The Florida Cup

trophyThis annual event pitting players of ages 35-80 from the East Coast of Florida vs. their West Coast neighbors was played at the Mirasol Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida this past weekend, with the East taking every age division except the 55s and 60s! (And at the end, find out why Roscoe Tanner is behind bars again). Continue reading

Daytona Sectionals, Friday

steve morrisThis is the weekend that our age 55+/ 4.5 USTA doubles league team is in Daytona to play the sectionals vs. five other teams from around the state of Florida. We are playing a round robin format of one three-court match vs. each of the other teams; and the one with the best record is the winner.

Therefore, that means there will be five matches for our eight-man team… two on Friday, two on Saturday and one on Sunday morning. Although two of our best players (Bob Wilkie, who went back to New Hampshire and silver-ball-winning Howie Ames had to go to a convention), we have a fairly solid team. Continue reading

Hawkeye Challenges

kokkThe Hawkeye replay system has dramatically improved watching pro tennis on TV. Gone are the days of John McEnroe throwing long-lasting temper tantrums, yelling “You cannot be serious!” over and over to the chair umpire. But the system is not yet perfected, as illustrated at Indian Wells this week. Continue reading