Tennis Future Stars Gala Day 

Recently 13 of our Somerset Tennis Spartans competed at the final Future Stars event held at KDV. A tournament which sees beginner tennis players start the competitive tennis career by playing team-based matches. In all divisions, we were competing to be the top of our pool, and the results did not disappoint.

Our Red and Green ballers kicked things off, with both teams finishing the top of their respective pools. Our red ballers went undefeated, with Evie Kingston not losing a single match, whilst the green ballers only lost one match in all their 15 tiebreaker matches across the day. Outstanding results! Students Ailin Zhao and Evie Kingston both won the Sportsmanship award, as voted by the coaches and fellow payers from other clubs throughout the year. A great way to wrap up a fantastic season of Future Stars.

Following the success of our Green and Red ballers was the Orange ball team. Also competing for the top spot in their pool, Spartan’s Benedict Thompson, Abraham Saffuri, Adam Saffuri, Audrey Hilbert and Ruhara Mapabandara had to bring their A game to what was the strongest Orange ball division of the year. After narrowly beating Helensvale Tennis Club by two points, the team managed to take out the top spot, with Audrey Hilbert also winning the Sportsmanship Award.

This way a great way to end off our Future Stars Season for 2022. We look forward to another great season next year and hopefully we can produce some more great results!

Tennis Queensland Primary Schools Cup

On Thursday 3 and Friday 4 November,  30 of our Spartans competed at the Tennis Queensland Primary Schools Cup trials at Gold Coast Seniors Tennis Club in Miami. After two gruelling days of competitive tennis, our Spartans produced some great results, and some thrilling matches.

In the Red Ball division, two teams competed in both the mixed and all girls division. Fielding the youngest overall teams of the day, some of our Year 1 students had to battle out against students in Year 4. A great challenge for our younger Spartans. The boys managed to go undefeated, finishing in first place after a tightly contested match against The Southport School with Spartan Henry Pevy going undefeated the whole day. 

Our girls on the other side of the competition managed to win all their round robin matches, narrowly losing the final by only one point against St Vincent’s. Another exceptional performance by our Spartans and a lot to look forward to in future years. 

A special mention goes out to Ava Johnson, Taya Liu, Jack Dew and Dylan Kingston, who were the youngest competitors on the day and displayed some great tennis and sportsmanship. Well done to our Red ball Spartans.

Against some of the best Green ballers in the state, our Green ballers held their ground and put up a great fight. The boys Green ball team placed third, narrowly missing out on the State Finals by a set, whilst the girls manage to finish sixth out of the 12 competing teams. Somerset was the only school in the competition to have both teams in the top half of the draw across all three coloured balls. Students Paxton Stewart Stacey Yang were among the youngest out of the 60 competitors and both managed to prove their tennis excellence on the court by winning majority of the singles and doubles manage.

It is a bright future for Somerset Tennis, and we are already looking forward to another successful year next year at the Primary Schools Cup!

The Somerset Tennis team thanks all parents and players for making this event possible, and to the team at Tennis Queensland for organising and running a great event.

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