Firstly a Happy New Year to all, with clear blue skies at Wellington this morning which has put a smile on a few faces and mine for sure.
We’re right in the middle of the winter league with the 1st team away tomorrow at Wargrave and the 2nd’s somewhat frustrated with the late cancellation from Purley 2 would couldn’t raise a team.
Many of you will have heard of my injury which happened during the 2nd rubber of our home match with Crowthorne late October when I tore a ligament in my left wrist whilst hitting an angled backhand volley. This has required complex surgery and means I’ll be side-lined for a while whilst hopefully recovering but no sport on the horizon which is somewhat frustrating.
A big ‘Thank You’ to Mike Rosen who has helped with team admin and also Richard Bodkin who has taken over Captain’s duties during matches whilst I’m unable to play.
Lots of positives with Men’s tennis at Wellington and in particular the drive and enthusiasm shown by new recruits to both the 1st and 2nd teams. We’re now getting good attendance on Saturday mornings and plans to really build on the progress we’ve made to date and engage with the coaching team under Simon.
We had a good session this morning and it was great to see how Iain Hartwell and Jim Khan are gelling together as the second pair in the first team. Paul Gozzard will be partnering Richard as first pair and we wish all four good luck for the away match at Wargrave tomorrow morning.
|Team practice at Wellington on Saturday 11th January.|
Remember the Saturday morning session from 10.00 until lunchtime and all Men welcome and hopefully see you next week.
And finally special thanks to Mike this morning as I hit a few balls very carefully with my right hand!