Tournament Update

Me and young Chuck Kinyon

There’s a lot going on tournament wise in both the pro and hacker world.  Here are some of the highlights…

ITF Worlds

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.

Pro Women

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.”

Longboat Key

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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1 thought on “Tournament Update

  1. WTA matches are available online at both live and on-demand. It requires buying a subscription at $9.99 per month or $74.99 per year. I purchased the yearly subscription and downloaded the WTATV app (actually just a link to the website) to my Android mobile device. I would not have done so had I only been able to watch it on my mobile phone or computer. I purchased a Chromecast streaming device from BestBuy ( sells for $39.99) and plugged it into an HDMI port on my flat screen. After a couple of minutes of following the on-screen instructions, it was synced to my mobile phone. All you do is click on the WTATV icon, sign-in, select the match you wish to see, and tap on the “cast to tv” icon to view the program on your TV. I have been watching the WTA finals singles and doubles all week from the on-demand choices.

    The Chromecast device also allows you to screen mirror anything else from your mobile phone to your TV such as websites like youtube, photos, documents, etc. The Chromecast Ultra sells for $69.99 and supports 4K Ultra HD & HDR. If you have a SmartTV you may not need the streaming device.

    Mike, good tech stuff! But still supports the observation about lack of TV popularity of the WTA matches that they are not on “normal TV”. thanks, george

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