Tournaments + Texas

John Newcombe (Munson photo)

Some great tournaments have taken place, there are more to come, and AirBerry will be flying us to Texas for the annual John Newcombe Fantasy Camp!

National 70s Clay

This event (including incredible 85 and 90 year olds) was played last week in Pinehurst.  Jimmy Parker added to his outrageous Gold Ball collection, winning the singles over Les Buck, while Geoff Moore took the Bronze over #1 seeded Ken Dahl.

In the doubles, Buck and Moore teamed up to easily win the gold over #1 Corley and Dahl 1 and 0. The bronze went to Evert Jonsson and Don Long.  For full results, click HERE.

Laver Cup

The Wachtel Family Traveling Circus was mostly on the road migrating south to Naples when this new event took place; but watching some of the replays, it appears this was a clear WINNER and should be around for a while.

New ITF Tournament

This coming week at the Sanchez-Casal academy in Naples Bath, will be a new ITF senior singles and doubles tournament.  The singles sign-ups close later this afternoon; but the doubles is being held open till Monday at 2 p.m.  I will be teaming up with my next year 75s doubles partner, strong-serving Matt Davie, in the 70s.

For more information, click HERE

John Newcombe Fantasy Tennis Week

Then on Sunday, October 15th, Willy Hoffmann, Rich Tarantino, Tom Mackessy and I will joining our jet host John Berry for the flight to New Braunfels, Texas for the annual week with the Legends (the event is SOLD OUT).  Be ready to enjoy (or avoid) the daily reports of what Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, & Co. have to share!

ITF World Singles/Doubles

Taking place the same week, at the new USTA facility in Lake Nona, FL, will be the World Singles/Doubles Championships.  For more info, click HERE (but caution: the ITF website is tough to navigate!)/

ATP Next Gen

The worth-thinking-about department (from “The ATP Next Gen (21 & under) Finals will be held in Milan this year (November 7-11) and for the next four years. All sessions will be streamed on Amazon Prime using best of five sets to four games (not six) with no-ad scoring, a shot clock, no lets, coaching and a limit of one medical time out. In my software development days we called this beta testing.”

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