Each year, pupils from 10 of our feeder schools compete in the successful Mill Hill Junior Open Tennis Competition at Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn.
This year, the ninth competition, (aimed at Under 11s, Years 5 & 6), attracted over 40 pupils, and once again it was a full day of tennis for the children with both a main competition and a consolation event.
The boys’ competition was very much dominated by one school with all 8 quarter finalists from University College School. The eventual winner was Year 4 pupil Charlie Gordon who beat fellow pupil Joshua Imber, 4-2 in a match consisting of extremely challenging rallies.
The girls’ competition saw last years’ winner Sarah O’Brien from Newberries take on Sophia Lejonvarn from St Mary’s. Once again it was an exciting game with some exceptionally consistent and creative rallies, but it was Sophia who became the new champion with a 4-2 victory.
The Boys Consolation event was won by Lyndhurst pupil, Finlay Doyle. Trophies were presented to all the Quarter, Semi and Finalists.
Year 9 Millhillians assisted in the running of this event and helped to make it a really enjoyable day for all the pupils who participated.
We are aiming next year to get more schools’ involved in this event – please direct any queries to email@example.com.
Charlie Gordon (UCS)
Joshua Imber (UCS)
Louis Shaw (UCS)
Joseph Sher (UCS)
Sebastian Giacopazzi (UCS)
Raphael Howard-Yam (UCS)
Solal Afota (UCS)
Jake Jason (UCS)
Sophia Lejonvarn (St Mary’s)
Sarah O’Brien (Newberries)
Charlotte Kaye (Newberries)
Sasha Rozanov (St Mary’s )