With one tournament completed last week, the Florida Super Senior Grand Prix series is now well underway. There are some different sign-up deadlines to be aware of; so here is an update on the series…
There were some expected results (i.e. Fred Drilling and others) and there were some surprises, like Willy Hoffmann busting through in 65 singles and unseeded Larry Back busting the brackets in 70 singles. For the full results, click HERE
World Tennis Club
Being unseeded again, I feared I might face some tough seeded player in the first round like Don Long, Evert Jonsson, or Peter Peczley … but I only had to face the unseeded Larry Back, who JUST BEAT ALL THREE of them last week to win Colonial!
Since I knew that I could not out-rally him from the baseline, my plan was to ATTACK and see what happened. Well, it is tough to attack when every ball is deep into your backhand corner or expertly dropped just over the net. The score was love and love… but I (truly) said to myself while being trounced, “It is a beautiful SW Florida day. I am 73 years old and still out here playing some pretty good singles.”
This afternoon, I team with Joe McAleer in doubles for the first time. So for full draws and results to date, click here.
Next week’s third tournament is at the Sanchez-Casal facility (aka Naples Bath & Tennis), where I will be playing doubles only and re-teaming with good friend Chuck Kinyon. The sign-up deadline is TODAY at midnight. Click HERE for the tournament site.
Sterling Oaks CAT II Tournament Deadline
For the fourth area tournament, Larry Turville points out: “the deadline of Sterling Oaks is this Friday at midnight. We have moved it up a couple days to try to get seeding and draws done earlier. So everyone should register soon.” Click HERE
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