written by: Ward Doonan
Sally Rogers was finally able to help us from above - the sun was shining on the courts for our 2016 “The Sally” platform tennis charity event after years of rain! We had a strong draw of 32 teams playing primarily at our host club, Fox Meadow Tennis Club as well as 4 surrounding facilities. The Sally has been held at Fox Meadow Tennis Club in Scarsdale, New York, for over 35 years. It is a competitive, yet friendly, women’s paddle and silent auction event for intermediate to advanced players
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written by: Lynn Joyce
"The Jansen", an annual Paddle event benefiting Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care, was held Saturday,February 20th and Sunday, February 21st. Twenty-eight teams competed in absolute perfect paddle weather at Bronxville Village courts, Bronxville Field Club and Fox Meadow Tennis Club. The successful event was run by Lynn Joyce and "her team". The winners of the Main draw were, Carrie Rabuse and her son Michael Montalbano over Margo DeSantis and Rusty Wright. More info [ read more ]
The Men's 60+ National Championships began at Fox Meadow Tennis Club today. On Saturday, John Adams and Burke Hayes will face Scott Estes and Lloyd Ucko as they try to retain the crown they won last year. Play was concluded in all backdraws, with Paul Wallack and Raf Picon taking the Consolation title, Don Helm and Bob Ziegenhagen the Consolation Reprieve title and Gary Cochrane and Tom Caputo beating out Steve Siegel and Doug Barrow for 3rd place. View the complete draw.
The Men's 145+ National Championships concluded at Fox Meadow Tennis Club today. Bob Brown and Doug Barrow paired to claim their second Men's 145s title, defeating Blair LeRoy and Larry Garinger by the score of 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. This was Bob's 21st gold medal! Mike Hanna and David Hanson claimed the Reprieve title and Ray Crosta and George Lynch the Consolation crown.
The heavy fog conjured up images of the Headless Horseman, but did not deter the 40 senior men who arrived at Sleepy Hollow Country Club on Thursday morning ready to do battle. The Men's 145+ National Championships began in heavy fog and wrapped up the day in summer-like weather. The 20 pairs entered represented eight states, and featured 8 men over the age of 80! (Combined ages of the teams needed to total 145 or more for this event.) Finals will be played Friday at Fox Meadow Tennis Club and will feature Bob Brown and Doug Barrow against Blair LeRoy and Larry Garinger for the gold medal. Consolation and Reprieve finals will also be played on Friday. Complete drawPhotos from Thursday
Their run in senior events continued, as Bobo Delaney and Judy Takach repeated as champs in the APTA Women's 50+ Nationals held this week at Fox Meadow Tennis Club. The two are also preparing to defend their gold medals in the Women's 40+ Nationals, which will take place at the end of the month. Other winners in the Women's 50s: Consolation - Robin Aisenman and (Tournament Director) Sue Schwab; Reprieve - Suzanne Pijawka and Nina Zodtner; Quarterfinal Reprieve - Jeryl Malloy and Carol Powers; and Last Chance - Suzanne Diddel and Laura More. View the Complete Draw Sign up for the Women's 40+ and 60+ Nationals
Seniors at Fox Meadow
Forty men - young-ish and not so young - met at Fox Meadow Tennis Club on Friday for a full day of paddle and fun! Jo Rogers, director of the Sound Shore 125+ event, divided the men into groups for round robin play in the morning. Following lunch, round robin results were used to divide the men into brackets for afternoon play. The A Flight winners were Scott Estes & Rich Maier over Mike O'Donnell & Hank Whiting, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1. The B Flight was won by Bob Calandruccio & Larry Garinger over Andrew Canning & Bob Brown, 6-3, 7-5. Wayne Jones & David Fuller were winners of the C Flight round robin.
Men's 50+ Nationals
The Men's 50+ National Championships concluded at Fox Meadow Tennis Club this morning. Scott Bondurant and Bill Fiedler prevailed over Fritz Odenbach and Rusty Wright by the score of 7-6, 6-1.
The Men's 50+ and 70+ National Championships opened play today at Fox Meadow Tennis Club and a few surrounding courts, while the Men's 60+ Championship was concluded. John Adams and Burke Hayes upset top-seeded and defending champs Steve Baird and Scott Estes in a hard-fought 7-6, 7-5 final to claim gold in the 60+. Men's 70s featured an exciting final with Mike Hanna and Mike O'Donnell outlasting Roy Anderson and Joe Holmes 3-6, 6-3, 7-6. View the complete drawsSee some photos
Men's Senior Nationals
The Men's 60+ National Championships kicked off a weekend of competition at Fox Meadow Tennis Club today. Defending champs Steve Baird andScott Estes will face newcomers John Adams and Burke Hayes in Saturday's 11:00 AM final. The tournament featured teams from Boston, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Colorado competing alongside "locals" from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Backdraw matches were completed today. View the complete drawSee some photos
Men's 145+ Nationals
The Men's 145+ National Championship, in its 11th season, had the largest and strongest field yet. Seventeen teams with combined ages of a minimum of 145 years gathered at Fox Meadow Tennis Club to "banter with old friends and brood about that 'one point' that made a difference". With several former champs in the draw, the seeds were in jeopardy early. In the end, second seeded Roy Anderson and Joe Holmes prevailed over #4 Ray Crosta and George Lynch by the score of 6-3, 6-4. View the complete drawSee some photos