Not only is Ffynone House highly regarded for its outstanding academic success, family ethos, and purposeful and productive environment, but it is the school’s tennis academy that has grabbed the headlines recently.
Half of the tennis pupils have already achieved a ranking of top 50 GB or above, reached six Grade 3 finals and won five titles. Year 10 student Elinor was the first success of 2016 after being named winner at this year’s Penarth Open (Senior Women) and the Bristol & Bath Under-18 Championship. Year 9 pupil Henry also won in both singles and doubles matches at the Bristol & Bath Under-14 Championship, his first grade 3 singles title. Tegan reached the U18s doubles final in Bristol & Bath and won the u16s event in Penarth.
Year 8’s Tegan and Elysia are also successful. Tegan represented Wales in the Tri Nations Junior Championships whilst Elysia showed her talent to secure a place as runner up in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon National Finals, which is open to the best players aged 14 and under.
“Our tailored curriculum is already achieving excellent results, and it’s great to see individual successes shine through at regional and national competitions.” said Headteacher, Michael Boulding.
All our tennis scholars have shown an exceptional level of talent despite the demands of combining tennis coaching and academic studies. We look forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings for students that are certain to be the tennis stars of the future.