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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1933. Volume 4. Number 6.

Field, Track and Court

page 9

Field, Track and Court

Harrier Presentations.

The season concluded with a light run at Kelburn, followed by an appreciative social hour at the residence of the Club's president, Mr. G. F. Dixon. In the course of the afternoon, Mr. Dixon presented the medals and trophies won during the season: D. Cairns, for the Novice Race; F. T. Thompson, with a miniature of the Sherwood Cup; R. Morpeth, for the Club Championship; and M. O'Connor, as runner-up; whilst K. S. Sheard won the Runs-in. Mr. Dixon then referred to bygone days, quoting instances of the perpetuation of friendships founded in College life, and showed how sporting activities promoted by past generations have contributed to a fuller College' life to-day.

Boxing Nominations.

Three men have been nominated by the V.U.C. Boxing Club for places in the N.Z. University Boxing Team which it is hoped will be sent to Australia this Christmas. The men are G. I. Joseph (flyweight), W. C. Hart (light-weight), and J. B. Kent (welter-weight). We wish all three the best of luck, and hope that this Christmas will see them on their way to Australia.

Likely Tournament Stars.

Of the players who will be available for the N.Z.U. Tournament at Tennis, in the men J. J. McCarthy will no doubt be V.U.C's first string. A continually improving all court player, Jock volleys and smashes well, but would probably improve by imparting more speed to his shots. His brother, P A., too, excells at volleying, but he relies too much on placement, and should put more sting into his ground strokes. W. B. Gosnell, on the other hand, relies to a great extent on the speed of his ground strokes, and would greatly improve his game by improving his net play. J. A. R. Blandford, a mercurial player, whose form is somewhat erratic, has a remarkable eye, but must learn not to drive his volleys, whilst F. Donovan, a young player, who, when in form, plays a splendid game, is inclined to watch the ball with insufficient care, and often does not concentrate. A. Hutchison has a pleasing style, and smashes well, but must impart more speed and length to his ground strokes.

Of the women, lack of practice accounts for many of their faults. Miss S. Phillips is an improving player who is developing a good forehand drive, whilst Misses M. Bell, G. Norman-Jones, N. Webber, P. Edwards, E. Cook, J. Dunn, and M. Mules all should become match-winning players with practice. One thing to be remembered is to avoid wild shots whilst practising.