With a number of injured players, it was a challenge for the club to field five teams of three players last week.
In Division 1, the Prefects experienced another 7-3 defeat in a home fixture against Star. Normally they would have expected to perform better against opponents flirting with relegation. But with a team weakened through absence, the Prefects relied on stellar player Michael Hahn to win his three singles and avoid a whitewash.
New Kids in Division 2 playing against Kingsway at Dundee’s fire station depended heavily on reserve player, Elaine Forbes. Showing her class, Elaine was on fire as she secured a very comfortable hat trick. Ken Falconer and Ian Smith both won one match each to scrape a 5-5 draw overall.
Swots also had a difficult night at home against Lundin Lasers despite a splendid hat trick for Nick Shepherd. He was helped by Dave Beveridge in the doubles and a singles victory. Swots fielded a reserve player, John Carlton, but the Lasers were too experienced for him despite some very close games.
Truants managed to field three of their own players against Tigers at home. It was a very long night with six five setters and some very long rallies. Truants tamed their opponents in the first four singles; Tigers rallied and roared back, but too little too late as Truants closed in with a 6-4 victory. Graham Wood had a good night with a hat trick, complemented by two wins by Alain Léger and one by Knut Radmer.
In Division 3, the Prospects were up against a strong Comets team away at Forthill in Broughty Ferry. Despite a good win for Chris Wroniecki in the opening match, Comets were too strong and grabbed all nine remaining points.
Finally, the club was well represented at the lower divisions (Divisions 2 and 3) individuals’ championships at the Ward Road gym in Dundee. Howard Lee reached the final of the over-25s, frustratingly losing by the narrowest of margins in the deciding game against Ian McLagan. Dave Beveridge also had a good run in the Fowler cup but lost to Andrew Nimmo in the semi-final.