TERM 2 WEEK 4
As we near halfway into term 2, UWTC members are feeling the heat of their degrees, not that you would tell based on the week 4 we’ve had!
Unfortunately the week started with another cancellation of Wednesday’s social play due to icy courts...let’s hope this won’t be a regular occurrence, and that this isn’t predicting another Beast from the East. Despite this setback, those already on campus stayed on for some dinner at the Duck before circle, despite several of our members betraying the club and infiltrating other clubs’ circles for the night, including Squash, Mixed Hockey, American Football and even Cheer... #buildingbridges
Tennis circle was nevertheless still full of new faces at bootcamp circle, with members decked out in combinations of army colours and yoga-mom outfits.
BUCS were also interesting - Women’s 2s fought hard against Birmingham 2s to reach a fantastic draw, with Ines, Carlotta and Zoe smashing their singles matches, and Carlotta and Zoe winning their doubles as well! The Men's 1s were finally due to face Men's 2s in a big head-to-head - our own kind of varsity. Ask Captain Andy Berry for any enquiries of these astronomical results.
Friday’s radio show involved yet another iconic UWTC couple: Tess and Ollie. Listen to the podcast for some of the show’s usual witty tennis banter and games.
Friday also saw a new mixer event with other clubs on campus in “Raquet Sports take Kasbah”, starting with a huge integrated circle at the Ivy in Coventry before a big night at UWTC’s favourite not-Kelsey’s venue: Kasbah. Other clubs involved squash, table tennis and badminton, with members split into teams during circle in order to combine games and techniques, as well as establish some personal connections between clubs.
Sunday’s social play and matchplay had to be cancelled again due to closed courts, however elsewhere on campus tennis players were still making their mark by having entered two teams in the charity dodgeball tournament in aid of Springfield Mind, a charity closely related to our own (s/o the club insta go hit it up). A quote from our charities sec Arjun reads: “Both tennis teams managed to win a game each in the dodgeball tourney so we already did better than in the netball, team 1 managed to scrape into the quarters somehow” - Well done Warwick Tennis.
An extra special shoutout: tickets are out for the Charity Awards Dinner in week 9 - definitely buy a ticket if you haven’t already, as this is UWTC’s yearly opportunity to get dolled up beyond the usual tennis kit and circle costumes... It’s in the lovely Victoria House this year and the menu is cracking so GET ON IT!
That’s all this week as we kick off the halfway point of term - see you all next week!