National Schools Individual Championships

Having qualified as County Champions in their respective age groups, club members Riya Kumar (King Edwards VI, BSE), Holly McGerty (Hills Road, Cambs), Ruby Williams (Thurston Community College) and Isobel McGerty (Samuel Ward Academy) competed at the National Schools Individual Championships in Wolverhampton.

This is the largest one day tournament held in the UK and is a huge challenge up against other County champions. All performed well and recorded some good wins. Holly and Isobel finished above their ranking as runners up in their groups and qualified for the last 16 knockouts. Holly lost out in a very close contest while Isobel was unlucky to be drawn against the eventual winner.

As a first experience of playing at this level, Ruby acquitted herself particularly well with wins against two higher ranked opponents. For our older player, Riya and Holly, this was their last outing as juniors and we wish them well as they move on to University life.

(L-R) Riya, Holly, Ruby and Isobel

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