News Archive, Tag: tennis

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...

Ben Jones in action at Uk Pro League

Jones through to semis on UK Pro League debut

16 September 2021

University of Bath alumnus Ben Jones won through to the semi-finals of the televised UK Pro League tennis tournament taking place this week at the Team Bath Sports Training Village but has since had to withdraw. Previously, undefeated Jones, who is making his debut in the series, came through from the groups after a tough three-set win over David Quayle on Wednesday.  He was the first man to progress this far. "It’s a fantastic event”,...

Semi-final run for Team Bath Tennis player Alicia Barnett

10 March 2021

Team Bath’s Alicia Barnett was in great form at the weekend’s inaugural UK Pro League tennis series event, reaching the semis in an event won by Surrey’s Emily Appleton. Barnett won all five of her opening group games to set up the semi-final which turned into a three-set thriller against Beth Grey. Grey took the first but Barnett bounced back to win the second before Grey just got the upper hand in the final-set where...

21st Team Bath CoMpete Tennis Festival

The University of Bath Sports Training Village will once again play host to a LTA Grade 2 tournament when the Team Bath CoMpete Tennis Festival returns for a 21st time. Players from across the country will take part in singles and doubles competitions across a range of age-groups over the course of eight action-packed days, from U10 through to adults. Matches will be played on both the indoor and outdoor courts and admission to spectators...

Aegon Winter County Cup

The top county teams from around the country will once again head to the indoor tennis courts at the University of Bath Sports Training Village to contest the 2017 Aegon Winter County Cup. Organised by the Lawn Tennis Association, it is Britain’s second-oldest county cup competition, dating back to 1946, and features men’s and women’s teams from across the UK. Spectators are welcome to watch for free and action is also being live streamed at

Battling end to “positive” US Open for Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Marcus Daniell

06 September 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell says he “can’t be too unhappy” after a good week at the US Open came to an end in battling fashion on Monday night.  Daniell and men’s doubles partner Brian Baker put up a fine effort in their third-round match against Great Britain’s Jamie Murray and Brazil’s Bruno Soares before going down 6-3 7-6(7) to the number-four seeds and Australian Open champions. The unseeded pairing had a set...

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...

Marcus Daniell and coach Dave Sammel at the 2016 US Open

Marcus Daniell targets Grandstand glory and place in US Open quarter-finals

05 September 2016

A place in the US Open quarter-finals will be at stake when Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell takes to Flushing Meadows’ newest arena on Monday. Daniell and men’s doubles partner Brian Baker will face number-four seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, the Australia Open champions, in the Grandstand Stadium – the 8,000-seater arena opened this summer. After taking less than an hour to win their first match against Malek Jaziri and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo...

Marcus Daniell and Brian Baker look to build on super start at US Open

02 September 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell will be looking to build on an impressive start to his US Open campaign when he returns to action at Flushing Meadows on Friday. Daniell and partner Brian Baker were in fine form as they beat Malek Jaziri and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo 6-3 6-2 in the first round of the men’s doubles on Wednesday, taking less than an hour to wrap up the win. Next up for the New...

Marcus Daniell set to start US Open doubles campaign at Flushing Meadows

31 August 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell begins his men’s doubles campaign at the US Open in New York on Wednesday.  Daniell, fresh from representing his native New Zealand at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will once again team up with Brian Baker of the United States at Flushing Meadows. They face fellow unseeded pair Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile and Malek Jaziri of Tunisia in the first round, with the match scheduled to take place...

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