Give It Your Max Tournament

Lucas, Jesse, Jubril and Fiona represented Southwark City Tennis Club in this competition.  Click on read more to see how they get on.  

20 children from five of London GIYM programmes took part on Thursday 30 April in the second annual GIYM/Statoil Orange tournament held at Paddington Recreation Ground.  Youngsters from our Paddington, Southwark City Tennis Club (Peckham), Lewisham, Borehamwood and Merton

GIYM programmes came, after school, with their coaches to compete in this event.

It was a great evening of fun and competitive tennis. Everyone played their hearts

out, battling for every point yet showing great sportsmanship, win or lose.

The event began with round robin boxes so everyone got to play plenty of matches

with the winners and runners up of the boxes going through to the knock out stages.

The Southwark players did really well with Fiona getting to the quarter finals and Jesse, Lucas and Jubril all reaching the semi finals.  In the Southwark showdown Lucas just got the better of Jesse to reach the final.  

The final was contested between Fintan Delaney from Paddington Recreation

Ground and Lucas Ebert from SCTC. Long rallies dominated this match with a

great variety of shots and movement from both players. As with every great match

there had to be a winner and runner up and this occasion our winner was Lucas!

Other prizes awarded were the trophy for the most successful club throughout the

tournament, which, this year, went to Southwark City Tennis Club. GIYM also gave out a “Fair

Play/Sportsmanship Award” donated by our sponsor Statoil. Young Izabella Repakis

won this for her attitude and enthusiasm on the night. Thank you to Statoil for

sponsoring this great event. Well done to all the players for making the event so


Comments: 2 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Aisha (Monday, 11 May 2015 07:33)

    This team is a very strong well done to you all. A big thank you to all the coaches and You Tom

  • #2

    Tanuja and Shiv (Monday, 11 May 2015 11:29)

    Well Done to all the players, especially to our fighters from Southwark Tennis Club....Great stuff, Shiv regrets not being able to play, a big congratulations to Lucas from Shiv Kashyap, well done mate!

    We hope to get into a similar event in the green ball competition!