Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 17. August 9, 1939
The success of the Table Tennis Club's activities for the season is clearly indicated by the enthusiasm shown in the championships, at present well under way. The four club teams have performed creditably and have-effectively introduced V.U.C. to inter-club table tennis.
Of the inter-club players, MacLeod is losing his slightly erratic tendencies is losing his slightly erratic tendencies and is maintaining a more consistent standard. Terry Journet is still playing a fast open game. His forehand attacking shot is as difficult to return as MacLeod's service. Bert Foley is earning a reputation for reliability in the top team and can always be relied upon to contribute his quota of games. Rashbrooke, last year's champion, is in fine form and will be very hard to beat again.
Still unbeaten, the "D" grade team have every chance of winning their section, if not the grade championship. Terry Sweeney, always a hard man to beat, has played exceptionally well at times. Fred Brooker, Eddie Robertson and Jack Stafford played splendidly in their matches and show every promise of improving further.
Jack Stafford has been included in the Wellington rep, team under 18. He is to be heartily congratulated on his selection.
Although it has met with a few reverses, the second "D" grade team has benefited from inter-club matches and the players are improving with every round.
The Girls' Team
This team in the "E" grade has found the opposition rather too strong at times, but it has always managed to force the Issue all the way.
Of the girls generally, Kath. Pears and Doris Johannesson are perhaps the keenest contestants for the singles title, although Pat. Ralph, who played very well in last year's championships, will be hard to bout. Shirley Grinlinton and Lila Marshall are also well in the running.
Through lack of practice, Marie Fletcher is not playing quite as well as last year, and was defeated in the singles by Molly Moody, a player with a very capable defence but a lack of confidence in attack. Star Chalk and Marie Best are both impressive players and Star, in particular, has a most effective backhand.
We would urge all contestants in the championships to complete their matches as soon as possible.—R.R.
Yes, fair nymphs depicted above are all our own girls—women students' gym, class, meets Thursdays (7.15 to 8 p.m.) under virile Helen Macdonald, up-to-the-minute physical exponent from Y.W.O.A. Picture shown girls posed in movements typical of attractive exercises presented, designed to keep our women healthy, agile, graceful. Helen Maysmor, class guardian, announces scoop; Bunch this Thursday will meet under Professor Gertrude Bodenwiesser, of State Academy, Vienna, first European Professor of Modem creative dancing. Class will meet as usual during vacation; plans to put on sparking demonstration in a few weeks.