Beverley District High School students have won the SunSmart Schools Tennis Classic Central Districts Zone playoffs with a home ground advantage at the Beverley Tennis Club.
A total 54 students, from seven Central District schools, including Meckering Primary School, Wyalcatchem District High School, Cunderdin District High School, Tammin Primary School, St Mary's School (Merredin), St Joseph's School (Northam) and Beverley District High School, competed in the mixed doubles round robin competition put on by School Sport WA and Tennis West.
The winning team from Beverley DHS was due to travel to Perth to compete in the Academy Plate Country Final joined by the team from St Joseph's but the event was cancelled amid coronavirus fears. Last year's winner was Dunsborough Primary School.
The five country zone playoff events, and the final, forms part of the larger SunSmart Schools Tennis Classic tournament series, which boasts as the largest participation tennis tournament in WA.
Tennis West Schools development coordinator Jason Marrable said the country zone playoffs were well contested by all students involved.
"What's been noted across each of the country zone playoffs, is a great standard of tennis, alongside fine examples of sportsmanship and camaraderie displayed by all students and teams," Mr Marrable said.
The country zone playoffs brings schools and students together from across the regions and pleasingly we've seen a record number of teams and players hit the courts.Jason Marrable
The Slazenger Cup is WA's longest running secondary schools competition, dating back to 1913.