Tournament! Party! Annual Meeting! (9/16-17)…and more

We had a wonderful first weekend of the Annual WTC Open Tournament. Beautiful weather, great tennis and lots of spectators. Play will continue with the Semi-Finals on Saturday and the Finals on Sunday.

For last weekend’s exact scores, please consult the draw sheets at the club.


The end of the year potluck party will be held on Sunday, starting at noon. The club will be providing some food. Attendees are asked and expected to bring something to eat to the party. If you don’t cook, bring a six-pack or bottle of wine. Also, there will be quite a few people watching the tournament matches, so bringing a portable lawn chair might be a good idea. At least 3 courts will be reserved for a Round Robin from 12-3.


The Bondholders Meeting will be held on Sunday at 9 AM. If you are a bondholder, please come!


Here’s the Semi-Final Schedule for Saturday:

10:00 AM Ravi Ramiswami vs Bill Blake (Men’s Singles)

10:00 AM Claudia Brown vs Melissa Germano (Women’s Singles)

11:00 AM Elyssa Staub vs Nok North (Women’s Singles)

NOON Jacek Wojowicz vs Bradley Hack (Men’s Singles)

1:30 PM Mitch Adler and Ravi Ramaswami vs Matt Canzonetti and Verne Chrisjohn (Men’s Doubles)

1:30 PM Tom Turco and James Steinberg vs Bill Blake and Jay Han (Men’s Doubles)

3:00 PM Lila Freeman and Vyda Vandenberg vs Nok North and Sharon Crego (Women’s Doubles)

3:00PM Elyssa Staub and Vivienne Hodges vs Andrea Grunblatt and Randy Sutherland

3:30 PM Tom Turco and Karla Wainwright vs Claudia and Michael Brown (Mixed Doubles)

4:00 PM Karen Gill and Matt Canzonetti vs Dana Patton and Jeff Viglielmo (Mixed Doubles)


Morning Drills: Mitch says he will continue drills until Friday, Sept 22. 9:30 – 10:30 AM


Free Community play (for non-members) will not start until October 1st and always excludes weekend mornings.

September 11 News! (updated from Sep 3)

 

There is no more weekday (M-F) desk duty. PLEASE SIGN UP YOUR NAMES AND EXACT TIMES on the signup sheets, writing out the time in numbers so it is clear when you started play. Weekend desk coverage continues until Sunday, September 17th.


Our last party of the year will be held on Sunday, Sept 17th at noon, to coincide with the Finals of the Tournament. The annual Bond Holders meeting will also be that morning. An exact time TBD. I will let you know.


Mitch may continue to do Morning Drill Sessions this week if there are enough players. Check with him. Private and Group lessons will continue as normal!


(Corrected) The last Thursday night Mix ‘n Match will be held Thursday, Sept 14th.

Karen says…pond, tournament, mix & match, community play, drills

Because of work on the pond that supplies the water to our courts, part of the parking lot will be cordoned off 8/29. Please respect the yellow construction tape that will be in place and park around it so that the machines have room to navigate – members might have to park across the street for a few days until the work is finished.

Unfortunately, this also means that we are unable to water the courts until Tuesday, so they will be bone dry for the next few days. We apologize for this. Apparently, there was no way to get around it. Please take extra care while playing – the courts get slippery when dry.


The Fall Open Tournament registration forms are on the desk – players must be available to play both weekends (Sept 9-17) , with a bit more flexibility given to the women’s draws as they are traditionally much smaller. If you have a time caveat – please ask me about it or put it on the registration form and we will let you know if it is do-able. Forms can also be found on our website. The deadline is Wednesday noon, September 6th.


Mix and Match has had a great season and will continue for three more Thursdays – the last night will be Thursday, September 14th.


Open free community play will not start this year until October 1st. Usually it is right after the end of the tournament but it will be later this year due to crowded courts. If anyone asks you, you can let them know.


Morning 9:30-10:30 Drills will continue until mid September.

News from Karen

The WTC Fall Open Tournament starts Sept 9th – 17th. This is a much bigger tournament than the club tourney, so you do have to be available both weekends, although traditionally Steve and I have more flexibility with the women’s draw – up to a point – and depending on the size of the draw. Forms may be downloaded from our forms page.

If you have any questions, ask Karen. 99% of the matches will start at noon on the weekends as to not disrupt Member weekend morning play, except for the Finals on Sept 17th which will coincide with a Club Party.

Junior Camp will end on August 18th.