Three new medals for our students

In June 8 began two tournaments where competed our students. At the end in U9 our Viktorija Homutova finished with Bronze, in U10 our Anna Azarova celebrated victory with Gold, meanwhile in U14 our Bogdans Kozlovs finished with Silver.

June 8 to 9 in Ādaži took place “TC Ādaži balvas izcīņa” (TC Ādaži Prix) for U9 and U10 age groups. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Viktorija Homutova in U9 and Timo Bertrams Tikums with Annu Azarovu in U10.In U9 Viktorija Homutova won three out of fight games and that gave her 3rd place overall. Meanwhile at U10 for boys Timo Bertrams Tikums this time couldn’t manage to win none of his subdivision games, so at the end he finished 14th. In U10 for girls our Anna Azarova had three great games at her subdivision and she continued to play for the win in the tournament. By having convincing games as in Semifinal, and in Final, at the end of the tournament Anna Azarova won and took the 1st place overall.June 8 – 10 in Garkalne region Bukulti took place “LSTA vasaras sezonas atklāšanas sacensības” (LSTA summer season opening tournament) for U14. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by 11 years old Bogdans Kozlovs. In the 1st round Bogdans with 6-1 6-0 won over Kārlis Flugins (Garkalnes TS), in 2nd round with 6-4 6-2 Bogdans won over 4th seeded Radions Hubajevs (Denisa Pavlova TS). In Semifinal Bogdans with 7-5 6-3 won over 2nd seeded Normunds Rudzītis and granted himself a spot into the Final, where he had to meet with 1st seeded Pauls Kūdriņš (Enri TK). With 2-6 2-6 Bogdans Kozlovs lost in the Final, but at the end he took 2nd place overall.

From Georgia returns with Sivler and Bronze

In early June Liepaja Tennis sport school student Elza Tomase had a good ITF Juniors tournament in Georgia. In Singles Elza took 3rd place, but in Doubles she finished 2nd.From June 3-8 in Georgian capital Tbilisi took place ITF Juniors tournament “ITF Tbilisi Cup 2019”, where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Elza Tomase and Valerijs Vorobjovs.Valerijs Vorobjovs in the 1st round of Main draw with 4-6 1-6 lost to Shokhrukh Gayratov (Kazakhstan) and his Singles tournament unfortunately was over. Valerijs together with Daniel Karapetyan (Armenia) competed in Doubles. In 1st round they met against 1st seeded Ilarion Danilchenko (Russia) and Emir Sendogan (Turkey). In an intense game with 3-6 7-5 6-10 Valerijs and Daniel lost to their opponents.Elza Tomase in the 1st round of Singles had an easy win with 6-2 6-0 over Polina Koneva (Russia). In 2nd round with 6-0 6-4 a win over Anastasia Kovaleva (Russia). In Quarterfinal Elza with 6-3 7-6(3) had a victory over Irena Muradyan (Armenia). But in the game for Final Elza with 0-6 4-6 lost to Tatyana Nikolenko (Kazakhstan). So at the end Elza Tomase finished in split 3rd place.Elza in pair with Anastasia Kovaleva (Russia) competed in Doubles as well. Both girls managed to get till the Final where with an intense 7-5 4-6 3-10 they lost to Georgian pair Tamari Gagoshidze and Nino Natsvlishvili. So at the end Elza Tomase and Anastasia Kovaleva finished 2nd in ITF Juniors Doubles tournament.Photo: Georgia Tennis Federation

June has begun with some victories

Last weekend Liepaja Tennis sport school students competed in various national and international competitions with various success. Dāvids Špaks finished 3rd in Doubles in Estonia, but Didzis Vārna took 2nd place in Ādaži, meanwhile in competition in Liepaja almost all podium was taken by our students.

May 25 till June 2 in Estonian capital Tallinn took place Tennis Europe tournament “Estonian Junior Open”, where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Dāvids Špaks.

