Introduction to the RTC --- A Brief Overview of our Club
In late 1969 Charles Hoge invited Rossmoor residents interested in tennis to explore the formation of a tennis club. They elected officers, initially played at Del Valle High School, and in 1970 the Rossmoor Tennis Club was formed (with no courts). After years of organizational work two courts were built on Rossmoor Parkway in 1975. Much has happened since then; many good times have been had and many friendships have been formed. Click here for more 2018 Event History.
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.
Buckeye Grove was filled with music, food and more than 50 tennis aficionados on Saturday evening 18 August. It was the tennis club's Jimmy Buffet themed "Burgers in Paradise" party.
The festive atmosphere was made possible by the efforts of Mary Ann Shields and other club members who gathered parrots, festive tablecloths, parrot lights and other tropical decorations. Byron Kelly worked the blender serving up custom margaritas with a variety of salt rimmed glasses. Lenny Cook served up perfectly done burgers and special request entrees, staying cool while thinking of the kayak trip along Puget Sound glaciers that he took two weeks ago.
The home-made side dishes of salads, casseroles and desserts brought by the club's excellent chefs were all mouth-watering.
As the evening cooled some players got on the courts for friendly doubles matches. The Tennis Club's Saturday evening BBQ's, following a potluck format, will continue throughout the summer.
Photo Captions: Photo 1: Burgers in Paradise Chef Lenny Cook, Photo 2: Burgers in Paradise organizers Byron Kelley and Mary Ann Shields
Research indicates regular badminton and tennis are sports most protective to health, while football and running are bottom of the table
Photograph: Cyberimage/Getty Images
Not keen on racket sports? Don’t despair: the authors stress that all types of physical activity are beneficial to health.
If you want to stave off death for as long as possible, you might want to reach for a tennis racket.
Scientists attempting to tease apart the benefits of different sports have found that regularly taking part in sports such as badminton or tennis reduces your risk of death at any given age by almost 50%, with swimming and aerobics also proving protective.
The men’s team ran into a buzz saw at Round Hill CC on May 23. We lost 4-1. Here’s the scores:
Larry Barclay and Frank Haswell. L 6-1, 7-5.
David Hickey and Bernie Wolf. L 6-2, 6-2.
Jerry Robinson and Dave Kern. L 2-6, 6-2, 10-12.
Ron Wyman and Barry Brian. L 6-3, 7-5.
Chris Christopher and Murray Veroff. W 6-3, 6-4.
At Line 1, Larry and Frank came up against a former collegiate player and his team mate who were both very strong, as the final score denotes. They fought back in the second set and only a single point made the difference between winning and losing the second set.
Bernie and David, playing at Line 2, were overcome by a huge server by the name of Mike. Mike not only had a big serve, but he also had smooth finesse and touch, hitting many drop shots for outright winners. Power and finesse in the same player is very unusual.
Line 3 players Jerry and Dave had many chances to win but were overcome by a wily RH team. The final 10-point tiebreak third set was a nail biter with the lead changing hands many times.
Line 4 players Barry and Ron, having lost the first set, were up 5-2 in the second, but, alas, their opponents made a comeback and won the second set. What a revoltin’ development!
Chris and Murray played at Line 5 and were the only Rossmoor team to win. Hey, one out of five is better than none.
The team thanks Larry Barclay for handling the captain duties.