“Your Voices Heard”

Jimmy Parker

The new National Senior Men’s Tennis Association has launched its website with their primary goal “to raise awareness, increase interest, improve the quality of senior tennis events, and provide local support to tennis communities in the United States.”

According to their president, Jimmy Parker, “Our fledgling organization has roots which go back much further than ours as we have been inspired by what the senior women have been able to achieve since the founding of their organization (the NSWTA) back in 1977. They have been urging us to get off our male butts and get organized, so that between the two organizations, we can better represent the voices of senior competitive tennis in the US.”

Check It Out

To view their new website (which will include some of my postings under the button “Senior Tennis & Fitness”) – and possibly join to lend your support – just click HERE.

NSMTA Doubles Tournament

The group, and board member Larry Turville, have spearheaded the addition of next week’s doubles-only tournament being played at Sanchez-Casal (Naples Bath & Tennis), which starts on Wednesday.  To see the seeds and the draws, when they are posted, just click HERE.

Pro Tennis Too!

Also next week at Sanchez-Casal, will be a new men’s professional event, with $15,000 in prize money as part of the USTA Pro Circuit Future series.  Admission and parking will be free, with their main draw matches starting on Tuesday, with finals on Saturday and Sunday.

So if you are in the area, come out and watch both the Old Guys and Young Guns!

World Tennis Club

The deadline for entering the first in the Florida Super Senior Grand Prix series to be held at the World Tennis Club starting the week after is Monday, January 8th at 4 p.m.  More details on that website are HERE.

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  1. Hi George
    Just read your email regarding your sons torn Achilles .I tore my Achilles about 20 years ago while playing squash . I was taken immediately to my local physio who had a lot of experience with sports injury.She sent me for an x ray but her advice was only to agree to an operation if I could get a first class sports surgeon . At that time it was normal to put you in a plaster cast . She suggested that I stay out of plaster as it causes muscle wastage.instead she treated me with strapping initially and lots of physio work to prevent the Achilles shortening .I am now 68 and have had no problems since. I play singles tennis 2 or 3 times a week and use a cross trainer most days. .My message would be that surgery is not the only answer and if surgery is suggested make sure you get a top class surgeon and explain that you want to continue with your sport .
    Bryan Bailie

    Bryan, thanks for the good input. He finds that he needs an operation to re-attach. george

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