Dāvids Špaks begun the tournament with qualification round, where he had two wins with 6-0 6-1 over Andree Karel Kalle (Estonia) and with 1-6 6-1 6-1 over Oleg Molotkov (Estonia) and qualified for the Main draw where he unfortunately lost already in the 1st round to 4th seeded Nikola Zekic (Serbia) in intense game with 3-6 7-5 3-6. Dāvids together with other Latvian representative Arjoms Afanasjevs competed in Doubles, where in 1st round with 6-7(2) 6-2 15-13 they won over Estonians Jakob Eduard Laul and Mathias Tempel. In Quarterfinal Dāvids and Artjoms in intense game with 3-6 6-4 10-6 won over Edas Butvilas (Lithuania) and Patryk Stankiewicz (Poland). In game for the Final Dāvids and Artjoms with 6-1 6-3 lost to next Doubles tournament winners Juho Eric Biggs (Finland) and Andreas Sillaste (Estonia) so Dāvids and Artjoms finished 3rd.

May 31 till June 2 in Riga took place “Rīgas čempionāts pieaugušajiem” (Riga adult championship), which was as well the 3rd leg of LTU Cup. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Toms Rolis, Toms Sutris, Matīss Šteinhards, Justs Jakovlevs, Renārs Grodskis, Alise Vindiga and Veronika Jociene.In men competition best result had Toms Rolis, who got into the Final, where he with 1-6 3-6 lost to 1st seeded Rihards Emuliņš (Mārupes TS) and finished 3rd overall. Meanwhile at women competition Alise Vindiga finished already after the 1st round, but Veronika Jociene finished in the game for Semifinal.

June 1 and 2 in Ādaži took place “Ādažu kauss U14” (Ādaži Cup U14), where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Didzis Vārna, who with good games managed to get into the Final. With 3-6 5-7 Didzis lost to 1st seeded Daņils Folkheims (Biedrība Teniss Rīgā). So at the end Didzis Vārna finished 2nd in Ādaži Cup.

June 1 and 2 in the tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis sport school took place “Prince balvas izcīņa” (Prince Prix) for U12. At the home competition Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented with a lot of young tennis players. At boys competition the victory was taken by Bogdans Kozlovs (Liepaja Tennis sport school), 2nd place took Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese (Liepaja Tennis sport school), but in 3rd place finished Maiks Vasilioglo (individual). At girls competition 1st place was taken by Marija Lauva (Liepaja Tennis sport school), in 2nd place finished Anna Azarova (Liepaja Tennis sport school), but 3rd place was taken by Evelīna Poikāne (Liepaja Tennis sport school).

In Liepaja will take place Tennis Europe tournament

June 17 – 21 in the tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis sport school will take place Tennis Europe tournament – “Liepaja International tournament U14”, where will compete the young tennis players from all around the world.At the moment there are 204 interested young tennis players, who are eager to compete in Liepaja. Possible participants will come from following countries – Switzerland, France, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia, Netherlands, USA, Finland, Israel, Turkey, Japan, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, Cyprus and of course – Latvia.

Everyone is invited to support the young tennis players at the Liepaja Tennis sport school Tennis courts in Beach park (Jūrmalas parks). Visitors entry is free of charge.

In May Liepaja young tennis players reached good results

In last few weeks Liepaja Tennis sport school students competed in various local, national and international competition with various results. Elza Tomase took Silver in international Singles tournament, meanwhile Patrīcija Špaka won international Doubles tournament, while Dāvis Rolis and Elza Tomase finished 2nd in international Doubles.

International competitions

May 4-12 in Viljandi (Estonia) took place Tennis Europe “Airok Viljandi Open” for U16. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Dāvis Rolis.In 1st round Dāvis with 6-1 6-2 won over Sten Hiiesalu (Estonia), but in 2nd round with 1-6 2-6 Dāvis lost to Andre Toomvali (Estonia).

May 19-26 in Estonian capital Tallinn took place Tennis Europe “Estonian Junior Open” for U14 with participation of our Dāvis Rolis.

Dāvis in 1st round with 6-3 6-1 won over Georg Strasch (Estonia). In 2nd round with 6-4 6-2 win over Emil Matikainen (Finland). In game for Semifinal Dāvis lost with 2-6 6-7(3) to 2nd seeded Tomasz Berkieta (Poland). Dāvis Rolis together with Denis Maijorov (Estonia) competed in Doubles. Latvian Estonian pair managed to get to the Final, where unfortunately with 5-7 0-6 they lost to Gustavs Dambiņš (Latvia) and Marc Majdandzic (Germany). So Dāvis Rolis finished 2nd in Doubles.

