Performance player and coach Liam Hignett won the Open Mens Doubles title at the Winchester MANTIS Open 2019 with partner William Coward earlier this week.
In the event held at the Winchester Racquets and Fitness the pair, who were top seeds, had a bye in the quarters top seeds and then beat William Farnfield and William Jones 6-2, 6-0 in the semi finals. In the finals Hignett and Coward defeated Andrew Gorvin and Dominic Pearson 3-6, 7-6(6), 1-0(6) to win the title.
Congratulations Liam and William.
Liam Hignett (right) & partner Miles McDowall won the British Tour FAST4 Doubles at the National Tennis Centre
Some of our coaches enjoyed visits to the year’s Wimbledon Championships
Coaches Liam and Jamie (along with Tillie & Isla) played against each other in Warsash
Dean Cooper Kirby played in the Grade 4 ITF in the Bahamas
Mini Performance player Hayden Cummings (left) and partner Tuna won the 10 & U Doubles in Bath
Liam Hignett was part of the Hampshire & Isle of Wight team that participated in Group 4 of the LTA Summer Mens Doubles County Cup 2019
Isla Hignett won the 16 & U singles title in Woking
Tillie & Isla won the 16 & U doubles title in Woking
Summer Tennis Camp Fun
Totally Tennis performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid won the 16 & under Girls Doubles title at the 92nd Woking Open held at Woking Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.
After a bye in round one, the girls, who were top seeds, beat Ellen Alliston and Allegra Hodson in the quarters 4-1, 4-0 followed by third seeds Rebecca Fisher and Daniella Scotland in the semis 6-4, 6-3. In the final they defeated Sofia Maine and Sienna Rolland from The Bourne Club 6-0, 6-3 to win the title.
It was a double celebration for Hignett who also won the 16 & under girls singles title beating eighth seed Hodson in the final 6-4, 6-0 to win her second trophy of the tournament. A first round bye top seed Hignett defeated Sofia Maine 6-4, 6-2 in round two, Raga Ram in the quarters 4-0, 4-2 and sixth seed Anya Hamilton in the semis 4-1, 4-2. Third seed Reid also had a bye in the first round and then beat Isabella Calvert 6-3, 6-3 in round two but was then knocked out of the competition by Hamilton in a three set quarter final match 2-4, 5-4(5), 1-0(6).
In the 18 & under Girls Singles competition Hignett beat Rebecca Scofield 6-3, 6-0 in the quarters but was then knocked out in the semis by second seed and eventual winner Jorja Reynolds 6-4, 6-1. Reynolds, who plays at Manor Park Tennis Centre, also defeated Reid in the quarters 6-0, 6-2.
Well done girls!
Tillie Reid and Isla Hignett were crowned 18 & under doubles champions at the Woking FAST4 tournament
Isla was also runner-up in the 18 and under Girls singles event
The coaching team visited local schools delivering tennis taster sessions as part of this year’s Totally Tennis Schools Roadshow
Juniors who attended the schools roadshow were invited to a FREE open day at the club for the chance to play on real courts and enjoy fun games
Totally Tennis defended their unbeaten record in the annual Festival of Sport against Euskirchen 13 – 1. Overall the Basingstoke sporting community won the event 22 – 7
Basingstoke & Deane mayor Diane Taylor (left) popped down to the outdoor courts for a game
Totally Tennis performance players Isla Hignett and Atinuke Adelakun from Robert Mays School won the Hampshire Schools U16’s Doubles title
The annual primary schools tournament was held at the indoor centre and won by followed by the Sherborne St John 1st team (pictured below)
Hayden Cummings won the 10 & under Grade 3 Cardiff Mini Tennis tournament
Cummings and partner Tuna Lokman were runners-up in the 10 & under Sutton Tennis Academy Easter Grade 2 Tournament
The American Adult Doubles Tournament was followed by the club’s annual Wimbledon Draw
Sherfield School tennis scholar Tillie Reid won the 15 & under title at the annual Independent Schools Association (ISA) tournamentLiam Hignett has been competing in various LTA British Tour events
Twelve players competed in our Adult Doubles Tournament last week that was followed by the club’s annual Wimbledon Draw.
The tournament format was timed twenty-minute doubles matches where players had to score as many games as they could in the timed match that accumulated towards their total score on the leaderboard. After each round everyone would change partners and play against different people.
After three rounds the scores were very close for the top three places on the leaderboard and after the final round the top 3 players were 1st Jenny Vaux, 2nd Chris Farrer and 3rd Fawad Amin.
After the competition the players got into the Wimbledon spirit by enjoying some strawberries & cream and the ballet was drawn.
Head coach James McIntosh said, “Congratulations to Jenny! It was a great finish to the event as some of the players were lucky enough to win tickets in the Wimbledon ballot.”
The latest South West Winter County Tour event, run by coach Liam Hignett, took place last weekend at Totally Tennis’ indoor centre in Basingstoke. There were two events, the 16 and under Boys and Girls Doubles.
In the girls event Totally Tennis was represented by performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid who were crowned winners of the event after beating Ivana Maynard and Gabriella Rawles 4-1, 4-0 and a walkover against Giulia Caturano and partner Jogaile Juknaite.
In the boys event second seeds Martino Colabella and Adrian Leung from Kent were declared the winners. In the quarters they defeated Dennis and Philip Dimov 4-0, 3-4(3), 10-8 followed by Ben Deller and Rory Hodge in the semis 4-2, 4-3(2) and Oliver Brooker and James Stanley (who had defeated the top seeds Elliott Lowe and Freddie Simpson in the semis) 4-2, 2-2, 10-2.
Congratulations Isla and Tillie 😉
The next South West Winter County Tour at Totally Tennis Basingstoke is the 9 & under Mixed Singles on Sunday 20th January – click HERE for details