Under 18 Boys Tennis

 

2016 Season

This season we only had three fixtures which we played early as all the boys had exam
commitments. As usual we came up against tough opponents in Pocklington School,
Poppleton and Bootham School. Although we lost all three fixtures the match
against Bootham was well fought with success for Ben Sharples in his singles
and for Ben and his partner Dan Elliot in the doubles whilst Tim Brown did well
to get 5 games from Bootham's number one Charlie Price; overall Bootham won
32:24.

As we end the season most of the boys have now progressed to the men's squads and currently
there are no plans for any competitive boys teams for next year as we are
rather short of lads in the correct age categories.  Best of luck to all the lads as they move on
and especially to Dan Elliot, Ben Sharples, Dan Richardson and Sam Maxwell who

have been stalwarts of the team over the years. 

Also thanks to Matthew Sharples who moved up to the under 18s with
aplomb and shows real promise as a match player.

I will be stepping down from coordinating the boys fixtures after eight years and wish
the juniors all success in the future. 
If there are any parents who would be interested in helping organise junior
fixtures but would like more information on how it works please feel free to
contact me. It's great fun, helps your child's tennis enormously and is very
little work. My email is liz.brown@boothamschool.com

Thanks to all the boys I've organised fixtures for over the years, it's been brilliant fun and in
my dreams we do beat Poppleton at least once!

Liz Brown, June 2016