May 13-18 in Latvian city Ventspils took place ITF Juniors “Ventspils Open by Babolat”. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Valerijs Vorobjovs, Evelīna Ķīvīte, Elza Tomase, Alise Vindiga.Best result had our Elza by getting into the Final against Stefānija Poļiščuka. With 3-6 0-6 our Elza Tomase lost and finished 2nd in ITF Juniors tournament.Elza Tomase together with Sofiya Chekhlystova (Estonia) competed in Doubles and they got till the Final against Latvian pair Margarita Ignatjeva and Stefānija Poļiščuka. With 3-6 3-6 Latvian pair won so our Elza Tomase with Estonian Sofiya Chekhlystova finished 2nd in Doubles. So at the end our Elza Tomase in the ITF Juniors tournament had double Silver.

May 20-25 in Estonian capital Tallinn took place  ITF Juniors “Estonian Junior Open” where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Valerijs Vorobjovs, Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase.

Valerijs Vorobjovs began with Qualifiers and couldn’t manage to qualify for Main draw. Meanwhile at girls competition Patrīcija Špaka in 1st round lost to 1st seeded Weronika Baszak (Poland). Elza Tomase lost in 2nd round to 3rd seeded Aleksandra Julia Jelen (Poland) with 4-6 2-6. Patrīcija Špaka together with Kristina Dmitruk (Belarus) competed in Doubles. They managed to get till the Final against Margarita Ignatjeva (Latvia) and Elizaveta Dementyeva (Russia). With 6-3 6-3 victory in Doubles tournament was celebrated by our Patrīcija Špaka and Belarussian Kristina Dmitruk.

Younger tennis players

May 18 in Jūrmala took place LTS / Kings College Spring tennis festival for U10 in Doubles. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Liepaja pair Jeļizaveta Rižkova and Karolīna Lāce, Meanwhile Paula Gurecka played with Keisija Bērziņa (Tennis Pro Academy), Orests Ronis with Vestards Elsbergs (TC Ādaži), but Timo Bertrams Tikums with Anna Šteinberga (Ventspils TK).

Best result had our Paula Gurecka with Keisiju Bērziņu from Riga by finishing 6th. Meanwhile Ronis-Elsbergs finished 9th, Tikums-Šteinberga – 11th, but Rižkova-Lāce finished 16th.

May 18 and 19 in Jūrmala took place LTS / Kings College Spring tennis festival for U8, U9 and U10 in Singles. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Markuss Gūža, Darja Korčevska, Marina Poļikarpova and Ance Skripka in U8, Olivers Arons in U9, Timo Bertrams Tikums, Orests Ronis, Jeļizaveta Rižkova, Karolīna Lāce, Alise Latiša and Paula Gurecka in U10.In U8 our Darja Korčevska got into till the game for 3rd place, where she won with 11-3. So Darja Korčevska finished with Bronze. Ance Skripka in her first competition finshed 10th, but Marina Poļikarpova – 18th. Meanwhile at boys competition Markuss Gūža finshed 15th.

In U9 Olivers finished 16th.In U10 Orests Ronis finished 18th, but Timo Bertrams Tikums – 26th. At girls competition Alise Latiša and Paula Gurecka won in their subdivisions and continued to compete for victory in tournament. At the end Paula Gurecka finished 5th, but Alise Latiša finished 2nd in the tournament.

