Tomaree Public School team wins 2019 Bay Area Primary Tennis Championship

Just two points separated the top two teams of the 2019 Bay Area Primary Tennis Championship but it was Tomaree Public School who claimed the trophy - the first time in the tournament's seven year history.

The Tomaree team of Amelia Whiteman-Law, Cruz McGrath, Sebastian Munro, Cohen Northwood, Harrison Ford and Harper Murra edged out St Michael's Primary School 68 points to 66.

"It's really great seeing so many kids back for the tournament again this year, along with some new faces," Foreshore Tennis coach and organiser of the school tournament, Kelly Wildon, said.

"They all seemed to really enjoy the day, which is really great."

Forty-two students from seven schools participated in the annual tennis tournament: Tomaree, St Michaels, Soldiers Point Public School, Shoal Bay Public School, St Philips Christian College, Stockton Public School and St Peter's Primary School, also from Stockton.

Soldiers Point came third in the tournament.

Two other schools were forced to drop out after the tournament was rescheduled to September 6. The original date it was due to be held, August 30, was washed out.

Foreshore Tennis coach James Bellette said there had been a resurgence in the popularity of tennis.

He believed two major factors to this was the NSW Government's Active Kids voucher, allowing youths to try the sport, and positive role models such as Ash Barty and Alex de Minaur - Australians currently at the top of the tennis rankings.

Tomaree's Cruz, 8, and Harrison, 12, were partnered up together in the championship's doubles.

The pair train together in Soldiers Point, but it was the first time they had played a tournament together.

The Fingal Bay schools championship was Cruze's first tournament experience, which he said he enjoyed.

Harrison, who has been playing tennis since he was 7 years old said he also enjoyed the tournament experience.

"It's a lot of fun," he said. "It was good partnering with Cruz. We know how each other plays."

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