The Rossendale school’s year 4 indoor tennis competition was a new sport for St Pauls this school year.
Training in our school hall, we thought we’d have some fun with it and “Give it a go!”

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Sixteen children signed up to join our after school tennis club, where Miss Cowgill and I covered some of the basics over the few training sessions we had.

We were fortunate to be able to enter two teams into the competition, both drawn in the same schools qualifying heat.
The level of competition was very high, Britannia brought two teams and Stubbins were also very good.
The competition was played as a round robin tournament, on four courts.
Each game was played to 10 points, all the points being added up at the end, with only the top scoring team going through to the grand finals.

At the end of the heat, all the children present put on great performances, the final scores were announced.
St Paul’s B team came in third place, a superb effort.
St Paul’s A team finished in first position, qualifying for the grand final!

Tennis grand final:
A very excited St Paul’s A team arrived at Fearns and played tennis the way it should be played, with big smiles on their faces and full of effort!

All the matches were very difficult, as all the schools attending had won their respective qualifying heats.
There were some very good tennis players involved from all the schools taking part.
Again the round robin format was used, after all the matches had been played, the players waited nervously for the final results.

1st Broadway
2nd St Pauls
3rd Balladen
4th St Veronicas

We had finished runners-up and silver medallists!
Once again, a fabulous effort from our children, who showed good sportsmanship and really enjoyed their time on court.
Well done gang, we are all really proud of your hard work in training and your efforts in competition, thanks to all the children who attended our tennis club.

Thank you to Mr Gallagher and Mr Bibby of the Rossendale schools sports partnership, for yet another well organised and fun competition.