Term 2 Week 2
Wow, what a week! Trump is now president, both Murray and Djokovic have been knocked out of the Aussie open, yet the most significant of all this week’s events have happened at Warwick Tennis, with several refreshers events being run to get more people involved with the club.
I think it is only right that we take some time to reflect on some of these incredible moments. This is the exec blog.
This week’s highlights have to start with the Women’s 2s who served up a smashing up in Birmingham. In what has been dubbed “The Clash of the Titans”, the match featured some “exotic” weather, Malina “probably having 10 aces” in singles, the tidiest match from Saskia on a questionable court and Alice needing 44 games and three tie breaks to win her two matches, all topped off with Charlotte deciding to send her opponents a message by nearly tanking her opponent in the face; you don’t mess with Warwick. The results of all these shenanigans? 12-0 to Warwick. Bosh.
The men’s thirds were in action on Wednesday, against Birmingham’s first team, and whilst all those involved made a valiant effort, the local rivals pulled of an impressive display beating our heroic lads 8-4. But if there is one thing that the hit BBC drama “Death in Paradise” has taught me, you never discount the underdog, thus I’m sure the lads will soon bounce back.
Our other three teams all had a week off this week, but the Women’s 1s face Cambridge this Wednesday, so make sure you keep an eye on that one.
As the night fell, Warwick campus transformed into a buzzing community as Pop! attenders arrived in their masses on the U1. This week’s tennis theme was “Unit Circle” to remind everyone of the tight, yet welcoming bunch we are. What better way to prove that by welcoming back Warwick Tennis legend Jonesy, and what better way to celebrate then to polish off as many purples and VK’s as possible at yet another classic circle. Rumour has it that ‘mini-Jacko’ couldn’t make it as he was still recovering from his stellar performance last week. Club president V, particularly enjoyed the refreshments on offer, treating himself to perhaps more than his fair share.
There was a strong “chirpse” from Simmo later on in the session, who couldn’t resist heading over to join the ladies (+ Hickson and Tyrell). Rumours had it that Avicii would be making an appearance but instead DJ Crawford arrived with his Harry Potter playlist really impressing everyone. If you’re interested in experiencing more of his brilliant tunes and witty jokes, why not tune in to RaW 1251am on a Tuesday 12-2pm, for his award winning show, “Bangers and Mash”. After cardio tennis, a standard social play session continued.
This week we hopefully see you all on the inter-racquets Bar Crawl on Friday which will end at a mystery club revealed later in the evening. It is colour themed and of course tennis will be wearing RED.
Also be sure to look out for upcoming announcements about our Awards Dinner - not to be missed out on!!!
Have a awesome week everyone and enjoy the rest of the Aussie Open!
Love your Exec xoxox
Despite this, he still managed to surprise everyone by later pulling off a near perfect rendition of Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This time for Africa)”, before attempting to order a drink from the Cloak room in a torn up shirt.
A few of the team girls also met up this week with club legends Vikki and Svenja, in Curiositea proving once again that you never truly leave the Warwick Tennis family. The theme for the event was “teatime!” and whilst interpretations varied most bought a coffee, hot chocolate or cup of tea. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all those in attendance.
On Saturday, the club entered three teams into Warwick Dodgeball’s charity tournament and as ever, Warwick Tennis turned up with great support, this time with three teams; ‘Ball Breakers’ represented by the Men’s team, ‘Mixed Tennis’ comprising of no girls and ‘Tennis Girls’ somehow also including no girls - since the Women’s team organised a mass no show to the event, perhaps frustrated over rumoured corruption in the game that they loved.
There were varying results with Mixed Tennis failing to win a single match, Tennis Girls fighting hard but eventually finishing 6th despite only losing one match compared to the two that Ball Breakers lost - who finished 4th, unfortunately losing out to Mixed Netball in the third place play-off. Play of the day went to Daniel Willey who stared death in the face when his opponent targeted him from less than a metre away only for him to miraculously catch the ball and watch as his opponent slowly walk off the court in humiliation.
Successful ‘refreshers’ advertising saw many new faces enter the Social play arena as on Wednesday social play moved to a packed out indoor session. It was great to see so many new faces, and as our Pres loves to say, “Only the best people join in term two…”
At the end of Refreshers week there was a cardio tennis session run by Warwick’s answer to “Mr Motivator”, Harriet Tolson. She stood for no nonsense, yelling more orders than a drill sergeant in the Irish Guards and punishing those not putting in any effort. Special mentions go to Hickson and Tyrell, who were not put off by the strong female presence, and in particular, Hickson’s effort in the warm up winning the shuttle run race by a good ten seconds.