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I have been very pleased with the spirit that the senior boys have played the matches in and while the results have been mixed, I have enjoyed watching the quality of tennis played. The senior and U16 teams played
in the North of England Championships, with mixed results, but playing lots of tennis against many schools who we don’t normally play on our tennis circuit.
We performed credibly at Eton in the Independent Schools’ Tennis Championships, losing to St Albans
in the second round of the main competition, before losing to Tonbridge in the plate. The team has been captained by Joe Simms, who is a player who worked hard throughout his time in the school to improve
his game. He is thoroughly reliable and polite and sporting on court. We were deprived of the services of a number of other Year 13 boys for a variety of reasons, but mention must be made of Will De Braal, who made a significant contribution before a shoulder injury robbed us of his service in his final year. Galen
Korosec was a late addition to the school tennis squads and Theo Richardson also played regularly on the way up through school, as did Thomas Suraj. Others such as Mobo Abeyomi and Owen Day also contributed when required. The core of the first team were Sam King, Chris Thompson, Tom Seargent and James Douglass. They all have another year left in school
and a very good practice ethic. Other senior players include Lucas Powell, Piers Smyth, Archie Bayston, Tom Read, Robbie Rix and Majid Panahi, who all should be available next season.
The junior teams played matches against Ampleforth, Ashville, Barnard Castle, Bolton, Bradford Grammar, the Grammar School at Leeds, Manchester Grammar, Newcastle School for Boys, Pocklington, QEGS Wakefield, RGS Newcastle, Sedbergh, South Hunsley, St Mary’s, St Olave’s, St Peter’s, Wolfreton School, Woodhouse Grove and Yarm.
defeated Pocklington, Wolfreton and South Hunsley to win the East Yorkshire section of the Aegon League and will represent East Yorkshire next term. Sixteen boys played in matches against Wolfreton and
South Hunsley, giving them experience playing the game at an inter-school competitive level. The top two pairs of Ben Douglass and James Godber and Ricky Narendrenath and Tim Willis played at the Independent Schools’ Tennis Championships, gaining vital experience for the future.
   Boys’ Tennis U15
  Boys’ Tennis U14
  Boys’ Tennis U13
  Boys’ Tennis U12
Perhaps the most promising up and coming team are the Under 15s. There are a large number of good players in this age group and a core group who play each Saturday. Ben Douglass and James Godber have struck up an excellent playing relationship and they are well supported by Tim Willis, Ricky Narendrenath, Alex North and Will Appleton.
The team won their group at the Hymers’ Invitational Tournament, but lost to Yarm in the final. They also

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