Tennis is one of the major sports for girls in the Summer Term. The team players train at Archery Lawn Tennis Club just (less than 5 minutes’ walk from the School) with an external tennis coach and recreational tennis happens on our own all-weather pitch which has 9 courts and a spectacular view of the cathedral. Tennis is played every day and regular inter-school, county and national cup games are played throughout the week and on Saturdays. In the past individual girls have reached national level and in the county competitions our senior side has regularly won the knockout tournament and progressed to regional rounds. The season is always rounded off with a highly competitive but enjoyable inter-house tennis competition.
Similarly to hockey, our boys’ tennis has only been played at the school since 2005. We have very good facilities for tennis in that our all-weather sports pitch gives us nine full-size tennis courts. We also have excellent links with our local tennis club, which has been associated with the School for many years. The pupils have the opportunity to play tennis one day per week in the Easter term and every day in the Summer term. On average we have 30 pupils playing tennis each day in the Summer term and it is growing in popularity.
FIXTURES AND RESULTS
You can view all fixtures and results on our dedicated Durham School page on the School Sports web site: http://www.schoolssports.com/school/Contact.asp?Id=101 This site will enable you to check fixtures and results as they happen, for the whole academic year.
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Peter Craggs, Newcastle Prep School