BCSS Junior High Tennis Championship

May 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Provincial and Territorial News

For just the third year, the BCSS Tennis Commission hosted the Junior High Provincial Tennis Championships. The tournament was planned as an outdoor event at the Burnaby Lakes Tennis Courts, however, due to significant rain storms, all but 2 matches were played indoors. The poor weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the participants or organizers, as coaches, teams and volunteers rallied to move their teams to various indoor courts throughout the Vancouver area and the famous BarBQ with delicious offerings was held under the tents at the Burnaby Lakes site for both days. Grilled Cheese with smoked meat sandwiches were prepared rain or shine.

The goal of the tournament is to encourage schools to have a junior team and for players to join their school team so they may start participating in high school team tennis before they reach the senior level. Each year we have seen an increase in participation with new schools coming to the tournament. At the Junior High tournament, the boys and girls and split into separate teams, to encourage growth and an opportunity for new schools to become part of the BC High School tennis community. Competition in both the boys and girls divisions was spirited and of a high quality, with many matches determined by the slimmest of margins.

In the Boys division it was Collingwood defeating St. Georges for the Boys banner, with Shawnigan defeating Riverside to take the bronze medals. In the Girls division it was Crofton defeating Brentwood to earn the girls banner and Collingwood defeating Riverside for the bronze medals.

The huge thank you to all the coaches and parents who assisted with their teams, and to the Rhonda Trunkfield and the BCSS Tennis Commission for organizing this event.

We look forward to holding this tournament next year, so please tell any schools, athletic directors, coaches, and junior high players what a fun and worthwhile event this is. We would like to see even more schools and junior high players participating in the future.

Girls’ Champions: Crofton House

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