Term 1 Week 5
The term sure flies by doesn’t it? It hardly feels like we’ve started and here we are five weeks later! To all you freshers on a three year course that means you’re over 5% through your degree! And you thought university was going to last forever, but it’s things like this that remind us of the linear passage of time - it never stops until your tragic but inevitable demise.
But - like time - tennis also never stops, and it’s been a magnificent week for us all. Off the back of Halloween the Men’s 2nd Team were left spooked by Oxford Brookes at their own far flung turf with a 10-2 loss. The Men’s 1st Team fared better with a split result against Loughborough’s Second Team. Much like Warwick, Loughborough is also in the middle of nowhere but - lucky for them - their students do not have to grapple with the U1, which transport scientists have now confirmed is slower than horseback. 1sts newcomer Ismael went out fighting - managing to lose from six match points at 6-5 up to narrowly lose in the resulting tie-break.
Only one result for the Ladies this week, with the First Team taking a loss 8-4 to Nottingham’s Second Team, featuring a dramatic win for Rachel as her opponent retired having theatrically rolled her ankle and a heroic appearance from Charlotte with Sarah having pulled out 20 minutes before the match. The Second Team didn’t play this week but are taking a well deserved rest before their fixture next week.
Our Tennis Football team - Tennis FC had a hard fought 3-0 loss to WFS, a reasonable considering they were without a keeper this week. Next week they face Italy JM who are renowned for their three at the back approach - if you are interested in getting involved and playing message our facebook page or search for Connor Warnock-Horn on facebook!
This week sees This Girl Can week taking the stage, with a girl’s cocktail night, cardio tennis, and much more going on! So if you’re a girl, or just anyone, and want to get involved in tennis, be sure to get involved. In addition Tuesday night of reading week sees tennis going to Leamington for a spot of tenpin bowling, where we’re sure to see that Warwick Tennis isn’t just good at hitting balls and having a casual drink (possibly.)
For all you BA students, enjoy your reading weeks. And everyone else, just try not to let their relentless hangovers get you down too much, as you nurse your own in your 9am. It’s not like they can go to Smack anyway.
Have another smashing week,
The Exec xoxox
On the circling front Ivan and Jamie welcomed over thirty thirsty tennisers to the Big Top that is the Copper Rooms with ‘Circle Du Soleil.’ With a wide variety of acrobatic feats on show, including a human pyramid race and a display of handstands, it was a delight for everyone involved. Special note must be given to Ben Attle for buying Amazon Prime just to get a nice costume, and Ollie Heath and Adam Lissaman arriving dressed as Piccadilly and Oxford Circus respectively - they shared a bag of Haribo Starmix for their efforts. High quality games and good chat was had by all, followed by a good old groovy get down during Pop! For anyone who couldn’t make it, Baywatch was played as usual.
Back to real tennis with balls and racquets and that, Hattie and Crawford continued to serve up a storm with their social play sessions. Professional tall man Ollie Heath continued the ego trip on the fantastic tweener he hit two weeks ago, and has still not stopped talking about it. In fact, many of tennis refuse to engage him in conversation, because it’s pretty much all he will speak of. I personally tried to ask him about how his degree was going and he told me it was right through his legs, when I asked him what this phrase means he told me he was sad I would never be on his level of expertise and left. As usual there was a good bit of bluff, and some quality games.
On Thursday matchplay also took place again from 5:30-7:30 and the high standards there continue to show up week after week! If Social Play is not your cup of tea, or you just want to have a great hit be sure to sign up and have a hit on next Thursday evening.