Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 18. September 20, 1939
If the keenness so far displayed is any indication, the club is in for a very successful season. It is a little early to discuss Tournament prospects in any detail, but there is no reason why we should not retain the tennis cup just to perform the hut trick. Several of the best players have already been seen on the courts. Elizabeth MacLean was winning points with her devastating forehand drive. Kathleen Pears is very keen this year, and is right out after a place in the Tournament team.
Marie Fletcher was going well in between bouts of reading Cicero. Marjorie Palmer-Brown, Ruth Singleton, Gladys Rainbow and Lila Marshall are others who have been noticed. The last-named would go far if she cut out social tennis. Pixie Higgin and Marie Walker are on deck as avowed social tennis players.
Norman Morrison, Bert Foley, Bill Pasley, Murray Cartner and Johnny Ilott, of last season's prominent players, have already turned out, while there are several others who have been noticed as showing distinct promise.
There are several gaps to be filled in our men's Tournament and inter-club teams. Bennie O'Connor is back in Nelson farming. Joe Hartley has left V.U.C.; Bruce Brock is in Auckland and Leon Pitt in Raratonga.
Those who aspire to Tournament honours and who are comparatively unknown in the club should get in early and challenge on the ladder before the vacation, because Tournament will be considerably earlier than last year and trials may be held before the first term begins.