Weekend Tournament

In order to qualify to play on the New England Friendship Cup team again next year (which I would love to do), you must play at least one

Me and Whitey
Me and Whitey
USTA New England tournament; so Whitey Joslin and I teamed up for an event in Concord, MA this past weekend.

Held at the very nice Concord Country Club, the tournament had a small draw in the men’s 70s division; so I only had to drive the one hour and forty minutes each way on Saturday and Sunday.

In Saturday’s match, we played Ken Miller and Walt Shields. It was closely played in the first set, with me serving at 4-3; but Whitey and I were able to run eight consecutive games to win it at three and love.

Sunday Finals

Sunday’s match was a much tougher challenge vs. two tournament players, solid Bob McAfee and big lefty George Lynch. The first set took an hour, went to a tie-breaker, which they squeaked out 9-7. Whitey and I regrouped and took the second set at 6-2.

In the third set, the first four service games were all breaks; and the next four were all holds. So we were serving at 4-4. They were able to break us and serve it out for a 2.5 hour victory… 7-6, 2-6, 6-4. (And a long ride home!)

Bottom-line? Whitey and I served harder than them. Hit our groundstrokes and volleys harder than them. But they got more balls back than we did – especially Bob McAfee, who covered the court very well.

For the link to the full tournament results, click HERE

My Book

cover hajathThanks to all those who provided me with very constructive comments on my book cover and title. As suggested, I made the title much simpler and had it professionally designed.

The book will soon be available via Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes and Noble! More to come soon.

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8 thoughts on “Weekend Tournament

  1. Thank you for the update on the Concord match and your book.
    Congratulations on both!
    What a great match and special kudos to George and Bob!
    Phil

  2. Like the cover a lot. Much better than the first version. About when will the book be available at Barnes and Nobel? Hope you will sign my copy!

    Ron

  3. I am not telling you something you already know. Your doubles partner is one of the best players ever from New England and more importantly, one of the true gentleman of the game.

  4. Ron – it should be available in about a week; but only in ebook form for now. tks.

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