Girls Win Premier 14 & U Aegon Team Tennis League

The Totally Tennis performance players have been completing in the Aegon Team Tennis Premier league in a series of home and away fixtures. The girls 14 & under team have won the Premier 14&U Girls Tier 2 South West (East) League after drawing on points with second place Woking but winning on number of games won.

The team of Tillie Reid (3), Kirsty Da Silva (4), Isla Hignett (1), Jasmin Bromilow (2) got off to a tricky start after losing their first fixture in the  against Woking LTC 8-4. Bromilow was the only player to win her singles 6-4-6, 6-2 and with partner Hignett their won their doubles match 6-3, 6-3. The additional two member son the team are Amberley Chapman and Atinuke Adelakun.

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The girls then had a tense fixture against Oxtails Tennis Club were they won on a shoot out after the scoreline was tied. Bromilow and Reid both won their singles 6-1, 6-3 and 6-2, 6-4 respectively but Hignett and Da Silva lost, in the doubles that followed Reid/Da Silva won their match in three sets 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 to secure victory for the team after Hignett/Bromilow were beaten.

In their final fixture played at the weekend in Oxford, the girls beat White Horse 8-4. Hignett and Reid won their singles 6-0, 6-0 and 6-2, 6-3 respectively but with Bromilow and Da Silva losing the score was level. In the doubles Hignett/Bromilow won in three sets 6-3, 2-6, 11-9 and Reid/Da Silva won 6-4, 6-4 to secure overall victory.

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Donella Hignett said “The team finished as winners in the premier division, with Woking finishing in second place.  This is the first time the girls have played in the premier league, so it’s an amazing result.”

Congratulations girls 🙂

The Totally Tennis 18 & under boys team of Dylan Allenby-Ryan, Miles Bromilow, Alex Dawson, Liam Hignett and Josh Lawson have been competing in the Premier 18 & Under Boys (Tier 2 – South East). The boys lost in their first fixture against Westside Lawn Tennis Club (LTC) 8-4 with only Hignett and Bromilow winning their singles matches. They bounced back to beat Woking Lawn Tennis Club (LTC) 10 – 2 with Hignett, Bromilow and Allenby-Ryan all winning their singles and the team winning both doubles matches. The team’s next fixture is against DL Raynes Park.

Aegon Team Tennis is a singles based team competition that provides players of all ages (8&U – Open) with regular league matches, against similar standard players in a competitive team environment. A total of 6,158 teams from over 1,050 venues are playing in Aegon Team Tennis 2017, last year there were a record number of 9,837 fixtures completed across the country. The Premier 12U-18U tier provides the opportunity for teams to compete outside of their county on a regional and national level. This allows stronger players and teams to play in a more appropriate league. Teams are accepted to the Premier 12U-18U events based on the ratings of nominated players at entry stage, there are three age groups 12U, 14U and 18U.

 

Men’s A Team Win Division 2 in Basingstoke and Deane Tennis League

The Totally Tennis Adult Teams were very successful in this year’s winter season of the Basingstoke and Deane Tennis League (B&DTL). The Men’s A team won Division 2 winning all their matches and only dropped four sets throughout the whole season. The victorious team included James McIntosh, Simon James, Alex Dawson, Ben Jubin, Jamie Jordan and Alistair Olrog.
The Men’s B team also had a great season and finished in second place overall just two points behind the winners. Rex Groves, Tim Rice, Fabio, Steve Kilgannon and Chris Farrer were the team members. The Mixed B team won Division 4 and they remained undefeated all season winning four and drawing one of their matches. The team members were Nick Pogmore, Steve Kilgannon, Amy Wigham, Jacqui Black and Tracy Grout.
Head Coach James McIntosh, “Well done to all of the teams who competed this year in the Basingstoke & District Tennis Winter League and especially those who captained the teams throughout the season.
He added, “It was a very successful season for the club and we look forward to continuing the good form into the summer and hope to get one or two of our teams competing to win the league again.”
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Featured image used with courtesy of Basingstoke and Deane Tennis League

March and April in Pictures

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Former Totally Tennis performance player and nutrition coach Steph Catlin ran two nutrition and fitness sessions at the club in March

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Basingstoke’s Queen Mary’s College (QMC) Mixed team competed at the USN Bolton Arena in the Team Tennis Schools Senior Students Finals 2017

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Performance players and assistant coaches Liam Hignett and Andrew Dingwall both passed their Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) level 2 assessment

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Performance player Kirsty Da Silva was runner-up in the grade 5 Chesham Bois 12 and under Girls singles tournament in Amersham, Buckinghamshire 

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The Queen Mary’s College (QMC) tennis team who train at Totally Tennis debuted their new tennis kit ready for the Spring/Summer season

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Kirsty Da Silva won the Grade 5 12 & under Girls title at the Game, Set & Match Play Spring Super Series held at Radley College Sports Centre in Oxfordshire 

Hampshire Court players enjoyed the Drunken Drills session in early April

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Performance player Isla Hignett was runner-up in the Winchester Spring Open Girls 14U singles that took place last week at Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club

Totally Tennis Alumni/coaches were part of the Wimbledon Ball Boys and Girls training at Wimbledon

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Singles and doubles trophies for Tillie Reid at the Grade 4 North Devon Spring Open 14U Girls event in the Easter Holidays

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Orange event competitors at the TT Tour – Sony Open event. Congratulations to Hayden Cummings (orange top) who was the winner.

