Some cracking on-court action this month
The Road to Wimbledon
Last week many pupils from Key Stage 3 entered our very own Road to Wimbledon Competition, with the winning boy and winning girl being invited to the county stages of the competition in Cambridge in July. The winners of that go on to play at Wimbledon!
In the Girls’ competition, there were only a few pupils involved, but the overall winner was Charlotte Bennett, who won all four of her matches, dropping only 3 games in the process. The runner up was Carys Attwell, who only lost one of her games. Well done to both.
In the Boys’ competition there were so many boys that we had to split them into three groups with the winners of each and the best runner up going into the knock out stages. The semi-finals saw Louis Luckhoo-Anderson beat Edward Cox and Joseph Saunders beating Felix Anderson. In a very close final, Louis Luckhoo-Anderson never stopped running and eventually finished as the winner, thanks to some lovely baseline play. Good luck to all those who progressed to the next round – see you on Centre Court!
Tennis v The Leys School
The U15 Boys’ A team took on a very classy team from The Leys School in Cambridge in the first league match of the season. The format of the competition sees 4 players each playing their opposite number in a singles set, before pairing up to play a doubles set each. After some tough singles games only number one seed, Isaac Rowles, had any real success, trouncing his opponent 6-1. Isaac then paired up with Daniel Wortley to take a close doubles set 7-5. Unfortunately we lost the other games and eventually lost the match 4 ties to 2. The only saving grace for some of the boys was a lovely tea in the pavilion overlooking the grounds!
Tennis v The Peterborough School
Four boys’ teams travelled to TPS for a round of league matches this week. Having found the going tough at The Leys, TPS proved no match for our U15 Boys’ A team as they took a clean sweep in both the singles and doubles. Our successful quartet were Issac Rowles, Dan Wortley, Chris Seery and Lloyd Durno, who only dropped 6 games in 6 matches to prove their dominance. The U15 Boys’ B team followed their lead in winning all of their matches for another clean sweep. The team were Tom Ward, Usman Talat, Tom Jackson, Mujtaba Sarfraz and Shurndeep Singh. The U13 Boys’ A team kept the clean sweep going, although their games were a lot closer and they had to fight hard to win all of their matches. The U13 Boys’ A team were Felix Anderson, Louis Luckhoo-Anderson, Joseph Saunders and Edward Cox. TPS finally had their revenge in the U13 Boys’ B contest, this time with some very close matches including an agonising tie break in the seed one doubles, but all went in favour of our hosts. The U13 Boys’ B team were Alistair Clarke, Michael Grover, Robert Aylmore and Joseph Green.
Year 9 Tennis Tournament
Boys from Years 8 & 9 represented King’s at the Year 9 District Tennis Tournament this week. With each school entering three pairs, our team consisted of Daniel Wortley & Tom Jackson, Felix Anderson & William Lamin and Alistair Clark & Edward Cox. Each pair played a round robin of fixtures against all the other seeds in their group, with each match consisting of 5 games. The final results were determined by the overall number of games won. King’s eventually finished with 53 points, a clear lead over the runners up, The Peterborough School, who finished with 41 points. Well done to all involved.