News Archive, Category: Tennis

GB’s Anne Keothavong and Anna Smith join Team Bath Tennis players to launch Fed Cup ticket sales

15 November 2018

Great Britain’s Fed Cup Captain Anne Keothavong and Team Bath player Anna Smith joined local tennis players at the University of Bath today as tickets for the highly-anticipated Fed Cup by BNP Paribas went on sale to the general public. The University’s £30million Sports Training Village will stage the international women’s team event, dubbed the World Cup of Tennis, from February 6-9 2019 as GB and seven other nations compete for a place in the...

Stefan Olsson, Giulia Capocci and Sam Schroder won the singles titles at the 2018 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Epic final and surprise victories provide fitting conclusion to 2018 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

10 November 2018

The international nature of the Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament was illustrated by its roll of honour as players from six countries claimed the titles after another excellent week of world-class competition at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Two-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Olsson of Sweden secured his first Bath men’s singles crown after coming out on top 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(7) in an epic final against France’s Stephane Houdet that lasted just two minutes...

BATH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Lucy Shuker of Great Britain in action during The Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament on November 15, 2017 in Bath, England. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images for Tennis Foundation)

Wimbledon champions and world stars return for third annual Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

03 November 2018

Thirteen world top 10-ranked players, including two former tournament champions and two current World Champions, feature among a star-studded line-up for the 2018 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament. Taking place from November 6-10 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, with free entry for spectators, the third annual championship will see 43 players from 16 different countries, including a host of top Brits, contest the men’s, women’s and quad events. Organised by the Tennis...

Barry Scollo (left) and Stephen Baddeley (right)

LTA names University of Bath as Fed Cup host venue for February 2019 ties

03 October 2018

The nation’s leading female tennis players look set to descend on the University of Bath next February as the Sports Training Village has been named by British Tennis as a host venue for February’s Fed Cup, by BNP Paribas. Johanna Konta, Heather Watson, Anna Smith, Jocelyn Rae and others have all appeared in recent Europe/Africa zone Fed Cup ties for Great Britain as the country strives to gain that elusive promotion to World Group II...

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...

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