Thu, October 28, 2021

The past week has seen an impressive run of results from Sheldon College Tennis, culminating with Tennis Queensland naming the College as a finalist for the 2021 Most Outstanding School award.

To start the week, four Sheldon College students represented the Metropolitan East Region at the Queensland School Sport Under 12 State Championships.  Arkin Amin-Patel, Lachlan Harriden, Acalia Shamim and Jake Spurrell made up fifty percent of the Met East team, despite there being more than 120 schools in the region.  All four represented themselves and the College with distinction, with Arkin and Acalia performing particularly well, to both gain selection into the state merit team.

The latter part of the week saw the College’s teams contest the regional qualification rounds of Tennis Queensland’s Primary Schools Cup.  For the second year in succession, Sheldon College took out all four available divisions, in winning the Green ball (Year 6 and below), Orange ball (Year 5 and below), Red ball (Year 4 and below) unisex and Red Ball girls’ competitions.  As such, the College now progresses to the state finals of all four divisions, following in the footsteps of their older counterparts, after the College’s Open Girls and Open Boys both strongly contested the state finals of the 2021 Queensland Secondary Schools Team Tennis competition in Rockhampton earlier this year.

Director of the Sheldon Academy of Sport (SAS), David Savage, paid tribute to the College’s tennis coaching staff. 

“Results like these don’t happen by accident.  They happen by design and execution, and our SAS Tennis staff are simply phenomenal in the way in which they deliver our tennis program to the hundreds of students involved.”

The winners of this year’s Queensland Tennis Awards will be announced by Tennis Queensland in November, with the state finals of the Primary Schools Cup to be held at the end of this term.

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