We have had a very busy tennis season, with our regular fixtures on a Tuesday and Saturday, LTA matches, tournaments and the Scottish Schools Tennis Championships.
There are a few highlights this term, our young team played in an LTA round robin fixture winning the section with our intermediate team also unbeaten. The U14 team had a successful tournament, winning the Kilgraston tennis tournament. Our seniors qualified for the regional finals in Sunderland.
The senior tennis team in particular, has performed brilliantly this season. The Scottish school's competition is a demanding fixture with the players playing two sets of singles followed by two sets of doubles. The first round of the Scottish Schools competition was held in snow against Fettes. Despite the conditions, we came away with the win which gave us confidence moving forward. The next round saw us win against George Heriots, followed by a quarter final home fixture against George Watsons. Despite the girls juggling exams, they played really well and made it to the semi-finals. This match was against MES, where they fought hard to close out very tight games. An exceptional team effort brought us to the finals. This amazing achievement is something which the school has achieved only when we were part of the tennis academy. The finals were held against a very strong Dunblane High school. The first round saw us go down 2-1, but with it all still to play for. The second round was as close as it gets. Each match went to a tie-break with the girls pushing Dunblane for every point. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to convert any of the tie breaks and lost the final despite all their efforts. The girls have impressed throughout this competition, and they fought hard right until the end. Runners-up in the National competition is a huge achievement.