North Waltham Primary Schools Wimbledon Event

The annual North Waltham Primary Schools Wimbledon event was held this year at Totally Tennis’ centre in the War Memorial Park. There were two competitions, one for the younger year 3 and 4 pupils and a separate event for the older children in year 5 and 6.

Forty-five players entered the year 3 and 4 event with the players split into nine boxes of five players. It was a round robin format where players would play a match tie break to 10 points with the top sixteen players from the boxes progressing through into the knockout stages.

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The final four contested the semi-final matches; Stanley versus Ben and Kirsten against Hector, Stanley and Kirsten progressing to the final which Stanley then won 10-6 to be crowned the champion.

In the year 5&6 competition there were few players with only thirty-five entires with the players split into six boxes of five competitors. The top eight players then progressed through to the quarterfinals. In the semi-finals Faith beat Finn 10-6 and Soloman beat Harry 10-7. The final was a close affair with Faith just edging the win over Harry 11-9 to become the upper school winner.

 Head coach James McIntosh said, “It was great to host the North Waltham Wimbledon event at Totally Tennis.” he added,  “There were so many players involved in the event and some great matches played across the day, everyone really enjoyed the event. “

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Phoebe a teacher from North Waltham said “My colleagues and I were really impressed by the standard of tennis, especially in the last sixteen of the 3 & 4 competition.” she added, “The children really enjoyed it and the weather was on our side!

Player Profile: Skye White

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SKYE WHITE

Age: Thirteen

Squad: Costello School

How old were you when you first started tennis?
Nine

How were you introduced to the sport?
By watching a match on the TV

What made you come to Totally Tennis?
I wanted to learn more skills for tennis

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?
Andy Murray

What do you like most about the sport?
Competing

What do you consider to be your best shot?
Backhand

How often do you play?
Once a week

Do you play any other sport?
Gymnastics

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?
Being picked for a team and winning the match

Player Profile: Curtis Freer

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Age: Fourteen

Squad: Costello School

How old were you when you first started tennis?

Eleven

How were you introduced to the sport?

My mum plays tennis.

What made you come to Totally Tennis?

I really enjoy tennis and want to get better.

Who is your favourite professional tennis player?

Andy Murray

What do you like most about the sport?

It’s fun

What do you consider to be your best shot?

Forehand

How often do you play?

Every week

Do you play any other sport?

Football and cricket

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Getting my serve right.

Football and cricket

What’s your greatest achievement in tennis so far?

Getting my serve right.