TERM 2 WEEK 1
Welcome back to Warwick everyone! I hope you’ve all had good holidays and have come back ready for another exciting term as part of Warwick tennis, though I’d expect that the Australian open may curtail study time and sleep for the next two weeks…
The term really started on Wednesday, like it always does. With the upcoming circle theme in mind, members turned up to social play donning blue or red, reflecting their respective loyalties to one of the social secretaries. Of course, we would later find out that Ben and Maddie had mixed up their respective colours, with a cover photo and description reflecting one set of colours and their announcement of teams reflecting another. Predictably, this resulted in a very early ‘call yourself a social sec’ chant.
Circle was quite interesting, split somewhat down the middle between Ben’s red team and Maddie’s blue team. I did get a chance to look at the tally near the end and it looked like the Maddie’s team did win, though with the caveat that Maddie may have updated the sheet significantly more than Ben. The split did result in some rather interesting scenarios like the blue vs red exec race (won by the red team unfortunately). We also saw Anchorman quotes used as a new rule.
On Saturday, Warwick Tennis FC took on Philosophy FC. Through a combination of mainly shoddy instructions about the location of the match and a depleted team of just 7, the team was given a tough two-goal penalty. They battled hard, managing a win of 2-1 in the 90 minutes, but this resulted in the final score being 2-3. A tough set of circumstances to take, but I’m sure they’ll be back at it again next week against ACS.
Sunday saw a collection of UWTC members trying their hand at another sport : Mixed Netball. With most of them never having played before, you can imagine just about how well it went....it didn't. With one team losing their three matches against Mixed Netball, Women's Football and Women's Netball (which is fair enough), and the other winning 1 of 3, it's safe to say we should stick to tennis. It was definitely a great afternoon raising money for charity, however, so big thanks to MN for organising it!
Onto the next week, I’d say look forward to Ice Skating, but that’s already happened, though I will say it was quite fun! Read next week’s blog to find out more. Competitive tennis is back, albeit not at home as the Men’s 1s take on Cambridge in Cambridge, as one of just 3 Warwick teams competing this week. This does mean that social play will be indoors again, so that’s an additional incentive to get down earlier on Wednesday, if you weren’t already convinced.
That’s all from me. Have a good term everyone!