Term 2 Week 5
How the weeks fly by. Each week brings new and endless possibilities, and all of the best ones are of course the ones offered by the Tennis Club. Before we get into the recap of the pivotal week that has just passed, lets quickly take a look at just a select few of the activities on offer for this week: Social Play on Wednesday and Sunday, Match Play on Thursday, The football Team playing WFS on Saturday, and the both the Men’s and Women’s Teams will be in action, so come to fortress Westwood on Wednesday afternoon to watch some enthralling hitting of fuzzy yellow balls. And who can forget circle: this week, Tennis will stray from their natural habitat of the copper rooms, but we are nothing if not adaptable! And finally, the most important thing: VARSITY IS THIS WEEK!!!!
Enough endless rambling, let me warm your soul with the tales of the week gone past. And where better to start than with Warwick’s Finest, the Teams. These hardy warriors strive week in week out for perfection, with various results.
This week, was the “Luff Massacre”, a big table-topping fixture for the Men’s 1st against a bunch of purple people. Unfortunately, in the end, the results didn’t quite go the right way, with a 10-2 loss, unfortunately with 3 singles going to a final set, it was much closer than it looked! The Men’s 2s also suffered a close 8-4 loss to a strong Loughborough 3s, making it an annoying week in terms of results against them. The Men’s 3s also lost, to “Job Centre” University, however, credit must go to Ben, Tom, Kevin and Tayden for making their UWTC debuts: the first of many. In order to remove any memory of the results from their minds, the Men’s Team had re-adoptions culminating in a lively evening at Smack. Andy StrawBerry has to receive a shout out for his hidden ability to be able to hoot like an owl to play any tune. Simon Jackson Junior also needs a mention for endeavouring to use a cucumber as his ID to get into smack.
There was also individual Success this weekend, as Warwick will have several players in the national Finals of the BUCS individuals (Alexandre Lcci and Troy Dixon) following the preliminary tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
Onto the Women’s team, who had an incredibly successful week, with a 12-0 thrashing of Oxford, some huge performances on show including our VP finishing an unbeaten singles season, and a hugely important win in their push for promotion, a very achievable aim for the end of the season. The 2s beat top of league Nottingham Trent thanks to wins by Malina and Charlotte in both singles and doubles and Nikita in singles!
Hattie, James and Ronak just keep churning out top notch sessions: this week, as always contained two exceptional Social Plays, with everyone’s favourite games. Indeed, I have heard that Human beings are programmed to be happiest when playing Bluff: with this in mind, we look forward to seeing you there under their inspired leadership this week.
My little Birds informed me; reliably, that circle was “pretty sick”. Indeed my source said that he only started texting Canada much after circle, so clearly a top notch night. This week brings the real life safari away from the Copper Rooms for Circle, and the theme is Names circle. This means, come as something that starts as the same letter as your name: this is a hugely broad scope, and therefore should produce some stunning costumes. Last week produced a second brilliant Social, namely a trip to the best part of Coventry, namely, the Burger Kitchen with a club attached, Kazzy B. There was some spectacular shapes cut, a great time was had by all, and a big thanks must go out to Ronak Joshi for hosting Pre drinks.
Last, but not least, on Friday, there was the charity Mini- Tennis Tournament, for Guide Dogs for the Blind. All in All there were 9 teams, with 5 other clubs other than tennis representing: big thanks to them for coming and enjoying a sport better than theirs. In total, £101.20 was raised.
The teams were split into 2 groups by the immaculately incompetent organisation of Connor, with both groups featuring some tight games, and some serious grudge matches: netball vs mixed netball had some spice to it, and it is fair to say snow produced the shot of the day by lobbing the giraffe Heath. After an hour and a half of intense group stage matches, it was time for the knockout stages.
Picture the scene. Mini Cheddars Vs CamiKaze. Does the Carpet Match the Drapes Vs Serve and Ollie. Two exquisite, even contests, and it is fair to say, spectators were in for a treat. Jackson and Spennifer managed to scrape past serve and Ollie, and Mini Cheddars showed the same stunning form that they had all day to overcome Camikaze, with Alex Reed showing that clearly all Geordies are born to play tennis with some exceptional touch, the kind of touch which ….. Nope gonna stop that joke there.
So onto the final. Jacko was showing why his particular brand of deftness and gentle hitting is so effective, marmalising anything in sight, and showing that he clearly has some dark anger somewhere in there, successfully overcoming Mini Cheddars in straight sets. So Congratulations to James Spence and especially Simon Jackson, who won the singles and doubles events. Big Congratulations to Rugby as well, who won the plate competition convincingly to take home some big fuzzy balls. Thank you very much to everyone who came along.
I would like to also use this opportunity to talk about a few more charity opportunities coming up in the next few weeks. Firstly, we shall be holding a bake sale at varsity, because nothing says high quality sporting prowess like muffins and cookies! Secondly, the 24 Hour Mini Tennis is coming up in Week 9: volunteers to help play mini tennis and help fundraise will be required, and the process for this shall start in the coming weeks.
And finally, but most excitingly, the new for this year, Warwick Tennis Raffle. Tickets for this will go on sale starting Week 7, with Prizes including A Babolat Play Racquet (worth £220) , Adidas Barricade Tennis Shoes ( worth £120) and Multiple vouchers to eat at your favourite restaurants , including Pizza Express, Yo Sushi and Wagamama’s. Well worth a look.
Hope you all have a good week.
The exec xoxox
Last week produced one of the footballing miracles for UWTFC against HistSoc, where 9 players valiantly battled against the odds to hold out for a draw. It was like the Battle of the Somme and Leicester winning the premier league rolled into one. This week, they attempted to replicate it, with 10 players this time, and proved that miracles really do only happen once, by not being able to hold out against a pretty strong Maths/ Stats Team. Up next week is WFS: if you fancy playing at all for the team, contact Connor Warnock-Horn on Facebook.