Term 1 Week 4
With such an incredible week 3 behind us, it seems hard to top it. Never the less, we think we have done it! Here’s the Week 4 preview - Social Play. Team. Circle. Old Boys. Football. Adoptions.
As people prepared themselves for a big week
of tennis, many ventured down to Westwood
to warm themselves up with a few social play
classics, of which nowadays mostly consists
of watching Connor school the fresher’s at
The women’s 2s
put on a spirited
display of tennis
midweek as they came up against Loughborough. In spite of our best efforts, we came up short, mostly due to many dodgy line calls from the Loughborough coach who clearly doesn’t know how to take a step back now and then.
This week’s Circle saw 40 brave souls march into the Copper Rooms wearing their best ‘Rick and Morty’ themed attire. Highlights of the evening included:
- Hattie once again proving herself to be the better half in her relationship with Harry, by once again defeating him in yet another race.
- The brilliant new chant crafted for Daniel Wiley as we watched him being stuck behind a pole for the entire night. #wecantseeyou
- And of course, the surprise visit of old boys Simmo, V, Jacko and Lissman to show the fresher’s how circling is actually done!
On the football side of things, the team decided
that obliterating Finance last week was too
dull, so decided to spice things up a bit by
giving ChemSoc a charitable 3-0 headstart.
With twelve minutes left on the clock, the boys
thought it was probably time to kick into action.
Multi-sport extraordinaire Will Spencer
chipped in with the first two: a whipping,
swerving, unstoppable 20 yard drive followed
by hard-hit top-bins corner, think Alan Shearer. Midfield wizard Tom De Fraja then coolly banged home the equaliser on the half volley, leaving ChemSoc with three minutes left to see if they could fuck up any further. But true to the Warwick Tennis ethos, we once again opted an exciting end to the game by conceding a penalty in the dying seconds. We seemed doomed; all our hard work looked to have gone to waste. But that was before anyone had considered the goalkeeping prowess of Tennis' number 1, Big Man Heath, in goal. The striker was destined to score, but channeling his inner Jerzy Dudek (2005 Istanbul final for those of you unfamiliar with the sport), the shot-stopping
human-wall of a
keeper gave the
striker the eyes and read him like a book, diving to his left to keep out
the ball with essentially the last touch of the game. 3-3 it finished, tune
in next week to hear how the team go from strength to strength to
annihilate the league this year.
Adoptions saw the men’s team, women’s team and social members to
split up as they ventured throughout Leamington completing their
required tasks. All tennis members then met up to watch some
awe-inspiring plays including the stories of, ‘the runaway chirpse’ and
the fan’s favourite, ‘the truth in Magaluf.’ Afterwards we all ventured to
Luvbug for a chaotic circle featuring some old social secs and
potentially a future one…
That's all for this week everyone,
Your exec xoxox