Axbridge triumph in school’s tennis tournament

PUBLISHED: 11:35 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:35 16 May 2018

Axbridge tennis winners.

Axbridge tennis winners.

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Axbridge School emerged winners of the Cheddar Valley First School’s tournament held at Cheddar Tennis Club.

Axbridge School were triumphant winners in the recent Cheddar Valley First School’s competition held at Cheddar Tennis Club.

Mixed teams of boys and girls some of whom were new to tennis, were entered from Axbridge, Cheddar, Draycott and Rodney Stoke, Shipham and Weare First Schools and the Sharpham Road courts buzzed with excitement and enthusiasm as 64 children competed for the coveted winners shield.

Playing mini red ball tennis in teams of four, fast flowing games over several rounds culminated in a hard-fought and nail-biting final between Axbridge A and Draycott and Rodney Stoke teams. Axbridge emerged as the eventual winners by a margin of a single point.

The fun-filled afternoon was well supported by parents and teachers and was organised by Cheddar Club’s coach Stephen Pearce with umpiring help from Kings of Wessex pupils and tennis club members.

Cheddar Tennis Club has an excellent long-standing relationship with local schools and Sam Kemp, the South West regional competition co-ordinator was in attendance and complimented Stephen on running such a fantastic competition.

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