May 25 and 26 in Liepaja took place season opening tournament in mini tennis “Liepājas Tenisa sporta skolas meistarsacīkstes” for U8, U9 and U10. Of course in the home tournament Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented with a lot of young tennis players.Results
U-8 girls:
1st place – Darja Korčevska (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
2nd place – Emīlija Brūdere (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
3rd place – Maija Jablonska (Liepaja Tennis sport school)U-8 boys:
1st place – Alex Teodors Galics (Tennis Pro Academy)
2nd place – Aleksejs Žuravļovs (Rēzekne)
3rd place – Andrejs Gilodo (Denisa Palvova TS)U-9 girls:
1st place – Līga Freimane (Teniss Rīgā biedrība)
2nd place – Emma Spredze (ACB/VL tennis school)
3rd place– Isabella Dinulovic (Tennis Pro Academy)U-9 boys:
1st place – Aleksandrs Harjuzovs (Ventspils TK)
2nd place – Leonards Ozoliņš (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
3rd place – Damirs Livanskis (Liepaja Tennis sport school)U-10 girls:
1st place – Anna Azarova (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
2nd place – Alise Latiša (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
3rd place – Elizabete Marta Hamitova (Liepaja Tennis sport school)U-10 boys:
1st place – Romans Kravcovs (Denisa Pavlova TS)
2nd place – Jegors Haritonovs (TK Enri)
3rd place – Ņikita Iņutins (TK Enri)U12 tennis players

May 18 and 19 in Liepaja took place Amber Wilson Prix for U12. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese, Bogdans Kozlovs, Ernests Brūders, Marks Freiborns, Marija Lauva, Sabīne Vaidere, Ketlina Arone, Elizabete Marta Hamitova, Anastasija Lomovska, Evelīna Poikāne, Annete Skripka, Laura Kļaviņa and Daniela Krušatina.At boys competition best result had Bogdans Kozlovs and Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese by getting into the Semifinal, where they had to compete against each other. With 6-3 6-4 place in Final won Bogdans Kozlovs. Meanwhile Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese in game for 3rd place with 6-2 6-0 had an easy win over Kristofers Krūmiņš (Mārupes TS), so Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese took Bronze. In Final Bogdans Kozlovs played against Kirils Sokolovs (Tennis Pro Academy). With 6-0 6-3 victory in Amber Wilson Prix was won by our Bogdans Kozlovs.At girls competition our Marija Lauva got into the Semifinal. In game for Final Marija with 2-6 0-6 lost to 1st seeded Adelina Lačinova (TSS Opena). In game for 3rd place against 2nd seeded Daniela Puiša (Enri TK) Marija Lauva with 2-6 6-4 6-0 could win, so Marija Lauva finished 3rd in Amber Wilson Prix.

In June will take place Babolat Prix in beach tennis

Saturday, June 15 from 11:00 in the new LOC Tennis hall beach tennis courts (Liedaga str.7, Liepaja) will take place “Babolat Prix” in beach tennis in Men doubles and Women doubles as the Latvian beach tennis nation ranking 1st category tournament.“Babolat Prix” in beach tennis will be one of few Latvian legs, where participants play for the Latvian beach tennis national ranking points and is accredited by Latvian Tennis Union. Tournament will be played by ITF rules. In the Latvian Championship can participate Latvian residents (personal id provided by the Republic of Latvia) and have not played for another county in the World Championship of beach tennis, as well participants have to be at least 14 years old.

Official website for the information, registrations for the tournament and future engagement regarding the beach tennis championship is www.beachtennis.io. Registration will be available for those, who have acquired licenses. Participation fee in the tournament is 30 Euro per pair.

In June will begin beach tennis tournament

Liepaja Sport department in cooperation with Liepaja Tennis sport school in June 19 will open the Beach Tennis Tournament 2019 season which will be organized in 5 legs, with the last leg in August 14. In the tournament everyone over 14 years of age are invited to compete.Beach tennis tournament legs will be played in June 19, July 3, 17, 31 and August 14. All tournament legs will begin at 17:00 with registration for the tournament leg, but games will begin at 18:00. All tournament legs will take place in the beach tennis courts by the new Tennis hall in Liedaga str.7, Liepaja. Participation fee is 10 euro from the team (two players) and has to be paid for the each leg participating. Tree tournament legs will be for men pairs and women pairs, but two legs will be for mixed pairs. If you want to take part in the tournament, but you don’t have a partner, don’t worry, tournament organizers will help you to find a partner on the spot, as well, if you don’t have your own beach tennis racket, organizers will provide you with one in the tournament. In bad weather conditions (strong wind or rain) the leg of the tournament can be postponed to the Thursday of Friday of the same week, or canceled.The tournament regulations can be found in Latvian language – https://www.liepaja.lv/pludmales-tenisa-turnirs/

See you in sand!

