Pupils take to the courts at School Games Mini Tennis Competition

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On Friday 17th May pupils from schools across the SSP took to the courts at our Yr 3-4 Mini Tennis Competition which we held in Eaton Park. Despite the damp conditions the event was a huge success.

The event was delivered in partnership with the National Tennis Association who provide tennis coaching opportunities in Eaton Park as well as at other local venues.

The event was part of the Norfolk School Games and aimed to give more pupils the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of representing their school in competitive school sport.

Schools had been invited to enter up to 4 teams of four pupils with pupils being ranked 1-4 based on their ability. The following schools entered the competition:

  • St Francis of Assisi Primary School x 3 teams
  • Cringleford Primary School x 3 teams
  • West Earlham Junior School x 4 teams
  • Bluebell Primary School x 1 team
  • Hethersett Junior School x 3 teams
  • TOTAL = 14 teams

Teams played matches against each other with pupils of the same rankings playing in singles matches using a first to 7 points tie break format. The team that won the most individual matches won the overall match.

All matches were supported by Sports Students from Easton & Otley College.

The overall results were:

=1st – St Francis of Assisi A

=1st – Cringleford Primary A

=2nd – Hethersett Junior A

=2nd – Hethersett Junior C

=3rd – St Francis of Assisi B

=3rd – Cringleford Primary B

=4th – West Earlham Junior C

=4th – Cringleford Primary C

=5th – West Earlham Junior D

=5th –  West Earlham B

= 5th – St Francis of Assisi Primary C

6th – Hethersett Junior B

7th – Bluebell Primary

Photo Gallery

To view photos from the event please visit our Photo Gallery.

Norfolk School Games Finals

The pupils in the St Francis of Assisi Primary A, Cringleford Primary A, Hethersett Junior A & Hethersett Junior C teams will be invited to represent the SSP at the Norfolk School Games Yr 3-4 Mini tennis Finals on Wednesday 19th June at the Sportspark.

Join a local tennis club

If your child took part in the event and would like to continue to participate in tennis activities outside of school why not take them along to a local tennis club. Check out our Clubs Page for information about local clubs.

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