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The Spike or Victoria College Review October 1929

Tennis Club

Tennis Club.

The Tennis Club has commenced the new season well.

Our opening day was held on Saturday, the 21st September, and although the weather was not at its best, there was an attendance of 34 pairs. A Yankee mixed doubles tournament was held, resulting in Miss R. Powles and Mr. R. Nankervis being the winners. Although the general standard of play was not high, considerable enthusiasm was displayed, auguring well for the forthcoming season.

It is hoped that members will improve their tennis by match play. In this connection the Club ladder offers the necessary facilities. Members should realise that the ladder is the only guide that the Committee has when selecting teams for the Inter-Club matches and for the annual Inter-Varsity tournament, and consequently all members, especially the ladies, are urged to take a more active part in ladder games.

Although there are no outstanding players now at College, there are a number of players, both ladies and men, who show considerable promise and who should go far in tennis circles if they keep fit and practice conscientiously.

The system inaugurated last year whereby sets on Saturday afternoons were made up by a committee man, and which lasted for 20 minutes, proved so popular that the annual meeting decided to continue it during the present season. New members of the Club should, therefore, have no hesitation about coming along on Saturday afternoons, as they will always be assured of meeting the older members, and of having an opportunity of playing with them.

Entries will be called shortly for the Club Championships, and it is hoped that all members will take part, so that the real champions of the College will be found.