and at the open day, I hope the events have encouraged them to take up our fabulous sport!!