Liepāja Tennis sport school invites you to play tennis

It’s become warmer outside, so the Liepaja Tennis sport school tennis courts at the Jūrmalas parks (beach park) has began to work. Parallel to the training process of new tennis players, everyone has the possibility to rent tennis courts, to have nice tennis games and keep up in good health.Already this season had tournament in the open air tennis courts, so it means, that tennis season had began. We do often hear, that people would like to play tennis, but they think, that the court rent at Liepaja Tennis sport school tennis courts are expensive. That is a false thought. Best time to hire tennis court is when the new tennis players are not training – so it’s on weekends and in working days till 17:00, then one hour of court rent will cost you 8 euro. But in working days after 17:00, when there are more practices going on in the tennis courts, the court rent will cost you 10 euro. 10 hour/time tickets are available and the price will be 85 euro per 10 times without any arrival limit (of course if the courts are available). Students and retired persons have discounts.

If you want to play tennis, but you don’t have any tennis equipment, it is possible to rent it at the Liepaja Tennis sport school tennis courts as well. Tennis racket rent will cost you 2 euro per hour, but 3 tennis balls will cost you 50 cents per hour. In the tennis courts you can rent as well the beach tennis equipment, to play in the fields (sand dunes) in the beach near the tennis courts. All necessary beach tennis equipment (net, lines, four rackets and three balls) will cost you 2 euro per hour, while single beech tennis racket costs 1 euro per hour and three beach tennis balls – 50 cents.For the adults, who wants to play tennis, but haven’t had any training and experience, it is possible to join adult beginners courses. More information on that you can find in our homepage https://tennis.liepaja.lv/ “Want to play!”.

More information about the court rent, buying of the 10 times pass and rent of equipment you can receive by calling to +371 28306323.

Our student wins in LTU cup leg in Liepaja

May 3-5 in the Liepaja Tennis sport school tennis courts took place 5th leg of LTU cup for U18. Competition was successful for our students, because victories in the tournament was celebrated by our Valerijs Vorobjovs and Alise Vindiga, but Dāvids Špaks finished 2nd and Evelīna Ķīvīte – 3rd.

Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Ričards Špaks, Dāvids Špaks, Valerijs Vorobjovs, Francis Andersons, Renārs Grodskis, Alise Vindiga, Evelīna Ķīvīte, Veronika Jociene, Paula Jankova, Karolīna Skābe, Elizabete Deglava and Anastasija Rižkova.At boys competition from our student best result showed Valerijs Vorobjovs and Dāvids Špaks, who both got into the Final. With 6-2 6-1 victory in the tournament was celebrated by Valerijs Vorobjovs, so Dāvids Špaks finished 2nd, but 3rd place in Liepaja was taken by 1st seeded Edvards Šnepsts (Ādaži TC).At girls competition in Semifinal got three our representatives – 1st seeded Alise Vindiga, 3rd seeded Evelīna Ķīvīte and 4th seeded Veronika Jociene. To our girls in Semifinal joined 2nd seeded Agrita Gavronska (Mārupes TS). In our student Semifinal between Alise Vindiga and Veronika Jociene in Final got Alise who won with 6-3 6-0. Meanwhile in other Semifinal game between our Evelīna Ķīvīta and Agrita Gavronska from Mārupe with intense three set game 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) place in Final got Agrita Gavronska. In the game for 3rd place between our girls Evelīna Ķīvīte and Veronika Jociene with 6-1 1-6 6-4 3rd place was taken by Evelīna Ķīvīte. In Final an easy win with 6-0 6-1 victory in the tournament was celebrated by our Alise Vindiga, so Agrita Gavronska from Mārupe finished 2nd.

Gold in Ventspils

Liepaja Tennis sport school student Damirs Livanskis won the Ventspils U9 tournament, but our Leonards Ozoliņš finished 5th.

April 28 in Ventspils took place “Ventspils Prix” for U9. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Damirs Livanskis and Leonards Ozoliņš.Leonards Ozoliņš in his subdivision won 3 out of 4 games and finished 3rd, while in the overall of the tournament he finished 5th place. Meanwhile Damirs Livanskis by winning 3 out of 4 games finished 1st in his subdivision. By winning Semifinal and Final games, Damirs Livanskis took the victory in the tournament.