Chance to learn tennis indoors and out all year

PAM BOND’S SCHOOL

of TENNIS

Several players braved the Autumn conditions this past Saturday morning at 9am for the weekly pay-and-play coaching session.

This week’s tournament consisted of two groups.

In Group 1, only the number of wins separated Sam Copson and Jacob Pittem, with Sam taking the eventual winner with Jacob narrowly coming runner-up.

In Group 2, Liam Green won all of his matches to win the group with Oliver Hargrave; only losing to Liam, claiming the runner-up spot.

n The next tournament will take place this Saturday from 10am until 12pm and coaching is also available from 9am until 10am, with both sessions on a pay-and-play basis. For more information please contact Pam Bond on (01788) 810589.

Indoor Mini Red Tournament

There is a mini red tournament every Saturday during term time indoors at Rugby School Sports Centre 10.30-11.30am. Anyone who can rally is welcome to come along and have a go. For more information please call Natalie Meek on 07812 940 365.

Group 1: Winner - William Garthwaite, Consolation Winner - Charlotte Eaton

Group 2: Winner - Toby Slay, Runner-up - Kaureena Kausal

Group 3: Winner - Elliot Slay, Consolation Winner - Jessica Naylor

This week we had a very good turn out. There were some experienced players as well as some newer players who learned the basis of playing games very well.

Group 2 and 3 were both won by the two brothers who did very well this week.

Mini Red League

Last Sunday the Rugby A team of Ben Hillyard, Matthew Irish, William Garthwaite and Charlotte Eaton had to play a strong Leamington A and knew it was going to be a tough round. Ben won both his singles 10-5 and 10-6. Matthew was 8-2 down but turned the game around to win 10-8 and the second 10-2. William lost his first singles 7-10 but won his second 10-8. Charlotte lost her first singles 8-10 but won her second 10-6.

In the end Rugby proved too strong and it was Charlotte that won the all important game to secure the win against a strong girl from Leamington who had previously beaten William.

So a great team effort and a victory that maintains Rugby’s first place and keeps up hopes of winning the group.

Mini Orange Tournament

In blustery but warm conditions Joseph Green, Grace Rose, Adam Hewitt and Oliver Hargrave were joined by some children from Leicestershire. Grace was the only girl but did astoundingly well.

Also in his first orange event Joseph Green played well, getting better as the day went on and hitting some great topspin shots.

Oliver and Adam competed in some tough matches, Adam reached the semi-final stages but narrowly missed out on the bronze medal, finishing fourth overall.