This year, 1st team tennis players Elsa Pool and Judy Richardson achieved something very special: they broke the 105 year old Midland Schools Girls’ Tournament record by winning it for a fourth straight year in a row. Their group games were quite straightforward with some fantastic tennis being played. In the final they played King’s High and were clearly quite nervous at being almost there. After an extremely tense game at 2-2 in the one set final, they held their nerve and in the end were comprehensive 6-3 winners.

In the second pair, Lola Blacker and Megan Brown played in this tournament for the first time, showing no nerves at all. They won all their group matches and in a repeat of the first pair final, they comprehensively beat King’s High, securing the title 6-2.

Rhona Donaldson said: “It was a fantastic day and the girls were understandably thrilled. The rest of the schools will be happy to see Judy and Elsa are leaving!”