Natalie and Sam win top group

PAM BOND’S SCHOOL

of TENNIS

A number of young players arrived to the 9am coaching last Saturday where the younger players focused on improving their backhands and the older players looked at trying to rally with more consistency.

The tournament then resumed after the Christmas break at 10am. With eight attending, Group 1 was a close affair with Natalie Danger and Sam Tiller narrowly beating Jacob Pittem and Oscar Kay to claim top spot by the number of wins after both pairs finished on the same number of points.

n The next tournament is on Saturday from 10am-12noon with coaching from 9am until 10am on a pay-and-play basis. For more information please contact Pam Bond on (01788) 810589.

Indoor Mini Red Tournament

Group 1: Winner Adam Hewitt, Consolation winner Joseph Green

Group 2: Winner Lucia Runcorn, Consolation winner Ben Perry

Group 3: Winner Grace Rose, Runner-up Eddie Haynes

Group 4: Winner Ed Mitchell, Runner-up Kaureena Kaushal

n There is a mini red tournament every Saturday morning 10.30-11.30am at Rugby School Sports Hall. Anyone who can rally Is welcome to come along and have a go, balls and rackets are provided. More information please contact Natalie on 07812 940 365.

Mini Orange Tournament

On a beautiful Sunny Sunday afternoon Rugby held an Orange Tournament, eight local children took part.

The children all played well, Thomas Barnes, Joseph Evans and Oliver Hargave all went through to the consolation round.

They had some close matches, some coming down to the final point.

The girls Lucy Eaton and Minnie Sprayson played all the boys, competing well.

They then had a play off to determine the best girl. It was a closely fought match but Lucy was serving well and won 7-3, 7-5.

Ben Stuchbury, James Irish and Liam Green all went through to the semi-finals along with another boy called James from Leamington.

Ben finished second winning the silver medal narrowly losing the first set 6-7 and the second set 3-7. James Irish played well throughout the day, returning some balls that were really difficult.

He finished in third place winning the bronze medal, his final match score 7-3, 7-4.

Liam Green played some great tennis throughout the day.

He rallied well and fought hard to stay in his matches never giving up, he finished fourth overall and should be really proud of his achievement.