Last month over 80 Year 7 8, 9 and 10 pupils from schools across Portsmouth took part in a doubles touch tennis competition at the Portsmouth Grammar School Playing fields at Hilsea.
Schools that took part in the competition included Miltoncross School, Portsmouth Grammar School, Portsmouth High School , Priory School and Springfield School, and the winning teams were from the following schools:
Boys Years 7 & 8 - Winner: Priory School
Boys Years 9 & 10 - Winner: Portsmouth Grammar School
Girls Years 7 & 8 - Winner: Portsmouth Grammar School
Girls Years 9 & 10 - Winner: Portsmouth Grammar School
Inspired by tennis, touch tennis follows the same basic rules as mini tennis red, using small rackets and lower compression balls. The game is a real leveller and players of all abilities can take part in this fun format of tennis.
Zoe Bambridge, Tennis Development Manager for Hampshire & IOW said: “It was great to see so many children enjoying the adapted version of tennis and we hope to continue these competitions for next year and beyond, with the aim to get more people playing, more often and engaged in the sport"