Masters Pro League
It looks as though the rumors were true and Steve Hedrick (Park Meadow) will make an appearance on the court this Friday (the 16th) at 4pm when Park Meadow Tennis Center hosts the climactic edition of the 2011-2012 Masters Pro League.
|John Jerome in Pro League action|
Just as I finish writing that, I look at the next contest and I just might have to reconsider. Armor Persons (Breckenridge Country Club), the “prime mover” behind the Masters Pro League will be teaming with his favorite mixed doubles partner in Belinda Dufrene against Marius Espeleta (Cypress Lake) and Park Meadow’s own Carol Hayduk. Marius is always entertaining and Carol has been playing as well as I have seen her play. Belinda is always quick and pretty solid all around and Armor is, well, Armor; a few world class shots always come off his racquet.
Court No.4 might have the hardest hit balls of all courts when John Ramsey (Kelly Greens) and Sandy Miller (Park Meadow) take on Mike Duke (Park Meadow) and Maria Coleman. I have faced the Ramsey forehand, which can rip the racquet from your hand, and Mike’s forehand will win us many a point when we play together in the Club Championships. I’d take either of theirs over mine right now. Maria is, shall we say, intense and athletic, and Sandy has one of the biggest serves of any woman in town.
Once the fierce but friendly competition is complete, the fun really starts with the season ending celebration, during which Oliver (yes Oliver) and team members will express their appreciation for the hard work team captains do. There will be plenty of food and drink, so come join us at Park Meadow for this climactic evening of tennis.
Oh, and sign-ups for the Club Championships are on-going, so if you don’t already have a partner for the Mixed Doubles (24th), and/or Men’s and Women’s Doubles (31st) you might just be able to find a partner Friday night. Hope to see you there! Game, set, match…T A