Term 1 Week 9
Well, what a week it has been for Tennis.
We kicked it off on Monday with Tour Launch, where a lucky few of you and I stress ‘few’, were the first to find out that this year we’re going on tour to Barcelona. Deposits are now open so head over to www.ilovetour.co.uk and use code 5207 to reserve your place. You don’t want to miss out on this! Those of you who came to Newcastle this weekend will have already experienced how great tour can be, but we’ll get onto that later…
Wednesday rolled around and it was
another smashing week for our teams.
The men’s 1s came away with a 10-2
victory against Cambridge and the 2s
decimated Nottingham Trent 12-0.
Unfortunately, Birmingham returned the
favour with the same score against our
3s, but you can’t win ‘em all. The girls 1s
game was postponed this week, so it was
only the 2s representing our women.
After an early 6:30am departure for
some, they were rewarded with a brilliant 8-4 win against Nottingham Trent. Well done everyone.
Obviously there was another brilliant circle this week. And despite the fact that many of us were heading to Dom Tour that weekend, a strong performance was put in by all. One of the most notable incidents was the clothes swap resulting in a very exposed Willey… in more ways than one...
Friday was the big one. 31 lucky tennis members boarded a coach to a not so mystery location, after the coach driver kindly announced the destination as she picked us up from campus. After a long but enjoyable bus journey, we finally arrived in the Promised Land. Newcastle did not disappoint as expected, and a great weekend was had by all. It kicked off on the Friday with a swift change of clothes and a trip to Mimo followed by Tup Tup where a lot of you were introduced to night life in the North East, and some of us were introduced to each other almost too well via the medium of alcohol.
The following day after some quick hangover remedies from Spoons, we explored the city, visiting St. James’ Park and stopping off in the stadium bar to witness a 3-1 loss to Chelsea. It was soon made aware to me that we had more than one Chelsea fan amongst us trying to contain their excitement in a room full of Geordies. After a walk around the Christmas markets and some of Newcastle’s other famous landmarks we headed back to the hostel to prepare for the night.
The theme for the circle was Thrift Shop Stitch Up where we were each assigned another person to buy second hand clothes for, resulting in some interesting outfits to say the least. It was clear that some people had been harsher than others, however. Night 2 in Newcastle was another corker. Gotham then Digi - a classic double act. Imagine Newcastle’s version of Circle then Pop, if you will.
Sunday morning had come around in the
blink of an eye and it was time to board
the coach back to campus but not before a
quick stop off at one of the North East’s
most famous landmarks, the Angel of the
North. I could sense the awe amongst the
group as we stood in its presence,
although many were just unsure what its
purpose is. Before long, we were back on
campus. The weekend was unreal so
thanks to everyone for coming. If you want
some more insights, check out Ronak’s compilation video on the Facebook tour event.
Those more hardlined and dedicated amongst the Tennis community stuck around in Leamington for the small matter of closing out the football season against a fired-up Engineering side keen to secure their spot in the super league next term. An early goal for Tennis appeared to prompt a relaxed style of play as we assumed it would be child's play to steamroller the academics 7-0. However at half time, the score remained a nervous 1-0. Ten minutes into the second half, Ollie realised that 'is it really a Tennis football match if we don't concede?', so *deliberately, yes deliberately* let them grab an equaliser. Despite Tennis' attempts to press for a winner, the tenacious little bastards would not go away, and it came down to Gilberto minutes from time putting his scoring demons to bed with a cracker of a finish to secure a 2-1 triumph and ensure a second-placed finish in the league. Lets go big next term bois.
There’s a lot on the calendar next week with our final circle of the year on Wednesday night and our Meal and Quiz on Thursday, and of course social play, so get yourselves along for your final doses of Warwick Tennis until next term.
Hope you all have a belter of a final week.
The Exec xoxo