Clifton, Kearsney in prestigious event

2011-03-08 00:00

THE tennis tournament hosted annually by Paul Roos in Stellenbosch is regarded as the unofficial championship of the top tennis playing schools in South Africa. Clifton and Kearsney from KwaZulu-Natal were both privileged to be invited to this prestigious event. Kearsney has been before, but this was the first time that Clifton has been invited.

Clifton surprised many with their high quality of play, including Kearsney whom they beat narrowly. Apart from Paul Roos, who are definitely in a league of their own, the competition was as tough as one would expect when the top tennis-playing schools are doing battle against one another.

Clifton reached the play-offs and were beaten by both the finalists, Paul Roos the eventual winners and runners-up Paarl BHS.

Kearsney did not fare as well, but being placed seventh overall, had still done well. It was Clifton though that took many plaudits for their third position in their first appearance at the event.


1. Paul Roos. 2. Paarl Boys. 3. Clifton. 4. Grey College (Bloem). 5. Affies. 6. St Benedicts (Gauteng). 7. Kearsney.

8. Pretoria Boys’. 9. Stellenbosch High. 10. Cradock.

11. St Stithians. 12. Waterkloof.

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