Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 12. August 15, 1957
Our hopes of retaining the table tennis shield are as high as ever this year, for the men's section is probably stronger all round than last year's team. Two of last year's team will again be representing the college.
Jeff Thomas, who reached the finals of the men's singles last year, is a splendid defensive player who has played consistently well in the A Reserve grade and is again expected to be there at the finals.
Robin Court, another A Reserve player, although not so consistent, is nevertheless a reliable and extremely versatile player both in attack and defence.
The two newcomers to the men's section are Bede Rundle and Don Kenderdine. Bede, the best-equipped player of the four, is mainly defensive, but uses his sponge bat with devastating effect, especially with his backhand shots. Don has made a spectacular rise from a mere C grade player last year to the club's best B grade player this year. Anything is liable to happen when this hardhitting. (hough somewhat reckless, hunk of man starts up.
In the women's section, we have Nevenka Hegedus and Anne Mcllraith, both of whom have improved vastly on their last year's form. Although quite strong, the two lack serious competitive play. They are expected, however, to do well.