Vale serves up a treat for local schools


29 June 2016


The Vale of Glamorgan saw over 190 primary school pupils participate in the recent Vale Primary Tennis Festival. Vale Tennis Festival 2016: Group Photo


Held at three local tennis clubs over three days, with ten primary schools attending, the event was organised by Tennis Wales in partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Sports Development Team, Vale Tennis Academy and coaches from local tennis clubs. 


Evenlode, St Andrew’s, Dinas Powys and Fairfield Primary School’s braved the typically British weather to claim grand-slam victories. In the competition for the youngest pupils - those from year three - Dinas Powys Primary School won both the girls’ and mixed titles with Evenlode Primary School winning the boys’ title. Evenlode also saw victories in the year five and year six age groups, winning the boys’ and mixed for both. The year five tournament saw victories for St Andrew’s in the girls’ event, while Fairfield won the girls’ title in the year six festival. The winners will progress onto the finals, held in Cardiff’s David Lloyd Club.  


Dragon Sport is a Sport Wales scheme administered locally by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports Development team.  It forms part of the Active Young People programme and aims to increase the number of 7-11 year olds participating in sport. This event demonstrated progress in the participation in sport among the young.


For details of opportunities to join children’s tennis clubs in Barry, Cowbridge and Penarth, contact the Sports Development team on 01446 704728.