Hope you are well and enjoying the summer with outdoor tennis. The July Round Robin was a success thanks to our chairs Mary Ellen Hanrahan and Marell Kowalski. Congratulations to the winners: A Division, 1st Place-Cindy Gitter, 2nd Place-Alice Erickson/Kathy Wood; B Division, 1st Place–Kristin Wittman, 2nd Place-Nicole Toft.
There are still two events in July. The Thursday Night Tennis Social will be July 23 following Open Play at Hinkley. Play begins at 5pm. Bring a snack/drink for yourself and stay to enjoy visiting and getting to know your fellow members. There is no need to sign up, just come. The July Tennis Clinic will be on Thursday, July 30, from 7-9pm. There are still some openings for the clinic so go online and sign up if you are interested.
The August Salad Bar Luncheon will now be the August Luncheon on Wednesday, August 5. Play begins at 8:30am, followed by lunch. Given the current situation, everyone will bring their own lunch and drink instead of sharing as we usually do. Proper social distancing will be observed. You are welcome to bring your own chair to maintain your personal comfort level. This is always a great opportunity to see your friends. Even though it will be somewhat different it can still be a fun way to spend your morning. Sign up online to be included in the festivities.The Tennis Under the Stars Tournament will proceed as usual. Doubles will be on Monday, August 17, at Hinkley beginning at 6pm. Singles will be on Thursday, August 20, at Hinkley beginning at 6pm. Both are single elimination tournaments. After the finals we go to a local restaurant, Moretti’s on Monday and Harp & Fiddle on Thursday. These are both outdoor venues and we will adhere to the restaurant guidelines regarding social distancing. Sign up online to participate in the tournament.
Looking ahead to September, the Round Robin will be on Saturday, September 12, from 8am-12:15pm at Hinkley. B/C players are 8-10am. A players are 10:15am-12:15pm. Sign up for this event online will be available on August 1.
It looks like there have been a lot of ladder challenge matches which is great. We have had fun tennis at Open Play. Come out and join us whenever you can at Open Play times and sign up for the other events online. Tennis is a great way to take a break from the stresses of the world and see friends. Hope to see you on the courts.