Years 3, 4 and 5 have been busy in various tennis tournaments over the past few months.
The year 3 tennis team successfully won gold at the Sunderland Tennis Finals. They played tennis games and took part in tennis skills and finished their group 100 points ahead of the team in second place. In their final play-offs they won 7-1 to grab the gold and so named Sunderland champions. They will now represent the school and Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear finals.
The Year 3 gold winners and Sunderland champions.
The Year 4 tennis team competed in their Sunderland Final and played some brilliant tennis. Along with some great scores on the skills tests they were named winners of their group. They went on to draw 4-4 in their final play-offs and after a sudden death game they won a silver medal. They will now represent Sunderland at the Tyne and Wear Finals.
The Year 4 silver medal winners.
The year 5 tennis team competed against 7 other schools in the Sunderland Y5/6 tennis tournament. They played some excellent tennis matches with some very long and tense rallies. When their tennis scores were added to their skill points they were named runners up to a very good Year 6 team and collected their silver medals.
The Year 5 silver medal winners.
Very well done to all years and good luck to Year 3 and Year 4 representing Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear finals.
Year 3 get tennis coaching.
Year 3 had professional Tennis coaching for a whole half term. Amy Hoburn who is based at David Lloyd came into school to teach the children new tennis skills. She introduced the children to the different shots and also began working with tennis nets to encourage and develop match skills.
The children were very lucky to go to David Lloyd Sunderland to experience the tennis courts and equipment they have. The children showed great enthusiasm on making the most of the bigger space, the extra coaches and the fantastic resources on offer.
The hall was massive and we could run around more and faster. I liked playing on a net with my partner and hitting the ball over. Amy showed me how to do a backhand shot with 2 hands which I can do now.
From these lesson we have decided upon a Year 3 Tennis Team who will represent the school at the Tennis Tournament later in the year.
Year 3 with their gold medals for Tennis.
Year 3 and 4 have been competing in the Sunderland Tennis Finals. Year 3 played very well winning most of their games and showing some great skills which allowed them to top their group and make the final against East Herrington School. Each child played one more match against an opponent from East Herrington. Winning these individual matches, Richard Avenue Primary was named the winners and the children received gold medals.
Year 4 with their silver medals for Tennis.
Year 4 played against the 11 other schools who had won their cluster groups. After playing lots of tennis games and taking part in the skills station, Richard Avenue Primary won their group by over 100 points which took them into the final. After a close match they finished as runners up and received silver medals and with that they now get entered into the Tyne and Wear finals.
Well done to all children involved.
Year 3 Tennis Team.
Year 3 and Year 4 tennis teams recently played in the cluster tennis tournament. Both teams played some brilliant tennis and both won their respective tournaments to made it through to the Sunderland tennis finals.
Year 4 Tennis Team.
Well done everyone!
The children receive their tennis award.
Richard Avenue Primary School were nominated for the education setting of the year award at the Durham and Cleveland Annual Tennis Awards. There were 2 finalists in this category and Richard Avenue was voted the winning school.
Mr Spoors, Mrs Hayden and Mrs Todd, and 18 pupils who have represented the school in tennis tournaments went along to the award ceremony to collect the certificate and the trophy which will be displayed in school for everyone to see.
Well done to everyone involved.
One of our pupils learning to play tennis.
Today the children had a visitor from the Silksworth Tennis Centre who give them a basic tennis taster.
To coincide with the they will be holding free tennis training days on the 25th and 26th of June. You can view the details below.
Tennis Flyer Details.
Tennis flyer details.
The tennis squad with the Davis Cup.
The Tennis club went to Sunderland Tennis Centre to celebrate the success of Great Britain’s Davis Cup team. The GB team won the tournament for the first time in 79 years and the children were lucky enough to see the actual Davis Cup.
While there the children played some tennis games and were taught some new skills by the coaches.
Our Year 3 tennis champs.
Congratulations to the Year 3 tennis team who won the Year 3 sunderland mini tennis finals. We are officially the tennis champions of Sunderland.
They will now play in the Tyne and Wear final against the best schools from the whole of the Tyne and Wear. Good Luck.