Liepaja tennis senior team has the best result till now in European championship

Liepaja tennis senior team has returned from Mallorka (Spain), where took place European senior club championship, where our team had the best result in Latvian senior tennis history – won 4th place overall. Six-time Latvian champions participated in 35+ age group, even though all team players play already in 40+ age group.Liepaja team in European senior club championship was represented by Andrejs Koļesins, Eduards Grodskis, Arunas Rozga, Artūrs Eglītis, Didzis Holštroms, Gints Rolis and Andis Čerņecovs, as well not playing team captain, the most loyal supporter – former head of Liepaja Tennis sport school – Imants Andersons.“We are happy for achieved result. 4th place is our highest place till now and we are ready to fight for medals next year. Our city Liepaja name this year has been used already in tennis field, we are happy, that we could continue to promote Liepaja in tennis,” explains one of the team leaders Andrejs Koļesins.

European senior club championship round is played following – 3 Single games and 2 Doubles, for each won game the team is awarded with one point. Team Liepaja were successful in their subdivision and won place in play-off round (Semifinal), where they lost to the next tournament winners – team from Netherlands and as well to Germany champions.In Subdivision team Liepaja first opponents were German Bundesliga 2016 winners in 30+ age group – team “Ratinger TC GW 1911”. Unfortunately team Liepaja lost to Germans with 2-3, and the victory was taken only in the last game tiebreak of 3rd set with 10-8. Meanwhile, next opponents – European club champions of 2016 from Barcelona, team Liepaja won with 3-2, when in the deciding Doubles game where our team players Eduards Grodskis and Arunas Rozga won with 7-5, 7-6. The last game in Subdivision was against team from Turkey, team Liepaja won and that gave the possibility to compete in the Semifinal of European senior club championship.

In the game for getting into the Final, team Liepaja met with the favorites of the championship – team from Netherlands. Team Liepaja lost with 0-3, but it wasn’t surprising as in team from Netherlands played one of the world top players in 35+ age group, including this years ITF World championship in South Africa winner in Singles and Doubles.

In game for Bronze team Liepaja again had to compete against team from Germany. Team leader Andrejs Koļesins lost to the German leading player, Meanhile, team Liepaja 3rd number Arunas Rozga had revenge for the lost game in Subdivision. Very intense and interesting game had Eduards Grodskis – in the game the decider was 3rd set, where with 13-11 better was German representative.Painfully team Liepaja had to give up the 3rd place in European senior club championship without Doubles, because of the rain Doubles were moved from Friday to Saturday, but on Saturday team Liepaja had to return to Latvia.

Team Liepaja thanks to Liepaja City and Liepaja Tennis Sport school for support, as well to their coaches Edgars Ernestsons and Biruta Porcika. Considering, that team Liepaja already has won in this year Latvian senior club championship, so team Liepaja will compete in next years European senior club championship, this time to compete for medals.

Two our students in LTU cup leg

October 6-8 in Jelgava took place 8th leg of LTU cup for U12 age group. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Ričards Špaks (Main draw) and Valērija Januška, who had to begin the tournament with Qualifiers, where she unfortunately lost in last game and didn’t qualify for the Main draw.Ričards Špaks in 1st round of Main draw won over Armands Duks (Enri TK) with 6-4 6-4, but in game for getting into the Semifinal, Ričards in intense game lost to Oskars Gulbis (ACB/VL tenisa skola) with 6-2 2-6 3-6 and finished in 5th-8th place.

9 young tennis players graduates Liepaja Tennis Sport school

In beautiful and sunny Friday, 29 September, in Liepaja Tennis Sport school took place an event where gathered coaches, students and their parents, to congratulate 9 Liepaja Tennis Sport school graduates who have obtained two vocational education programs – “20V81300 1” tennis (9 years training) and “30V81300 1” tennis (4 years training and is continuation of “20V81300 1” program).

This year Liepaja Tennis Sport school graduated 9 students – six in “20V81300 1” tennis and three in “30V81300 1” tennis programs. “20V81300 1” tennis program were gratudated by Evija Reinfelde students Roberta Iesalniece, Luīze Jaksta, Paula Jankova, Inna Rozga and Katrīna Karolīna Skābe, as well as coach Dainis Bernāts student Pols Bernards Bernots.

“30V81300 1” tennis were graduated by Daņils Kozlovs students Agate Gurecka, Toms Rolis and Elīna Zīverte.Liepaja Tennis Sport school administration thanks to coaches and student parents for input of personal time in our student education and development.


Liepaja Adult championship has concluded

September 16 to 17 took place Liepaja Adult championship. In Men competition 1st place won Eduards Grodskis, 2nd place – Renārs Grodskis, 3rd place – Andis Aigars.In Women competition 1st place won Alise Vindiga, 2nd place – Alise Grundule, 3rd place – Veronika Zalcmane.

Young tennis players compete in Ādaži

September 30 in Ādaži took place “Babolat Prix” for U8 and U9. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented in U9 by Timo Bertrams Tikums and Paula Gurecka.Timo Bertrams Tikums took 14th place overall, but Paula Gurecka finished 6th overall.

