Real Tennis with The Earl of Wessex

Earlier this month, Studley High School was invited to attend ‘Real Tennis Challenge’ by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Throughout 2018 HRH The Earl of Wessex is playing every Real Tennis court in the world – to raise significant funds to enable more young people to start their DofE both in the UK and abroad. He is also visits schools and communities to celebrate young people who are doing their DofE

The following pupils went to the event:

James Hulland, Felix Ward, Nathan Weir, Michael H, Finley Coleman & Ashleigh Williams

On arrival at Leamington Tennis Court Club, the pupils joined 3 other local school, in taking part in a Real Tennis masterclass given by Ben Taylor-Matthews. When HRH The Earl of Wessex arrived, he was introduced to the pupils and joined in their masterclass, chatting to the pupils and offering tips and his own insights into the game, which he had originally taken up playing as a new interest in his own participation in the Duke of Edinburgh award. The pupils found him very interesting.

Both Micheal and Finlay told us that they really enjoyed the day, would definitely like to try playing real tennis again and both agreed that HRH Prince Edward was very informative and they enjoyed meeting him.

After the masterclass the pupils watched HRH play several games both with and against the Leamington Spa club players before returning to school.