2nd September 2015
I have been playing since I was 15-years-old, so about 30 years now.
Around 20 years now.
Being able to have a good run around in a friendly environment.
Being able to play with lots of different ability players and not having to organise court times or people to play with – you just turn up and enjoy yourself.
Any type of net shot.
You have to score the games, you are generally on the court more often and the games are much more serious, which makes you more competitive and wanting to win is more important.
I once took a game off an ex-England player at doubles – but we still lost 2-1.
As long as I’m still playing I will be happy.
It is around a third, as I have a manual job and also enjoy cycling and squash.
It’s great to win, especially when it’s a really close match and you just edge it out.
There are several – Derek as he can play both left or right handed, Palfs due to his total commitment to our club and badminton in general and, finally, Charles who is still playing to a very good standard at the age of 83 as well as possessing the best drop shot in the league!
‘Everybody Wants to Rule World’, Tears for Fears.
George Clooney – he is the one who looks most like me.
Paul. I can never seem to beat him at singles and he also has the best return of serve at our club, where he attacks fast and pushes it straight down the middle.
The way he walks onto court excited about playing – oh, and his backhand cross court drop shot.
If it got to sudden death you had to serve with your opposite hand.
Yes, I enjoy squash, cycling, skiing and walking.
Any real ale. When we play at Spartans in Headingley, Woodie’s pub is a great place to achieve this!
It is run really well with dedicated people. I think it’s nice to see everyone wearing matching shirts in competitions, which has been a recent addition. More players are always an improvement and, if finances were not an issue, lots of new feathers for club nights would be welcome.
The last social night I attended was great. Ten pin bowling followed by a few pints and a meal.
It’s usually home for a cup of tea, but after a match, it’s a pint then, when back home, I generally end up getting into some WhatsApp banter with our mixed team captain Ian. It’s always a good laugh taking the Mickey out of each other.