The end of March saw the wrap up of the 2022 SunSmart Schools Tennis Classic and students from all around WA hit the courts for the finals.
Running since 1935, the SunSmart Schools Tennis Classic sees a range of teams from across WA participate in a series of interschool events throughout Term 1 in a bid to qualify for the finals.
The Classic involves the Slazenger Cup (Years 7-12), Herbert Edwards Cup (Years 7-9) and Academy Plate (Years 3-6) and allows a diverse range of players to showcase their skills on court and represent their school.
Tennis West’s Schools and Pathways Coordinator Radu Vaidean said the SunSmart Schools Tennis Classic allows young players to experience the nature of competitive tennis, in a fun and supportive environment.
“Despite a few disruptions with COVID-19, we were so pleased to be able to deliver this year’s SunSmart Schools Tennis Classic to such enthusiastic, energetic and talented players,” said Radu.
“We were extremely impressed not only by the high quality tennis but also the sportsmanship, team spirit and supportiveness shown by the students both on and off the court.”
“This event is a fantastic opportunity for students to be part of a team and represent their school and creates deeper engagement with the sport as well as driving the transition from classroom to clubhouse,” he added.
The SunSmart Schools Tennis Classic Academy Plate Country Final, which was first awarded in 1963, is made possible through the ongoing generosity and support of Healthway and the D’Arcy Slater Foundation.
Well done to all involved and congratulations to the following winners:
Academy Plate Country Final (Mixed, All Zones): Kulin District High School
Herbert Edwards Cup (Boys): Bunbury Senior High School
Slazenger Cup (Boys): Our Lady of Mercy
Slazenger Cup (Girls): Bunbury Senior High School
Slazenger Cup (Boys): Applecross Senior High School
Slazenger Cup (Girls): Applecross Senior High School
Mursell Shield (Boys): Applecross Senior High School
Mursell Shield (Girls): Applecross Senior High School
Academy Plate (Boys): Rosalie Primary School
Academy Plate (Girls): Rosalie Primary School
Herbert Edwards (Boys): Applecross Senior High School
Herbert Edwards (Girls): Applecross Senior High School
To learn more about SunSmart Schools Tennis Classic, click here. https://www.schoolsportwa.com.au/interschool/secondary/tennis/