An outstanding group of lads returned from pre-season training in Mallorca on Tuesday evening. It is the sixth time Radley has played on the clay at Tennis Academy Mallorca and it is hard to remember a trip where such commitment and purpose was displayed by club members young and old.
There was some fabulous shot-making and concerted play from five cultured Shells, and withering hitting by a group of talented Removes. The standard was through the roof and resounded to the top of the Club. Captain Wolmar Boris-Moller took time to hit with aspiring junior lads and rekindled his rivalry with local pros, cutting down his powerful opponents with a rapier hidden behind a cloak of silk.
Other Bigside veterans played like men, with determined net play and resolute tactics. An early glass of vintage Cava to toast what will hopefully be a sparkling season.