04 May 2019

The Horsham Primary School Tennis Leagues, both for years 3 & 4 and years 5 & 6 are underway after the first meeting of the process took place last night at the Horsham Park tennis courts. St Mary's School, Horsham could not make the first outing so the decisions were taken to play the first matches in the younger age group as friendlies to get used to the format and that St Mary's' matches to come in the older age group will be counted as friendlies.

In the year 3 & 4s Kingslea took on Southwater A first whilst Southwater played an in-team friendly on the other court allocated for the section. It was an excellent match which finished in Southwater A's favour but only by a margin of 14 points, Southwater winning 10 of the 16 matches played and Kingslea six. Sam was top performer for Kingslea winning three of his four but he met his match against the impressive Freya B, 17-9.

Kingslea then pitted its wits against Southwater's B team and a similarly competitive match ensued but yet again Southwater came out on top by 57 to 47 points with Southwater winning nine, Kingslea six and the match between Shivani (Kingslea) and Charlie (Southwater) being shared after finishing 15-15 by the end of the nine minute time window.

On the year 5 & 6 courts Southwater A started off with an in-team friendly to find their feet. Kingslea B took on last year's champions Holbrook and gave a good account of themselves with Isaac J winning the battle of the Number Ones and then combining with Matt B to win their doubles. However all the matches, despite stubborn resistance, went the way of the Holbrookers and they prevailed 24-17 in the final match score.

On the adjacent court Southwater B were more dominant in their first encounter, seeing off Kingslea A 26-12. Zac R got Kingslea off to a great start with a confident win over James T but that was as good as it got for the Kings as all the remaining games migrated Southwards, albeit all Kingslea players accumulating points totals that give reason for optimism.

The second round of games saw Holbrook go solo for an in-team practice match whilst the two Southwater teams and two Kingslea teams battled it out between each other. Southwater A got the better of its B team but two results were not written down on the scoresheet so those points became lost to posterity. Amelia P made the step up from last year's mini-courts of the younger age group to the full courts of the older competition look an easy one as she notched a big win. Dan P (A) and Owen S (B) enjoyed a close encounter of the 8-all kind whilst the A team's Reggie T fended off Sam A's challenge to leave Southwater A 18-6 to the good overall.

The all-Kingslea battle was well fought but won by the A team quite decisively as they took five of the six matches on offer, only Matt AH stopping them winning the full set with a 12-4 defeat of Herbie B. Zac R's one hundred percent singles record remained in shape as he held back Isaac J's challenge 12-7.

YEAR 3+4 – FRIENDLY RESULTS

Kingslea

6 wins (47pts)

Oscar 2

Shivani 1

Sam 3

Grace 0

v

Southwater A

10 wins (61pts)

Tom 2

Joe 1

Freya 4

Joe C 3

Kingslea

6.5 wins (47pts)

Oscar 2

Shivani 2.5

Sam 1

Grace 1

v

Southwater B

9.5 wins (57pts)

Hayden 3

Charlie 1.5

Henry 4

Freddie 1

YEAR 5+6 - RESULTS

Kingslea A

1 win (12pts)

Zak R 1

Ami M 0

Ollie T 0

Herbie B 0

Zac/Ami 0

Ollie/Herbie 0

v

Southwater B

5 wins (26pts)

James T 0

Owen S 1

Cameron M 1

Sam A 1

James/Owen 1

Cameron/Sam 1

Holbrook

4 wins (24pts)

Will D 0

Harrison J 1

Rowan S 1

Aiden B 1

Will/Harrison 0

Rowan/Aiden 1

v

Kingslea B

2 wins (17pts)

Isaac J 1

Matt B 0

Alfie SW 0

Matt A 0

Isaac/Matt B 1

Alfie/Matt A 0

Southwater B

1 win (6pts)

James T 0

Owen S 0.5

Cameron M – no result recorded

Sam A 0

James/Owen 0

Cameron/Sam – no result recorded

v

Southwater A

3 wins (18pts)

Amelia P 1

Daniel P 0.5

Callum W – no result recorded

Reggie T 1

Amelia/Daniel 1

Callum/Reggie – no result recorded

Kingslea B

1 win (14pts)

Isaac J 0

Matt B 0

Alfie SW 0

Matt A 1

Isaac/Matt B 0

Alfie/Matt A 0

v

Kingslea A

5 wins (26pts)

Zak R 1

Ami M 1

Ollie T 1

Herbie B 0

Zac/Ami 1

Ollie/Herbie 1

TABLE

 

PLAYED

WON

LOST

DRAWN

FOR

AGAINST

POINTS

Kingslea A

2

1

1

0

6

6

38

Southwater B

2

1

1

0

6

4

32

Kingslea B

2

0

2

0

3

9

31

Holbrook

1

1

0

0

4

2

24

Southwater A

1

1

0

0

3

1

18

St Mary’s

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Points attribution: 5 for a win, 3 for a draw, 2 for loss if score 50% or more of opponent’s score; 1 for loss less than 50% of opponent’s score