OP Tennis and Edmund-Loten Inspire Trophy

The Pocklingtonian competitors

Over 20 players competed in either the Men's Pocklington School 1st team v OPs match or the Edmund-Loten Inspire trophy in glorious tennis weather!

The winners of the Men's Pocklington School V OP tennis tournamentThe "traditional" match went the way of the school side for the first time in many years, due mainly to the "rusty racquets" of some of the OP team!  In a closely-fought battle, the school side triumphed by 4 sets to 2, with first pair Ed Dare & Charlie Medforth winning all their sets against the OP team of John Rosendale (70-78) & Tim Russell (68-78), and Hugh Robinson (04-14) & Trevor Loten (70-80).

In the Edmund-Loten Trophy there was the usual mix of OPs, pupils, staff and parents for a "fun" afternoon's tennis played in two groups, although things always become a little more serious when players reach the semi-finals!

The first semi-final saw OPs Neil McGregor (76-81) and Rachel Clark (née Sweeting) (91-96) defeat Patrick Dare (staff) and Charlotte Atkinson (neé Flint) (97-08).

In the second semi-final, the 2016 winners, father and daughter pairing of Stuart and Olivia Turner (06-13) (former parent and OP respectively) got the better of Ian and Cameron Campbell (current parent and Year 6 pupil).

Winners of the Edmund-Loten Inspire TrophyEarlier, Stuart and Olivia had defeated Neil and Rachel in the group stage, but the result was reversed in an exciting final as Neil and Rachel triumphed 5-2 to round off another excellent event.

Report courtesy of Trevor Loten, OP President

Click here to view photos from the tournament in the OP Summer Reunion 2018 Flickr album.