Parkes Tennis played host to the largest one-day cross stage primary school tennis event in NSW last Friday with the McDonalds/Magill Interschool trophy.
A total of 150 students from all five Parkes primary schools from Stages 1, 2 and 3 were in action across the 15 courts playing in red and green ball competitions.
Parkes Public School retained the Mc- Donalds/Magill Trophy with a win in Stage 3 scoring 38 sets in total. Parkes Christian School played well to finish in second place with 32 sets followed by Holy Family on 24. Parkes East finished with 20 sets and Middleton did very well to score 7 sets for the day.
Stage 2 went to Holy Family who were in dominant form after competing at the Todd Woodbridge Cup earlier in the week. Their final score was 680 points with Parkes Public second on 655 points. Parkes Christian School (563), Parkes East (546) and Middleton (529) all competed hard.
Stage 1 was very close with Holy Family scoring 804 points followed by Parkes East with 799. Parkes Public were on 666 and Parkes Christian School on 663. Middleton finished well to score 538 points for the day.
Parkes High School provided 24 students who were outstanding helpers for both Stage 1 and 2 matches while ex-students Ben Evans, along with Hannah and Phoebe Potts, were integral to the success of the day.
Thank you to all the schools who continue to support this event. The enthusiasm and smiles throughout the day from children and their families were priceless and makes sporting interactions so vital to lift community spirit across regional Australia.
By Helen Magill