Performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid won the 18 and under Girls Doubles title at the Woking Whitsun FAST4 Tournament held at Woking Tennis Club during half term.
After a bye in the quarters, the Totally Tennis duo beat Olivia Falkner and Nancy Jenkins in the semis 4-1, 1-4, 10-2 and went on to win the final defeating Sophie Thompson and Isabella Calvert 4-2, 4-0.
The girls also both competed in the 18 and under Girls singles event with Hignett finishing as runner-up. She had a bye in the first round and then beat Talitha Mitchell in three sets 2-4, 4-1, 10-7 in the quarters, Thompson in the semis 4-1, 4-2 and then lost in the final against Isabelle Barfoot 3-4(3), 4-1, 7-10 to finish in second place overall. Reid was 6th after losing in the quarters to Eloise Bancilhon 4-0, 4-0 she beat Nina Williams in the playoff matches 4-1, 4-3(0) but then lost to Talitha Mitchell 4-1, 4-3(1).
Congratulations girls 😉
Totally Tennis mini performance player Hayden Cummings has been competing in some tournaments over the past couple of months. At the beginning of this month he won the 10 & under Grade 3 Cardiff Mini Tennis tournament held at David Lloyd Club Cardiff in South Glamorgan. In the first round he beat Tom Bewley 5-3, 4-1, Nathan Shore in the quarters 4-0, 4-0 and then Matthew Mclain in the semis 5-4, 1-4, 10-8. In the final he defeated Edward Bennett 4-0, 4-1 to win the event.
Last month he competed in both the 10 & under singles and doubles at the Sutton Tennis Academy Easter Grade 2 Tournament. In the doubles, Cummings and partner Tuna Lokman were runners-up after losing in the final against Rhys Lawlor and Jacob Cairncross 5-3, 4-0. In the quarters they beat Harry Cornhill and Conrad Plum 5-4(10), 4-1 followed by Nathaniel De Mariveles and Pavana Nrshinga in the semis 4-1, 4-2. In the singles event he competed in the qualifying stages in Group F but did not progress to the main draw after losing to both Jacob Cairncross and Alexander Farmanbar.
He also finished third at the Finchley Manor Junior Open Tournament in Middlesex after wining the third/fourth place playoff match against Charlie Ripp 4-0, 4-1. After a bye in the first round he beat Giorgio Giliberti 4-2, 4-1 before losing in the semis in a three-set battle against Denzell Darkey 2-4, 5-4(3), 1-0(4).
Head coach James McIntosh said, “Hayden has continued to progress in his lessons to improve his game and his hard work has paid off by qualifying for the National Grade 2 event and winning the Grade 3 tournament in Cardiff.” he added “Well done Hayden, keep up the good work.”
Cummings will be representing Hampshire in the 10 & under County Cup at the end of May.
Performance player Dean Cooper Kirby training at the Gomez Tennis Academy in Florida (above) and training for his ITF event in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean (below)
Pirates and Indians squads with coach Liam and assistants
Our coaching and admin teams brushed up on their First Aid skills
Performance player and coach Liam Hignett won the Solent Cup with his teammates from Warsash Tennis ClubSpring has sprung! Head Coach James McIntosh on the outdoor courts during one of our adult morning sessions
Coach Jamie on court with the Tennis Tots at the taster session
Easter Tennis Camp fun
Kevin Karjalainen won two runner-up trophies in Easter holiday tournaments
Junior players and parents took play in the family tennis event The Quorn™ Family Cup 2019 which was won by father and son Ben and Hayden Cummings (below)
Meet Our Coaches – Did you read Liam, Jamie, Steph and Julia’s coach profiles this month?
Father and son duo Hayden and Ben Cummings won the Quorn™ Family Cup 2019 event held at the indoor centre yesterday. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) event, run by coach Miles Bromilow, is a family tournament that give players the opportunity to compete in an informal and fun competition with an adult family member. The event also promotes playing tennis more frequently and eat healthy food as part of an active lifestyle.
Sixteen players entered the competition playing in two boxes of four pairings. The top two teams in each box progressed to the semis and the bottom two played consolation matches against each other. The Cummings, who also won the event back in 2016, defeated Roksana and Chris Jelonek in the final 10-5.
Bromilow who said, “We had a great turnout and lots of prizes were given out. Congratulations to our winning pair Hayden and Ben.”
As club winner’s Hayden and Ben will be invited to a Red Ball Festival Day hosted at an LTA Summer Grass Court event in June. The Festival Days include some more, fun Red Ball tennis as well as goodies and prizes for all the junior players. After enjoying lunch, players and parents are free to enjoy watching the professional players in action.
Read more about The Quorn™ Family Cup HERE
50+ players escaping the cold at the indoor centre
The QMC boys team beat Bedales School at the indoor centre
Sherfield Tennis Scholar Aaron Dawson (pictured far right) won the Boys 18 & U Doubles with Partner Alexandria at the South West Winter County Tour held by Liam Hignett at TT
LOVE was in the air on court
Lots of fun was had at the February Half Term Tennis Camps (above & below)
Winners and fair play medals for Harry Dolman and runners-up trophy with partner Riley Webb in half term tournaments
Matchplay during the Adults Mixed Morning session
Dean Cooper Kirby competed in the ITF Grade 4 tournament in El Salvador
Finally some winter sunshine meant squads on the outdoor courts
The Totally Tennis 9 and under team finished 2018 as County tier champions in the Hampshire & IOW Team Tennis competition.
The team of Hayden Cummings (pictured with the winners pendant), Nikesh Bomma and twins Gevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar finished top of the league with four points overall.
Head coach James McIntosh said “Well done to all the players in the U9 team. It’s a great achievement for them to win the county tier Division 1 title.” He added, “Their hard work and dedication has paid off. Keep it going boys and good luck for future team tennis events.”
Congratulations boys 🙂