Here are a couple of updates and a much-needed request for support. First, the last …
Boots on the Court
Tennis legend Dick Stockton, through his charitable foundation, hosts tennis teaching events on military bases. With the Covid crisis, all have been put on hold; but with a light at the end of the Pandemic Tunnel, Dick is looking for support for later in this year…
Happy New Year! Hope you and yours had a nice holiday season and that you are doing well.
We are hoping to hold several Boots on the Court events during the second half of this year. Obviously, only time will tell, but we are keeping our fingers crossed.
We would be most appreciative if you would consider donating to our cause once again. This is a very special program, but we can’t put it all together without the financial assistance of folks like you. Thanks for your consideration of this matter.
Here’s hoping that 2021 will be a much better year for all of us.
Dick Stockton President & Executive Director ,Boots on the Court, Inc.
8116 Laborie Lane Wellington FL 33414-3444 / 561-371-0036/ firstname.lastname@example.org / bootsonthecourt.com
And this from Mark Taylor, USTA Florida ….
The USTA has rolled out a new software program to enter tournaments; TennisLink is dead. While there are still a lot of bugs; this is the link to access the schedule.
You will need to filter for Adults; put in your zip code and then on the calendar put in the month (January, February. etc.) On the left hand sidebar; Filter for Florida. That should get you to the page and then click the tournament you want and enter.
Entry deadline for GT Bray Park is Jan. 18th with the tournament starting Jan. 25th. Innisbrook is also listed as Feb. 17-21.
As of now, SPCC is still undecided about the Raymond James Cat 2 event. It is supposed to go live this week; but as of now isn’t listed.
The bypass surgery is now scheduled for this coming Thursday, the 21st at the Naples Community Hospital. With excellent coaching from doubles partner Dr. Noble Hendrix for physical and mental preparation … and great counsel from Evert Jonsson for post-op procedures, I am going to be as ready as can be! (But caution: I will be without cell phone communication for at least that day).
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