News Archive, Category: Tennis

National champions and international athletes among exciting new cohort of University of Bath sporting scholars

18 December 2017

Seventeen student-athletes who have already made their mark on the national and international stage are the latest intake of scholars to receive support on both their sporting and academic journeys from the University of Bath. This year’s cohort includes an England Rugby Sevens player, an international heptathlete from the United States, three Team Bath Netball stars, a British swimming champion and emerging talents in hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, tennis and windsurfing. The talented group, who...

New weekly tennis sessions for girls launching in the new year at University of Bath

16 December 2017

Starting in January, Team Bath Tennis will be offering a new weekly tennis sessions to girls that are currently in secondary school and keen to get involved with the sport. Each session, led by Hetty Alton - an accredited level 2 coach who used to play for the University of Bath 1st team - will focus on a different part of the game with the aim of improving the player's knowledge and skill in tennis....

Another chance for talented young sportspeople to try out for Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

15 December 2017

The Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme will be staging another free screening day in January, offering young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential the chance to try out for the talent development scheme. As well as testing their physical fitness, speed and power, the screening day – taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.30am on Saturday, January 6 – will also feature an introduction to sports psychology. It is...

Emma Hurst (left), Pippa Horn (right) and University of Bath Director of Tennis Barry Scollo with their gold medals and the Master’U BNP Paribas trophy, December 2017

University of Bath aces help GB serve up historic title triumph at world’s biggest student team tennis tournament

04 December 2017

University of Bath students Emma Hurst and Pippa Horn helped Great Britain win a historic gold medal during a memorable weekend at the prestigious Master’U BNP Paribas tournament in France. Already guaranteed their best-ever finish at the world’s biggest annual student tennis team event following an emphatic 7-0 semi-final win over China, Britain produced a stunning performance to beat the United States – winners of the trophy for the previous six years – 4-2 in...

Emma Hurst, Barry Scollo and Pippa Horn are representing Great Britain at the 2017 Master’U BNP Paribas tennis tournament in France

Emma Hurst and Pippa Horn get GB call for prestigious Master’U BNP Paribas tennis tournament

28 November 2017

University of Bath students Emma Hurst and Pippa Horn will represent Great Britain this weekend in the world’s biggest student tennis team competition, the Master’U BNP Paribas tournament in France. It will be a third successive appearance at the tournament for Sport & Exercise Science student Hurst, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, who helped Britain match their best-ever result with bronze in last year’s edition. She went on to represent her country at this...

Hewett, de Groot and Wagner serve up singles success at 2017 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

20 November 2017

British number one Alfie Hewett, Diede de Groot of the Netherlands and the USA’s David Wagner were crowned as champions during an outstanding 2017 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament. Their successes capped a world-class week of competition at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, where multiple Grand Slam champions and Paralympic medallists served up a host of memorable performances. Hewett had produced one of those in the men’s singles quarter-finals, recovering from losing the...

First titles secured as Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament gets set for a super Saturday

17 November 2017

World number one David Wagner (pictured) claimed another trophy, while Diede de Groot and Britain's Lucy Shuker successfully defended their women's doubles title as the 2017 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament served up more world-class sport on Friday. And it promises to be a thrilling conclusion to a fantastic week at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday as Brit Alfie Hewett takes on Wimbledon champion Stefan Olsson in the men's singles final...

Global champions in star-studded line-up as day two opens on Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

07 November 2017

Winners of titles at this year’s Wimbledon, Australian, French and US Open tournaments are joining Rio 2016 Paralympic gold-medallists in a star-studded line-up for the 2017 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament. The prestigious event started yesterday at the University of Bath Sports Training Village following a hugely-successful debut last year, with spectators invited to watch world-class sport for free from Wednesday - Saturday. A stacked men’s singles competition features eight of the world’s top-ten ranked players...

Joe Leather and Yusuke Tamaki, pictured with coach Rob Morgan, won the boys' doubles at the Fujairah ITF Junior West Asia Cup in November 2017

More doubles delight for talented young Team Bath MCTA Tennis aces on ITF World Junior Tour

03 November 2017

A trophy-laden month for Team Bath MCTA Tennis on the ITF World Junior Tour concluded with more success in both the Middle East and Europe. Joe Leather and Yusuke Tamaki, coached by Rob Morgan, went one better than the previous week’s tournament in Bahrain as they won the boys’ doubles title at the Fujairah ITF Junior West Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. After battling through the opening two rounds via decisive third-set tie-breakers,...

Five more titles for Team Bath MCTA Tennis players as ace run of international success continues

30 October 2017

Samantha Murray and Amelia Bissett won two titles apiece and there was more doubles success for Luke Johnson and Richard Gabb as Team Bath MCTA Tennis players continued their excellent form. Murray (pictured left), fresh from winning the women’s doubles at the Joue-Les-Tours tournament in France, dominated the ITF Futures event in Wirral and dropped just one set on her way to securing the singles crown. An opening 6-4 6-0 win over Rosalie van der Hoek of...

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