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Ben Jones in action at Uk Pro League

Jones through to semis on UK Pro League debut

16 September 2021

University of Bath alumnus Ben Jones won through to the semi-finals of the televised UK Pro League tennis tournament taking place this week at the Team Bath Sports Training Village but has since had to withdraw. Previously, undefeated Jones, who is making his debut in the series, came through from the groups after a tough three-set win over David Quayle on Wednesday.  He was the first man to progress this far. "It’s a fantastic event”,...

Tokyo 2020: Bath fencers bag team epee bronze at Paralympic Games to add to individual successes

27 August 2021

There were more medals for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games today as Dimitri Coutya, Piers Gilliver and Oliver Lam-Watson won bronze in the men’s team epee competition. Victory over the Ukraine sealed the medal with all three fencers recording wins against their opponents in a rapid-fire win. Earlier the trio reached the semis via three convincing wins against France (45-29), Ukraine 45-28 and Poland 45-30. In the semi-final they...

Anna Hopkin student swimming 2018

Tokyo 2020: Alumna Anna Hopkin through to first individual Olympics swimming final as Thursday unfolds in Tokyo

29 July 2021

University of Bath alumna Anna Hopkin is through to her debut individual Olympic final in dramatic style. She snatched fourth in her 100m freestyle semi today and made the final by just one hundredth of a second in a time of 53.11 seconds. “I wasn’t sure that the time was going to make it, so when I scraped in eighth I was really happy. I am just glad to get it out the way and...

Sporting scholar Sophie Drakeford-Lewis voted Sports Personality of the Year in 2021 University of Bath Blues Awards

07 May 2021

England and Team Bath Netball star Sophie Drakeford-Lewis has been voted by her fellow student-athletes as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year in the 2021 Blues Awards. The goal-attack combines an international and Superleague netball career with studying Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering at the University, where she is supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship. Drakeford-Lewis, who also received a Full Blue along with fellow Team Bath Superleague player and Santander...

Bronze quartet in Poland

Emily Diamond adds to international medal collection by helping GB win bronze at World Athletics Relays in Poland

04 May 2021

Olympic and world medallist Emily Diamond was part of the GB quartet who took bronze on the second and final day of the World Athletics Relays in Poland on Sunday (2 May). Diamond ran an assured third leg for the team, maintaining the lead she inherited form Ama Pipi who held off the chasing pack in the final few metres.  Coached by Benke Blmokvist, Diamond - who trains every Friday at the University of Bath...

England and Team Bath netballers share St George’s Day ambitions and dreams of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games magic

23 April 2021

On St George’s Day, Team Bath netballer Serena Guthrie reflects that great coffee, having fun and recovery sessions in the pool are all key memories of England’s glorious 2018 Commonwealth Games gold-medal winning run on Australia’s gold coast. “We had so much fun that tournament and the sun was shining," said the England legend who is also bringing her inimitable style of fun, energy and sporting brilliance to Team Bath Netball’s table-topping performances in her...

Semi-final run for Team Bath Tennis player Alicia Barnett

10 March 2021

Team Bath’s Alicia Barnett was in great form at the weekend’s inaugural UK Pro League tennis series event, reaching the semis in an event won by Surrey’s Emily Appleton. Barnett won all five of her opening group games to set up the semi-final which turned into a three-set thriller against Beth Grey. Grey took the first but Barnett bounced back to win the second before Grey just got the upper hand in the final-set where...

As BANES moves into Tier 3, here is an update on activities at the Team Bath STV

30 December 2020

Many customers will already be aware that from 00.01 on Thursday 31 December, BANES moves into the Tier 3 level of Coronavirus guidelines.  This means that whilst the Team Bath Sports Training Village can remain open, there are some new restrictions and customers should not travel from another area into BANES for sport* or exercise. Though U18s taking part in organised sport are exempt from this travel restriction, we would ask that junior members do...

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...

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