For the first time competing at the LTA Tennis Division 2 Herefordshire and Worcestershire league, the boys’ Year 7 and 8 team and the Year 9 and 10 team won their league in the summer term. They qualified for the regional finals held at Shrewsbury on October 14.
JKHS competitors left school on Friday morning. Teams played Yr 9–10: singles quarter finals against Uppington. Jack Dobbs 6–2 win, Zach James 6–6 and lost in the tie break, Noah Meek 6–4 win, Dylan Dutson 6-1 loss. Both doubles lost.
Year 7–8 singles against Thomas Telford. Harry Reeves 6–3, Ben Hall lost 6–1, Ollie Meek lost 6–4, Adam Riddle won 6-4. Both doubles lost.
The matches were a high standard and the results were marginal, with many games going to deuce.
Both teams played for third or fourth place.
Year 9 and 10 singles against Oswestry: Jack, Zach, Noah, Ben all won their singles, resulting in 3rd.
Year 7 and 8 singles against Worksop: Harry won 6-2, Ben won 6-2, Ollie lost 6-3, Adam lost 6-3; with Harry and Ben winning their doubles, Ollie and Ben lost. Harry and Ollie lost in the deciding tie break, 10–6.
Shona Butler (PE) said: “These students have been an absolute pleasure to spend the day with. A real credit to themselves, their families, and the school. Thanks to Chris Friend for coaching the boys and travelling with Dylan Dutson’s dad to coach and support. Thanks also to Nick Dale who was our driver for the day.”