Last Friday four children from Yrs 5 and 6 represented the school at the Merton Tennis Finals. With the sun shining and not a cloud in sight we knew it was going to be tough, so plenty of shade and water was needed. When it was time to go out on the court the team played some brilliant backhands, fantastic forehands and a few superb smashes. They finished top of their pool winning all 3 games. They were now into the quarter finals and with a clean sweep, they comfortably won taking them into the semi-finals. This was a closer game, with just one point in it; Poplar finished on top putting them into the finals. Sticking to their game plan and remaining composed and focused, the team played excellent tennis. I’m very proud to say they finished in 1st place winning more gold medals and the fifth trophy of the year for the trophy cabinet. The team will now go on to represent Merton at the London Youth Games later in the year. We all wish you the best of luck!
More tennis news.... This half term all our Yr 1 and 2 children and teachers are gaining some tennis skills and knowledge from a coach at Cranleigh Tennis Club. Money to fund this has come from our PE/sports premium.
On Thursday we were visited by the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative (WJTI) coaches. They worked with all our children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 and were looking out for the next budding tennis star. They will then select children to have free tennis lessons at the WJTI club in Grand Drive. We will find out soon which child/ren have been selected and will be in touch...good luck.
Tennis for Kids
CranleighTennis have spaces available on their Tennis For Kids courses starting next week. The courses are a British Tennis initiative to encourage more children to try tennis. For just £25.00 the children will get 6 coaching sessions, a t-shirt, 3 balls and a tennis racket. The Tennis For Kids courses are only for NEW players to join the programme and NOT for those who have not had term-time coaching before. If your children or you know of children that might be interested please let them know or sign up now - Monday 5-6pm for 6-8 Years - Thursday 4-5pm for 9-11 Years. Go to the following link and enter the postcode (SW19 3LX) to find their courses. https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/tennisforkids