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Canterbury Junior Tennis Championships
Photo by Robin Brown

Canterbury Secondary Schools' Junior Tennis Championships

Robin Brown —

Our school had six girls enter these championships which were held at Wilding Park on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Prior to the event, the weather report was never promising and on the second day it did have an impact! Luckily Christchurch has six indoor courts at Wilding Park and after the drizzle set in on Wednesday morning these were used to complete the games in the main draw only. 

Unfortunately for some of our players, who had lost their first-round games on Tuesday, this meant they had to sit and support the three CGHS players who had made it through to the semi-finals. 

Millie White and Eve Swan played a Cashmere pair in the Year 9 doubles semi finals. They went to a tie break in the first set but ended up losing 2 – 0. 

Natalie Hetherington won against a Rangi Ruru player in the semi final of the Year 9 singles which meant she faced a St Andrew’s player in the final. This was a great game however Natalie finished the tournament in second place. Well done Natalie!