Talbot Heath crowned National Tennis Champions 2021

The U13 Talbot Heath school tennis team, in partnership with West Hants Tennis Academy, won the National Championships in Bolton. The team produced two victories to win the group and be crowned National Champions.

Talbot Heath crowned National Tennis Champions 2021
Team TH - winners of the U13 National Championships (Photo: Talbot Heath School)

Talbot Heath school, in partnership with West Hants Tennis Academy, have enjoyed success this weekend when the U13 team won the National Championships in Bolton.

The competition – the LTA Youth Schools Year 7 and 8 National Finals 2021 – usually involves the top four teams in the country who have won the Regional rounds, although this year one of the U13 teams had to pull out at the last moment due to Covid.

Team TH consisted of Nancy and Lola (Upper 4), Sophia and Keira (Lower 4) and Iraja (Upper 3) and their first matches (four singles and two doubles) were against Trent School, Nottingham.

Talbot Heath produced a display of strong ground strokes and tactics to win 3 out of the 4 singles and both doubles matches to win the match 5-1.

The next round was against Royal Grammar School, Newcastle.

Talbot Heath quickly took the lead with wins from Iraja, Keira and Sophia, followed by a hard fought win by Nancy.

In the doubles Lola playing with Iraja and Sophia teaming up with Nancy, dominated play with excellent team work to bring home the win 6-0.

With two wins the Talbot Heath team had won the group and were crowned National Champions.

Mrs Camp, who attended the championship, said how proud she was of the team: "The girls’ positive attitude and sportsmanship was present all weekend and they were a credit to the school and Tennis Academy."

"It was a fantastic team effort – well done to all five girls and thanks to the coaches at West Hants for their hard work training the team."

An early Christmas present for the winning U13 tennis team (Photo: Talbot Heath School)

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