Catton Grove “Ace It” at Mini Tennis Finals


128 Year 3/4 pupils from across Norfolk took part in one of the biggest mini tennis tournaments of the year, held at Sportspark UEA.

School’s had qualified for today’s finals through local sports partnership events earlier in the year.The format of the competition enabled 4 players from each school to  compete with there corresponding number from the opposing school.

After the initial briefing, the round robins commenced with 8 groups of 4 teams playing each other to determine placings for the knockout stages in the afternoon. The matches came thick and fast, with some outstanding rallies and determined shot making. By mid day the groups were complete and after a quick break the knock out competition started.

For many of those taking part, this was a very new experience. Playing 6 singles matches against 6 different schools was a fantastic effort and congratulations to all for competing so well.

All 128 pupils received a letter inviting them to a free coaching session at any of the following participating clubs:- Easton & Otley College Tennis Centre, Acle TC, KES CTC (Kings Lynn), Wymondham TC, Hingham TC, Cromer TC, Gorleston TC, National Tennis Association – which includes Eaton Park, East Anglia T&SC, Taverham TC, Reepham TC, Titan Tennis (Thetford)

Final standings

  • Catton Grove
  • Cringleford
  • St Francis
  • Ashleigh
  • Spooner Row A
  • Blofield A
  • North Wooton B
  • Spooner Row B
  • North Wooton A
  • St Marthas
  • St.Williams
  • Hethersett A
  • Reepham 1
  • Thomas Bullock
  • Barnham Broom
  • Methwold 2
  • Reepham 2
  • Millfield
  • Bawdeswell
  • Methwold 4
  • Martham A
  • Hethersett B
  • Rollesby B
  • Methwold 1
  • Blofield
  • Bure Valley
  • Martham
  • Rollesby
  • Methwold 3

Thank you to the local tennis coaches who helped to organise matches throughout the day, the Sports Leaders from Thorpe St Andrew School who umpired the games and to Thomas Spurgeon from Brighton University.

If you would like to see some of the photos taken by the official Active Norfolk photographer please follow this link.


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