On Tuesday 3 December, our Year 7 girls participated in the County School Games Competition at the YMCA Sports Hall in Cheltenham. The girls were excited, but also a bit nervous, as this was their first big table tennis tournament.
On arrival, we found out that some teams had pulled out of the competition that very morning. Instead of playing three fixtures, we were now to play against just one School, Dene Magna. Each match was to be best out of five games.
The girls all played with huge determination and, considering this is a newly formed team, all held their own in matches played, although they sadly lost out to Dene Magna 5-3.
With time to spare, the girls were given the opportunity to experience playing a few matches with the U16 girls. This was a tough task, but the girls were keen to play and, win or lose, they gave their best and were able to experience a higher level of play.
Well done to all the girls who played and I look forward to seeing the team develop for next year’s competition.