Southampton League

Hard-fought contest

The Waterside “H” squad of Dave, Colin & Jeff arrived in plenty of time for the match against Hedge End “B”, at their Social Club, and had to wait for a significant time for the home team to present themselves and set up the equipment. At least the surrounding were[Read More…]

December 2, 2011 Competitions, Division 2, Southampton League

A question of styles

It is always difficult playing another team from the same club, especially if opposing players have previously sparred with each other on several occasions on practice nights at Testwood. Each player knows the others’ weaknesses and need to produce something special to win the games. With Wojciech playing for the[Read More…]

November 28, 2011 Competitions, Division 2, Southampton League

Waterside L vs New Community A

We were able to welcome a familiar sight (and sound!) back to Testwood for this one. It was good to see Brian Hayes enjoying his game again. Boy, can this guy play. He was too hot for any of us to handle that’s for sure. We had to therefore concentrate[Read More…]

November 28, 2011 Competitions, Division 3, Southampton League

And the ride goes on

Three more games and the ride on the crest of the wave continues for Waterside M. We finally managed to get all three team mates to play together and the good form continues. Two games against the other two Waterside teams, hard battles against Waterside N and some strange matches[Read More…]

November 19, 2011 Competitions, Division 4, Southampton League

Waterside L vs Wimpey

The final result of this tight match was 6-4 to Waterside L. This was a great result as both Matt and Alan had lost heavily to this experienced team last year. This week Bob not only won his first game this season but all 3 of them with Matt winning[Read More…]

November 11, 2011 Competitions, Division 3, Southampton League

Man of the Match

Another clash between Waterside and Southampton West sides, saw Waterside H team ending the match win a 7-3 win. Both Dave and Tony won all three of their games but Super Tony’s scores were most emphatic! Tony annihilated the opposition by winning each game in three straight sets, not allowing[Read More…]

November 9, 2011 Competitions, Division 2, Southampton League

Waterside M struggle

It has been a struggle: three matches and three wins, sitting on second place in the table, but Waterside M is still struggling to manage their three players together. The excuses range from holidays, business trip and “trick or treat” on Halloween night! But we are grateful to the reservers[Read More…]

November 9, 2011 Competitions, Division 4, Southampton League

Closer than the score suggests

Tuesday night’s match at Cavendish Hall resulted in a 7 – 3 win for St Denys. Although 7 out of the 10 games only went to 3 sets, the result could/should have been more favourable as St Denys had an under-strength side and, although their substitute played well, we (Dave,[Read More…]

October 31, 2011 Competitions, Division 2, Southampton League

Waterside L signs of improvement

If it were not for Tony going down 15-17 in the fifth set after having two match points we could have won! In the end Matt Moody stepped up to the plate and played with poise and confidence and salvaged a deserved draw in the last game against Soton West[Read More…]

October 31, 2011 Competitions, Division 3, Southampton League

An eerie start for Waterside L

Imagine, if you can, a hall as big (nearly) as ours at Testwood with only one table in the middle. That’s how it was on Tuesday night, and eerily quiet was it! Tricky game this one, playing against a newly relegated team. They just had too much nous for us[Read More…]

October 16, 2011 Competitions, Division 3, Southampton League