News Archive, Month: September 2020

Liam Broady disappointed by French Open first-round exit but pleased with “bigger picture” after qualifying for Roland Garros debut

29 September 2020

Team Bath Tennis touring professional Liam Broady admitted his four-set French Open first-round exit to Czech Jiri Vesely was “disappointing” but said there were plenty of positives overall to take away from his performances at Roland Garros over the past two weeks. Broady, who is coached by Team Bath Tennis Performance Consultant Dave Sammel, made his first appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam outside of Wimbledon when he lined up against Vesely...

University of Bath students and graduates among athletes selected on British Swimming World Class Programme for 2020-21 season

28 September 2020

Eleven members of the British Swimming National Centre squad based at the University of Bath have been selected for the British Swimming World Class Programme (WCP) for a 2020-21 season that includes the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games. Among the 18 swimmers selected on the top Podium tier are Mechanical Engineering student Tom Dean, Sports Performance graduate Calum Jarvis, double Olympic medallist James Guy and Freya Anderson, who joined the National Centre Bath squad this summer....

Broady seen here practising on the courts at the University of Bath

Liam Broady doesn’t mind keeping his feet on clay as he bags French Open main draw spot

24 September 2020

Liam Broady, one of several touring pros based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, has bagged a spot in the main draw of the men’s singles at the French Open – his first appearance at this Grand Slam, played on clay in the country’s capital city. He overturned the ranking form book to beat Australia’s Marc Polmans  in his final qualifying match by 7-6 (7-5), 6-4. After the match the clearly delighted world no....

Broady comes through two tie-breaks to reach third round in Paris

23 September 2020

Team Bath’s Liam Broady is through to the third round of qualifying at the French Open after a titanic match with Dutch right-hander Botic van de Zandschulp. Broady came through in two tie-break sets but the left-hander, whose training base is at the University of Bath, had to save set points in the second before closing out the match 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (10-8) on the famous Roland Garros clay. Broady, coached at Bath by Dave...

Get moving on National Fitness Day and try out our new virtual fitness offer by joining in two live exercise classes today

23 September 2020

It is National Fitness Day and we are encouraging people to get active by taking part in two exercise classes being streamed live from the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre. The 30-minute sessions, taking place at 9.30am (HIIT) and 4pm (legs, bums & tums), will be live on our Instagram page – – and are guaranteed to get you moving, motivated and energised. They are also a great opportunity to try out our...

500 days to Beijing 2022: Skeleton ace Marcus Wyatt excited for challenge ahead as Winter Olympic Games milestone is reached

22 September 2020

With dates for the new skeleton season confirmed and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games now exactly 500 days away, University of Bath-based Marcus Wyatt is looking to the future with excitement after a summer of uncertainty. The 2019-20 skeleton season may have finished just before the country went into lockdown back in March but the sport has still been effected by the global pandemic, with the calendar for this winter remaining in doubt until...

French Open qualification is the goal as Team Bath Tennis touring pros Liam Broady and Samantha Murray Sharan head to Roland-Garros

21 September 2020

Team Bath Tennis touring professionals Liam Broady and Samantha Murray Sharan will be bidding to compete in the last Grand Slam of the year when they take part in French Open qualifying this week. The duo will be supported by their respective coaches, Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald, when they take to the famous clay courts at Roland-Garros in Paris for the qualifying competition, which gets under way today (Monday). They will be looking to...

Customer notice: Team Bath Sports Training Village opening hours extending from Monday, September 21st

19 September 2020

Great news for customers – the Team Bath Sports Training Village will be open for longer from Monday, September 21st as we revert to our pre-lockdown opening hours! The building will be open from 6am to 10pm on weekdays and 8am to 7pm on weekends, although operating hours will vary for different facilities. Please see below for further details. As a courtesy to others, we are asking everyone to voluntarily wear a face covering in...

UK Coaching Week 2020: Team Bath Netball’s Anna Stembridge hails coaches’ ability to adapt and evolve during challenging year

16 September 2020

The ingenuity and flexibility shown by sports coaches both during and after lockdown will help them develop and improve going forward, says Team Bath Netball’s Anna Stembridge. Like her fellow coaches at all levels of sport since March, the Blue & Gold’s Superleague Head Coach has had to adjust to the changing circumstances caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and new social-distancing measures. She has stayed in touch with the Superleague squad remotely, hosting both individual...

New or returning University of Bath student? It’s quick and easy to sign up for a Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre membership – here’s how

14 September 2020

Free personal training sessions, a personalised training programme updated every two months and access to fitness classes – indoor, outdoor and online – are among the benefits for University of Bath students who sign up to a Team Bath membership. The spacious Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre – located in the Team Bath Sports Training Village, just minutes from student accommodation and lecture halls on campus – is open every day during term times...

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