Hignett invited to play at British Tour Masters 2019

Performance player and coach Liam Hignett has been invited by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to play at the British Tour Masters 2019 to be held the National Tennis Centre (NTC) in Roehampton, London next month.

Hignett has qualified for the two-day event, which will take place on 19th and 20th December, due to his final position on this year’s British Tour leaderboard. His invitation comes after his quarter final finish at LTA British Tour Edgbaston 2 earlier this month where he beat Philip Sikman 6-1, 6-1 in round one, Finley Cook in the second 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 but lost in the quarters in three sets to Harry Skinner 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

Last month Hignett won the LTA British Tour Exeter Open Mens Singles title at the Exeter Tennis Centre, lost in the quarters in Glasgow and had a second round finish in Taunton.

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The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) British Tour 2019* provides a circuit of tournaments designed to give up and coming players the opportunity to gain experience in their quest to become professional tennis players, to provide competition for professional players in between competing in professional events at home and abroad, as well as providing a national level open competition circuit.

Read more about Liam’s previous British Tour events HERE

*British Tour information used with courtesy of www.lta.org.uk/britishtour

TT Tour Grand Finals 2019

Development squad players Tobi Adeniran (Red) and Luca Dharwar (Orange) were crowned the winners at last weekends TT Tour Grand finals held at the indoor centre.fd76b7a7-d492-4274-9d3d-f1b76e7561f7.jpeg

In the Red event Adeniran won all five of his round robin matches to book his semi-final place beating Gabriella Dyer 10-6, Carter Grout 10-3, Hamish Harwell 10-4, Dylan Mills 10-5 and Maxim Perelighn 10-2. Runner-up Mills joined him in the next round after winning three matches against Grout 10-6, Harwell 10-6 and Perelighn 10-4.

In the second group Shrihan Chakraborty also won all of his five matches to progress to the semis; he beat Lewis Gambrill 10-6, Ivy Grout 10-1, Jasmine Paul 10-4, Rakshit Saiavanakumar 10-2 and Elliot Wrench 10-0. Gambrill beat Grout 10-8, Paul 10-7, Saiavanakumar 10-4 and Wrench 10-4 to earn the fourth semi-final place. In the semi finals Adeniran defeated Lewis Gambrill 10 – 9 and Chakraborty beat Mills 10 – 2. Adeniran then beat Chakraborty in the final ** – * to become the Red champion.

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In the Orange competition Dharwar beat Charlie Burridge 4-2, Liam Durangparang 4-0 and Kaian Harris- Piper 4-0 to win the title.

Coach Loic said, “Great to see a growing number of children from squads take part in the TT tour. It gives them something to work on and put the practice into play at the end of every month.” He added,” I’d like to congratulate everyone who took part and  look forward to seeing them on the 14th December for the Christmas event.

 

Halloween victory for Dawson in Cheshire

Totally Tennis performance player Aaron Dawson won the 16 & under Boys singles title at the Birchwood Junior & Senior Open held at Birchwood Leisure & Tennis Complex in Cheshire on halloween.

img_3467.jpegAfter a bye in the first round, second seed Dawson beat Harry Lumb in the quarters 6-2, 6-0 and fourth seed James Ashworth in a three set semi-final match 7-6(4), 2-6, 1-0(7). In the final he defeated third seed Edward Appleyard (who defeated top seed Wemer Zimmermann in the semis) 6-4, 7-5 to win the title.

Congratulations Aaron 😉

TT Tour – October 2019

The latest Red and Orange TT Tour events took place last Saturday with Tobi Adeniran being crowned the Red winner and Ayush Thondapu claiming overall Orange victory.

956525df-d8b4-4134-83d4-a05e9e450ef7.jpgAdeniran won all his matches beating Shrihan Chakraborty, Freddie Stokes and Shrayan Subash all 10-4 respectively and Maximus Perez-Lockley 10-1. Chakraborty finished in the runner-up position defeating Perez-Lockley 10-3, Stokes 10-6 and Subash 10-5. Stokes was third overall, Subash fourth and Perez-Lockley was in fifth place.

5f4983ec-3506-4891-8385-16460d64b2a9Due to less entries in the Orange event the players all played each other twice. Thondapu beat Charlotte Salt 10-3 and 10-7 and Finley Chivers 10-6 but then lost against him in a close match 12-10. Chivers was runner-up after defeating Salt 10-5 and 10-3.

