Winchester Doubles Title for Liam

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.

Trophies for Performance Players at Winchester Spring Open

Performance player an Sherfield School Tennis scholar Liam Hignett and his partner Ryan Golesworthy won the Open Men’s Doubles title at last weeks Winchester Spring Open 2018.

In the Grade 3 event which was held at Winchester Racquet sand Fitness club, Hignett and Golesworthy defeated Matts Colling and Oliver Fernandez in the semis 6-3, 7-5 and then Neil Pauffley and Josh Lawson in the final 7-6(3), 6-3 to win the event.

image1-3.jpegIn the Men’s singles Hignett and fellow tennis scholar and club mate Miles Bromilow were both contesting the title. Bromilow beat Olivier Drinkwater 6-0, 6-1 in the first round but then lost in the quarters in a close match against Eliot Glaysher 6-4, 5-7 [1-0](5), Hignett progressed further after a bye in the first round he beat Ben Hart in the quarters 6-1, 6-2 and then knocked Glaysher out of the tournament in the semis 6-2, 6-1 but lost in the final to Louis Allen 7-6(1), 6-3 to finish as runner-up.


It was then the turn of the younger sisters with Isla Hignett and Jasmin Bromilow also competing in the Hampshire event alongside club mate Tillie Reid. Hignett was runner-up in 18 & under Girls singles; she had a bye in the quarters and then defeated Emma Mcmahon 6-4, 6-0 in the semis but lost in the final against Katy Jarvis 6-1, 6-1.

All three girls competed in the Girls 16 & under doubles competition. In the semis Bromilow and partner Genevieve Doe beat Jessica Longjohn and Sophie Quagraine 4-5(5), 4-2, [1-0](3) and Hignett and Reid lost against Sienna May and Katy Jarvis 4-1, 4-0. In the final Bromilow and Doe lost to May and Jarvis 1-4, 5-4(4), [1-0](4) to finish as runners-up. 

image2-2.jpegHignett and Bromilow also played in the 16 & under Girls singles and after winning one match each against Sienna May 4-2, 4-0 and Genevieve Doe 5-3, 4-0 they were both knocked out in the quarter final stage.

Bromilow and Reid also played in the 14 & under Girls singles competition where they both had a bye in the first round. Reid beat Poppy Marston in the quarters 4-0, 4-0 but was then beaten by Jessica Longjohn 6-1, 6-1 in the semis. Bromilow defeated Maya Gupta in the quarters 4-0, 4-0 followed by a semi final win against Martyna Ciubatiuk 6-3, 6-2 but missed out on the winners trophy when she was beaten in the final by Longjohn 6-0, 6-1.

Congratulations to all the players who competed 😉




Mixed Success For Players In Winchester

Totally Tennis performance players were in action last week at the Winchester Babolat Open 2017 held at the Winchester Racquets And Fitness club with varying levels of success.

Dean Cooper Kirby picked up one winners and two runners-up trophies at the event held last week. He won the 16 and under Boys Doubles with partner Alexander Pearch (pictured below) defeating Edwin Lau and Anirudhha Hazarika in the quarters 6-4, 4-6, [1-0](7) and then Thomas Horsley and Lleyton Scott 4-6, 6-3, [1-0](8) in the semis. In the final they beat Henry and Louis Bowden 6-0, 7-6(3).

20170816_165902In the 18 and under Boys singles, Cooper Kirby was the runner-up after losing in the final to Henry Bowden 6-1, 6-1. After a bye in the first round Cooper Kirby beat Archie Hillier 6-3, 6-3 in the second round, David Brehme in the quarters 6-3, 1-6, [1-0](2) and club and school team mate Miles Bromilow 1-6, 6-3, [1-0](6) in the semis. Bromilow also had a bye in the first round and then defeated Otto Schlüter 6-1, 4-6, [1-0](6) in round two and Alfie Reynolds 6-2, 6-3 in the quarters before losing to Cooper Kirby.


In the 18 and Under Boys Doubles Bromilow and Cooper Kirby joined forces beating Joshua Davis-Lye and Luke Strivens in the semis 4-2, 5-3 but fishing as runners-up after losing to Bowden and Daniel Webb in the final 4-0, 5-4(7).

