South East Essex Schools tennis tournament
On Friday 19th May two teams competed in the South East Essex Schools tennis tournament at Garon Park. The year 3/4 team competed in the morning session. In the opening heats the players performed extremely well and won 10 of their 16 matches. As runners up of their group, they went through to the semi-final play off. The team played really well, but were beaten by the eventual winners of the tournament. The final matches of the day saw the children play in the 3rd/4th play off. In the closest of finishes the team were pipped by one point into 4th place. Well done team, you battled so hard.
In the afternoon, the year 6 pupils arrived for action. In the group stage, the team played some excellent tennis and won 11 out of their 12 matches, taking them through as group winners. In the semi-final they put up a great effort, but were beaten by the eventual winners of the tournament. Once again, our pupils were in the 3rd/4th playoff! After a great effort by all, the pupils achieved 3rd place by just one point, well done. Congratulations to all the players for demonstrating superb tennis skills, a great team spirit and excellent sportsmanship and thank you to the parents who were able to come and support.