News Archive, Category: Tennis

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

10 August 2018

Applications are now being taken for the 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme, with a screening day for young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential taking place in September. The successful talent development scheme is open to sportspeople aged between ten and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions in the world-class University of Bath Sports...

Ben Jones (left) and Luke Johnson (right) were runners-up and winner respectively when they contested the AIG Irish Open Tennis Championship men’s doubles final in Dublin, August 2018

Team Bath Tennis players Luke Johnson and Ben Jones contest AIG Irish Open doubles final

07 August 2018

Team Bath International High-Performance Tennis Academy player Luke Johnson and University of Bath sporting scholar Ben Jones were on opposite sides of the net when they contested the AIG Irish Open Tennis Championship men’s doubles final in Dublin. World University Games silver-medallist Johnson (right in picture), coached by Ian MacDonald and Dave Sammel, claimed his fourth ITF Futures doubles title as he partnered France’s Hugo Voljacques to a hard-fought 7-6(6) 6-4 victory over Jones and...

Morgan Cross and Millie Bissett with Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon 2018

Debut victory at Junior Wimbledon for rising Team Bath Tennis stars Millie Bissett and Morgan Cross

10 July 2018

Team Bath Tennis players Millie Bissett and Morgan Cross enjoyed a winning debut at Junior Wimbledon on Tuesday after mixing with some of the greats at SW19. The girls’ doubles partnership, who were given a wildcard into the tournament, met three-times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic and fellow multiple Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka on the practice courts. [caption id="attachment_59975" align="alignright" width="292"] Millie Bissett and Morgan Cross on Court 10 for their Junior Wimbledon debut[/caption] Cross...

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Year-round access to outdoor training as Team Bath Tennis links up with SotoTennis Academy in Spain

06 July 2018

Team Bath Tennis are linking up with the SotoTennis Academy in Spain to provide year-round access to outdoor training and clay-court tennis. Players with the International High-Performance Tennis Academy at Bath will have chance to train in Sotogrande for a discount price, while SotoTennis players will also be signposted to the University of Bath as a great place to study and train, backed by top-class coaching and sports science. Barry Scollo, Director of Tennis at...

Kadeen Corbin at the 2018 Wesport Summer School Games

Hundreds of sporty youngsters from across West of England head to STV for 2018 Summer School Games

04 July 2018

Around 1,500 youngsters from across the West of England headed to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Wednesday to take part in the 2018 Wesport Summer School Games. The annual event saw pupils from 85 schools – 55 primary and 30 secondary – compete in ten different sports including athletics, inclusive cricket, gymnastics, golf and mini tennis to be crowned as county champions. They also got to try their hand at circus skills...

Liam Broady on Number 1 Court against Milos Raonic at Wimbledon 2018

Fine start for Liam Broady at Wimbledon before Milos Raonic powers his way to victory on Number 1 Court

02 July 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Liam Broady produced a fine effort against former men’s singles finalist Milos Raonic before succumbing to the giant Canadian’s power on the opening day of Wimbledon 2018. GB Davis Cup player Broady, coached by Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, impressed in the first set on Number 1 Court as the first 11 games went with serve. However, Raonic – who lost to Andy...

Liam Broady to play former finalist Milos Raonic on Number 1 Court on opening day of Wimbledon 2018

02 July 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Liam Broady will take to the world-famous Number 1 Court at Wimbledon today (Monday) as he faces 2016 finalist Milos Raonic in the first round of the men’s singles. Broady, coached by Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, is making his third appearance in the men’s singles after being given a wildcard for this year’s tournament. The Great Britain Davis Cup player faces 13th...

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams calls on public to get behind Team Bath #20For20 summer fitness campaign

27 June 2018

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams has thrown her support behind a summer fitness campaign launched by Team Bath encouraging people to burn calories and back a charity. The #20For20 challenge is for people to burn an additional 20,000 calories above their normal routine over a 20-week period. To help reach those goals, Team Bath is running a series of free activities in the £30million Sports Training Village and the surrounding University of Bath campus including guided...

Team Bath Tennis player Liam Broady, January 2018

Team Bath Tennis ace Liam Broady all set for SW19 after receiving Wimbledon 2018 wildcards

20 June 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Liam Broady has been handed a wildcard into the main draw for both the men’s singles and doubles at Wimbledon 2018. Broady, coached by Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, will be making his third appearance in the men’s singles at SW19 – he reached the second round in 2015 and faced Andy Murray on Centre Court in 2016. He is currently ranked 168...

VIDEO: Improve your tennis this summer with these four essential skills

19 June 2018

With the grass-court season under way and Wimbledon rapidly approaching, many people will be inspired to pick up a racket and take to the tennis courts. If you want to improve your game this summer, our Team Bath Tennis coaches have come up with four essential skills that are easy to implement but will soon have you maximising your playing potential. In the latest of our new videos designed to help you create impact, we...

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