Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Tennis against Dean Close and Repton tournament
Last weekend was a busy one for our budding tennis players. We welcomed Dean Close and their U13 Girls pairs on Saturday afternoon. Bob, Nell, Alice and Pia did well to play on through some challenging weather conditions, but Dean Close were stronger and ran away with all four ties. We took a different squad to Repton on Sunday 21st for their annual tennis tournament. Kate and Mercedes made the most of a great opportunity to practice some match play and their serves both developed as the day went on, ending up in a victory in their last tie. Will and Elliott both played consistently, while the U13 Girls and Boys pairs both faced tough challenges from some well drilled pairs. Hugo and Beltran enjoyed some cracking baseline rallies while Nell and Alice battled on throughout the day. Harriet and Hester were gutsy and played competitively. Archie and Henry W seemed to enjoy their 'short-sets' (first to four games) in the sun. Their second match went all the way to a tiebreaker, which they narrowly lost. They put this behind them and promptly won their next match on another tiebreaker, making the most of Archie's strong serve and Henry's movement and footwork to chase down and return everything. Well done to all competitors.