8U Cheshire Point One Finalists 2018/19
By Angela Cuddy
Not meant to be this time...
It was a beautiful, sunny day, perfect for outdoor tennis, the team was our same foursome as the last 2 matches, Gabriel Okeke, Elijah Cuddy, Thomas Bodey & Bodhi Schofield. The boys started their warmup with Coach Oli at Brooky for an hour, hitting lots of balls and talking tactics. It was a great start to the afternoon and made them come together as a team.
Poynton was the venue and High Legh were warming up when we arrived. Our boys were all so relaxed and at ease, slotting themselves onto two courts to continue their warm up also. It's amazing that they weren't at all phased by the event at their young age!
First round was a tough one, 4 defeats. Second round and Gabriel snatched us a solitary rubber, but the boys kept their heads up, moving straight onto the next round. We picked up 3 more rubbers in the next 2 rounds, so it wasn't to be our day. You had to hand it to High Legh though, they'd lost out to Cheadle in the final in the Summer League and they were awesome today.
We took some photos and left for an end of season dinner at Pizza Express. Happy kids and proud parents. Bring on Summer.