Sheffield tennis shorts: Junior titles all wrapped up

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Juniors

The S&D junior leagues are split into three age categories. 12, 15 & 18 and under. Chesterfield pipped Doncaster to the 12 and under junior Division 1 title. Hallamshire won Division 2 to achieve promotion.

The 15 and under division 1 title was a close-run affair between Wheatley Hills of Doncaster, Ecclesall and Doncaster tennis club. Wheatley Hills held their nerve to secure top spot after beating both their closest opponents early in the season.

The Divisions 2 and 3 titles and promotion were won by Moorgate (Rotherham) and Welbeck (Worksop) respectively. The 18 and under-only division was won comfortably by Wheatley Hills.

National Schools Finals come to Sheffield

Graves Tennis Centre are once again hosting the National Schools finals this week. The top 16 schools in the country come together for a week long event. Reeds School are favourites having won the event for the last seven years, but there will be plenty of competition for this years crown, notably from Birkdale who are Sheffield’s sole representatives. Lets hope they spring a shock as they are due to meet Reeds in the semi finals.

Free Tennis in Sheffield

There are still some opportunities for people in the region to give tennis a try. Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club are running an open day on the July 13. The Academy - Hallamshire are celebrating their new partnership with Rotherham Council with an open day on Saturday July 19 at their new Clifton Park venue and Beauchief Tennis Club will be hosting the final open day of this years LTA Great British Tennis Weekend initiative. Go to www.clubhouse.lta.org.uk/opendays for further details and to book your place.