A regular fixture at the College’s Prize Day, the OMs consistently manage to get a strong team out (a lot of us are still playing tennis ‘fairly’ seriously), and we’re trying to broaden our horizons somewhat by encouraging a wider range of generations to get involved. Man or woman, young or not so young, I’d very much encourage you to get in touch if you’re a former 1st VI player and fancy having a run-around.
Greg Caterer (CO 2000-06) Club Secretary
OMs tennis in 2020 has doubtlessly been as interrupted as any other sport by the pandemic. With an increasingly strong group of players to rely on for external competition, we were looking forward to building a good campaign for the D’Abernon Cup to complement our quarter-final appearance from 2018 (when we were cruelly denied the chance to break through an Old Reedonians team by some poor admin on the part of our opponents, who eventually claimed a walkover). This year, an OM pairing of former 1st VI captains, Greg Caterer (CO 2000-06) and Orlando Lloyd (C2 2005-10), were primed and ready to go for the qualifying rounds at Stoke Part in April… but then, of course, not a ball was struck. Sadly, the rest of the year to date has followed suit. Many of us have returned to individual training and competition, and we’re sincerely hoping to be able to reassemble in time for the D’Abernon Cup and a host of other fixtures (including against the current 1st VI) in 2021.
Greg Caterer (CO 2000-06)