This week Starkey House blitzed the Laver team to win the 2022 Boys Grand Final of the Inter-House Tennis. The ‘Reds’ - Paxton Ryan and Julian Kelly Correa - defeated the Laver team of Byron Clark and Bertrand Omenka 3 to 1. The score does not indicate the excellent tennis and number of rallies enjoyed by the large group of supporters at the match. It should be noted that Byron and Bertrand are in Year 5, so watch out 2023!

On the second court the Bronze medal match was played. Andrews – Tiago Basile and James Chirathivat-Geralds - defeated the Laver team of Liam Hartley and Captain Ben Sharpe in an absolute nailbiter 3 to 2.

The Inter-House Tennis competition is a great way for students in Years 4, 5 and 6 to develop some House spirit by being involved in a fun activity and to watch others ‘do their stuff’. School is not only about the classroom. Thank you to ALL students who enthusiastically and bravely joined the competition.

The Inter-House Tennis Trophy is an old 1960s heavy Dunlop tennis racquet in its wooden, bolted frame – to stop the warp in wet weather. (We kept that frame on in the wettest season ever). The students also now appreciate their own racquets a whole lot more!

Thank you to the parents, grandparents and students who came to watch. That was awesome! Paxton can have the final word, "The tournament was awesome and it was great to have so much fun playing with Jules. We are proud to be winners. Go Starkey! 

"Congratulations to the Laver team on a great match and thank you to Ms George and Lachie for putting it on for us."

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