Parent-Daughter Tennis 2019

Last Sunday saw our annual Parent-Daughter tennis tournament and yet another fantastic turn out; the highest number on record in the Junior section with 20 couples, including our new recruit Mrs Young, three LIIIs and their parents and my first and final performance after years of running the tournament. There were 16 couples playing in the senior section, with reigning champions Maddy and Paolo in contention for the final time and a really nice mix of parents and staff pairing up with the girls.

As ever, there was an incredible amount of talent on the courts from both the girls and their parents and with many travelling from afar to play on this special occasion, we made sure they got plenty of tennis throughout the day. On every court, there was great energy, spirit and sportsmanship.

We are extremely grateful to the staff members and adults who step in to enable boarders to play. This is always such a wonderful community event, which we look forward to each year and it was rounded off with our Wimbledon tradition of strawberries and cream and this year an exclusive opportunity to ‘have a go’ at Archery with Miss Rees.

The results were as follows:


1st place                            Willa & Chris Madel

2nd place                          Marta Rossano & Mrs Boyer-Castle

3rd place                           Paula Gonzalez Torres & Mr Dalton

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1st place                            Maddy & Paolo Manca

2nd place                          Emily Butt & Mr Hill

3rd place                           Bella & Alexandra Meyrick

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Mrs Boyer-Castle

Director of Sport & Head of PE