The under 9’s battle hard in Oxfordshire

A big well done to the Under 9 County Team who competed in the Inter County friendly recently in Oxfordshire. The team of Phoebe, Olivia, Bella, Darina, Harrison, Aidan, George and Magnus did Sussex extremely proud with their quality of tennis, team spirit both on and off the court and the way they conducted themselves in all their matches.

For all of them it was their first experience of this kind of U9 county competition and environment. So as the format started with the boys and girls doubles it was a great way to ease them into the event. The pairs took time to gel straight away but as the matches went on communication and the understanding of players positioning improved massively.

The singles came next and after a few early nerves the team really started to perform. The boys matches were all very close, with Harrison gaining wins in all three of his matches. The girls battled hard and all 4 played extremely well in their last two matches. Some tough losses were also occurred but the kids bounced back with a great attitude and determination.

It was a real pleasure to be the captain on the day again seeing all eight children give 100% for Sussex.