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Habs students win Independent Schools Tennis Championships

Congratulations to U13 tennis players, Sam Z and Kaaviyan P won the Independent Schools Tennis Championships!

There were 50 teams from all over the country converging on Eton to compete in the four-day annual tournament – the most prestigious event in the school tennis calendar.

In the preliminary rounds the team topped their group with wins against strong tennis schools such as KCS Wimbledon, Warwick and Whitgift. This morning they eased past specialist tennis academy Reeds (Tim Henman’s old school) to progress to the quarter finals, which is as far as Habs had ever reached and only once before back in 2016.

In unchartered territory in the quarter-finals the team battled past former champions New Hall, then in the semi-finals they had to raise their level to beat Hampton. The final this afternoon against Sevenoaks was full of intensity and drama but after superb shot-making and real grit Sam and Kaaviyan won 6-2 to win the ISTA John Barrett Cup – a truly incredible achievement!