Tennis successes this season

it has been a short season, as always but the teams have done very well.

Year 10 team : played 4 won 4.                                                                                  The 3 teams entered in the Team Tennis competition won the majority of their matches and the ‘A’ team were runners up in the county round of the competition.

Year 9 team : played 6 won 6

Year 8 team : played 6 won 5 and lost 1.                                                                 The Team Tennis ‘A’ team also won their group stages of the competition and have now qualified for the National knock-out stages of the competition in September.                                                                                                                     The ‘A’ team also won the King’s School, Chester invitation tournament.   

Year 7 : played 7 won 6 and lost 1

A great season has been had by all. Thanks to the girls for making it such a successful and enjoyable one. Thank you also to the numerous parents who have transported the girls to and from matches. It is very much appreciated.

Team Tennis Competition 

Congratulations to the year 8 tennis team. They won their final match against Marple Hall School, Stockport 6-0 in this National Schools’ Competition.

This means they have won the Cheshire round of the competition without dropping a game – quite an achievement. The team now qualify for the National Knock-out round of the competition which starts in September.

Congratulations to Olivia Smith, Sophie Buttrum, Jess McDowell and Anna Gerhard. 


Talent Inspiration Programme

Congratulations to the following six young inspirational athletes who were nominated and then selected onto this programme. Only 50 places were available to athletes in Greater Manchester, so quite an achievement.

Siobhan Driscoll – hockey.                                                                                     Hannah Macdonald – hockey.                                                                                 Jessica McDowell – hockey.                                                                                    Niamh Hill – netball.                                                                                                  Laura Mallinder – netball.                                                                                           Ellie Heathcock – rowing

With young people at the heart of this programme, the activities are specifically designed to engage and inspire young athletes and encourage them to start to think about how they can reach their sporting potential and the impact that will have on their development as a young person. The programme will consist of theoretical workshops, practical sessions and the opportunity to experience what it is like to be an athlete at the Sainsbury’s School Games Level 4 event.

We are very proud that so many have been selected onto the programme from ‘Alti Girls’ and we are sure that all six girls will make the best of this great opportunity. Well done girls.



Congratulations to the Year 7 + 8 rounders teams who both beat Wellington school to reach the finals of the Trafford Schools’ League.

Year 7 won 22 1/2 – 6

Year 8 won 6-4

The year 9 team are also in the finals which will be played in the week beginning 6th July.  Keep an eye on the notice board for further details.


Year 8 tennis team win King’s School Chester U14 Invitation Tournament.

A year 9 and a year 8 team were entered into this tournament. Two couples made up each team and the result was determined by adding the scores of each couple together.

In the first round of matches the year 9 team beat Stockport Grammar School 9-7  :  beat Queen’s School, Chester 14-2  and beat Moreton Hall School, from Shropshire 10-5.

The year 8 team beat Ryday School 14-2  : beat king’s School, Chester 11-6 and Moreton Hall School 11-6.

Both teams won their sections and were placed in the final group of 4 teams to play for the trophy. 

In the first round of matches the year 9 team beat Stockport Grammar School 10-4 and the year 8 team beat Moreton Hall 11-6.

In the second round of matches the year 9 team lost to Moreton Hall 7-8 and the year 8 team beat Stockport Grammar School 11-6.

Coming into h

The final round the year 8 team had not lost a match. They now had to play our year 9 team. In the 25 minute match the year 8’s won by 13 games to 7 and so won the trophy.

Well done to everyone for such a great achievement. A particular well done to the year 8’s for beating the year 9’s!!!!!!!!! 


Inter form

Do not forget the inter form competitions that are coming up.

Tuesday 7th July : Sports Day

Wednesday 8th July : Year 10 inter form tennis and rounders : all day

Thursday 9th Jult : Year 9 inter form tennis and rounders : all day

Friday 10th July : Year 8 inter form tennis and rounders

Monday 13th July : Year 7 inter form tennis and rounders


Tennis v Alderley Edge School for Girls

it was the turn of some of the year 7 and 9 players who come to practices and who do not play in Saturday matches to play for school.

The year 9’s played against a strong team and lost 14 games to 23. Nevertheless they played some great tennis.

The year 7’s won 24 games to 8. Well done girls. 


South Africa 

Girls – don’t forget the final meeting on Thursday 2nd July in the gym at lunchtime. Bring your lunch. It may go on into period 5. We will go though everything you could possible want to know. You will be given 2 booklets : one for you to take with you on the tour and one for your parents. Please bring a pen to write further notes if required. You will also be given your new stick bag and small travel bag. At the moment I do not know if your kit or large bag for all your clothes will be ready by then or not. If it is I will let you know. We may have to meet again.

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