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St Cuthbert’s players are quite simply ace
CHEER WE GO St Cuthberts celebrate their success and will now represent the borough in the National School Games county finals. Pictures: KIPAX
Children from across Blackburn and Darwen competed in a mini-tennis competition for year three and four children. Teams consisting of two boys and two girls came together at Blackburn Northern’s tennis dome. Players were numbered one to four and played against their correspondingly numbered player from other schools.
The competition was organised in a round robin format so that all schools played each other.
Daisyfield, St Paul’s Hoddlesden, Wensley Fold, St Cuthbert’s and The Redeemer participated.
Games were played on badminton sized courts with low nets and using sponge balls. St Paul’s Hoddlesden won two of their four matches to claim third place, while The Redeemer won three of their four matches to take the runners-up spot.
But the winners for the second year running after beating all of the four schools were St Cuthbert’s, who were crowned champions.
St Cuthbert’s will represent the borough at the National School Games county finals on June 25 in Blackpool.
“All the children involved really enjoyed the experience and it was good to see so many long and exciting rallies on the courts,” said Andrew Mercer, school games coordinator. “ I would like to say a huge to Blackburn Northern Tennis Club for all their help and for allowing us to use their wonderful facilities. I would also like to thank the 4 Young Ambassadors from St Bede’s RC High School who help umpire and score the games.
Children were given flyers and encouraged to attend the club for coaching sessions. For more details around junior coaching at Blackburn Northern see blackburnnorthern.co.uk or phone Jamie Hutchings on 07971 670017.