Player Profile: Michael Gilbert

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MICHAEL GILBERT

Squad: 50+

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Thirty-five

How were you introduced to the sport?

My two sons played

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

Indoor courts

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Johanna Konta

What do you like most about the sport?

Exercise

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Back spin chop

How often do you play?

Two/Three times a week

Do you play any other sport?

Golf 

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Still playing!

 

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Player Profile: Peter Ash

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PETER ASH

Squad: Mixed Morning & 50+

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Over fifty

How were you introduced to the sport?

Mark Warner Social Evening

Why did you choose Totally Tennis?

It was recommended by a tennis coach

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Tim Henman

What do you like most about the sport?

The social and physical element

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Backhand overhead smash

How often do you play?

Three times a week

Do you play any other sport?

Skiing, Water-Skiing, Dinghy Sailing, Surfing , Windsurfing and Climbing Trees 

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Not upsetting everyone else

 

50+ Christmas Festivities 2017

The 50+ players, who play together every Wednesday morning at Totally Tennis, enjoyed their annual Christmas Party with festive food after their session.

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The coaches joined with the players to enjoy the party and celebrate another great year of tennis as well as the forthcoming Christmas season. Cheers to all the players and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2018.

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

50+ Lunch Club

Totally Tennis’s 50+ mixed session on a Wednesday morning is an exciting session for the ‘young at heart’ held in a relaxed social environment. Aimed at players over 50 who are interested in keeping fit and healthy while playing tennis with other liked minded people.

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The session involves drills and mostly doubles tactics followed by points and fun games and now players can stay for a healthy lunch of a tasty soup.

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According to medical research from the Cleveland Clinic, playing tennis on a regular basis for older people  is good for the heart. It’s also good for the body and mind and playing tennis on a regular basis produces physical, physiologic and psychologic benefits. These benefits include increased burning of calories, reduction in blood pressure and reduced stress. All of these benefits play a role in reducing a person’s risk of developing heart disease, the number-one disease among men and women.

Session: 50+

Time: Wednesday 10.00am -11.30am

Level: Mixed Ability

Cost £6.50

For more information, please telephone the office on 01256 358816

Player Profile: Trevor Cain

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TREVOR CAIN

Squad:  50+

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Sixty

How were you introduced to the sport?

By my wife

What made you come to Totally Tennis?  

My wife

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Martina Hingis and Rodger Federer

What do you like most about the sport?

Good exercise and social experience

What do you consider to be your best shot?  

Volley

How often do you play?

Once per week

Do you play any other sport?

Skiing and cycling

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Improvement in my ability due to the coaching at 50+ sessions

 

Player Profile: Napalai Cain

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NAPALAI CAIN

Squad: 50+ and Mixed Morning

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Fifteen

How were you introduced to the sport?

As a child in Thailand I walked past the tennis court in my hometown every day and watched the people play. I then decided to start playing tennis myself and have enjoyed it throughout my life, initially in Thailand and now in the UK.

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

Totally Tennis has indoor courts, which are good for the weather in England. There are many people who are available to play during the daytime, which suits my lifestyle.

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Roger Federer

What do you like most about the sport?

Being able to hit accurately to the target and successfully finish the point.

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Forehand

How often do you play?

Twice a week regularly but 3 times a week if possible.

Do you play any other sport?

No

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Good forehand, two handed backhand and to be able to have a good time.

Player Profile: Penny Bates

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PENNY BATES

Age: Not disclosed

Squad: Over 55’s

How old were you when you first started tennis?

A child

How were you introduced to the sport?

Through my family

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

Friend’s recommendation

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Roger Federer

What do you like most about the sport?

Friendly competition

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Slice backhand

How often do you play?

Two or three times a week

Do you play any other sport?

Pilates and yoga

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Centre Court Ladies Singles Champion