Eight senior boys and girls participated in the Fichardt Park McDonalds Tennis tournament in Bloemfontein over the weekend of 1 March. Playing without our hockey and rugby players, the teams acquitted themselves admirably, every player giving of his or her best.
In both the A and B tournaments, our girls were outplayed by very strong opposition, but must be commended for both their tenacity and exemplary on and off-court manners at all times.
In the boys sections, Union High showed their depth of talent coming second in the A section to Upington High School. Upington ended the tournament with 78 games, and Union with 72. Noä Cilliers and Peter Watermeyer were awarded the prize for the best doubles couple there.
In the B section, Union’s second four players were unbeaten against Fichardt Park, Grens, Middelburg and Upington, but on game average, the winners of this tournament were Upington again. Union had beaten them by 11 games to 10.
Mrs Vorster and Mrs Galloway would like to thank all the players for their impeccable manners and behaviour. The boys in particular, were extremely helpful with carrying luggage, packing and hooking the trailer and we were very grateful for their assistance.