Something To Prove

Me and Chuck
Me and Chuck
The Florida senior tournament tennis season starts next week, with a Cat II tournament at the Longboat Key Tennis Club (near Sarasota). I will be playing 70 singles and teaming with Dartmouth’s Chuck Kinyon in doubles.

But with a very large draw of 45 players in the 70s, neither Chuck nor I got any seed in singles – or in doubles. While I know we are not TOP players, you would have thought…

Here are the tops in the 65s and 70s:

Men’s 65 Singles

1. Turville, Larry
2. Mayotte, John
3. Beautyman, Michael

Men’s 70 Singles
1. Long, Donald
2. Jonsson, Evert
3. Barbic, Ivo
4. Bachmann, Joseph

So we have “something to prove.” My first singles match will be on Tuesday vs. a local player; but Chuck gets Hank Irvine in his first round match. For the full list of seeds and the match-ups, just click HERE.

“Senior Tennis” Over Goal

cover front onlyWhen I published “Senior Tennis” over the summer, I had no idea of how it would be received (or whether it would be worth the effort put into it); so my “goal” was to sell 100 copies by the end of the year. As of today, I am delighted that we are now just shy of 200 books being sold!

In addition to being available online at and Barnes & Noble, thanks to several tennis friends who helped, the book is also now on sale at seven locations…

• Barnes & Noble, Naples
• Pelican Marsh Tennis Club, Naples
• Sterling Oaks, Naples
• Harpers Point, Cincinnati
• Green Island Country Club, Georgia
• Swetka’s Tennis shop in California.

If you find any interest in your local club, please let me know and I will be glad to follow-up. For more information, here is Amazon link that will allow you to “Look inside” the book: HERE

Please let me know if you have any interest or questions.

Thanking our Troops Through Tennis Update

Dick Stockton
Dick Stockton
Speaking about “going over our goal”…. Thank you to all who have contributed so far to Dick Stockton’s Blue Sky Foundation’s program that works with our military and their families with tennis.

In just over ONE week, with our double matching, you have helped raise over $6,600!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you have not yet contributed and would like to, just click HERE.

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2 thoughts on “Something To Prove

  1. I think you and Chuck can become a formidible doubles pair – good enough to challenge the best in the 70’s, with the possible exception of Dean Corley and his partner, George (?) Stewart.

    Nicky – thanks! we will try to prove you right. george

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