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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fitness News

I just want to remind you about 'Ultimate Fitness Training'- my health and fitness blog. I have uploaded a great video from fellow exercise professional Paul Chek and an excellent article on how to keep fit on a busy schedule.
My new fitness recipe blog Food 4 Fitness has a recipe for a delicious tomato soup - an excellent post-exercise meal or something to warm you up on these chilly autumn days.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mr Phipps demonstrates his squash skills ....

Tom Phipps "toying" with various opponents at the Oratory. If you haven't seen Tom play and you have played squash - you should. If it isn't in the nick its coming back ! Yes ... the music is inappropriate but its a great guitar solo ...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Club News - October 2008

Paul Knox and I would like to thank everyone for their fantastic support on the 9th October as we begun our National League campaign with a 7/0 victory over near neighbours Holyport. Paul defeated Charlotte Cornwallis 6/3 6/0, while I did things the Scottish way by coming from a set down, and 3/0 down in the 3rd to win 3/6 6/4 6/4. We strolled through the doubles 8/3 which sealed maximum points and put us top of the league!

Peter Harding won this years Howdle Singles North Division with the narrowest of victories over David Fox. Peter managed to squeeze through 1/4, 4/2, 4/3 in a very entertaining final.

The club notched up their second successive victory, this time at home to Hatfield. After an away victory over Hardwick, it was nice to see some different faces representing the club. Many thanks to Simon Street, Tony Bacon, Richard Crisp and the ever dependable Pam Tomalin for playing. A 3/2 victory was recorded with Tom Huelin winning the decisive rubber.

I was fortunate enough to make the final of my section in Cambridge where I was soundly beaten by home player Nick Brown in the final. I was more than happy with the way I played and hope to go one better next year. The club was well represented around the country with Adrian Fawcus, Peter Harding and Jules Lambert playing at Moreton Morrell, Richard Marmoy and David Sarson at Hatfield and the Tomalin’s and Tim Green playing in Holyport. Many thanks for everyone keeping up the good reputation of the Oratory.

As you may have noticed, courts are becoming very hard to come by as the season gets into full swing. We are looking for people to play early morning (7.30am onwards) as there are already a few who are keen for games at this time. Here is a reminder of the address for online bookings.

Pennant is in full swing with all teams having played their first matches. Ross’ Jitterbugs are leading the way thus far!!!!

A team from Cambridge will be travelling to play us on the above date. I will be away playing National League that weekend in Canford, and am looking for a match manager to organise the lunch etc. I will be able to sort the team before hand, but will not be around on the day. Thanks in advance.

During the school half term, the Sports Centre will be doing a sponsored swim in aid of the Air Ambulance trust for Thames Valley. We will be swimming 385 lengths of the school pool and all sponsors are greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Morning Courts @ The Oratory

Dear members,

The season is now well and truly upon us, and you may have found courts hard to come by.

There are now more and more people keen to play in the morning, and we are looking for people to register their interest in possibly playing early morning from 7.30 onwards. We currently have players of all standards playing in the morning, so if you would be interested in playing, please get in touch with Ross at the club.

Many thanks,

Sports Centre Team