Thursday, 21 June 2018

Thursday, 21st June

Tennis v Brambletye
U11 Mixed VI   Won 6-3

We had a lovely warm welcome at Brambletye on Thursday evening for the tennis match. The children were all feeling a little apprehensive, playing with new partners and some of them playing their first match.

Our first pair, Edward and Cristina, played beautifully throughout the evening. They both had their ups and downs but recovered well each time and were an excellent pairing. They won all three of their matches (6-1, 6-0 and 6-4).

Our second pair, Harvey and Florence, were an animated pair, always communicating and laughing with each other. They got off to a tricky start playing the Brambletye first pair and losing 6-0. However, they came back stronger and won their next two games (6-0 and 6-2).

Our third pair, Freddie and Bea, had a busy evening playing some really long games. They played really well together as a pair and were very supportive of each other. All of their matches were very close which just shows the determination they had to succeed. They lost their first two matches (6-5, 6-0) but came back for a triumphant win (6-4) in their final match.

I was really impressed with the attitude and sportsmanship of all of the players. They were great representatives of Ashdown House and played some superb tennis. Well done!   LP


Monday, 18 June 2018

Monday, 18th June

Tennis v Copthorne    
U13 Girls    Won 4-2
Mariana and Cristina played well with some super backhands and running forehands. They won all three matches in some style. 

Felicity and Georgie warmed to the task and began to hit with power and conviction. They lost their second match to the top opposition but should be pleased with their placement and teamwork, recovering to win the third match.

Emma and Carmen had a close first match losing 5-6.  They showed that they have the shots but need a bit of confidence to hit hard. Then they went on to win the next 6-0! They also won their final match.

Overall Ashdown girls won 4 matches to 2. We are ready for Queens!  FN

U13 Boys   Won 9-0
The under 13s boys travelled to Copthorne for some evening tennis.

In the first match, we dominated play with our strong forehand shots, playing some excellent deep corner shots. We won the round 3-0.  Similar play was on display in the second match, with our return shots being one of our best strengths. Gonzalo especially, was outstanding in that area. Ashdown won 3-0.  In the third match, you could see both sides getting tired with a few poor shots but we dominated overall. Ashdown won 3-0

Well done to all the boys!  JS


Thursday, 03 May 2018

3rd May 2018

Tennis v Cottesmore

U13 Girls' VI    Lost 4-5

Pair 1: Cristina + Mariana
Pair 2: Felicity + Georgie
Pair 3: Emma + Carmen

The girls travelled to Cottesmore for an enjoyable evening's tennis. 
Having won the first match 2-1, we were rather more challenged in the second when the Cottesmore pair played some superb shots.  We kept grafting though, demonstrating some lovely forehand shots and communicating to a high standard and again came out the winning pair 2-1.

The last round was the most interesting. We were on the front foot in all three games but we started to tire towards the end of the neck and neck games. Unfortunately, Cottesmore just edged it with a 5-4 win, winning 3-0 in the final match.

Well done to all the girls who participated and will look forward to our next match!  JS


Monday, 23 April 2018

Monday, 23rd April 

Tennis v Brambletye
U13 Boys VI    Won 8-1
The U13 boys made a winning start to the term in their first match against Brambletye. First pair Ludo and Gonzalo won their first two matches 4-2 and 4-2, although they went down to the Brambletye first pair 3-6 in their final match. Second pair Kieran and Carlos played very well together, winning their matches 4-2, 4-0, 6-0. Third pair Jack and Gustavo also did well, winning their matches 4-3, 4-0 and 6-4. All the matches were played in a very good spirit with plenty of entertaining rallies and the boys should be very pleased with their efforts. MH

U13 Girls VI    Lost 3-6
The first three Ashdown pairs headed over to Brambletye on Monday evening for their first matches of the summer season. The girls were excited but had a few nerves going into the matches. Mariana and Cristina had some beautiful shots and really kept their opponents on their toes! Georgie and Felicity played some great rallies and had a nail biting second game. Finally, Hannah and Carmen had an epic third match against the opposition's third pair to come away with a win to end the evening. Overall, Brambletye took the evening 6 games to 3, but it was an excellent learning opportunity for the girls. Well played to all!  AG

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Thursday, 22nd June

Tennis v Brambletye
Under 11 Mixed IV             Lost 0-4
The children had a great evening at Brambletye for the tennis matches. Although the teams didn't win there were moments of fantastic play. Kieran had a fast, accurate serve that proved difficult to return at times and Alisa had a powerful return. Chloe and Diego had some great rallies with their opponents and really persevered through some difficult matches. At the end of the evening the children were very reflective on their performance. They knew where they could have improved and are keen to keep practicing and have more lessons to make progress. It was a great fixture and a great experience for the children. LP

Monday, 15 May 2017

Tennis v Cottesmore
Under 13 Boys' VI        Won 9-0

The U13 Boys' VI travelled to Cottesmore for their third match of the season.  Fernando and Carlos played as first pair, Theo and Roland as second pair and Daniel and Ludo as third pair.  The Cottesmore boys' team were having their first outing of the term, so they have not yet decided on their full strength team.  For the first two rounds, the matches were first to win four games.  All the Ashdown pairs played well and we took a clean sweep of all six matches.  In the final round each pair played their opposite number over a full set.  Fernando and Carlos had a fine battle with the Cottesmore first pair, winning 6-4.  Theo and Roland were too strong for the Cottesmore second pair to the tune of 6-1.  The last match had a great finish.  Daniel and Ludo were locked at 5-all with the Cottesmore third pair, with Ludo to serve the final game.  At 15-all it was evenly poised, but Ludo served brilliantly, firing off three consecutive aces to finish in style.  A good win for the team!  Well played, everyone!  MH

Monday, 08 May 2017

Monday 8th May

Tennis v Windlesham House

U13 Boys' VI     Lost 2-7

U13 Girls' VI      Lost 1-8


Monday, 24 April 2017

Monday, 24th April

Tennis v Brambletye
Under 13 Boys' VI         Lost 2-7         
The U13 Boys' VI had their first match of the season this evening at Brambletye.  Although early in the term, it was good for the boys to have a competitive outing and get some match practice.  Our first pair was Fernando and Carlos.  Our second pair was Daniel and Finn and our third pair was Theo and Jack.  Matches were played as the first to win four games.  Fernando and Carlos won their matches against Brambletye's 2nd and 3rd pairs.  However, Brambletye were victorious in the other matches, although there were plenty of good, competitive rallies.  MH

Under 13 Girls' VI          Lost 2-7    
The U13 girls' tennis team played their first match of the season against Brambletye. Our first pair were Lexi and Lily, our second pair were Sonia and Gabriela, and our third pair were Felicity and Mariana. Throughout the evening the play improved on both sides and there were some great games to watch with the scores being very close. The Ashdown firsts and seconds both beat the Brambletye thirds, however Brambletye were stronger all round and had some excellent wins. It was a good experience to have early in the season and hopefully one the girls can draw experience from for their next match. LP