Meriden wins 2016 National Schools Tennis Challenge
17 November 2016
Meriden has retained its title as Australia’s top schoolgirls’ tennis team after winning the 2016 National Schools Tennis Challenge held in Albury this week. This is Meriden’s sixth win in the National Challenge since the school first entered the competition in 2010.
Meriden Blue team had a clean sweep in the singles matches at the three-day event, with clear wins by Violet Apisah, Ivana Popovic, Patricia Apisah and Jessica Stanmore . The Meriden White team secured fifth place overall after stand-out performances by team members Angelina Teakaraanga-Katoa, Emily Thomson, Ellen Shanahan and Sara Stanisic.
The victory in the National Challenge gives Meriden the right to represent Australia at the 2017 World Schools Tennis Championship which will be held in Brazil. This event showcases the best young players from around the world. Meriden has represented Australia three times at this international event and won the gold medal in 2015.
Meriden has developed a reputation as one of Australia's leading schools for girls in tennis. The school has won the prestigious Tildesley Tennis Tournament for seven consecutive years.
Meriden fosters the talent of students at an elite level in various sports through its highly regarded Olympus Program, which provides specialised training in time management, injury prevention, nutrition and stress management, as well as additional training in the student’s chosen sport.