On the 26th and 27th of May, the boys headed out to Rockdale Tennis Centre to compete in the CHS Stanley Jones Trophy competition. The team of Stevie Young, Eddy Wang, Matthew O’Sullivan, Adam Smagarinsky and myself, came out strong until the final curtain fell to our rivals, Endeavour Sports High. Having only conceded 9 from the 168 games played preliminary to the final it was a big confidence booster for the young team. Despite our emphatic efforts in the final, it was Endeavour Sports who were victorious 5-1 and outplayed us on the day. Hopefully we can emulate this success in the the upcoming 2014-2015 GPS season.
The team would also like to thank Mr Paul Wright and coach Mr David Deep for their ongoing commitment towards the tennis program.
by Josh Sangueza
ANNUAL TENNIS DINNER
Room 204 was the host of the 2nd Annual Tennis Dinner which proved to be another success. The night’s purpose was to celebrate the contributions and efforts of Mr Wright, the coaches, parents and opens players but more specifically to send off the Year 12 tennis players who have just finished their last tennis season. A few of the Year 12s have been playing for their six years at High and have been vital in the progress of the tennis program. The delicious food thanks to the catering helped to make the evening even better.
ANNUAL TENNIS BBQ
The Annual tennis BBQ provided a great evening of tennis with fun and games such as beat the pro and speed serve where you could see just how fast you can serve. There was a great turnout from all age groups. The sausage sizzle was a success and the tennis season of 2014 finished on a high.
Congratulations to Patrick Rynsaardt, Frank Zhang, Josh Sangueza, Richard Hao and Calvin Zhou who were all successful in gaining a position on the Sydney East Opens Tennis Team. A big well done also to Adam Smagarinsky and Eddy Wang who made the Under 15s Sydney East Tennis Team! The boys will now compete for the NSW CHS Team on the 5th-8th of March. Good luck to all involved!
It has been a successful trial season for our 1st grade team finishing 3rd overall in the trials. Our 2nd grade team has struggled however will be looking to improve their position in the season. A remainder that there is a tennis barbeque on the 1st of December at school for all tennis players following our first round match against Joeys. We look forward to seeing everyone there for what promises to be a great evening of fun and games!
There have been some excellent performances in the first half of the trial season with all teams right from the junior age groups to opens. 1st grade are a serious chance of taking the premiership come the season with commanding trial season wins over Joeys, Kings and Grammar. 3rd-6th grades have improved dramatically over the first four weeks to post back-to-back wins over Newington and Kings. The junior grades have shown great promise with a mixed bag of results each week. With further training and match play we hope to see another improvement before the start of the season against Joeys on December 1.
The tennis season has started up again with trial season taking place in term 4. Be sure to train hard and practice hard to secure your spot in a team for when the season begins against Joeys on the 1st of December.
The End of Season Tennis Barbeque was held on 17 March following the 2nd grade rubber at High against Joeys, with tennis players from all different Year groups attending. There was a great turnout of players and parents who turned up for a fun night of tennis games. The night was a huge success with activities such as beat the 1st grader, beat the pro who was Catherine Barclay, and also the speed serve. It was great to see all the tennis players from all Years having a good time. Special thanks to Mr Wright, David Deep along with everyone who made the night possible.
Congratulations to Patrick Rynsaardt, Frank Zhang, Lachlan Day, Yuan Shi, Denny Dien for making the Opens Sydney East Regional Team. A big well done to Adam Smagarinsky for making the Under 15s Sydney East Regional Team. All the boys will now compete for positions on the state team at the NSW CHS Trials on the 13-15th of March.