Prep School trip to the AEGON Classic Tournament
On Tuesday 12th June, 55 girls were given the opportunity to attend the AEGON Classic tennis tournament. This is a WTA International tennis event on the women's tour held annually at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham since 1982. The tournament is played on grass courts and is seen as a major warm up tournament for Wimbledon and a sister tournament to the AEGON Championships, part of the ATP Tour, which is held at The Queen's Club, London.
The girls were treated to watching high quality tennis, and gained autographs from big named tennis stars such as Laura Robson, Roberta Vinci, Jelena Jankovic, Francesa Schiavone. The girls also watched the current British number one Anne Keothavong beat her opponent on Centre court.
In the middle of the day, the girls were given an interactive tennis coaching session which they immensely enjoyed, and several lucky girls won commemorative t-shirts for their skills.