On a very sunny and calm afternoon, the first Inter-Schools Tournament took place at Swanage Tennis Club. The club organised this event to give local children a chance to experience the buzz and excitement of tennis competitions. It would also be a chance for many of the children to play at Beach Gardens for the very first time.
Swanage Primary, Corfe Castle Primary, St Mark's and St Mary's all fielded teams of 6 budding tennis stars. The afternoon was organised into mini competitions of girls' doubles, boys' doubles and mixed doubles and medals were awarded to all competitors.
With umpires on each court and supporters watching on, the afternoon proved an exciting and tense one for players and spectators alike.
Teams played match tie-breaks to 10 points, guided and monitored by club members.
A break for squash was essential before the results were eventually announced. A shiny new Inter-School trophy was to be awarded to the school who had achieved the most points in all of their matches. Despite being close and there only being 3 points in it, St Mary's RC Primary claimed victory and were the proud recipients of this prestigious new award.
The smooth running of this special afternoon is due largely to the efforts of Nathan, well done and thank you. He was joined by Graham and Meg who also gave up their afternoon to make sure that this event was a real success.