Staff and pupils serve up challenge

AKS staff-pupil tennis tournament
AKS staff-pupil tennis tournament

Staff and students from AKS have been getting ready for summer- by taking to the tennis courts

A squad of 16 staff, including headmaster Mike Walton, were joined by 16 pupils for a fun tournament.

Doubles pairs were drawn at random with a member of staff partnering a pupil to play another mixed pair.

Games were taken seriously with some superb serving and hard hitting tennis from both pupils and staff alike and at the end of the set period of play each player took their score into the next round.

New partners and opponents made every game different with everyone hoping they would be matched with the star tennis players on show but all matches were played in a fantastic spirit.

It was no surprise that the boys’ tennis coach Mr Bridges came out on top together with Head of Sixth Form Mr Hayden while the top pupils were Nathan W and Harry B.

Refreshments provided by the schools catering team.

Staff will be practicing hard for the Staff Tennis Challenge on the school’s grass courts later in the term.