Tennis has been in full swing this summer at Lister. At the beginning of June our year 7’s and 8’s finished in 1st place in the London Youth Games U14’s indoor tennis event. This was a fantastic achievement as they were competing against the top placed schools from each borough of London. June also saw the conclusion of our annual Road to Wimbledon tennis competition. The standard was great and we had more entries than any previous year. Congratulations to Shanae and Abubakar for winning the trophies and qualifying for the Essex finals.
The Greenhouse Sports Tennis awards took place at the end of June. This is an annual event held to celebrate the successes of our participants over the past year. The event was held at the Greenhouse Sports Centre in  Westminister and our young people received a surprise treat when they got to meet a professional tennis player who is competing at this years Wimbledon! July has been just as busy. At the beginning of July a group of our most committed year 7’s went on a rewards trip to Wimbledon. We had fantastic seats on Court 1 and were lucky to get to watch Brit Heather Watson and recent Queens champion Feliciano Lopez. On July 4th a group of our aspiring tennis leaders helped umpire at the LYG primary schools tennis event. Our young people worked tirelessly and are well on their way to receiving their LTA tennis leader certifications. Finally July saw the inaugural staff & student mixed doubles tournament. The event was a great success with over 30 participants. Congratulations to Shanae, Darbaz, Mr T and Mr Mullard for winning the trophies and to team Shelley for being the top scoring House.

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