Three cheers for top tennis aces
THOMAS Keble School are basking in the glory of becoming district tennis champions in three different categories.
Year 10 girls Emma Minnican and Megan Thomas claimed the district tournament title at Stroud High School.
Second up was the Year 7/8 boys team, who played Marling School in their district final having won all their previous league games.
The final was played at Chalford Tennis Club, who continue to support Thomas Keble with coaching and free use of their courts.
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The game was won 3-1, with some excellent tennis being played by the likes of Sam Neil and Ben Minnican who both shone with their fluent and powerful ground strokes.
Next came the Year 9/10 boys tennis team, who played Katharine Lady Berkeley School in their district final.
This was a tense and thrilling affair, with the match locked at 2-2 and two tie breaks and one rubber still left in the balance to decide the overall winner.
Tommy McInerney and Luke Jones had the responsibility of trying to win the one remaining open game to take the Championship.
Poised at 5-5, the boys finally broke away to take the match 7-5 and with it the title 3-2.
The game was played in the pouring rain which made it even more impressive.
Glenn Price, head of PE at Thomas Keble, said: "The school has seen amazing success in a number of sports over the last few years and our total commitment to driving sport forward in the local community as well as within the school is paying huge rewards at all levels.
"We hope to see even more success over the next couple of years and are over the moon with the attitude and effort levels of all these pupils."
Thomas Keble School, Year 10 girls: Emma Minnican, Megan Thomas.
Year 9/10 boys: Elliot Herbert, Sam Brady, Jack Thompson, Joe Trim, Mike Trim, Sam Burnside, Tommy Mcinerney, Luke Jones, Guy Boldero, Matt Hole, Freddy Fellowes, Hugo Ramsey.
Year 7/8 boys: Sam Neil, Ben Minnican, Sammy Ramsey, Jake Asher, Sam Lingard, Kyle Faria, Ross Coppin, Connor Brady, Sam Cockshull, Chris Wilden, Ewan Dangerfield.