Representing Buckinghamshire, the boys and girls table tennis teams of Chalfont St Peter CE Academy ventured up to Wednesdbury, Birmingham on Saturday 13th January for the National Zone Finals.
Booming with confidence and CSPA spirit, the teams took jaw-dropping victories against their first schools, the boys winning 8-0 and the girls winning 7-1, all players showing off their incredible skills. As our teams headed into the second round of matches, all the while turning a few heads, more success followed by conquering our opposition once again. As there were only three schools in the U11 girls category, one match remained for our enthusiastic girls team. Despite the evidence of superior skill and play, the team unfortunately lost their final match of the day. However, the CSPA boys team continued to swiftly dominate their group, they were victorious against their third school. Moving into the last match of the day, the boys ran out of luck as they came up against their toughest opposition.
Both the boys and girls teams of CSPA achieved second place in the Zone Finals, as a result progressing into the Regional Finals in February. A fantastic result at the end of an emotional and energy-packed day (I can’t imagine what it was like for the players).
A colossal well done to all players involved for an inspiring day of table tennis and to the parents for the relentless support.
Boys Team: Nick C, Danny T, Dexter D and George D
Girls Team: Rachael I, Alice G, Poppy G and Clarissa N
Therefore, the hard work continues…the fight for the National Finals is on!