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UTR Tennis Tournaments (in Britain or with British Players)


Nice to see Marshall Tutu playing, and getting a win in Beograd (I think he'd lost all his matches this week so a win's good )

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Coup Droit wrote:

So, Brighton is hosting a UTR tennis tournament with £1800 for the winner, decent money all the way down, prizes for the divisional winners, host families, etc. etc.

It seems to be a men/women mixed event (based purely on UTR ranking), which is interesting in

Is this a completely new thing? Or have I just missed previous ones? I wonder which of our players will take part....

Details at.

http://events.universaltennis.com/tournaments/419/



-- Edited by Coup Droit on Monday 31st of May 2021 07:28:21 AM


 I think Eddie has a good point.


Obviously not everyone will be available but there will be lots of students, some entrants will take 'sickies' in order to play and, in France, quite a lot of people plan their holiday (or at least one week of it) around their favourite tennis tournament, especially if promised at least two matches as it says here (or doubles as well).

Talking purely from personal experience, I have been horrified to find not a single adult singles tournament, with ranking points, for me to take part in since moving back to England - and that despite living in London.
Yet, in France, in the middle of nowhere, I have at least 20 a year, within 30-45 mins drive, (and about 60 a year within 60-75 mins drive).

Mind you, £44 entry fee is steep, to say the least.



-- Edited by thetennispredict on Wednesday 19th of April 2023 07:02:55 AM



-- Edited by thetennispredict on Wednesday 17th of May 2023 06:00:32 PM

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I thought there was a dedicated thread for the Progress Tour but if there is I couldn't find it.

Anyway, this week the £10k prize money event in Cromer and as the mens winner gets a place in the Wimbledon WC play-offs I thought it worth noting.

The top seeds in the men are
[1] Ryan Storrie
[2] Alexis Canter
[3] Michael Shaw
[4] Roan Jones

QFs get underway tomorrow

The women are just playing for prize money and the top seeds are
[1] Danielle Daley
[2] Orla Cooper
[3] Indianna Spink
[4] Kate Mansfield

Draws and matches with results are to be found here

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Thanks so much for this, Lamdba

I wasted a good 15 mins on Monday trying to find the draws.



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The QFs in the women's had some good college names there (and others):

Sally Pethybridge v Indy Spink
Xiaotian Zhang v Dani Daley
Orla Cooper v Kat Barnes
Megan Davies v Kate Mansfield

Men's QFs are:

Ryan Storrie v Pat Foley
Mike Shaw v Phoenix Weir
Luke Simkiss v Roan Jones
Stefan Cooper v Alexis Canter

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Dani sure gets around to these tournaments - she played at Surbiton on Monday.

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So, in the Cromer finals, and playing for a spot in the Wimbly Wildcard Playoffs, are:

Ryan Storrie v Luke Simkiss

Dani Daley v Kat Barnes

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Dont know luke simkiss at all, any back story on him?

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JonH comes home wrote:

Dont know luke simkiss at all, any back story on him?


 

Tyler Junior College then Keiser  

https://www.apacheathletics.com/sports/mten/2019-20/bios/Luke_Simkiss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgu9c6W0Arw

https://kuseahawks.com/news/2022/6/27/no-2-mens-tennis-luke-simkiss-named-to-the-ita-collegiate-all-star-team.aspx

 https://kuseahawks.com/sports/mens-tennis/roster/luke-simkiss/5658#:~:text=Luke%20Simkiss%20%2D%202021%2D22%20%2D,Men%27s%20Tennis%20%2D%20Keiser%20University%20Athletics



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Ryan Storrie def. Luke Simkiss 6-3 6-2

Dani Daley def. Kat Barnes 6-3 3-1 ret.

Well done to Ryan and Dani who, if I've got it right, we'll now definitely be seeing in the Wimbledon Wildcard Playoff competition


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Just Ryan. The play-off WC was only available to the men.

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Lambda wrote:

Just Ryan. The play-off WC was only available to the men.


 Thanks, Lambda



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It was the big money 10K Progress Tour event in Sutton this week with £2k to the winner and £1k to the RU, along with, to the winners, MD WCs to the M25 Roehampton or Aldershot and unusually for the Progress Tour to a W25 this summer.

Men
SF: Derrick Chen def. Alexander Maggs
SF: Ryan Storrie def. William Nolan

F: Derrick Chen def. Ryan Storrie 6-3 Ret.

Women
SF: Alana Wolfberg (USA) def. Annabel Davis
SF: Sally Pethybridge def. Kate Mansfield (USA)

F: Sally Pethybridge def. Alana Wolfberg (USA) 7-6(6) 6-4

-- Edited by Lambda on Friday 7th of July 2023 06:13:46 PM

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Sad to see that Ryan had to retire... ::((

But really pleased for Sally P - I like her tennis - but haven't seen her since she was 18-ish - now at US college, I believe, which I imagine must suit her very well.

And Derrick too - another nice face from juniors, and a decent game

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Hi all, 

For those interested in following draws in future, all PT events are hosted here:

https://courthive.com/live/PROGRESS

I will also endeavour to make relevant links and draws readily available via the main site - www.theprogresstour.com

Luke Simkiss - a great example of a player who has benefited from playing a volume of higher level matches (UTR $25k events plus PT) and made huge strides as a result - went on to pick up his first ATP points, making SF of a $15k a few weeks later in the Netherlands. 

So many more competitive opportunities here in the UK right now



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