The Abbey U11 tennis team represented the school very well at the annual Framlingham U11 tennis festival. The team consisted of Beau Barrington Hibbert (only in Y5), Katie Norman, Iris Morton and Helen knight. The team finished sixth in a tough field and improved throughout the day, The morning started with a touygh match against eventual tournament winners, the Brandeston Alligators. Although the girls played well and singles and doubles games were close, The Alligators won the tie 6-0. Next up was Old Buckingham Hall. The Abbey grow in confidence and this time we didn’t lose a rubber. Beau and Katie won their doubles, and each also won their singles. While Helen won her singles and drew in the doubles, playing with Iris. The last pool game was against Holmwood House, who were too strong. Both Beau and Katie scored points for the Abbey by drawing their singles 3-3. This meant The Abbey qualified 3rd in the pool, playing for positions 5-8. A strong performance against the Brandeston Cheetahs followed in the first of the cross-pool matches.Beau and Katie again won their doubles while Helen and Katie won their singles. Iris and Helen (doubles) and Beau in her singles secured the tie for The Abbey when they drew their rubbers.
In the final tie of the day, we were up against Town Close, last years winners. Some great tennis was played during this fixture and both teams saved their best for last. Beau impressed in her singles, against a player two years her senior. Helen and Iris both drew their singles. Katie played a great match but was just beaten by a great come-back from her opponent.
Well done to all the players for good work throughout the long day and especially warm afternoon. Many lessons about technique and tactics were learned and the school can be proud of the team.