Term 1 Week 8
This past week has proven that the busiest weeks here at Warwick Tennis are the best weeks, as there were so many events that happened over the past seven days and, I’m sure we all can agree; at least 80% of them were an absolute blast!
We will start, as we do every week with the
events last Wednesday. While Ryan took an
impromptu holiday conveniently for just the
afternoon on Wednesday, Annabel was left on
her own to prove to the masses (most of which
I presume were there for the pizza) that she
was the number one when it comes to
organising 3 games in no particular order from
a pool of about 8 or 9 (as we are still unsure if
racket lives is still a game people want to play any more) and giving people numbers from 1 to 4 occasionally. As I was on holiday I cannot comment so I’ll leave it to the general public to decide.
The never before seen ‘meme circle’ was a great circle conjuring up a lot of different costumes and original memes. Big shout out to Ollie Edwards for his original circle-themed meme, and the dicks out for Harambe crew for putting a variety of dicks of all shapes and sizes on show, some even edible. But while Heath’s dick did not get eaten by his preferred choice, Dan Willey showed us that big willeys aren’t always the best willeys as Willey’s willey knocked over 3 of his pints within two minutes of purchase.
After another big night from everyone at pop, what better way to cure a hangover than a bit of cardio tennis ... oh wait ... only one guy turned up ... don’t worry then. But while everyone, I presume, slept Thursday away; Clement, dedicated as ever, gave a single, lonely fresher a good workout on the tennis courts. Maybe Thursday’s aren’t the best days for a bit of cardio then, or maybe any day really.
The main event of the week started on Friday
where Warwick Tennisers of the past all
assembled to see what they’ve been missing
out on since growing up and getting actual
jobs. Big big shout out to Voujon Bari, who
apparently have an endless supply of all forms
of curry, rice and naans, which may or may
not have turned into an endless supply of shit
the next morning from most people who
attended. We all then ventured to Kelsey’s
where drinks were consumed far into the night; however Saturday was the day to remember.
12pm kick off against a Maths Stats team who had won every game so far this season. Surely Warwick Tennis FC cannot defeat this Goliath of a team. Or can they? Well the short answer is no, but it was very close.
Here’s the long answer: Warwick Tennis FC’s greatest crowd attendance to date, with 7, and our first paid professional in Carlos was making his debut for the club, i.e. we bought him some boots. It was already looking as though it was going to be a match to remember. Argent lined his team up with the tactic ‘if in doubt, break the man’, however within the first ten minutes we found ourselves 1 down. It was looking like another stroll in the park for the maths team, how can Warwick Tennis turn this around? Well it turns out that Carlos is very very good and after taking on two people on the turn and slotting it in the corner of the goal from 20 yards (a goal described as ‘all me’ from Adam Lissaman after his 2 yard square pass to Carlos) and an insane assist for Louis to head home, it was looking like the upset was miraculously likely. Ryan, now with half a head after being kicked in the face twice, gave a huge team talk for a huge second half to come. Unfortunately we couldn’t hold on and succumbed to a 3-2 defeat but thanks to everyone that played and the entire crowd for supporting us.
The traditional mini tennis tournament was next on the agenda
which was superbly organised by Harry Gardner, where his
response to ‘what are the rules?’ was simply ‘It’s just mini tennis’.
Imran showed that just because the court size is proportional to
your height, it doesn’t mean you’ll win after getting knocked out
in the quarters to Pete. Also Jacko showed that it doesn’t matter
if the ball was specifically designed to not be hit at 300mph, he
can still do it, and this was mainly the reason why he turned out
as the victor against Pete in the final.
Saturday evening now, and just in case one circle wasn’t enough
for you, there was a second, but this time everyone dressed up in
school uniform for none other than Skool Dayz. Ronak and
Cameron started the circle off strong as usual; Hornsey and Ivan
then followed up with ... something. However I can trace the moment I personally died that night to when I saw 4 returning social secs in the circle, no I wasn’t seeing double there was 4 of them. Battle then got the chance to see what he was missing out on for the last quarter while Cameron spent most of it chundering in the bin. The rest of the night as always was a blur and the SU most likely made a fortune off us that night but boy was it worth it. Around 30 tennis players then braved the hangover for a more of a ‘do what you want’ kind of social play on the Sunday, which then concludes this mighty review of a quite remarkable last week.
This week is also planning on being a big one with tour launch tonight, dom tour next weekend, (where I’ve heard there are still a few tickets left...), and with a circle somewhere in between. Hope you had as good a week as I did.
Love your exec xoxo