The Merton SSP tennis borough championships took place on Friday 28th April 2023 at the impressive facilities of the community courts of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Raynes Park.
This year, both the Red Ball competition for Year 3 and 4 participants and the Orange Ball competition for year 5 and 6 participants took place on the same day, side by side with the indoor courts being used for the Red and the outside courts for the Orange. 23 teams of up to 6 players per team took part with 12 teams in the year 3/4 draw and 11 for year 5/6.
The event was umpired by 14 year 10 sports leaders from Rutlish School. Thank you to the boys for supporting this event with great focus and confidence.
Thank you to all schools for taking part and teachers for organising the pupils to participate. We witnessed some wonderful tennis from a talented pool of players, well done to each individual from the following schools for representing your team superbly:
West Wimbledon, Pelham, St Teresa’s RC, Primary School, Park Academy, Wimbledon Chase, Poplar, Hatfeild, Wimbledon Park, Bishop Gilpin CE, Hollymount, Holy Trinity CE, St John Fisher RC.
Congratulations to our REFSPECT winners, Pelham and West Wimbledon for being voted by other schools for showing outstanding standards respect and fair play at the championships.
Our final placing over both tournaments are as follows…
Orange Y5/6 Competition Results:
1 St. John Fisher
2 West Wimbledon
Red Y3/4 Competition Results:
1 Bishop Gilpin
1 Wimbledon Chase
3 West Wimbledon
Thanks to all schools and teachers, the sports leaders and the AELTC for hosting our tennis events for 2023.
The MSSP team.