Tennis is offered from Grade 1 to Grade 7. The emphasis is on basic ball skills in Grade 1, progressing to the basic technique on all the strokes in Grades 2 and 3. Mini nets, smaller rackets and softer balls are used to encourage rallying.
Some players progress to a Grade 4 and 5 Squad, which practices once a week. Friendly matches are arranged during the first and third terms. Other players are encouraged to attend social tennis which is offered in the first and third term.
St Mary’s enters four teams in the junior league which is played in the first and third term. This gives many players a chance to play in matches. Apart from the league matches, the players participate in the Junior School Singles and Doubles Championships which is held in the third term.
St Mary’s Junior A/B teams were unbeaten in the League in the first term beating St Stithians for the top position. Cara O’Flaherty, Ruth Moore and Sarah Grinyer were selected for the Gauteng Central Primary Schools B Team. The St Mary’s number one player Adetayo Adetunji is currently ranked in the top five in South Africa in her age group and represented Nigeria in the prestigious African Junior Championships in the u14 age group.