It has been an exhilarating weekend of Tennis at Kingswood College as the 2019 edition of the Girls’ Independent Schools’ Tennis Tournament kicked off from 22 February till 24 February.  The tournament features schools from as far as Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria. Kingswood welcomed Herschel Girls’ School, Springfield Convent School, DSG Grahamstown, St Mary’s DSG Pretoria, Roedean School  St Anne’s Diocesan College and Epworth High School for Girls. It was a busy schedule with singles and doubles matches featuring the top six players at each school, as well as a singles tournament for a reserve player for each. Two rounds were completed on Friday, with the competition being fierce and tight.  On Saturday the final pool rounds were completed, followed by an outing to Hellspoort where the girls got the opportunity to fish in the Yellow River, do some sharp-shooting and clay pigeon shooting.  It was a hot, yet awesome experience for all with Hellspoort living up to its name.  The night was rounded off by a standing spit in the poort (cliff) where everyone experienced the glorious Eastern Cape outdoors and breathtaking sunset.

On Sunday the finals round was completed in order to establish the overall outcome and positions of all the teams involved.  In any competition there has to be a winner, with the honours being taken by St Anne’s Diocesan College.

The overall outcomes were as follows:

1.  St Anne’s Diocesan College

2.  Epworth School for Girls

3.  Herschel Girls School

4.  DSG Grahamstown

5.  St Mary’s DSG

6.  Springfield Convent School

7.  Kingswood College

8.  Roedean School