Liam Hignett won the Open Men’s Singles consolation final beating 18 and under Boys winner Bowden 6-0, 6-0. Hignett teamed up with Open Mens Singles winner Louis Allen in Open Mens Doubles and after a bye in the first round the boys lost in semis against Miles Mcdowall and Harvey Reed 4-6, 6-3, [1-0](6).

IMG_5436After a bye in the first round of the 14 and under Girls Singles Isla Hignett beat Mia Sibley 7-6(4), 6-0 in the quarters before losing to eventual overall winner Jessica Longjohn 6-2, 6-2 in the semis. Clubmate Jasmin Bromilow lost in her first round match against Katy Jarvis 6-3, 6-1. In the 16 and under Girls Singles Hignett beat Ellie Black in the first round 6-3, 6-1 but then lost in the quarters to Orla Cooper 6-0, 6-0.  Bromilow was beaten in her first round match by Emma Stewart 6-4, 6-1

In the 16 and under Girls Doubles, Hignett and Bromilow lost in the quarter finals against Jessica Longjohn and Katy Jarvis 4-2, 2-4, [1-0](10) but won the 18 and Girls Doubles consolation final beating Mia Sibley and Gabriella Lindley 5-3, 4-1. 



Mini Success For The Girls

It was a fantastic week for the Totally Tennis Mini Performance female players at the annual Grade 3 Hampshire and IOW Junior County Championships held at the Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club in Hampshire.

Top seed Kirsty Da Silva collected the silverware in the 9 and under Girls Singles event after beating Ellen Mans 7-3, 7-4 in the final. In the Group stages Da Silva won Group A beating Lizzie Scarborough in a three set battle 5-7, 7-4, 7-0, Totally Tennis club mate Melissa Toner 7-5, 7-5 and Gabrielle Gwilliam 7-2 and then defeated Hannah Buzzard in the semi-final 7-5, 7-4 before going on to win the final.

Kirsty County Champ 2014Da Silva with her 9U winners trophy

Clubmate Amberly Chapman won the 8 and under Girls singles title after winning four of her matches. She beat Scarlett Doman 10-6, Liliya Hastings 10-6, Evangeline Howard 10-6 and Ruby Sky Allen 10-6. She lost to Lily Bebbington 10-3.

Kirsty and AmberleyClubmates Da Silva and Chapman with their winners trophies

Fellow mini performance player Isla Hignett was runner-up in the 10 and under Girls Singles winning three of her four matches. She beat club mates Jasmin Bromilow and Tillie Reid 5-3, 4-2 and 2-4, 4-1, 1-0(3) respectively and Olivia Besant 4-0, 4-0 and lost to overall winner Rina Hayamizu 4-0, 4-0. Bromilow was third overall after beating Reid 4-1, 4-2 and Besant 4-0, 4-0. Reid finished in fourth place after a walkover against Besant.

IMG_6803Hignett with her 10U Girls Singles silver medal 

Head Coach James McIntosh said “Congratulations to all the girls for their fantastic achievements at the County Championship. It’s great to see so many of our mini girls playing across the three age group events.”

IMG_6802Hignett with winner Hayamizu

Hignett was 14 and under Girls Doubles Consolation final winner along with partner and club mate Jasmin Bromilow. The girls lost in the quarter-finals of the main draw against eventual runners-up Aisling McGrane/Lydia Kelly 4-0, 4-1. In the consolation final the girls beat Biblana Shea/Stella Gandee Morgan 4-1, 4-1. Bromilow also competed in the Girls 12 and under event beating Olivia Morgan-Finn 6-1, 6-0 in the first round before losing to runner-up McGrane in the quarter-final 6-0, 6-2.

The County Championships take place in all counties nationwide during the last week of August. All the events offer singles and doubles events across all age groups from mini, junior and adults. There are also social events encouraging all families to be involved and Hampshire is having a BBQ on Finals Day today.

Hampshire Referee, Jenny Sayer commented via The Hampshire & IOW LTA website, “These tournaments are a great opportunity for adults and juniors of all standards to compete locally. Last year was a great success with nearly 7000 players competing across Great Britain and in Hampshire & IOW. The tournament is the ultimate finale to the summer holidays and great fun for all.