8th League vs. Old Eds

Nic was not on form at #1 and got drilled 3 egg. Not a good start.

Stratford demoted to #4 due to being ill, must have got George’s Nelspruit flu bug. Wins the first, dozes and looses the second but recovers (not from the flu) to win the next two. A 3-1 win.

Next Mike at #3 (promotion!) who arrived late via Modderfontein Courts (no further details are available). He played a blinder; lobs landing in the back wall corners or nicks, complimented by the ledge, sneaky, backhand cross court drops which have been renamed by the opponent as an “eyes closed cross court flick”. E triple C F.  A 3-0 win. (Obviously Mike had an easy Nelspruit weekend)

Captain Pete F takes to the boards. Wins the first, looses the second, wins the third and looses the fourth. Last game.  A see-saw affair and “Neat Pete” saved two match points and was victorious with the final salvo being a stroke ball (shame on you!). A 3-2 win. It gives the team a good win to the third placed team on the log.

Shower time and NO hot water.  A dreadful state of affairs, however all was not lost as we negotiated the free use of the next door Virgin Active gym facilities and even sneaked a steam bath!

Off to The Sharwma Company. A fantastic get-together that was heightened by several flaming Sambucas.

Squash Tip of the Week
Start applying the pressure early and that includes making a decent serve. One that does not allow the opponent to make an immediate winning return OR serving out on game.

Overall result: Won 12 - 6