Join our junior Tennis Challenge

Harris School, Mellish Drive, hosted the Schools Mini Red tennis finals for Year 5-6 today (Wednesday).
Harris School, Mellish Drive, hosted the Schools Mini Red tennis finals for Year 5-6 today (Wednesday).

YOUNG tennis players are invited to join in the Rugby Advertiser’s 15th tennis challenge.

It was started in 1996 as part of the Advertiser’s 150th anniversary celebrations and this year all proceeds will again go to Parkinson’s UK.

Coach Pam Bond is again organising the tournament on Sunday, July 3 for youngsters aged seven to 18.

It will be held at Rugby School’s courts in Horton Crescent.

This time we’re looking for around 50 children, of all abilities, to take part.

It will be run on a round-robin basis, with five mixed divisions, decided both on age and ability to make it fairer.

There will be a small trophy to keep for the winner and runner-up in each section, as well as a perpetual cup which each winner will keep for a year.

Entry is £9, which includes raffle tickets.

Play will start at 9.30am and players are asked to register at 9am.

It should be an enjoyable day for everyone — win or lose.

Entrants must live in the Rugby Advertiser circulation area and be 18 or under on August 31 this year.

Any youngsters wishing to take part can pick up a form from Advertiser reception and return it to Pam, along with their entry fee.

Any queries call her on (01788) 810589.

Mini Red Tournament

On a lovely Sunday afternoon at Rugby LTC a mini-red event was held, this time involving seven boys and five girls.

The boys played in a round robin format with the courageous Andrew Hayden winning all his matches. Andrew closely beat fellow Leamington player Jamie Osbourne and Rugby’s Matthew Irish.

Overall Matthew came second after playing some brilliant tennis throughout the day.

In the girls’ draw a round-robin format was also used. Charlotte Eaton played consistently well and everyone at Rugby LTC was very proud when she won the girls’ tournament.

Although Charlotte and Florence Sargent had a battle of a match, the final score determining Charlotte’s win (10-9 Eaton).

Newcomer May-Ling Turner played very well in her first tournament and tried her best to keep up with the rest.

Well done to everyone who took part.

Indoor Mini Red

Saturday Tournament

Group 1: Winner Nathaniel Scott, Consolation winner Charlotte Eaton

Group 2: Winner Grace Rose, Runner up Isaac Kayada

Group 3: Winner Ella Mitchell, Runner up Kareena Kaushal

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.

Schools’ Mini Red Final

The EWSSP Final for the Years 5 and 6 Mini Red Tennis Competition took place last Wednesday, at Harris School.

Mini Red Tennis is played indoors on a badminton court and is not intended for experienced tennis players.

Schools have been competing within their own Partnership clusters for the last couple of months and the winners of those events qualified to play in the Eastern Warwickshire School Sport Partnership Mini Red Tennis Finals 2011.

Those winning schools were:

Bilton Junior School

Boughton Leigh Junior School

Dunchurch Junior School

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School

Northlands Primary School and

Wolston St Margaret’s Primary School

This event was ably supported by sports leaders from Harris School.

Congratulations go to all the year 5 and 6 pupils for a superb effort and in particular to the teams from Northlands Primary School who were the runners up and to Wolston St Margaret’s Primary School, who won and who have qualified to represent the Eastern Warwickshire School Sport Partnership at the Warwickshire LTA Mini Tennis Red County Final 2011 on Friday, July 8. Best of luck!

Kilsby

Tennis Club

This week in the Northampton league, Kilsby Men were away against Abington A.

The team of Steve Rose, Tim Morris, Brian Perry and James Loader were to face a team who had won all of their previous five matches.

Playing on grass proved to be a distinctive advantage for the home team and despite valiant efforts from both of the Kilsby pairs they were only able to secure two sets. Overall a victory to Abington 6 sets to 2.

n The Rugby mixed team also had an away trip to play Warwick University this time on indoor courts.

This match proved to be an epic struggle with long rallies and very tight sets.

Husband and wife Brian and Sue Perry teamed up for the first time this season and were able to win three of their four sets, just losing out on the fourth set by 7 games to 5.

Ron Mason and Sarah Wilson battled hard and long in both of their matches, but despite valiant efforts were able to win just one set meaning that the overall result was a 4-4 draw, with Kilsby narrowly coming out on top by winning more games.

n Kilsby have recently spent £20,000 on new courts and welcome new players. Club nights are Tuesdays from 6.30pm, just come along and see what the courts are like.

More information can be obtained by contacting Ron Mason on (01788) 822883.