Bucks Schools Tennis Competition (Mini Red) 2012 blog!

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Bucks Schools Tennis Competition for Year 3/4 (Mini Red) has begun  across Bucks.  Several festivals will be held at venues across Bucks with the Final being held at Aylesbury Tennis Club/Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Thursday 19th July 2012.


The first event was held at Bucks Indoor Tennis Centre, High Wycombe and organiser Guy Britton wrote:

The schools festival held on the 3rd May 2012. Six teams battled it out over nine rounds. Great Kingshill won both group finals and meet each other in the finals. Great kingshill B the underdogs battled through to take the prestigious award. The standard was really high this year with all team enjoying it.

 Group 1

    School                    Points

1. Gt Kingshill B             6

2. Disraeli A                   4   

3. Kings Wood               2

Group 2

     School                  Point

1. Gt. Kingshill A            6

2. Naphill & WA              3

3. Disraeli B                   3

5/6 place playoff - Kings Wood 2-2 Disraeli B (Disraeli B win on points scored)

3/4 place plyoff - Disraeli A 3-1 Naphill

Final - Gt Kingshill A 1-3 Gt Kingshill B

The next event is being held at Waddesdon C of E School on Thursday 10th May and we look forward to hearing all about it!

 6  teams battled it out at the Waddesdon festival with Bourton Meadow School emerging as eventual winners.  Well done to all the schools that took part, the results are as follows:

1st - Bourton Meadow School

2nd - Overstone Combined School

3rd - North Marston Primary School

4th - Twyford Cof E Primary School

5th - Buckingham Primary School

6th - Newton Longville C of E Combined School


The next festival on the 21st May was held at Stony Stratford TC where 4 schools took part turning out 11 teams between them. John Cavill, Director of Tennis, said:  'As part of a county-wide initiative, Tennis Works hosted a schools festival at the club with 44 children attending. During the festival the players got to play several matches in a team competition with the winning team being put forwards to the local finals against the winning teams from other clubs in the area. Two Mile Ash School took the honours with a very strong team of which two players regularly train within the Tennis Works programme. The winners of the local finals will then compete in the next stage which is the county finals.'

 The festival held at Newport TC on 22nd May was won by Tickford A the results were as follows:-

Tickford A beat Tickford B 4-0

Portfields beat Tickford C 4-0

Tickford A beat Tickford C 4-0

Portfields drew with Tickford B 2-2

Tickford A beat Portfields 3-1

Tickford C drew with Tickford B 2-2

At the Olney festival held on 24th May which had three teams taking part from the same school, Olney Middle and congratulations go to Olney Middle School A team who won their matches.

Olney Middle School A  4  - 2 Olney Middle School B

Olney Middle School A  6  - 0 Olney Middle School C

Olney Middle School B  5  - 1 Olney Middle School C

The Milton Keynes area final took place on 30th May at Milton Keynes TC where 8 schools battled it out for a place in the County Finals on 19th July and congratulations to Olney Middle School who were the winners of the event.  Other schools taking part were Bushfield, Brooklands, Two Mile Ash, Rickley Park, Christ The Sower and Tickford  Park.


On Thursday 30th May the Aylesbury TC festival took place and seven team entered this event and the winning school was Haddenham Junior School.

On the 14th June the Alfriston partnership festival took place at Burnham Tennis Association and seven teams took part in this event in which all teams competed enthusiastically and despite the very grey sky it did not put a dampener on the afternoon and the last match finished just as the drops of rain started to fall.  The schools taking part all had alot of fun and congratulations go to Maltmans Green A team who were winners with Maltmans Green B coming a close second.  The other teams came from Lent Rise School, St Nicolas and St Peters

 The final festival was hosted at Chesham 1879 on Tuesday 26th June where Kate Chaplin, SGO had 8 teams competing. Those eight teams were from Elangeni, St Mary's, Dair House and Little Chalfont.  The winners were St Mary's of Amersham and they will be competing against the other festival winners at the Schools Final being held at Aylesbury TC on Thursday 19th July  

Year 3/4 County Final  at Aylesbury TC - 19th July 2012

The following 7 school teams took part in the County Final on the 19th July, unfortunately the 8th team, Haddenham Junior School was unable to attend the event:-

Maltmans Green (1st)

Olney Middle School (2nd)

St Mary's C of E (Amersham) (3rd)

Two Mile Ash (4th)

Bourton Meadow (5th)

Great Kingshill (6th)

Burford (7th)

There was a very high standard of play across all the teams. The round robin event went right down to the wire with Maltman’s Green and Olney both having the chance of winning and only each other to play. Maltman’s Green won the last game 3-1 and took the winners trophy. Keith Dewick, President of Bucks LTA presented the trophy to Maltmans Green and the runners-up trophy to Olney, and certificates to all those who participated.

 Everybody commented on what a fantastic day and even the rain held off for us.
































































































































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