On Tuesday, 34 Year 3 girls had a brilliant time at The Nature Valley Classic Tennis Tournament at Edgbaston Priory Club. Early in the day, the girls watched some of the professionals warm up on the practice courts including British star, Heather Watson. They then headed to Court 1 to see a brilliant match between Petra Martic and Akaterina Alexandria. After this, the LTA invited us to participate in a coaching session which involved moving around lots of skill stations. To finish the day, we had a real treat as Petra Martic can back to see us for a Q&A session! It was really nice to catch up with Claire Norman on the day who has been influential in the school building closer links to the Priory Club. She was recognised as Regional Coach of the Year at the tournament, and from everything we have seen of her it is fully deserved. Finally, a massive thank you to the Year 3 girls – you made Miss Stanford, Mrs Powell and Mrs Collins proud!

Mr Newman