News Archive, Tag: barry scollo

Senior international tennis returns for first time since Fed Cup as Team Bath hosts GB Pro Series tournament

07 January 2022

The University of Bath’s indoor tennis courts is playing host to senior international tennis for the first time since the Federation Cup of 2019 as the GB Pro Series for men and women starts at the Sports Training Village this weekend, running through to Saturday 15th January. “It will be fantastic to host tennis at this level once more”, said Barry Scollo, Team Bath Director of Tennis. “These events are part of the ITF men’s...

Amelia Bissett on her way to winning the Nike Junior International Bath U16 girls' singles title in September 2016

Double delight for Team Bath tennis ace Amelia Bissett at Nike Junior International

05 September 2016

Talented Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Amelia Bissett recorded a double victory on her home court when the week-long Nike Junior International Bath concluded at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Bissett, coached by Craig Proctor, took the step up to U16 level in her stride as she won the girls’ singles title with a 6-4 6-1 victory over number-one seed Annali Olivelle in Saturday’s final. She had earlier teamed up with Team Bath...

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell (right) with coach Dave Sammel in Paris during the 2016 French Open

Milestone moment as Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Marcus Daniell is selected for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

01 July 2016

With just five weeks to go until the Olympic Games get under way, Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell today became the 12th University of Bath-based athlete to be officially selected for Rio 2016. The 26-year-old will be mixing it with the likes of Andy and Jamie Murray after being named alongside Michael Venus in the men’s doubles by his native New Zealand. It continues a meteoric rise for Daniell, who was 398th in...

Eden Richardson won the Messika Open in Israel

Junior Wimbledon wildcard delight for Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Eden Richardson

29 June 2016

Rising Team Bath MCTA Tennis star Eden Richardson has been handed a wildcard into the main girls’ singles draw at Junior Wimbledon. And she could be joined at SW19 by Megan Davies, who will be looking to build on some impressive recent results when she competes in the qualifying tournament on Thursday and Friday. Richardson, a 17-year-old Ralph Allen School pupil, missed out on a singles place in the qualifying stages last year but did...

Alex Walker, Matt Smith, Barry Scollo and South West LTA Education Officer Andy Trott

Excellence in education puts Team Bath through to national final of British Tennis Awards

10 May 2016

The University of Bath is through to the national final of the Lawn Tennis Association’s Aegon British Tennis Awards after being named as Education Venue of the Year by the South West LTA. The honour – which follows on from success in the same category at the Avon LTA County awards – recognises the outstanding work of Team Bath Tennis coaches in enhancing the student experience at the University, as well as taking the sport into primary...

(From left) Matt Smith, Anne Keothavong, Davis Cup captain Leon Smith and Barry Scollo at a Davis Cup Legacy event at the STV in March 2016

Davis Cup Legacy comes to Team Bath Tennis as GB captain Leon Smith mentors coaches

24 March 2016

Victorious Great Britain Davis Cup captain Leon Smith was at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Wednesday to help inspire the next generation of tennis coaches. He worked with more than 70 coaches to ensure they are now ready to deliver the Lawn Tennis Association’s Tennis For Kids initiative, which aims to get 10,000 children aged between five and eight to pick up a racquet and play tennis for the first time. It...

Tennis ace Emma Hurst gets GB call for Master’U BNP Paribas tournament in France

24 November 2015

University of Bath tennis player Emma Hurst will take on some of the best student aces in the world after being selected to represent Great Britain in the Master’U BNP Paribas tournament in France. The Sport & Exercise Science student, a 2014-15 Trendell Sports Scholar, is among the team of three ladies and three men who will be going for glory in Rennes from December 3-6. Also taking part are seven of the other top...

Free chance to spot future aces as top-class tennis returns to University of Bath

03 November 2015

Tennis fans can watch some of the world’s top up-and-coming stars in action for free this week when the Aegon GB Pro-Series Event returns to the University of Bath for a tenth successive year. Former Australian Open finalist Jo Wilfried-Tsonga and fellow Frenchman Nicolas Mahut are among past winners of the week-long ITF Pro Circuit event, which is run by the LTA and starts on Sunday, November 8. Big-serving Australian Sam Groth and Spain’s Roberto Bautista-Agut...

(From left) REVO Brand Manager Tyron Dawkins, Kate French, Jay Lelliott, Alex Walker and Greg Sharp, Deputy Director of Sport at the University of Bath

World University medals and Rio 2016 qualification celebrated in latest Athlete of the Month awards

20 October 2015

World University Games medallists Jay Lelliott and Alex Walker, and modern pentathletes Kate French and Joe Choong are the latest winners of the Team Bath athlete of the month awards. The awards, which are supported by REVO Eyewear and Ellis & Killpartrick, once again showcased the outstanding calibre of sporting talent at the University of Bath. Swimmer Lelliott and tennis player Walker took the July honours after representing both Britain and the University of Bath with distinction...

Alex Walker serving during the mixed doubles final at the 2015 World University Games. PICTURE: @bucsport

Silver lining for Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Alex Walker at World University Games

12 July 2015

She may have missed out in the final but Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Alex Walker is still returning from the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea with a superb silver medal. Walker, studying a Masters in Business at the University of Bath, and partner Darren Walsh went down 6-2 6-3 to Lidziya Marozava and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus in Sunday’s gold-medal match. But that result could not detract from a fantastic tournament for...

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