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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 10. July 19, 1957

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

This year the club fielded 13 teams as compared with last year's 17. This still makes us the biggest T.T. Club in Wellington. The teams have met with mixed success. The A Grade team may w;n its grade but the A Reserve team, composed mainly of last year's B Grade players, has not done as well: this can be explained in part by the lack of experience in high grade table tennis of some of the players. In fact these teams have relied to a large extent on Rod Grubi, who has played A Reserve previously, and on Bede Rundle, who will be number 1 in tournament (Alan Robinson, though eligible, is unavailable.)

The four B Grade teams have not done as well as might have been expected: it must be remembered, however, that as most of last year's B Grade players went into A Reserve, selection for this year's B Grade was very difficult. Two promising players have emerged despite these set backs: Don Kenderdine and Dave Chapman. The former has raised his standard of play in the last few weeks and might make the Tournament team. David Chapman makes up in his keenness what he lacks in experience—this is his first year in inter-club competition.

The lower grades have in general fared poorly. The writer cannot give any information on the Weir House teams, but it is believed they have won more games than the other V.U.C. teams.