The successes achieved by Woodbridge School tennis teams in 2015 were rewarded at the recent Suffolk Schools Tennis Association Annual General Meeting. Woodbridge was presented with the Champion School Shield. This award is attributed to winning the Girls Y8 and below Division 1 and Division 2 competitions.
The U13A tennis team made Woodbridge history by winning the Suffolk Schools Tennis Association Division 1 county finals. The team did well during the league stages of the competition, winning the matches needed to qualify for the county finals and gaining experience in pressure situations. On finals day the girls beat Brandeston Hall in the semi-final before going on to beat Culford in the final, showing the depth of the team.
During the first round of the national knock-out competition, the team had to settle for second best against The Leys.
The county success followed hot on the heels of another tournament win for the U13A team. The team won the annual Brandeston Hall U13 girls tennis tournament, seeing off 5 other teams, winning a massive 25 rubbers and losing only 4.
The girls’ U13B tennis team remained unbeaten during the tennis season, and was crowned Suffolk Division 2 champions.
The team qualified for the county finals beating RHS, Ipswich High School and Orwell Park in the pool rounds. At the finals they beat Westley School in the semi-final and then Brandeston Hall B in the final in a very good contest. The team won 27 of the 30 rubbers played during the season, proving the dominance of the U13B team.
At the AGM, Woodbridge School was also thanked for their contribution to Mini-Tennis in the area.