The Queen Mary’s College (QMC) Girls competed in the Aberdare Cup
QMC’s Beth Lowe and Kelsey Mosquera won the Girls event of the Hampshire Sixth Form Doubles competition.
All the QMC players who competed in the Hampshire Sixth Form Doubles competition
QMC PE teacher Sarah Goldson meets her tennis hero Roger Federer at the Wimbledon Championships
All the competitors of this year’s Secondary Schools Competition
Mini performance player Kirsty Da Silva was runner-up in the Road to Wimbledon County Finals Under 10 Girls singles
Head Coach James McIntosh passed his LTA Level 5 Master Club Coach Qualification
The Hampshire Court Ladies Vets team played their final matches in this years Babolat summer league
This year’s annual Secondary schools tournament took place at the beginning of this month at the indoor centre with three schools Brighton Hill Community College, Costello Technology College and The Hurst entering teams in the Year 7 and 8 singles and doubles and the same two events for Year 9 and10 players, all run by coach Simon James.
The Year 7 and 8 singles winner was Totally Tennis’ own performance player Harry Feast from Costello who beat Owen Robinson in the all Costello final. The boys then teamed up to give Costello their second trophy of the day in the doubles defeating the a mixed team of Elodie Dougal (Costello, also the only girl who attended) and Costas Bowgen (Hurst).
Head Coach James McIntosh said, “These two were not playing doubles but they both had no partner they teamed up despite being from different schools.”
In the Year 9 and 10 singles event another Totally Tennis’ Travis Clayton who was representing Brighton Hill won the event beating Costello’s Alex Gray in the final. Clayton also won the doubles title with partner Sam Hayes after defeating Josh Goldring and Deema Bowgen from The Hurst in the final, who are also both Totally Tennis squad players.
McIntosh added, “Another great event with some excellent competitive play. It’s always good to see our squad players using their skills to represent their respective schools. I hope that next year more schools take up the opportunity to enter.”
The annual Secondary Schools Tournament took place at the indoor centre earlier this month with forty player from three local schools, Costello Technology College, Robert Mays School and Brighton Hill Community College taking part.
All the Secondary Schools Tournament participants
In the Under 13 competition the Boys Singles was dominated by Robert Mays with winner Dan Nightingale and the runner-up was Ryan Golesworthy both representing the school. In the girls event it was a similar story with both girls from Roberts Mays finishing in the two spots. Helena Mason was crowned Under 13 Girls Singles winner and Chole Tarling was the runner-up. Nightingale and Golesworthy won the Boys Under 13 Doubles title with Costello’s Owen Robinson and Matthew Berry finishing as Runners-up. Mason and Tarling were the Girls Doubles winners and teammates Alice Belcher and Julie Horobin were runners-up.
Will Flynn receives his medal from Head Coach James McIntosh
Robert Mays pupils also dominated all the top positions in the Under 16 events. Will Flynn was Boys Singles winner and Charlie Flynn was runner-up. The Flynn’s paired up to win the Boys Doubles and the runners-up were Joe Blewett and Andy Grant. Antonia McPhee was Girls Singles winner and Vicky Waterfield was runner-up. Under 16 Girls Doubles winners were McPhee and partner Natasha Hargreaves and Waterfield & Emily Merrit were runners-up.
Charlie Flynn (above) and Matthew Berry (below) with McIntosh
McIntosh said of the event “It was a great day with some really good matches. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up.”
All the winners and runners-up from both age groups