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Tennis: Talbot Heath heroics in second championship double
TALBOT Heath School have been crowned double champions for the second time at the AEGON team tennis national finals in Bolton.
The Bournemouth school’s Year 8 team retained their title of champions for a third successive year, while the Year 10 team won back their national crown.
Talbot Heath is the only school ever to win a clean sweep of both the junior and senior events in the competition’s 29-year history, repeating their double of two years ago.
The number one seeds won 33 out of the 36 matches played over the weekend.
Talbot Heath works closely with West Hants Tennis Club where the girls receive coaching and fitness sessions, while Miss Helen Hardy, Head of PE at the school, is the team manager.
“I am immensely proud of my teams for their sportsmanship, determination and great team spirit. They were a credit to their school and Bournemouth,” said Miss Hardy.
“To be number one in Great Britain is an immense achievement and shows the depth of players we have at Talbot Heath,” she added.
Talbot Heath Year 8: Jodie Burrage, Eliz Maloney, Millie Smythe, Erin Richardson and Danielle Sebata..
Talbot Heath Year 10: Sophia Haine, Ema Lazic, Selina Briggs, Lauryn John-Baptiste and Elle Baker.