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Great South Run Fundraiser

On 21st October Martin ran The Great South Run to raise money for Portsmouth Downs Syndrome Association.

Thanks to your generous donations Martin raised over £300 to go to this very worthy cause.

The weather couldn't have been better and Martin set a respectable time of 1:21 to complete the 10 mile course.

Mark, Martin's friend (pictured above) is father to Jack who has Downs Syndrome and he was on the road side cheering on the guys all the way!

Half term camps in ANDOVER & ROMSEY!

26th - 29th October 2015

John Hanson Community School, Andover / 9-11am

The Mountbatten School, Romsey / 1-4pm

We will play on the outdoor tennis courts however if the weather is indifferent then the school's sports hall will be used.

Sessions are suitable for children of all ages as there will be at least 2 LTA coaches.


John Hanson / £12 per day or £40 for 4 days

Mountbatten / £18 per day or £60 for 4 days (sessions are 1 hour longer per day)

Book your place now!

1st Annual Club Champions 2015

In July we hosted our 1st Annual Club Championships.

Many thanks to all players and supporters who come along on the day.

Special congratulations goes to Oscar Marsh, Marcus Peach and Haydn Bull who won their age categories.

Below are a few images taken on the day thanks to Tim George!

Tennis coming to Andover!

Absolute Tennis is partnering with John Hanson Community School is starting new holiday camps and term time classes for the local community. The first holiday camp will run from the 27th - 31st July with a second week following on the 10th - 14th August, both from 9am-12pm.

From September 1st we will be running term time classes for children from 4-16 years old on Tuesday, Fridays and Saturdays. There are also plans to partner with St Mary Bourne Primary School offering an on site after school tennis club for their students which is set to start on Tuesday 8th September and run till the October half term.

We look forward to developing and encouraging the people in Andover in playing the great game of tennis!

Resurfacing complete

After months of waiting, the tennis courts at The Mountbatten School have now been resurfaced!

The new surface has already been put to test in the recent wet weather and it passed with flying colours!

Thanks to the clever robot and Mr Norton who took the areal shot!

3 Grass Pitch almost complete

After a delayed start earlier in the spring, The Mountbatten School's 3 grass, multi sports pitch is almost compete.

This 'state of the art' pitch will be used all year round for football & hockey clubs across, Romsey, Southampton, Totton & Eling, Winchester and local surrounding areas.

In the next 2-3 weeks the focus will be to the 6 tennis & netball courts of the school to be resurfaced with plans for completion at the start of November. This will be very welcome to us in time for the winter months where a new surface will help sessions to run despite in winter conditions.

Absolute Tennis works very closely The Mountbatten Community Department where we hire the courts from the school and run courses for all the family.

More on what The Mountbatten School Community Department offer in adult learning and after school activities for children can be found at

Happy Birthday Oscar Groves!

Happy Birthday to Oscar Groves who turned 11 years old last Wednesday!

Oscar's parents decided to throw Oscar a tennis party at The Hilt in Hiltingbury, near Chandlers Ford. Many of Oscar's friends from school attended the party where we played various competitions including a doubles tournament.

The weather could not of been better which only added to the occasion. The boys played their hearts out and where rewarded with a tube of new tennis balls each at the end for their efforts.

Absolute Tennis is able to offer tennis parties across Hampshire including, Winchester, Southampton, Romsey and Basingstoke. Just call Martin Terrill on 07801 056905

Thanks to Josh Gook & Alec Younger

Last week was the concluding week of this year's summer camp program by Absolute Tennis.

Thanks to all the kids and parents for their involvement over the week. We hope the kids had a blast and there is no question that they all improved their tennis skills.

A special thanks goes to Josh Gook & Alec Younger for there coaching expertise. Alec Younger (tennis assistant) gave his time up voluntary to gain experience in sports coaching. Thanks to Josh who visited us from his full time position at Virgin Active, Southampton where one day he decided to cycle to coaching in Romsey in the driving rain!

Below is a picture of Josh Gook (on the left) & Alec Younger (on the right) along with all the children who enjoyed playing tennis and multi sports in the sun!

Summer Camp Success!

This week Fraser and Martin coached children at Romsey Community School in this weeks summer tennis & multi sport camp. They were extremely lucky to have another week of dry weather and even some sun from time to time. Children visited the camp from Andover and Salisbury along with a few regulars from Braishfield which is a local village located just outside of Romsey.

Attendance was moderate this week which offered a great opportunity for the coaches to give each child more attention to their game. Each day the kids started their training by working on their fitness, followed by drills for stroke development, rallying competitions then match practice. On the last day the kids played a table tennis tournament for a bit of fun to conclude a great week.

The last week of summer camps starts on Tuesday next week (26th August) at Romsey Community School where Josh Gook from Virgin Active, Southampton will be joining the Absolute Tennis Team. Absolute Tennis will also be at De Vere Venues, New Place in the afternoons so let Martin Terrill know if you want your child to take up a place.

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