With an entry of 32 teams into the event which was held at Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club, the competition was split into an A zone and a B zone competition with matches played over 16 mini courts and umpired by tennis leaders from St Bedes.
In the B zone, 16 teams played each other in a round robin format split into four groups. The top team in each pool then went through to compete in the semi final. Grove 2 took on Orchard Park and Shelford took on Sancton Wood 1. Shelford and Orchard Park taking the spoils to qualify for the final. It was Shelford who would go on to win the final with Orchard Park taking the runners up spot.
In the A zone 16 teams played each other in a round robin format split into four groups. The top team in each group then went through to compete in the semi final.There were some closely contested games but Bottisham and Colville 1 came top of their groups with St Laurence and Grove finishing up on top in their group and heading to the final. Bottisham and St Laurence played an amazing final, the winning spot was taken finally by St Laurence giving Bottisham the runners up spot.
Lisa Woolfe Project officer for the Cambridge School Sports Partnership said “The event was full of happiness and lots of children excited about tennis. The sun was a welcome factor as yesterday we had non-stop rain. When you look around the courts and see children enjoying sport, that’s when you know you’ve done a good job and are making a difference. Tennis is a popular sport amongst primary school children and some of the children really look forward to this annual event”.
Both St Laurence and Bottisham will now go on the represent the Cambridge Schools Partnership at the Level 3 Games on the 29th June.
Thanks to the following schools for taking part in the competition:
Abbey Meadows, Mayfield, Bottisham, Ridgefield, Colville, Sancton Wood, St laurence, Stapleford, Orchard Park, Grove, Great & Little Shelford, Mayfield.
Many thanks to The Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club for allowing us to use such wonderful facilities.
For more pictures and the full article please see the Cambridge Independent