Tennis Club 8-15-2019

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Ruth Layne

Grandkids Hone Tennis Skills

The West courts looked like summer camp for four days in July as the OTC hosted Oakmont’s grandchildren at the summer tennis clinics. Seventeen kids attended the Monday beginner clinic, and another twelve joined the three day advanced clinic held Tuesday through Thursday. While activities for this week are organized under the auspices of the Grandparents Club, it takes many volunteers from the different clubs to make them happen. Thus, thanks go to the following OTC members for sharing their love of tennis with the youngsters: Tony Agocs, Nancy Burns, Ron Charlton, Cecile Coar, Dave Coar, Bob Fletcher, George Hasa, Arne Herskovic, Barbara Kanowick, Ruth Layne, Edilberto Loaiza, Eva McGinn, Jose Valencia and grandparent Mike Hudson. Thanks also to the many tennis players who graciously ceded their coveted court time so we could help the youngest generation appreciate our game!

Grooving at the Sock Hop

The BluesBurners, with a mix of classic sixties songs that appealed to all, had folks dancing up a storm at the recent OTC Sock Hop. Fred Merrill, Doug Smith and Dave Koch set their grills up outside the Berger Center kitchen to supply over 80 burgers for the hungry dancers, who also snacked on chips and self serve root beer floats. The music played well into the night and some great 50s fashions were on display as tennis club members and Oakmont residents alike had a ball.

Sign Up Now for Men’s Tournament

August is a quiet month for the OTC, but it gives the players a chance to work on their game in anticipation of September’s Men’s Doubles Tennis Tournament. A and B level players will meet on the West Courts at 8:30 on September 14 to test their skills. Registration is open now on the OTC website or by contacting Edilberto Loaiza at edilberto1@gmail.com or 914-907-7192. For this tournament, play will be organized as much as possible by skill level, so players are asked to find a partner and sign up as a team. Players who don’t sign up with a partner will be paired with another player at their level by the tennis event coordinator. This is always a fun contest, and can be made more so by the support of significant others cheering the guys on! Even if you’re not playing, come on out and enjoy a beautiful September morning on the patio at West watching entertaining tennis.

Mark Your Calendars

As the dog days of summer wane, start looking forward to cooler days and fall tennis activities. Save the following dates for these autumnal tennis events:

September 14: Men’s Doubles Tennis Tournament

October 5: Women’s Doubles Tennis Tournament

October 11: Fall Membership Meeting and Dinner

November 2: Army vs. Navy Team Tennis

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