Swansea men’s tennis team are set to face off with Cardiff at the capital’s lawn club

Swansea University’s tennis club prepare to face off against their Cardiff counterparts at the annual Welsh Varsity competition.

Swansea men’s tennis team are looking to go one better at Varsity, after two draws with Cardiff in the league this season.

Swansea 1sts finished in third in the Bucs Western 2B division, three points behind champions Cardiff.

Captain Julian Page was pleased with how well the side performed over the season.

“I think the team has progressed well this year all things considered,” said Page.

“We have only lost two games this year, one to Gloucestershire in the league and then losing to Bournemouth in the final of the Bucs cup.”

But Page has bemoaned the lack of training the team have been able to do over the season.

He added: “We only have one organised training session a week which significantly reduces the amount we can develop as a team.

We also have to pay for the courts, balls and transport.”

The team have found the lack of indoor facilities a challenge due to poor weather halting outdoor practice.

Despite their difficulties Page believes the small club are punching above their weight with the resources they have.

The men’s 1sts have been practicing throughout the Easter break and are preparing hard for the upcoming game against Cardiff.

The Varsity team consists of Page, Ollie Jackson, Matt Boucher, Matt Thomas and Andrew Higley.

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