Toowoomba Anglican School served up a talented team of Year 3 and Year 4 tennis players, in the Primary students competition at The Brisbane International Schools Challenge in January.

The Toowoomba Anglican School (TAS) Red Ball Team placed runners-up in the final division of the State Competition. Students Charlie Rafter, Tom Pimm, Will Comerford, Ed Barwish, Declan Zimmerle, Hugh Bliss, Harry Sanson, Tommy Dewar, Will Ward and Cooper Cook were among the awarded Red Ball Team. Their Coach, Alex Crook, worked alongside the students and stood as their source of courtside support. The State Final was held at Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane and expanded over two days of competitive tennis playing.

TAS was one of three schools to qualify teams in all three divisions of The Brisbane International Schools Challenge. To reserve their position to compete at the final, students were required to qualify as Darling Downs Regional Champions. Four TAS teams in total were selected to compete. Encompassing nearly 30 schools and more than 350 players, The Brisbane International Schools Challenge win was a great achievement for the TAS Red Ball Team.

The team was recognised for its achievements and well-rounded skill set within the school community as well as throughout regional Queensland. Head of TAS Mr Simon Lees said he was immensely proud of the students’ performance. With a large group of dedicated students and volunteers, TAS students are encouraged to participate and enjoy sport within the school, he said. The Primary school students have had a wonderful support system within the TAS community as senior students, staff and other volunteers have assisted coaches and worked alongside the younger players.

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