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    In August, the U18 Tennis Academy team formed of pupils Johannus, Matthew, Charlie, Rohan and Matthew successfully defended their National Schools Title.

    It was a fantastic team effort by the whole team, coming through against RGS Newcastle and Claires Court in the first and second rounds without losing a rubber. We then faced Cheam High School in the semi final. After a great all round team performance we managed to win 6-0. In the final we came up against Reeds school, this was a very close battle. After doing well in the singles and leading 3-1 they pegged us back by winning the next two rubbers to send the match into a match tiebreak. The boys held their nerve and won the tiebreak 10-8!

    Director of Tennis, David Brewer, said "A fantastic achievement for Merchiston and the Tennis Academy to defend this title and we will compete again next year."

    In the same week, Merchistonian Jacob made the quarter finals of Wimbledon - truly a fantastic week for the Tennis Academy.

    David Brewer