Head coach James Mcintosh said, “Well done to everyone that competed in the TT Tour, it was great to see some players competing for the first time.” he added, “The competition is designed to give the players in the squads an opportunity to compete in a fun environment. We look forward to seeing some more competitors at the next event on the 23rd November.

The TT Tour is a competition programme for Totally Tennis junior players with several tournaments held throughout the year.  An up-to-date leaderboard will show each player’s rankings in each group. Points are awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as additional points for entering. See schedule below for full list of tournament dates.

Date

Tournament

Ball Colour

Time

Saturday 23rd November

World Tour Finals

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 24th November

World Tour Finals

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 14th December

Christmas Tour

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 15th December

Christmas Tour

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

RED (Pirates, Indians, Red Squad) and ORANGE (Dodgers and Orange Squad)

GREEN (Giants and Green Squad) and YELLOW (A,B,C and Performance Squads)

 

 

 

 

 

Elvira Represents Poland in the ITF Super-Seniors Championships

Totally Tennis 50+ and Mixed Morning player Elvira Olbrich competed for her native Poland in the Women’s 65 category of the Kitty Godfree Cup at the 39th ITF Super-Seniors championships held last month.

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In the play-off matches they beat both Turkey and Portugal 3-0 respectivitely and finished in thirteenth place overall. Team USA won overall. Olbrich and partner Sofia Ruminska beat Turkish duo Sevcan Mert and Servet Polat 6-0, 6-0 and she defeated Portugese pairing Carmina Azavedo/Marilia Madeira-Pinto 6-3, 7-6(1).

Olbrich said, ” I was playing for Poland Ladies ‘65 in the Kitty Godfrey Cup. I played doubles against Portugal. The Totally Tennis sessions helped me a lot with my preparation for this tournament.”

 

 

TT Tour 2019

The first TT Tour for Red and Orange players took place last weekend at the indoor centre. The event, run by coach Loic Armstrong and assistant coach Andrew Dingwall, gave junior players a taste of competition. On this occasion the Red tournament was won by Shrihan Chakraborty. He defeated Shrayan Subash 10-8, Anvi Arora 10 – 6 and Shauna Rana 10-3 to claim overall victory. Subash was runner-up after beating Arora 10-7 and Rana 10-5. Arora finished in third place and Rana was fourth.

In the Orange event,  Ayush Thondapu was crowned the winner and Archie Taylor finished in second place. Thondapu beat Taylor 16-14, Harry Parton 10-1, Jasmine Paul 10-2, and Jessica Parton 10-2. Taylor defeated both the Parton siblings 10-0 and Paul 10-2. There was a three way tie for third place between the remaining players.

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The TT Tour is a competition programme for Totally Tennis junior players with several tournaments held throughout the year. The next event will be the Green & Yellow tournaments on Saturday 5th October – see schedule below for full list of dates. An up-to-date leaderboard will show each player’s rankings in each group. Points are awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as additional points for entering.

Date

Tournament

Ball Colour

Time

Saturday 21st September

US Open

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 5th October

US Open

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 26th October

Halloween Tour

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 27th October

Halloween Tour

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 23rd November

World Tour Finals

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 24th November

World Tour Finals

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 14th December

Christmas Tour

Red & Orange

1pm – 3pm

Sunday 15th December

Christmas Tour

Green & Yellow

1pm – 3pm

RED (Pirates, Indians, Red Squad) and ORANGE (Dodgers and Orange Squad)

GREEN (Giants and Green Squad) and YELLOW (A,B,C and Performance Squads)

 

PLAYERS MUST BOOK IN BEFORE THE EVENT. There must be a minimum of 4 players per age group for each tournament to be played. Each event costs £6.50 per player. All players interested in participating can book in reception or call the office on 01256 358816.

Win For Feast in Oxford

Performance player and coaching assistant Harry Feast won the 18 & under Boys singles title at last weekend’s East Winter County Tour Oxford Sports tournament held at the Oxford Sports Lawn Tennis Club, Oxfordshire.

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After losing his first match against Scott Aspley in three sets 4-2, 2-4, 10-8 Feast then his next three matches beating Rafferty Read 4-3(4), 4-0, Tanguy Wache 4-2, 4-1 and Yegor Boyev 4-1, 4-0 to win the title.

Congratulations Harry!