News Archive, Category: Tennis

New Year, New You – watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

28 December 2018

With 2019 on the horizon, many people's thoughts are turning to New Year's Resolutions - one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active. If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey....

Olympic, World and Commonwealth crowns among highlights of unforgettable sporting 2018 at University of Bath

26 December 2018

One historic Olympic title defence, two World crowns, three Commonwealth gold medals and a multitude of other national and international medals added up to another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath in 2018. The University’s unique push-start track, the only one of its kind in the UK, became the focus of national attention in February when three athletes who train on it with British Skeleton won medals for Team GB at the...

Tennis scholar Ben Jones helps GB reach Master’U BNP Paribas world final for second successive year

02 December 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Ben Jones helped Great Britain cement their growing reputation as one of the leading nations in the world for university tennis by reaching a second successive Master’U BNP Paribas final. The United States gained revenge for their defeat at the same stage last year, winning 4-1, but it could not detract from another excellent weekend of tennis by the Brits at the world’s leading university tennis team tournament. Chemistry student...

GB call up sporting scholar Ben Jones for Master’U BNP Paribas tennis title defence in France

27 November 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Ben Jones has been called into the Great Britain team travelling to France this week looking to defend their title at the Master’U BNP Paribas event – the world’s biggest annual university tennis team tournament. Chemistry student Jones, who is supported by a Buchan Jones sports scholarship, replaces George Houghton who has had to withdraw from the six-strong squad through illness. Barry Scollo, Director of Tennis at the University of...

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...

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