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  • 1 February 2024

Fives Update

We are right in the middle of Fives Tournament season at the Prep School and there have been some outstanding performances from…

We are right in the middle of Fives Tournament season at the Prep School and there have been some outstanding performances from both the U13 Boys and Girls.

Wednesday 24th January saw the Boys begin their campaign at the U13 Qualifiers at Aldenham in Hertfordshire. Four pairs were entered and the first two pairs of Josh F and Will B, and Ethan D and Jake L both qualified for the finals. This puts them into the top 24 in the country for their age group.

Harry Thomas, Assistant Director of Sport said “It was a great day’s Fives and the improvements made by all were quite spectacular and a testament to all the efforts and work they have put in over the year. Perhaps the most satisfying performances came from Jack M, Johnny E and Hugo J who were competitive throughout but also just loved the opportunity and experience they had”

Pair 1 Josh and Will
Pair 2 Jake and Ethan
Pair 3 Joe and Elliott
Pair 4 Jack, Johnny and Hugo

Tuesday 30th January, we moved onto Highgate for the U13 Girls’ Nationals. Taking five pairs of greatly differing experience. The aim was to have fun and improve and this definitely happened. Charlotte, Ceci, Tilly and Aoife were experiencing their first ever matches and they did amazingly and ended the day winning about as many games as they lost. Tilly B and Aoife S even ended up in the plate C final where they had a great match before narrowly losing after 3 close fought games.

The top 4 pairs all qualified for the main competition and were then pitted against some of the big guns. Pairs 3 and 4 reached the second round. Pair 2 the quarters and Pair 1 the semis. In the semis Matilda and Orla were pitted against a very strong Ipswich pair and went onto produce the performance of the day. They narrowly lost but heads were held high after their third place in the country.

Mark Halstead, Fives Coach said “I was delighted with the performances of all the girls. They were great fun to take and I really hope the Form 6 leavers continue to play and love this great game. I also look forward to seeing how far the current Form 5s can go”

Pair 1 Matilda and Orla
Pair 2 Hatty and Olivia
Pair 3 Darcey and Olive
Pair 4 Charlotte and Ceci
Pair 5 Tilly and Aoife

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