Anyone for Tennis!

Tennis

The Charterhouse Tennis Programme continues to grow from strength to strength. Courts constantly filled and competition for places in teams as high as it has ever been. From the Senior ISL side to the Boys U14E team, we have had numerous teams in action so far with numerous highlights.

U14 Tennis

The U14s have enjoyed a sensational start to the season. Performances in training have been superb. At the time of writing, the U14 girls have had excellent results against Guildford High and Downe House. Anna and Ksenia playing some scintillating tennis along the way. The U14 boys have remained unbeaten with fine performances against Tonbridge and Winchester. Humphrey and Max leading by example in the boys U14A team.

U15 Tennis

With over 100 Year 10s electing to play tennis, it is no surprise that the future is looking so bright for Charterhouse Tennis. The girls teams with some hard fought victories over Tormead and Guildford High. The boys – where we could field an U15J team if we wanted to – continually demonstrate the quality in depth at our disposal. Never has it been so tough to make a team – there are some players missing out on selection that I struggle to comprehend.

Junior ISL

The junior ISL team (U14A, U15A, U16A) had an excellent experience in Round 1 at Bradfield – a few sets here and there and we could have been group winners. On Saturday 7 May, we headed to Radley with the aim of winning our Round 2 Group. Ben and Charlie will be helping lead the U16A team to successes. And will anyone be able to stop Ethan? Not forgetting Oscar who has been a revelation this term. 

Performance Training

This year we have been actively encouraging those with high aspirations of A team tennis (and wish to play more competitively outside of School) to participate in our performance training programme. This has provided a great opportunity for the leading players from all years (U14 to 1st VI, boys and girls) to train together. Looking at the strength of players we have at U14 and U15 level, make no mistake – Charterhouse will become a force in school tennis.

Senior Tennis

The senior girls have taken to training extremely well and have had some good match play experience in the opening weeks, including a good win over Westminster. We're only going to get better! The senior boys also had some good results in the ISL where after finishing as group runners-up in Round 1, we find ourselves in a challenging group in Round 2. Led by Tom and Jamie, will home advantage of the Charterhouse Astro help? Wait and see! 

310 students on the tennis programme – 310! If anyone walks around the School between 1:45pm and 6:15pm on Tuesday/Thursday, every single court is used. We were even having to turn pupils away who wanted to play more in their free time. Extraordinary.

The next fortnight sees some excellent fixtures with Wellington, Eton, Cranleigh, Christ's Hospital, KES Witley, Churcher's and St Mary's Ascot. It is fantastic to see so many boys and girls enjoy their tennis. Long may it continue.