It was a classic. BRC at its best. Perfect weather at the height of our season; a great crowd on hand, sharing food, wine and tennis. The air was thick with the positive feeling of camaraderie.
Factoring in the deer romping behind the courts, it
wouldn't be hard to conjure up a 'Field of Dreams' vision of Shoeless Joe Jackson and
his teammates emerging from the field, wanting to
trade their baseball equipment for some tennis racquets. It was a proper send-off for 2 popular members of our club and worthy of a memory they are likely to retain. Special thanks to Gay Currie who despite being sidelined
with a painful injury did the heavy lifting as it applied to cake,
gifts and general organization (with Jean Dunne and Stephanie
Weisser participating in absentia). Thanks also to the Carpenters who in
addition to being the evening's honorees also played host for the
organization and format of the tennis portion of the program.
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"A big thank you to all who turned out for last Friday’s Wine & Cheese; you could not have been more supportive of Bill and I and our upcoming move to South Carolina; it was BRC at its finest!
The food, wine, tennis and weather made for a great evening but our memories will always be of the camaraderie and well wishes we received from everyone who could and could not make it. We will always be grateful for the many friendships and good times we had as members of the club."
Willy ailing; awaiting surgery
A number of people have been asking about perennial "regular" Willy
Grammel, who has been scarce at the club this year. 88 year old (to be 89 this November) Willy is currently at home under oxygen awaiting heart valve surgery. Your good wishes for him can be sent to 1382 Newtown-Langhome Road, Apt # K 212, Newtown, PA 18940.
Get well buddy.
Champagne Breakfast Saturday, August 2nd, 9:30 start.
This is one of our most popular events - not very surprising considering the great food and drinks, BRC camaraderie and 0 cost. Event hosts are Jean Dunne and Stephanie & Michael Weisser. Come for tennis and a delicious breakfast featuring made to order eggs and omelets and baked goods.
Members are reminded to keep their matches to 1 set of doubles while people are waiting for courts. You are also requested to show appreciation to the hard working hosts by lending a hand in the set-up and clean-up phases of the event.
Please contact Jean, or
Stephanie, to assist in set up and clean up.
Flowers by Karin
A huge thank-you to Karin King-Rigby who took it upon
herself to set up and care for the flowers you see spread around the
club. Members are asked to pitch in and give them a drink when mother nature
needs a hand.
Thank you very much to those who took the time to fill out the membership survey. We had sixty-nine completed surveys. Your insightful and thoughtful comments were very informative.
The plan is to analyze your input and produce a report to be shared initially with the board of directors for discussion at the September board meeting, after which a summary will be distributed to all members.
Friday Evenings: Wine, Cheese & Tennis Party
Back again this year by popular demand. Dates are:
June 13 canceled
Start time is 7:00 pm. Bring some goodies to share. We're looking
for volunteers to share hosting duties. Contact
Jean Dunne if you can help.
On Site Racquet Stringing by Brandon Loreti
Brandon Loreti and his racquet stringing machine will be
at the club on Tuesdays from 4 pm to 6 pm as a service to BRC members.
Total Cost: $15 – gut strings; $20 – polyester strings “Tourna Grip” over-grip: $2.00
Questions: call Brandon on his cell at 267-614-3718
or email/text him
Club Pros - John Magee and Dick Ballantine
Dick Ballantine Program: Click here for Dick's Flyer. His cost schedule for lessons is as follows:
1 hour Private Lesson: $35.00
1 hour Semi-Private Lesson (2 people): $40.00 ($20 each) 1 1/2 hr semi-private at $50
John Magee Program: Monday Evening Drills -
Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Note: Drills will start Monday June 2. Cost is $15 in cash per
person. The DOUBLES DRILL will start at 6:30 and the SINGLES
DRILL will begin at 7:30. Sign-up is by email at
email@example.com. In addition, private. semi-private and group lessons are available.
Kids Camp: Monday, June 23rd through Thursday, June 26th. From 9 until noon. Contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
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