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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1912

Tennis Notes

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Tennis Notes

"Here be players that I have seen play, and heard others praise, and that highly."


Sketch of man and woman playing tennis

The season 1911-1912 has marked an advance in the progress of the Club. The two courts at the eastern end have been levelled to the same grade as the other two, and the whole four courts have been top-dressed. The cost of having this work done was very heavy, and it was with some misgivings that the Committee decided to have it carried out; but the result has been highly satisfactory, and it is hoped that the Club, after having paid this and the usual working expenses, will be able to show a small credit balance on the year's working. In this respect the thanks of the Club are due to the College Council for a contribution of £10, and to those ladies and gentlemen who arranged and carried through a dramatic entertainment, by means of which the not inconsiderable sum of £13 was raised. We desire especially to thank those ladies and gentlemen, not members of the Club, some of them indeed not even students, who, at no small sacrifice of time, came forward and assisted the Club's members both in the preparation for and the carrying out of the entertainment. We trust that it will be some satisfaction to them to know that their efforts have resulted in such material assistance to the Club.

An effort was made to induce the W.P.L.T.A. to revert to the former practice of having one competition for ladies and gentlemen, but that body thought it better to continue the system introduced last year. In the Men's Competition, the College has been most successful. Two teams, the Shield and Cup, have succeeded in annexing the championship of their respective grades; while the Racquet A team, after tying for the championship of its grade, was defeated in the play-off.

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This the first time in the history of the Club that it has secured a championship, and it is the more to be congratulated that it has been successful in the two highest grades. In the Women's Competitions, the Club has not been so successful, and it is with regret that we have to chronicle a falling off both in the number of women members and in the standard of their play. There .are many vacancies for women players both in the teams in the inter-club competitions and in the tournament team, and it is hoped that all women-students interested in tennis will support the Club.

The following are the results of the Inter-Club Competitions for the season:—

Won. Lost.
Shield 2 3
Cup 2 5
Won. Lost.
Shield 5 1
Cup A 7 1
Cup B 3 4
Penant 7 4
Racquet A 3 2
Racquet B 2 2