There are two pieces of good news on the tennis front… one involves a good friend with cancer and the other a new tournament for January in Naples (and your opinions are needed).
Willy’s Bladder Cancer
Here is a great message from very good friend Willy Hoffmann on Tuesday:
Got some good news this afternoon!!
The tumor has not invaded the muscle and at the moment, chemotherapy is not necessary. We will go with another six weeks of BCG treatment which might work better the second time around then the first time. If, and i hope not, the tumor still crawls back over the next 3-4 months then we have to bring in the artillery, but one step at a time ….
Now what does this mean?? I start BCG in three weeks, will be back on the courts in two and Tennis Fantasies here I come!!!! Thanks for all your prayers and best wishes!!!!
Stressful times but Scorpio will get thru it
Doubles Only Tournament
And congrats to Larry Turville for being able to put together a new tournament to take place at Sanchez-Casal (aka Naples Bath & Tennis) in Naples from January 10th to 14th. It is the week before the regular Florida Super Senior Grand Prix tournament at the World Tennis Center (which is then followed by the regular one at Sanchez-Casal).
In addition to being a doubles-only tournament, they will be playing a new format with all teams being divided up into round robin sections (four teams in each?). That will mean most teams will play two matches per day (one morning and one afternoon) and have a minimum of three matches.
The winning team from each round robin section would then move forward into a regular single-elimination bracket.
Your Opinions Needed
Considering playing two two-out-of-three set matches a day, which could mean being on the court for somewhere between three and six hours, here is the question … would you recommend playing the full third set or using the ten-point match tiebreaker (until moving out of the round robin stage and into the final rounds)??
What do you think?
P.S. Big congrats to Willy and big Thanks to Larry T.
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