It was mid 90's in the shade
(and probably over 100 degrees on the court) as the club was treated to a well played 3 set Doubles finals. In the end it was deja vu all over again as Brandon Loreti and Bob Campbell prevailed 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
over Rich Murray and Rick Kaminoff. It was the
2nd straight year these 2 teams met in the
finals - and with the same result. David Wickman is
pictured in the center. He braved the heat as
the chair umpire and trophy presenter.
Barbara Drab, Terry Durkin and Karin King-Rigby
handled the social side of things and did a fine
job at that. More pictures are
courtesy of Gay Currie.
Saturday, August 1, 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 Amy Turner, Bernard Hohfeld, and Barbara Drab. Come for tennis and a delicious
breakfast - Omelets made to order plus all the trimmings .
Members are reminded to keep their matches to 1
set of doubles while people are waiting for courts.
Prospective Members Tennis Party, Saturday, August 7, 7:00 start
This is a chance
for those people waiting to join the club to participate in the BRC
experience. The idea is to show those people, some of whom have been on the
Wait List for 3 years or more, that it’s worth the wait.
Please plan on participating in this round robin format tennis party and help to
make our prospective members feel welcome. Wine and refreshments will be available.
Super Senior Mixed Doubles Tournament, Saturday, August
15, 10:00 start
Something new this year.
It's Mixed Doubles, but the kicker is that each partner must be at least 62 years old.
Round Robin Format with the two highest winning game totals to play for
the championship. Sign up below or on the Bulletin Board at the Club.
Pick a partner and sign up together for this exciting Doubles
Championship. Play begins at 10AM and should be over around 1pm. Lunch
will be provided by the club and members are asked to bring appetizers
and dessert to share.
Donna Dickie is the Tournament Director. Please direct questions to
Director of Tennis Rich Murray
is conducting clinics Monday evenings from 5:00 to 6:15 PM. These drill/practice sessions are open to all members of BRC, and players of any skill and experience level are welcome. These sessions will be flexible and customized to the wishes of the participants, but will typically be a blend of pointers regarding technical aspects of stroke production, tips regarding strategy and movement/positioning, drills with lots of ball striking, and simulated match play.
The cost is $12 per session. Advanced registration is not required, but if you expect to attend, please email Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Racquet Stringing by Brandon Loreti
Brandon can no longer be available for on-site stringing. He
will however offer his stringing services to members from his home with
pick up and delivery to the club. Contact him to make arrangements.
Cell: 267-614-3718 or
Pricing: $10 with
member supplied string $15 racquet strung with "synthetic gut" $20 racquet
'Pick-Up' Tennis Matches
Many of our members feel that one of the best things about our club is the ability to just show up without a prearranged match and have an excellent chance of finding a ‘pick up’ match. However, that has not been as easy as it was in the past. To encourage ‘pick up’ tennis, the club has designated
Thursdays' 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. as ‘Pick Up’ Tennis night.
This has no structure. No Sign up is required; just show up!
We will have one of our Board Members there to direct whoever shows up to lead this event.
Flowers by Karin
King-Rigby has once again stepped up to beautify the club with her
flower arrangements. Please lend a hand and give them a drink if they
Friday Evening Wine
& Cheese Tennis Party
Hosts for this most enjoyable series are Lee Ann and Steve Paterson
Start time is 7:00 pm. Round Robin format. Bring some goodies to share. We're looking for volunteers to share hosting duties. Contact
Lee Ann if you can help
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