July Wild Card

Another great monthly Rossmoor Tennis Club Wild Card!  Saturday July 6 saw 70 degrees, low humidity, great weather and 24 eager players.

Six rounds of very competitive play saw the womens' and mens' leaders face off in the last round.  In the end Becky Reiss and her partner won out, knocking Jerry Robinson out of first place and down into third.  Ed Logwood and Jim Lindsay seized the opportunity to sneak by into first and second places.

On the womens side, Susan Mann took second alone. In the spirit of fun, three women collaborated to create a three-way tie for third place. Congratulations to Poppy Tanner, Shin Kim and Terry Tobey.

Left to right:Terry Tobey, Shin Kim, Jim Lindsay, Becky Reiss, Ed Logwood, Susan Mann, Poppy Tanner and Jerry Robinson. 

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2019-06-08 Chop Suey

12 ladies and 12 men showed on a glorious sunny June Saturday to try out a new format for the Chop Suey tournament. 

8 rounds of chopping and changing teams had the winners working their way up to the top court..

In the final round, Roger Artley and Terry Tobi took a closely fought decision over Terry Quinlan and Allan Tam.

On the second court, Elicha Gatelmundi and Jerry Robinson were edged out by Ed Logwood and Eileen Plotkin.

The new format was judged to be a great success with a lot of positive comments. Teams split and change every round with the winners moving up toward the top court.

February Wild Card Tournament is a great hit!

Dave Corliss wants to thank all those who held up his side of the court and helped him coast home to victory by a single point in the last round.  FAKE NEWS!  Actually Dave wants to also thank all his opponents who were so considerate in helping him out ...

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Strong RTC Team Defeats Trilogy

On Saturday, May 19th Rossmoor Tennis Club hosted a team from Trilogy in Rio Vista at the Buckeye Tennis Complex. This is twice annual event that is played on a home and away basis.

In perhaps the most competitive match of the day at #1 men’s doubles, Larry Barkley and Frank Haswell won 6-4, 6-4. At #2 men’s doubles, Bob Benz and Chris Slee made quick work of their opponents winning 6-0, 6-1. Dave Besenfelder and Bernie Wolf also won easily at #3 men’s doubles 6-1, 6-2. In #4 men’s doubles, Chris Christopher and Ron Wyman ran into a very strong Trilogy team and lost 6-1, 6-1.

In the #1 women’s doubles match Sherry Endicott and Becky Reiss won easily at 6-2, 6-0. Mary Jane Kiefer and Sherry Wiseman shut out their Trilogy opponents 6-0, 6-0 in #2 women’s doubles.

In mixed doubles, Rossmoor’s teams of Mike Kiefer and Jackie Rideau and Jerry Robinson and Barbara Blum both won their matches 6-1, 6-0.

After tennis, a barbeque lunch was served to the players and RTC members who were there to root on their teams.

Special thanks to Sally Nordwall who managed the court assignments, name tags and recorded the scores, and to Irene Wong and Ken Haley who helped Rob Ingalls with the barbeque grill and to Carol Pillsbury who filled in on a Trilogy team that was short a player.   

Wild Card Championship

It was a glorious crisp fall morning, ideal for the tournament of champions -- the Wild Card Championships.  Coffee, breakfast, orange juice, all provided by Rowena Slee.  Glorious!

18 women and 12 men qualified by placing first through third in one of club's many Wild Card tournaments during the year. Competing in the grand finale were:

On the womens' side: Cinnamon Renvall, Eppie Ying, Joan Gardner, Liz Rutter, Shelly Schlender, Shin Kim, Susan Mann and Terry Quinlan.

On the mens' side: Alan Tam, Chris Bang, Chris Christopher, Ed Logwood, Ken Steiner, Larry Barclay, Mike Ying and Ron Wyman.

Things started slowly with many 2-2 ties in the first two rounds but then some players started to pull away, then others caught up again.  After more rounds of jockeying, five of the eight men were still in contention to win, and four of the women, going into the last round.

Liz Rutter and Susan Mann both scored three points in the last round to stay in joint first place, while Shin Kim and Terry Quinlan took joint third place,

Allan Tam's last round perfect score wasn't quite enough to catch Ed Logwood who took first place, leaving Allan in second.  Ken Steiner and Mike Ying tied in third place.

Congratulations to all competitors.  See you next year.  Your tournament director, Chris Slee.

Women's BALL League

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The 2016-2017 BALL (Bay Area Ladies League) season will commence in September 2016 and run through April of 2017.   This year we will again have two teams representing the Rossmoor Tennis Club.  


The Oaks will return in their Senior B-2 division.  

The Rossmoor Buckeyes have formed a team to enter the new Super Senior C  division.   Players must be 65 or turn 65 during the 2016 calendar year to be eligible to play in the Super Senior division.  

Players can play on both teams if they choose.   The Senior B-2 and C teams will play their home matches on Mondays.   Matches at other clubs may also be Thursdays or Fridays.     The Buckeyes will practice at Rossmoor on Mondays at 11:00 AM on courts 1 and 2 on non match days.   When the courts are available and there are no matches being played, the Oaks will practice from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.   If you have any questions, please contact the captains; Dee Dunne (Oaks) or Shari Wiseman (the Buckeyes.).  Their contact information is the the tennis club directory.

Warm-up practice is always at 9:00 AM and play time is 9:30 AM

Tennis - Tennis Instruction

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The club has made arrangements with a number of individuals to provide instructional and coaching services to interested Rossmoor residents.   Each of these individuals has been approved by the RTC board.    Each of these individuals has their own guidelines (within the RTC guidelines below), fee structure, etc.   They may be contacted directly.

Tennis professionals / instructors:

  • Geo Bentley            1-925-947-1349
  • Sherry Endicott     1-925-938-0934
  • Frank Haswell       1-925-954-1716
  • Eugenio Ovalle      1-925-932-6551

Guidelines for RTC Tennis Professionals.

  • ​Our tennis instructors recognize that it is our desire to allow MULTIPLE individuals to provide instruction and/or coaching services to our members and that we do NOT wish to make an exclusive arrangement with any ONE individual for this purpose.
  • Our tennis instructors agree to offer their services to ALL ROSSMOOR RESIDENTS, not just RTC members.
  • Our tennis instructors are aware of our strict policy of non-solicitation of RTC members or residents.   They may use the information in our RTC Tennis Directory to facilitate communication with individuals who have initiated contact with them, but EMPHATICALLY NOT for the purpose of 'postal mailing', 'cold telephone calling' or 'cold emailing' to RTC members or other Rossmoor residents representing themselves as an RTC tennis instructor.
  • Some have observed that tennis instruction with it's use of many balls and ongoing instructional conversation may be inappropriate on our courts 3,4,5 & 6.   We have asked our tennis professionals to make every attempt to schedule their lessons and coaching sessions onto the four enclosed courts (courts 1,2,7, & 8).
  • Some have observed that a lesson is equivalent to a single person using a court.   NOT SO --- it's the same thing as a Rossmoor resident inviting a non-resident guest to use a court for regular play.   It's equivalent to one Rossmoor resident setting up a regular game, (it's two or more people using a court).
  • One difference to be noted is that a court may only be reserved for ONE HOUR for tennis-pro instructional purposes, regardless of how many students are participating.


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