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Please find our latest results and match reports below.

Monday 17th June2019

U12 Mixed Doubles V Copthorne

Won 5-4

1st pair Cristina and Zadie won 6-5, 6-5, 6-1

2nd pair Tara and Khalel Lost 4-6, 4-6, 5-6

3rd Pair Freddie and Ariel Won 6-1, Lost 4-6, on 6-4

It was a real pleasure to watch the U12 in their tennis match today. Every player improved immensely during the evening. Our serves were quite accurate and our ground strokes were generally superb, although a few were a little wild. We played all our matches from the baseline rather than using volleys. After 6 matches the score was 3 games each. In a few minutes before their last match I coached Freddie and Ariel on the positions and tactics of a serve volley game. They utilised this in their final match to great effect winning 6-4. With all matches except the 1st pairs finished and the score of the matches at four all, we all watched a very tight game. We won that game 6-5 to take a narrow but great victory over Copthorne.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Under 11 Mixed team Vs Brambletye
Lost 8 matches to 1

Monday's tennis match was a last minute addition to the calendar. Nevertheless, it was a perfect sunny evening and some fantastic tennis was played. The score in tennis does not always reflect the standard of tennis that has been played, as was the case in this match. We saw many games coming to sudden death at deuce, making for some very exciting spectating!

Our first pair, Indya and Inigo, lost all three matches (3-6, 2-6, 0-6). However, this really does not reflect what we saw from the sidelines. They were a super pair and developed a great on court sporting relationship, giving plenty of competition to the pairs they played and leading some amazing rallies. Our second pair, Stephanie.D and Juan, won one of their matches and lost two (6-3, 1-6, 0-6). Again they played superbly as a pair, both displaying some impressive talent. Stephanie with her serving and Juan with his long range returns from the back line. Our final pair, Stephanie.M and William, lost all three matches (0-6, 0-6, 1-6). The match set up was very new to both of them but it provided them with such a valuable experience. By the end they were a lot more confident on court. They held their own, but unfortunately lost a few games at sudden death deuce.
I was really impressed with all of the players, including those from Brambletye. It was a really friendly fixture and both teams were supportive of each other, recognising each others strengths and giving support when points were lost. We look forward to meeting again after half term.    (LP)