Two pairs of senior Girls’ Tennis players recently competed in the
annual Midlands’ Girls’ School Lawn Tennis League against 13 other
schools and achieved 1st and 3rd places.
This competition has
been running for over 100 years and the School regularly enters teams to
compete. This year’s winning pair, Sixth Form students, Joanne Bowen
and Hannah Clarke, proudly returned to school with the magnificent
trophy which now resides with the many others won by Joanne and Hannah
since their arrival at the School in Year 7 as Tennis Academy Scholars.
Whilst as a School Prefect and Tennis Captain, Joanne in her final year
at the School and will be leaving after her A levels next month, Hannah
Clarke, a Year 12 International Baccalaureate student, will be able to
compete again next year.
During the competition, whilst the
younger 2nd pair, Year 10 pupil Catriona Jones and Year 8 pupil ,
Chelsea Watson, played some very good tennis and achieved 3rd place, the
School’s 1st pair won all the games they played against Kings High
Warwick, Dean Close, Stratford Upon Avon Grammar, Malvern St James,
King’s Worcester and Tudor Hall schools.
Nikki Hoy, Tennis
Academy Director commented, ‘ Winning the 2012 Tournament was
particularly rewarding for Hannah and Joanne as this in the second time
they have achieved this, winning in 2008 and their time playing
together for the School will come to an end when Joanne leaves the
School this summer. Catriona and Chelsea also played well against many
much older pairs and obviously have years ahead to win this prestigious
Photo: Hannah Clarke & Jo Bowen
20th September 2012 Back to News