There’s a lot going on tournament wise in both the pro and hacker world. Here are some of the highlights…
Congratulations to SW Florida’s Fred Drilling for taking home TWO World Championships: one in the men’s 75 doubles and the other in mixed doubles. Also, a great 80s team and individual effort for Pelican Bay’s Gordon Hammes, who was on the winning team and lost to The King in the individual singles semi’s.
65 Clay Nationals
This event is being played in New Orleans this week. Our local team of Bob Wilkie and Steve Schreiner were 5 seeds but lost a close second round match. Full draws are HERE.
The WTA World finals are being played this week; but unless you know something I do not, only the matches this weekend will be televised. So much for the argument of “equal pay for equal value.”
For my last tournament in the 70s division, Chuck Kinyon and I will be teaming up to play in this very good CAT II event on Longboat Key, Sarasota, November 28 – December 3. For more details and signup information, click HERE
Florida Winter Tournaments
As a reminder, here is the line-up for the 2018 series (the tournament sites are not yet available online) ….
January 10-14 ….. Sanchez-Casal (doubles only)
2018 West Coast SSGP Schedule:
January 15-21………World Tennis Center (Naples)
January 22-28………Sanchez-Casal Academy (Category 2, Naples)
January 29- February 4………GT Bray Park (Bradenton)
February 5-11……….Payne Park (Sarasota)
February 12-18……..Meadows Country Club (Sarasota)
February 19-25…….Palm Aire Country Club (Sarasota)
February 26- March 4…..St. Petersburg Country Club (Category 2, St. Petersburg)
|Florida East Coast (in Boca Raton unless noted)|
|Quail Ridge Country Club (Boynton Beach)||Jan 8-14||M(55-90)s||Clay|
|Polo Club||Feb 5-11||M(55-90)s||Clay|
|Woodfield Country Club||Mar 12-18||M(55-90)s||Clay|
|Broken Sound Club||Mar 26 – Apr 1|
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