This season, Steve Aldrich and I worked hard to make the courts as playable as possible, and they were in the best shape they have been in for some time. I’m sad to report that Steve has suffered a challenging injury that required surgery and will keep him out of action for some time. Steve projects his return to the court to be about six months. We hope he will be able to join us at the beginning of next season.
We are in the process of defining a new relationship with The Hideaway Country Club that will offer our members the opportunity to play team matches and have team clinics on The Hideaway courts, to play golf at The Hideaway, and to take advantage of The Hideaway restaurant. We will post the details once they have been finalized. As it stands now, T. A. Niles will be our point person and contact at the Hideaway.
Fact versus Fiction
I have heard from concerned members that there is a rumor circulating that the LCWTL will not allow our teams in the league next year. I am not sure where that rumor came from, but according to my inquiries to the LWCTL, there is no fact to that particular fiction. We will continue to work on improving our court surfaces and we look forward to a successful 2012 – 2013 LCWTL season.
Our LCWTL teams had a fair showing, with our 4.0-Minus team taking first place, our Dynamo teams finishing second (GGs) and third (Tennis Junkies) in their division, and our Platinum Serves Aces team taking second. Two of our Lee County Men’s 50-Plus teams had nice showings as well, with our Red A and Red D teams finishing third in their divisions. In SCAT competition, Park Meadow Diane ran away with the competition, claiming first place by nine points.
Club Championships (See T. A.’s Blog for a recap of the Club Championship Doubles)
Our Club Championships were terrific as usual. Our Club Champions for the 2011 – 2012 Season include:
· 7.0- Mark Shears & Cindy Cheslosky
· 8.0- Dave Warner & Kaye Kuhfeld
· 9.0- Steve & Edita Hedrick
· 7.0- Grace McGee & Angela Mitrisin
· 8.0- Wendy Hechler & Maria Coleman
· 7.0- Yvon & Michel Bergevin
· 8.0- Bobby Forget & KennyValentine
· 9.0- Parker Cuevas-Woodall & Kyle
Congrats to our Champions and I hope they will all be back to defend next season. I hope you have a terrific summer and, again, thanks for making Park Meadow Tennis Center a fun place to play!
Oliver Stenger, Owner