Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 12. March 15, 1951
Tennis Notes — A Waste of Sawdust
A Waste of Sawdust
"The newly laid" mixture of yellow-ochre and sawdust which was deposited recently outside the gymnasium is, we understand, intended to serve as a base for tennis courts.
Whilst wading knee deep in this horizontal bran bin (provided by the contributions of V.U.C.S.A. to the tune of £156) tennis players may well neflect as to the wisdom of this decision of the Tennis Club.
Two points appear to demand explanation: (1) How far have the wearing qualities of this "mix" been investigated. From personal experience the writer doubts whether the court will stand up to the continuous play, especially when the difficulty of supervising them adequately is considered.
(2) Is the executive prepared to continue the wire fence along the front of the geology labs and erect a further set of steps leading to the gym? This course will obviously become necessary when droves of students trekking to V.U.C.'s traditional general meetings wear a hefty rut across court four.
These questions trouble the mind of many tennis fans and Salient feels that a statement and if necessary a reassurance from the dignitaries of the Tennis Club would be in order.