Totally Tennis performance player Hayden Cummings won the Portsmouth Tennis Centre Winter County Tournament (WCT) 12 & under Boys singles title.
In the grade 5 tournament held at Portsmouth Tennis Centre last week, Cummings had a bye in the quarters and then beat former Totally Tennis player Nikesh Reddy Bomma in the semis 4-3(5), 4-1 and then defeated Jamie Holligon in the final 4-3(2), 4-1 to win the title.
Earlier this month Cummings was runner-up at the Grade 4 Sherborne Grade 12 & under Boys event. He beat Reece Taylor in the semi finals 4-1, 4-0 but after a three set battle he lost to Harry Cornhill 4-2, 1-4, 10-8.
Congratulations Hayden 😉
Totally Tennis performance player and coach Liam Hignett won the LTA British Tour Exeter Open Mens Singles title at the Exeter Tennis Centre in Devon.
After a bye in the opening round, Hignett beat Maximillian Relic 6-1, 6-2 in teh second round followed by Luke Quaynor in the quarters 6-2, 6-2. In the semis he defeated county club mate Ryan Golesworthy in three sets 6-4, 1-6, 6-1. In the final he beat Julian Cash (who retired in the third set) 4-6, 6-3, 2-1.
Hignett said, “This was my first national level singles win, it’s a massive milestone for me after some tough battles this week. Thanks to all of those around me who have helped me to achieve this.”
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 Hignett’s previous British Tour events HERE
*British Tour information used with courtesy of www.lta.org.uk/britishtour
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.
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.
Totally Tennis performance player and coach Liam Hignett won the British Tour FAST4 Doubles title with partner Miles Mcdowall at the National Tennis Centre in London.
The pairing were top seeds in the Open Mens Doubles event winning all their matches to claim the title. After a bye in the first round they beat Andreas Whelan Merediz and
Kian Yazdi in the quarters 4-3(2), 4-1, Eliot Glaysher and Josh Reynolds 4-1, 4-2 in the semis and then defeated second seeds Alex Fox and Elliot Stevens in the final 4-1, 4-2.
Congratulations Liam and Miles 😉
Hignett also competed in the LTA British Tour in Nottingham where he went out in the first round in a three set match against qualifier James Davis 6-3, 4-6,6-0. Next up is the LTA British Tour Sutton on 11th August.
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
Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic have taken the first Grand Slam titles of the 2019 season at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Djokovic won his 15th major and seventh Australian Open title defeating Rafael Nadal in the final 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. It was a second Grand Slam title for twenty-one year old Osaka who now also becomes world number one after she defeated Petra Kvitova in the final 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 6-4. Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won the men’s doubles final 6-4, 7-6(1) and Samantha Stosur and Shuai Zhang claimed the women’s doubles title 6-3, 6-4.
In sad news for British Tennis former number one Andy Murray announced before the start of the tournament that he plans to retire after Wimbledon in the summer after a year of injuries if he makes it that far. The three-time Grand Slam champion, who is still struggling to recover from his hip surgery of twelve months ago, lost his first-round match against Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6, 6-2.
Information and photos used with courtesy of www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/
It was the turn of the younger players to compete last weekend in the latest South West Winter County Tour held at the indoor centre by coach Liam Hignett.
Two Totally Tennis players, Harry Dolman and Kevin Karjalainen competed in the 9 and under Mixed Singles along with six other players. Dolman (pictured above with former TT coach Jordan Frederick who returned for the event) was declared the winner after beating Ralph Du Boulay in the quarters 10-5, Karjalainen in the semis 10-7 and Haohan Lu in the final 11-9.
Photo used with courtesy of Jordan Frederick.