News Archive, Category: Tennis

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Students, graduates, coaches and support staff representing Bath and Britain at World University Games

17 August 2017

A magnificent seven University of Bath students and graduates are heading to Taipei to represent Great Britain at the World University Games, taking place from August 19-30. Three coaches and a physio are also part of the British Universities & Colleges Sports [BUCS] support staff for the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games, featuring almost 10,000 athletes from more than 170 countries. Defending gold-medallist Jay Lelliott, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ...

Over-50s encouraged to sign up for first-ever National Vintage Games at University of Bath

24 July 2017

The inaugural National Vintage Games, the UK’s first competitive and recreational sports event for the over-50s, is coming to the University of Bath – and people are being encouraged to sign up and get active. All abilities and fitness levels are welcome to compete in a host of events at the £30million Sports Training Village including track and field athletics, swimming, running and walking football, tennis, wheelchair tennis and badminton. There will also be Zumba,...

Service please – Team Bath CoMpete Tennis Festival returns for 15th year

17 July 2017

Wimbledon may be over for another year but there will still be plenty of tennis to enjoy when the University of Bath hosts the 2017 Team Bath CoMpete Tennis Festival next week. The annual LTA Grade 2 tournament, which has been staged at the Sports Training Village for the past 15 years, features all age groups from U10s through to men’s and women’s open singles. It makes full use of the Team Bath tennis facilities,...

Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Demoliner at Wimbledon 2017

No quarter-final but Marcus Daniell matches best-ever Wimbledon performance

11 July 2017

Marcus Daniell’s Wimbledon 2017 campaign came to a battling end as the Team Bath MCTA Tennis player and partner Marcelo Demoliner were edged out in the third round of the men’s doubles. A tightly-fought match against the British Skupski brothers, Ken and Neal, went into a second day after poor light ended Monday’s play with Daniell and Demoliner trailing 6-7 7-5 6-7. They returned to Court 3 on Tuesday afternoon but only managed five points...

Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Demoliner at Wimbledon 2017

Team Bath ace Marcus Daniell sees Wimbledon quarter-final bid go into second day

11 July 2017

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell and his partner Marcelo Demoliner will return to Wimbledon action on Tuesday afternoon as they look to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. Their men's doubles third-round match against the British Skupski brothers, Ken and Neal, began on Court 3 on Monday night but proved to be an incredibly close affair with just three sets being played before fading light brought a close to play. Daniell - coached by...

Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Demoliner at Wimbledon 2017

Winning start to Wimbledon 2017 for Team Bath MCTA’s Marcus Daniell

06 July 2017

Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Marcus Daniell and partner Marcelo Demoliner made a winning start to their Wimbledon 2017 men’s doubles campaign on Thursday. Facing two ‘lucky losers’ from qualifying, Ariel Behar of Uruguay and Belarus’s Alexander Bury, they recorded a 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-4 victory on Court 9. Behar and Bury saved two break points at 3-4 down in the first set but Daniell took the next one in style, hitting the baseline with...

Amelia Bissett (second from right) with her GB U14 team-mates at the 2017 Tennis Europe Summer Cup qualifying round in France

Rising star Amelia Bissett helps GB into finals of Tennis Europe Summer Cup

06 July 2017

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Amelia Bissett is looking forward to her second Tennis Europe final of the year after helping Great Britain’s U14 Girls through the qualifying stages of the Summer Cup. The 14-year-old from Devizes, a pupil at Ralph Allen School in Bath, won three of her five matches in Saint Valery En Caux, France, last weekend as GB qualified as runners-up to the host nation. They will now fly out to San...

Breaks prove elusive as Anna Smith suffers Wimbledon reverse despite spirited showing

05 July 2017

A battling effort from Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith and partner Nicole Melichar could not prevent a first-round exit in the women's doubles at Wimbledon 2017. They forced six break points against Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova – a former French Open and US Open singles champion – and Kristina Mladenovic of France, including two in what proved to be the last game of the match. However, they weren't quite able to convert any of them...

Class acts – sporty schoolkids from South West take part in Summer School Games at STV

05 July 2017

Hundreds of youngsters from across the South West demonstrated their sporting skills in the inspirational surroundings of the University of Bath Sports Training Village (STV) on Wednesday as they competed in the Summer School Games. Pupils from Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucester who had qualified through previous competitions took part in the annual event, which was organised by the West of England Sports Trust (Wesport). They made full use...

Anna Smith on court at Wimbledon 2016

Team Bath Tennis duo all set to start Wimbledon 2017 doubles campaigns

05 July 2017

Team Bath MCTA Tennis professionals Anna Smith and Marcus Daniell are all set to begin their Wimbledon 2017 doubles campaigns. Smith (pictured) and partner Nicole Melichar, from the United States, will start their women’s doubles challenge against Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova – a former French Open and US Open singles champion – and Kristina Mladenovic of France on Court 9 on Wednesday. Smith and Melichar go into the tournament on the back of reaching the semi-finals at Eastbourne last week. [caption...

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