Meanwhile in October 1 in Ādaži took place “Minhauzens juniors prix” for U10. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Elizabete Marta Hamitova and Laura Kristiāna Sprūde.

Elizabete Marta Hamitova finished in 11th -12th place, but Laura Kristiāna Sprūde finished in 7th – 8th place overall.

From LTU cup leg with Silver and Bronze

September 29 till October 1 in Jelgava took place 8th leg of LTU cup for U18. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Valerijs Vorobjovs, Justs Jakovļevs, Renārs Grodskis and Matīss Šteinhards.Best result had Justs Jakovļevs, who made till Final, but in intense game with 6-7(2) 7-6(8) 4-6 lost to Rūdolfs Aksenoks (ACB/VL tenisa skola) and so Justs Jakovļevs tool 2nd place.

Game for 3rd place took place between two Liepaja Tennis Sport school representatives – Valerijs Vorobjovs and Matīss Šteinhards. with 2-6 6-3 6-2 victory and 3rd place in the tournament was taken by Matīss Šteinhards.

Liepaja championship in beach tennis 2017 has concluded

September 23 – 24 in Liepaja beach took place “Liepaja championship in beach tennis 2017”, to find out best beach tennis players in summer 2017. Competition took place in men, women and mixed pairs in Amateur and Pro leagues.The conclusion of beach tennis season took place in warm and shiny weather. In Pro league players registered only to mixed pair competition. 1st place won Baiba Damberga and Elans Zīverts, 2nd place – Gita Karule and Elans Strazdiņš, 3rd place – Ilze Kārkliņa and Sandis Dejus.In Amateur league to mixed pairs competition applied 11 pairs. 1st place won Ieva Pelnēna and Andris Karulis, 2nd place – Liene Lasmane and Kristaps Catlaks, 3rd place – Gints and Krista Siliņš.In Amateur league for women 1st place won Ilze Kārkliņa and Baiba Damberga, 2nd place – Evija Reinfelde and Liene Lasmane, 3rd place – Zane Vilnīte and Ieva Pelnēna.Amateur league for men 1st place won Elans Strazdiņš and Daniels Špaks, 2nd place – Ģirts Antonovs and Rihars Dūčis, 3rd place – Egils Sveilis and Elans Zīverts.We thank for support to Ģirts Antonovs, Andris Karulis, beach cafe “Red Sun Buffet” and Liepaja Sport department.More pictures in “Gallery“.

In Liepaja took place few competitions

September 11-16 in the Liepaja Tennis Sport school tennis courts took place “LTSS and Ferax summer championship” for U18, U14 and U12 age groups. In all groups except U12 for girls all medals stayed in Liepaja.U18 for girls 1st place Dana Gribeļska, 2nd place Veronika Zalcmane, 3rd place Evelīna Ķīvīte.

U14 for boys 1st place Dāvids Špaks, 2nd place Dāvis Rolis, 3rd place Kārlis Vēberis.

U14 for girls 1st place Anastasija Rižkova, 2nd place Paula Jankova, 3rd place Evelīna Ķīvīte.U12 for boys 1st place Ričards Špaks, 2nd place Kristians Lasmanis, 3rd place Didzis Vārna.

U12 for girls 1st place Marina Markina (Ādaži TC), 2nd place Laura Spārniņa (LSNT akadēmija), 3rd place Madara Balode (TK Jelgava).

This competition was supported by “Ferax”.

September 16-17 took place “Liepaja Championship”.

In men competition 1st place won Eduards Grodskis, 2nd place Renārs Grodskis, 3rd place Andis Aigars.

In Women competition 1st place Alise Vindiga, 2nd place Alise Grundule, 3rd place Veronika Zalcmane.

Liepaja beach tennis championship 2017

23rd and 24th September, 2017, in beach tennis fields near Central Lifeguard station, will take place Liepaja beach tennis championship 2017.In the tournament can participate every inhabitant of Latvia who is at least 14 years old. Participants will be divided in Amateur and Pro divisions.

Championship is organized by Liepaja Tennis Sport school in collaboration with Liepaja Sport department.

RULES (in Latvian)

See you in sand!

From Ventspils with two gold medals

Septemb 3 in Rīga took place “PTA prix” for U8. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Orests Ronis. In his subdivision Orests won both opponents and qualified for the Final round, where he met with two other subdivision winners. By winning one out of two games Orests Ronis won Silver medal.September 10, in Ventspils took place “Ventspils prix” for U8. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Orests Ronis, Emīlija Brūdere, Poļina Iļasova and Jeļizaveta Rižkova.In boys competition Orests Ronis won two out of three games, but managed to get into the Semifinal, where he won. In Final Orests Ronis won with 11:9 and took Gold.

In girls competition Jeļizaveta Rižkova took 3rd place in her subdivision and finished 6th overall. Meanwhile Poļina Iļasova and Emīlija Brūdere won all their subdivision games and qualified for Semifinals. Emīlija Brūdere in Semifinal lost with 10:12 and unfortunately she lost the game for 3rd place as well and finished 4th overall. Poļina Iļasova in Semifinal with 11:3 managed to get into Final, where she succeeded and won Gold medal.