Wokingham School Games Mini Tennis Year 3/4

5th June 2019

The Shinfield St. Mary’s tennis team competed at Shinfield Tennis Club in the blazing sunshine against 7 other Wokingham schools. The children were seeded 1 to 8, regardless of gender, and played a number of round-robin matches. With each child playing 7 matches, Mr Lappin could really see the children developing as they progressed through the tournament. Many wins were notched under the Shinfield St. Mary’s belts and they eventually found themselves playing in the final! The matches which followed were hard-fought but unfortunately it was one step too far. Receiving their silver medals, it was clear to see that the team’s loss in the final had not dampened their spirits as huge smiles greeted the tournament organisers at the medal podium. Their attitude when faced with tough opposition in the final matches was impeccable and Mr Lappin was extremely proud of them all.