U12s vs Berkshire
Emma Lewis 13/11/2019
U12s had their first ever Shires County Match on Sunday 10th November against a very experienced (and previous U12s Shires champions) Berkshire.
Yashica Racharla won girls singles and Yashica and Yaschica proved a formidable pairing, winning both of their girls’ doubles matches resulting in a final score line of 17-3. For the remainder of the team this was their first real test and we were really impressed with the attitudes and determination on show. Lots of positives to take away – we had some fantastic hard fought rallies and without exception the team kept in and fighting for every point - heads didn’t drop even in the face of some tough score lines which was really great to see.
Many thanks to Jagadambi Racharla as Team Manager/Coach and Simon Woodhouse for your coaching support and encouragement.
U16s away to Devon
The U16's were away to Devon on the 10th November, it was a very hard
match for our team however they all showed their resilience and gave
Devon a good run for their money, the final result was 27-9 to Devon.
Bearing in mind the youth of the team and the steepness of the learning
curve against more experienced players they are all to be commended.
Many thanks are due to the parents, coach Steve Hulbert, manager John
Jenkins and all the supporters for getting to the Teign School venue, a
journey of some 2 hours or more ( and to the powers that be for keeping
the rain off on the way back ).
Special thanks also go to Matt Jenkins for his energetic support and
Devon provided some excellent refreshments which didn't last too long
when attacked by two teams of U16's, many thanks to our hosts for the
refreshments and for organising the event.
This was the first match of the season for the U16's and quite a
distance to travel, as a team they were untried with a large age and
experience range, they came within a few points of winning more games
which all augers well for the future.