Skip to content

Sheffield High's U19 tennis team reaches national finals

The Sheffield High School tennis team, consisting of Natalie Chan-Lam, Louise Holtum, Rachel Hopkins and Olivia Noble, have battled their way through four tough rounds to reach the Aegon National Schools Tennis Finals.

The team faced their biggest challenge against Robert Smythe Academy, with both Natalie and Rachel beating much higher rated players. Natalie’s match was particularly exciting, being decided by a nail-biting 11-9 third set tiebreak. On the other hand, Olivia chose to avoid undue excitement by winning all of her matches convincingly, in every single round!

One huge advantage to the team was that they played three out of four of the matches at home and received fantastic support from both staff and fellow students.

The results were as follows:

  • SHS v Danum Academy 12-0
  • SHS v Repton School 8-4
  • SHS v Robert Smyth Academy 8-2
  • SHS v Berkhamsted School 8-0

Happily, the national finals are almost a home fixture as well, as they take place at the Graves Tennis Centre in Sheffield from 9–12 July.

We wish them all the best of luck and they will of course be delighted to receive lots of support!

See the girls being interviewed by the LTA

  • You can see the girls being interviewed by the Lawn Tennis Association about their achievement here

Related articles

Sheffield Girls October 2019 Lr 259

A celebration of co-curricular activities during lockdown

As well as moving seamlessly to live lessons and guided home learning, we’re thrilled to see so many of our pupils continuing, and exploring new, co-curricular activities. At the start of th…

Covid-19

Sheffield Girls October 2019 Lr 190

A teacher’s perspective of the move to guided home learning, by Sam Duffy.

Sam Duffy is a teacher of English in our Senior School and Regional Advocate for Litdrive South Yorkshire. Sam has written a fantastic piece to share her experience of moving to guided home …

Guided learning

Tues 26Th June 2018 Lr 38

A school update: keeping positive during lockdown at Sheffield Girls’

We may have temporarily closed our doors but we’re not letting that get our spirits down here at Sheffield Girls’. Our move to guided home learning has been smoother than any of us could hav…

Covid-19

Img 6284

A magical day packed full of spellbinding fun for World Book Day 2020!

Pupils at Sheffield Girls’ enjoyed a truly marvellous day in celebration of World Book Day 2020. Girls in the Infant and Junior Schools had a rather dramatic start to the day as they discove…

World book day

See us in action