Tennis Club (3/15/2019)

  • Ruth Layne

Sipped and Savored

Joanne Phillips and her sister, Kyre, hold up place card at the beer party.

Beer! Sliders! Prizes! The first OTC event of Jon Kline’s tenure was a resounding success. OTC members and Oakmont residents filled the Berger as we shared the bounty provided by Palooza, our friendly neighborhood restaurant. Guests were treated to three of Palooza’s own beers, the Kenwood Love pilsner, the Paleooza pale ale, and an IPA, paired with a pulled pork slider, macaroni and cheese, and a barbecued burger slider, respectively. The owners, Jeff and Suzette Tyler gave us the rundown on the beers while we enjoyed our food. Dessert, provided by the members, consisted of an unbelievable variety of homemade cookies and bars. Door prizes were given out to winners of a lucky name draw. The beautiful watercolor table place cards were designed and painted by our first lady, Joan Kline.

Register for Getting to Know You

Hold Saturday, April 13 for our second tournament. Come to compete and stay to eat. This social tennis event gives us an opportunity to meet our newest members and reconnect with our old tennis pals. To the extent possible, this will be a mixed doubles round robin with separate play for “A” players and “B” players. Sign up by Wednesday, April 10 on the OTC website, or contact Edilberto Loaiza at 914-907-7192 or edilberto1@gmail.com.

Don’t Miss the Membership Meeting and Helle Sparre

Food, drink and inspiration will be on hand at the membership meeting the afternoon of March 16. It will be a full afternoon so arrive at the Berger Center at 2:00 that Saturday for our regular business meeting, distribution of the 2019 roster, and light snacks provided by OTC. At 3:00, Helle Sparre will discuss doubles strategies for tennis. At 4:00, she will break for a wine a cheese social jointly hosted by the Tennis and Pickelball clubs. At 4:30 she will continue speaking on pickelball strategies. This promises to be a lively and engaging afternoon for players of both sports.

Men’s USTA Season Begins

You know it’s spring when the Oakmont 65+ Men’s 7.0 team takes to the courts to compete in the local USTA competition which lasts from March through May. Weekly matches are played at regional courts on Thursdays at 11:00, with home matches played on the West Courts. Come out and cheer on our guys: Tony Agocs, Terri Brown, Jeff Clemence, Neil Linneball, Ed Loaiza, Fred Merrill, Jim Oswald, and Fritz Spotelson, with emergency subs Bill Wrightson and Bob Zemore.

Please note that West courts are unavailable for recreational play during USTA matches.

Tennis Instruction Springs Forward

As we move our clocks forward, so too do we move our schedules around. Tuesday and Thursday skills instruction with Tony Agocs will start at 4:00 p.m. to take advantage of the extra hours of light at the end of the day. Take advantage of this boon for OTC members.

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