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Date Change for Getting to Know You

Jim Oswald and Edilberto Loaiza receiving serve.

Unfortunately, our first tourney of the season, the Fast4, was rained out. That makes the Getting to Know You the first tournament of the season. There has been a date change, though. It will now be held one week earlier, on Saturday, April 6 with arrival time at West Courts for 8:30 a.m. This tennis meet is designed for highly social interaction (think munchies at the end), giving us a chance to meet new players and connect with players we may have lost touch with over the winter. It’s expected to be a mixed doubles round robin with “A” and “B” player groupings. The new sign up deadline is Thursday, April 4 on the OTC website, or contact Edilberto Loaiza at 914-907-7192 or edilberto1@gmail.com.

USTA Take First Home Match

On a picture perfect spring day, Tony Agocs led his 65+ men to a shut out of Wikiup on March 14 in their home opener at the West Courts. Tony and Jeff Clemence, on court 1, won their match 2-0; Fred Merrill and Fritz Spotleson, won 2-1 on court 2, and Edilberto Loaiza and Jim Oswald, on court 3, won 2-1.

As a reminder, courts 1-3 on West are reserved for USTA play on Thursdays, from 10:30 a.m. until around 1:00 p.m. on the following dates: April 4, April 11, May 2 and May 23. If you happen to be playing at that time, please be prepared to cede the courts. You can certainly hang around to cheer the team on though!

Read that Roster

With all the work going on at the East Rec Center, it’s highly likely that there will be more demand for court time on West. This might be a good time to read the rules for court times in your roster. Following the procedures outlined is the surest way to avoid misunderstandings on the courts.

Still Looking for a Few Good Men and Women

Tony Agocs and Jeff Clemence in win over Wikiup.

Oakmont clubs are so highly successful because of the volunteer efforts of their members. We are lucky to include David Coar as our new treasurer, replacing Stephanie Curry who stepped down for personal reasons. We still need a Website Coordinator, though, so if you have some reasonable computer skills, think about stepping up for this position. You don’t need to be super-techy; basic knowledge of Word and Excel should qualify you. If you are interested, please contact Jon Kline, OTC President, jonkline@pacbell.net.

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