Kingfisher take honours in first schools tennis festival

Wheatley Hills Tennis Club threw its gates open to local schoolchildren yesterday (7 July) and held a primary school tennis festival under the coaching supervision of Myles Collett. Our picture shows Myles (centre, right) with the pupils.
Wheatley Hills Tennis Club threw its gates open to local schoolchildren yesterday (7 July) and held a primary school tennis festival under the coaching supervision of Myles Collett. Our picture shows Myles (centre, right) with the pupils.
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FOUR schools - Edenthorpe Hall, Hatfield Crookesbroom, Kingfisher, Kirk Sandall Juniors - competed in the inaugural Doncaster Schools’ Tennis Festival.

The event, staged at Wheatley Hills Tennis Club, attracted 42 youngsters split between seven teams of three doubles pairings, who played each other in a Mini Tennis 10 point champions tie- break format.

The format produced some exciting matches which were all umpired by tennis leaders from the Danum and Hungerhill Schools.

The final was played out between Kingfisher 1 and Kirk Sandall, with Kingfisher winning two matches to one.

Nathan Cousins and Morgan Fletcher won 10-3 for Kirk Sandall against Kingfisher’s Katie Collinson and Maegan Dunn.

Harry Vaughan and Adam Barratt squeezed past Rhys Sutherland and Olivia Clark 12-10 after saving a match point, to level the scores at 1-1.

The last match was just as close with Kingfisher pairing Andrew Phillips and Elliot Baker beating Jack Hilliyer and Massie Maddison 11-9. Edenthorpe Hall were third.

Wheatley Hills, whose coaches Myles Collett and Lucy Wright go into local schools, encourage youngsters to play at the club on Saturday mornings.