Thu, February 6, 2020

Sheldon College’s tennis program continues to go from strength to strength, with our College teams making it to at least the state quarter-finals in all four divisions of Tennis Queensland’s Brisbane International Schools Challenge.

Headlining our results was our orange ball (Year 5 and below) team of Jake Spurrell, Lachlan Harriden, Arkin Amin-Patel, Jack Harriden and Ethan Blaser, placing second in Queensland after playing some brilliant tennis throughout the two day state finals series.  However, great results were also achieved by our green ball (Year 6 and below), unisex red ball (Year 4 and below) and girls’ red ball (Year 4 and below) teams, all of which were also ranked within the top 8 school teams in the state.  All players enjoyed playing at the Queensland Tennis Centre during the Brisbane International professional tournament, and represented the College with pride, while at times rubbing shoulders with some of the game’s elite, like World Number 1, Ash Barty.

Sheldon College and Sheldon Academy of Sport’s Head Tennis Coach, Jake Alchin, was delighted with the results achieved by our teams, especially considering our program is just three years old.  He looks forward to even better tennis being played in the years to come.

Further to these great results, one member of our green ball team, Acalia Shamim, gained selection to represent Queensland at the Super 10s National Camp, held at Melbourne Park last week during the Australian Open.  This camp brings together some of the best young (10 and under) tennis talent from around the country to make new friends, play against peers, explore some of the life skills required as a tennis player and further foster a love for the game.  What a wonderful experience for Acalia!

To enquire about our Sheldon Academy of Sport Tennis program, please email [email protected].