Top Tennis Sees MOSPS Get Gold Medals
On the sort of afternoon Wimbledon fans dream of, 12 excited Yr 3-4 pupils, racquets in hand, set off to Priestlands for the Lower KS2 Tennis Tournament.
Under a VERY warm sun, players from six schools each played five rounds of matches in a format where EVERY point counted towards the final score. At 7 minutes a match, the heat really took it out of all the athletes, but everyone kept hydrated and performed brilliantly throughout the event.
With players from each school seeded and playing against the corresponding seed from the opposition, the matches were exciting and evenly balanced. Over the course of the afternoon, everyone contributed to the overall total of points with some fantastic tennis, and when the final points were tallied, there were only three points separating the top two teams.
Bronze medals were awarded to Our Lady & St Joseph’s with 350 points. Silver medals went to William Gilpin with 367 points and MOSPS took the top spot and Gold medals with 370 points!
Mrs Rand, was full of praise for how children performed, both on and off the court. She said “It was a fantastic afternoon, enjoyed by everyone who went and the efforts of Team MOSPS definitely deserved that winner’s trophy!” Well done to all the players for representing MOSPS so well!!
Thanks, as always to Mrs Rand for her coordinating and coaching skills, and, of course to all the parents who helped to transport and support Team MOSPS.
Next week it is the turn of the Yr 5-6 Tennis team.