News Archive, Category: Tennis

Anna Smith (right) and Xenia Knoll reached the final of the 2018 Istanbul Open in Turkey

Terrific Turkey run sees Team Bath Tennis ace Anna Smith reach WTA Tour final in Istanbul

30 April 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Anna Smith reached her first women’s doubles final of 2018 following an excellent run at the 2018 Istanbul Cup in Turkey, a WTA Tour competition. GB Fed Cup player Smith and partner Xenia Knoll of Switzerland came through a tough opening match on the clay against Raluca Olaro and Yana Sizikova 6-2 4-6 10-7 before easing to a 6-2 6-2 victory over Nicola Geuer and Priscilla Hon in the last eight....

Ben Jones and Tiarnan Brady won the men's doubles title at the 2018 BUCS Individual Tennis Championships

Doubles delight as ace Bath students win four medals at BUCS Individual Tennis Championships

22 April 2018

Tiarnan Brady and Ben Jones won the men’s doubles title and there were three more medal finishes as University of Bath students enjoyed a successful visit to the BUCS Individual Tennis Championships. Sports Performance student Brady and Chemistry student Jones, who is supported by a Buchan Jones sports scholarship, beat University of Stirling pair Scott Duncan and Kieran Macarty 5-7 6-1 10-2 in Sunday’s final. It was their fifth win of a busy weekend at...

Anna Smith in the Fed Cup team for their World Group play-off in Japan, April 2018

Team Bath’s Anna Smith in GB Fed Cup tennis team for World Group play-off in Japan

20 April 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Anna Smith is aiming to help Great Britain return to World Group level for the first time in 25 years when she competes in the Fed Cup this weekend. Doubles specialist Smith, coached by Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, is part of the GB team for the World Group II play-off match in Japan. It will be played on indoor hard courts at the Bourbon Beans...

Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch. Taken October 2016

Have your say on the Team Bath experience in our 2018 Express Customer Survey

17 April 2018

How satisfied are you with the Team Bath experience? Now is the chance to have your say. The Team Bath Customer Care Team is staging its annual Express Customer Survey to see what all those who use the Sports Training Village – students, athletes, public and staff – think of the service and facilities. The question is straightforward – How likely would you be to recommend your centre on a scale of 0 to 10,...

Team Bath’s Marcus Daniell gets to hit with tennis great Roger Federer at Indian Wells Masters

16 March 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Marcus Daniell got to practice with the greatest of all time this week when he hit with Roger Federer at the Indian Wells Masters in California. Daniell earned his place at the tournament after reaching the men’s doubles quarter-finals at this year’s Australian Open and he repeated that achievement at Indian Wells with new partner Diego Schwartzman of Argentina. Their run was ended on Thursday by home favourites Mike and Bob...

Ed Nightingale Futures canoeing

Another chance to try out for Futures Athlete Development Programme as current stars shine on international stage

15 March 2018

Talented young sportspeople have another opportunity to try out for the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme at a free screening day taking place next month. It is taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.45am to around 2pm on Saturday, April 7, and will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. Athletes currently on the programme – which provides access to...

Anna Smith (right) with Fed Cup team-mates (from left) Johanna Konta, Katie Boulter, Heather Watson and captain Anne Keothavong, February 2018

Perfect week for Anna Smith and team-mates as GB make progress in Fed Cup

10 February 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Anna Smith helped Great Britain enjoy a perfect week of Fed Cup competition and secure their place in the World Group II play-off. Smith and team-mates Johanna Konta, Katie Boulter and Heather Watson, pictured with captain Anne Keothavong, won all of their rubbers as they swept through their Euro/Africa Zone Group I ties in Estonia to maintain their chances of returning to the elite level of the women’s team competition. Doubles...

“I’m pleased I did myself proud” – plenty of positives for Liam Broady on Davis Cup debut

04 February 2018

The result may not have gone his way or for Great Britain overall but Team Bath Tennis player Liam Broady will be able to reflect with great pride on his Davis Cup debut against Spain. Handed the tough task of playing in the opening singles rubber against world number 21 Albert Ramos Vinolas on his favourite clay surface, Broady produced an excellent, attacking performance to make his opponent battle for more than two-and-a-half hours for...

Davis Cup debutant Liam Broady to lead GB challenge in Spain as Team Bath Tennis players represent on world stage

01 February 2018

Team Bath Tennis ace Liam Broady will make his Davis Cup debut on Friday when he plays the opening rubber in Great Britain’s match against Spain. Broady will be first on the outdoor clay court at the Puente Romano Sports Complex in Marbella when he faces Albert Ramos Vinolas, the current world number 21 who reached the last 32 at the 2018 Australian Open. Fellow debutant Cameron Norrie will then take on Roberto Bautista Agut in...

Best-ever Australian Open campaign comes to a battling end for Team Bath’s Marcus Daniell after epic quarter-final

24 January 2018

Marcus Daniell’s best-ever Grand Slam run came to a battling end on Wednesday as the Team Bath Tennis player and men’s doubles partner Dominic Inglot narrowly missed out on an Australian Open semi-final place. Daniell and Inglot saved three match points on their way to winning a thrilling second-set tie-break 12-10 and taking their quarter-final against Austria’s Oliver Marach and Croatia’s Mate Pavic on the Margaret Court Arena the full distance. There was nothing to...

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