The Island’s youth tennis team for the World Youth Island Games consisted of Millie Coombes & Sian Perry for the girls, Mikey Foulkes, Regan Matthews & Austin Law for the boys. Although being the youngest team at the event, all put up a truly spirited effort.
The girls fought but lost, through three rounds in 32 ̊+ heat, playing the hosts Sardinia, Elba and Jersey. They finished in 8th place but have learnt a great deal from the experience, with a new born desire to improve their standing next year.
The boys played four matches in three days, losing to Jersey, and Martinique but beating KorcuLa and Elba finishing a very creditable 7th, one behind Jersey.
The learning curve of playing on clay and in intense heat proved steep, but both our teams adapted well. They all played with determination and courtesy, and were a credit to the island. Well played to all.