 

 

November in Pictures

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Performance player and Sherfield School tennis Scholar Liam Hignett became the new David Lloyd Southampton Aegon British Tour FAST4 Mens Singles champion

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TT Tour Finals Orange champion was Hayden Cummings (right) pictured with runner-up Daniel Ward

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Ollie Steer (left) was declared over TT Tour finals Green champion with Jack Moria in second place

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In the yellow event Oliver Alemany (left) was the overall TT Tour Finals winner, runner-up was Noah Lane (right) and Tinuke Adelakun (centre) was third.

image1-9Totally Tennis Performance player Liam Hignett was part of the Hampshire and I.O.W Winter County Cup Men’s team that played at the Shrewsbury Club against teams from North Scotland, Sussex and Nottinghamshire.

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TT Tour Champions 2016

The winners have been decided in the finals of the TT Tour 2016 competition. After months of events, shadowing the professional tour, the players at the top of their respective leaderboards after the eight tournaments, competed in finals day to determined the overall champions.
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Orange champion was Hayden Cummings with Daniel Ward finishing in the runner-up spot. Faith Tompkins was third, Guhan Chendhilkumar in fourth, fifth place went to Luke Shattock, Henry Terry was sixth and Getin Chendhilkumar finished in seventh place.
Andrew Dingwall, who ran the event said, “The orange event this year was concluded by a very narrow 10-8 victory by Hayden against Daniel, both boys were able to show their full ability with some great serves and winners.”
Ollie Steer was declared Green champion, Jack Moria was second, Dylan Hall Jones was third and Mikun Adeniran was fourth overall. In the Yellow event Oliver Alemany was the winner, runner-up was Noah Lane and Tinuke Adelakun was third.

Our green event was concluded by a great round Robin consisting of some absolute marathon tiebreak decided matches with Ollie coming out the victor.” said Dingwall, “And finally, a special well done to Oliver Alemany who played up an age group in this year’s TT Tour finals as he came out on top as he battled through both Tinuke and Noah in  some gruelling tough matches.”

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Dingwall concluded, “A great way to end this year’s TT Tour, everyone was able to play lots of matches and have a great day with some great tennis on displayCongratulations to everyone who has taken part this year and I hope to see everyone returning for next year’s TT Tour!

The TT Tour is a series of tournaments that is open to all squad players running until October when the top eight players of each leaderboard are invited to play in the Grand Finals in November with a chance to be crowned overall champion. Points are awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as for entering. The Grand Slam events of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open offer higher points and all points are added to each age group leaderboard.

Congratulations to the 2016 champions and to everyone that participated this year.

October in Pictures

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Head Coach James Macintosh completed hi first half marathon in Oxford

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Performance players Isla Hignett and Tillie Reid won the 16 & Under Girls Doubles title at the Douai Park Tennis club

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Hayden Cummings (pictured left) won the last Orange event of this year’s TT Tour and Daniel Ward finished in second place

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Daniel Shattock (pictured left) was the Green event winner and Dylan Hall-Jones was runner-up

TT Tour 2016: The Valencia Open

The Valencia Open was the last TT tour event of this season played on Sunday before the excitement of the Grand Finals next month where the overall 2016 winners will be crowned. Hayden Cummings won the Orange Event and the Green event was won by Daniel Shattock.
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As usual the Orange event was a battle between Cummings and Daniel Ward who finished in the runner-up spot on this occassion after winning last month’s TT Tour US Open tournament. Third place went to Faith Tompkins, Gevin Chendhilkumar was fourth, Luke Shattock was fifth, Henry Terry finished in sixth place and Guhan Chendhilkumar was seventh overall.
In the Green tournament winner Shattock picked up the maximum points followed by Dylan Hall-Jones in second place, Ollie Steer was third, fourth place went to Oliver Alemany followed by Jack Moria in fifth and Carmen Visuals was sixth overall.
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Coaching assistant Andrew Dingwall who run the event said, “Another great day of tennis in our last event before our Totally Tennis World Tour Finals. After numerous marathon rallies Hayden was triumphant in a 10-4 victory over Daniel in our orange final.” he added. “With some great winners and some great rallies our green event came to an end as Daniel was victorious over Dylan 4-2 in the final.

The Totally Tennis Tour is for Development Squads and Mini Performance Squads players. There are six tournaments throughout the year and then the Grand Final where the top eight players from each squad will be invited back to play for the chance to finish as the club champions. There will be an up to date leaderboard showing players rankings in each squad. Points are awarded to the winner, runner-up and third/fourth place players for each event as well as for entering. The Grand Slam events of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open offer higher points and all points will be added to each age group leaderboard.

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Sunday 13th November – Grand Finals (by invitation)

Congratulations to both winners, Hayden and Daniel!