Tennis Preteen Mystery Party:
The Troubling Case of
the Trophy Theft
A TENNIS MYSTERY FOR 9-12 YEAR OLDS by Lis Norman. The Wombleton championship trophy is something any tennis fan would want. But, not everyone would become a thief in order to get it. Can you identify the culprit?
8 Suspects: 2 boys, 6 girls
MANY MORE can investigate the case
Each year in July, the small country town of Wombleton comes to life for the biggest event on the country tennis calendar, and this year was no exception. Two weeks after the first ball was served, the final was played and it was game, set, match and championship to Tommy Ace, the youngest champion in the tournament’s history!
Now, all that remains is the presentation of the solid gold trophy to Tommy. However, it looks as if someone else wants the prize – and without earning it! The tournament director discovered that the trophy was stolen from the clubhouse. And, one of the pictures on the wall was smashed and the shattered glass was all over the floor. Who could have done such a thing? And why?
The big award ceremony is due to take place tonight, but it cannot possibly go ahead until the trophy is found. Word about what happened has spread and everyone is gathered at the clubhouse to try to solve the case.
One of these suspects stole the trophy:
TOMMY ACE:Why would the winner steal his own trophy? His career is about to take off! But does he really want that to happen?
FRED FAULT:Fred was the runner-up. Is he so jealous he has taken the trophy?
SIDELINE SAMMY:Why would Tommy’s coach, Sammy take the trophy? He is very proud of all he has achieved with Tommy.
FEATHERY DUSTER:She has been the tennis club cleaner for over ten years, a loyal and trusted employee. But she does love all things glittery and gold.
TENNISEE COURT:He is the club president of the most successful tennis club around. Or is it?
EN GRAVER:He is the town trophy maker. But is his business doing well???