Cooper Kirby and Hignett Win Titles at Chiswick Event

Totally Tennis performance player and Sherfield School tennis scholar Dean Cooper Kirby won the 14 and under Boys Singles title at Virgin Active Riverside, Chiswick.

After a bye in the first round of the Grade 3 pre-Christmas event Cooper Kirby beat Zak Radziwillowicz 6-0, 6-2 in round two followed by Tom Chapman in the quarters 6-2, 6-1 and Tarique Tonge-Bobia 7-5, 6-2 in the semis. In the final he defeated Tommy Poli 6-3, 6-3 to win the event. Cooper Kirby also competed in the 14 & under doubles event with club mate Daniel Prickett but lost in the quarters to Radziwillowicz and his partner Jago Bluett 4-6, 6-2, 1-0(5).

20171223_135025.jpgHignett (L) and Cooper Kirby (R) were both winners at the Chiswick event (also pictured is Hignett’s Doubles partner Golesworthy)

Fellow performance player and tennis scholar Liam Hignett won the Men’s Doubles title with partner and former Totally Tennis player Ryan Golesworthy (also Men’s Singles champion). After a bye in the first round the pair defeated Oliver and Oscar Jacobson 6-3, 6-3 in the second round, Patrick Mpalanyi and Henry Kuteesaakwe 6-1, 6-2 in the quarters and then beat William Fyall and and Totally Tennis veteran Josh Goodall in the semis 7-5, 6-4. In the final they bet James Weller and Oscar Glenister 6-4, 6-3 to win the title.

Congratulations Dean and Liam!

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Player Profile: Tristan Fisher

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TRISTAN FISHER

Age: Five

Squad: Pirates

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Four

How were you introduced to the sport?

My sister plays tennis

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

My sister plays at Totally Tennis

Who is you favourite professional player?

Andy Murray

What do you like most about the sport?

Bouncing balls

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Forehand

How often do you play?

Once a week

Do you play any other sports?

Swimming, gymnastics and football

What is your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Hitting the ball over the net

Player Profile: Julia Miksztal

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JULIA MIKSZTAL

Age: Six

Squad: Pirates

How old were you when you first started tennis?  

At six, I’ve started attending lessons; however I was four when I was introduced to tennis.

How were you introduced to the sport?

My whole family plays tennis

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

I wanted to learn how to play

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Agnieszka Radwanska

What do you like most about the sport?

I can play with my parents

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Forehand

How often do you play?

Once a week

Do you play any other sport?

Not really, but I do attend swimming and ballet lessons

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

I’m not sure but I really enjoy attending tennis lessons

Player Profile: Grace Cheeseman

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GRACE CHEESEMAN

Age: Eight

Squad: Indians

How old were you when you first started tennis?  

Eight

How were you introduced to the sport?

My Dad taught me a few things

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

My Dad wanted me to come

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Andy Murray

What do you like most about the sport?  

Hitting the ball over the net

What do you consider to be your best shot?   

Serve

How often do you play?  

Twice a week and at home

Do you play any other sport?  

No

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?   

None so far

Player Profile: Nima Bahri

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NIMA BAHRI

Age: Eight

Squad: Indians

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Five

How were you introduced to the sport?

My Dad

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

By watching tennis on TV

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Serena Williams

What do you like most about the sport?

Everything

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Forehand

How often do you play?

Once a week

Do you play any other sport?

Yes

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Going up to Indians

Player Profile: Binta Bahri

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Age: Five

Squad: Pirates

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Five 

How were you introduced to the sport?

My Dad

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

Because my sister is playing there

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

 Serena Williams

What do you consider to be your best shot?

None yet

How often do you play?

Once a week

Do you play any other sport?

No

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?   

 

Good Result For Lakatos in Oxfordshire

Hampshire Court mini performance played Eduard Lakatos finished in third place at the recent Grade 5 Growing The Game CN 10 and under Boys singles event held at Hanney Tennis Club in Oxfordshire.

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Lakatos featured in a photo from earlier this year

Lakatos beat John Cairns in the quarters 2-4,  4-1, [1-0](3) but then lost in his semi-final match against eventual event winner Jack Veal 4-0, 4-1. Lakatos then defeated Oliver Veal 4-0, 4-0 in the third/fourth place playoff match to finish third overall.

Congratulations Eduard 😉