News Archive, Tag: team bath tennis

Budding Murrays heading to Team Bath for international tennis tournament

23 August 2016

Aspiring tennis aces from around the world will be serving up a treat at the University of Bath later this month when it hosts a Tennis Europe youth competition. Grand Slam winners Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are among the hundreds of players who have developed their skills on the Junior Tour during its 26-year history. Now the latest crop of talented teenagers will be competing at the Nike Junior International...

Action from the 2016 Team Bath CoMpete Open Tennis Festival

Tennis and running festivals continue busy month of sport at University of Bath

18 July 2016

The academic year may be over but there is no let-up in the sporting action at the University of Bath, with the Sports Training Village playing host to thousands of athletes of all ages during a busy July. This week’s big event is the 19th Team Bath CoMpete Open Tennis Festival, taking place on the indoor and outdoor courts every day until Saturday, July 23. Hundreds of tennis players from around the country are competing...

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...

Best win yet for Lisa Whybourn as fellow Team Bath MCTA tennis players impress at French Open

31 May 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Lisa Whybourn got her grass-court season off to a stunning start as she recorded a career-best win on day one of the Aegon Eastbourne Trophy. Whybourn made the most of her wildcard entry by beating number-three seed Kai-Lin Zhang of China 2-6 6-3 7-5 on Monday after a two-hour battle, during which she saved two match points. The 25-year-old, who will face Spain’s Georgina Garcia-Perez in the second round, has...

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...

Bob Smith with daughter Autumn

No half measures from S&C coach Bob Smith in his marathon fundraising efforts for Bristol Children’s Hospital

11 March 2016

University of Bath strength and conditioning coach Bob Smith will run his 11th half-marathon of the year on Sunday when he takes part in the 2016 Vitality Bath Half. It is part of an inspirational fundraising effort by Bob, Senior S&C coach with the Team Bath MCTA International High Performance Tennis Academy, which will see him run a half-marathon every week during 2016 – nearly 700 miles in total. He set himself the challenge to raise money...

Tennis programme hailed as Avon LTA name University of Bath as Education Venue of the Year

03 December 2015

The University of Bath has been named as Education Venue of the Year by the Avon Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). The award recognises the outstanding work by Team Bath Tennis coaches in enhancing the student experience at the University and taking the sport into primary and secondary schools throughout the region. Head of Club Coaching Matt Smith, who received the award on behalf of the University, said the two-tier coaching programme had engaged around 200...

Ana Bogdan wins $25k women’s singles title to conclude fantastic week of tennis at University of Bath

16 November 2015

Ana Bogdan provided a fitting finale to a week of top-class tennis at the University of Bath as she won the $25k Aegon GB Pro-Series women’s singles title. The Romanian justified her billing as number one seed after overcoming the number two seed, Croatia’s Ana Vrljic, in a final that lasted more than two hours at the Sports Training Village. Bogdan, ranked 161 in the world, won the opening set 6-3 but Vrljic hit back...

Former Grand Slam junior champion Filip Peliwo lifts $15k men’s singles title at University of Bath

14 November 2015

Former Wimbledon and US Open junior champion Filip Peliwo has followed in the footsteps of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut by winning the Aegon GB Pro-Series $15k men’s singles title at the University of Bath. Peliwo, the number three seed from Canada, battled back brilliantly from losing the first set to beat Germany’s Mats Moraing 2-6 6-1 6-2 at the Sports Training Village on Saturday. After his second title win of 2015, Peliwo said: “It...

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