(left) Tournament Director Rich Murray congratulates The 'A' Flight
Singles Champion Bob Campbell and runner up, Brandon Loreti.
Rich commented that it was 19 years ago when Bob
won his first Singles Tournament at BRC. He was
at the top of his game today rolling to a 2 set
victory over Brandon (who was still getting his
diapers changed when Bob won his first Singles
championship). (Right) Josh Nemzoff holds the runner up trophy with Phil Heft as the winner
of the 'B' Flight Singles Championship. It went 3 excellent sets with
Josh coming back to win the first set and
Phil doing likewise in the second set. The third
set went to a tiebreaker with Phil losing 4
straight set points before rallying to take the
tie breaker 8 -6.
The Finals were preceded by the singing of the National Anthem by Bob
Campbell in recognition of next week's 4th of July celebration. What a
nice touch! More pictures
4th of July Mixed
Doubles Round Robin: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Saturday July 4th is a Mixed-Up Doubles Round Robin Tennis from 9AM to 10:30AM. This is a free event open to all members regardless of skill level. Couples or singles, male or female, skilled or enthusiastic---all are welcome. No sign-up is required, but if you expect to participate, please email
International Night Tennis;
Saturday, July 11, 5:00 start
Pick a country you would like to play for and sign up.
A sign-up poster will be on the bulletin board at the club
Teams are: Italian, British/Irish, French, German, Hungarian/Polish & Jamaican. We will be playing round robin doubles tennis with a twist - teams can switch out players between games. The team/country with the most games wins
the "BRC Gold Cup".
BRC will supply beer, soda, water & wine. Members are encouraged to bring a dish to share, hopefully associated with the country they are playing for and to decorate their tables accordingly.
Chairpersons are Zsuzsi Kazlausks and Barbara Drab
Separate A and B flights may be held if there are more than eight total entries in the Men's and/or Women's draws. Please add a 'B' after your name if you would like to play in the 'B' flight if one is held. Players should be available to play on both weekends.
Men Signup is
here Women signup is
here Click here to see who has signed up:
Cool Stuff Department
Laura Di Orio, daughter of Nancy and Dave DiOrio is pictured (center, aloft) as she performs
as part of the Lydia Johnson Dance Company during a performance of “Giving Way,” which had its premiere at Ailey Citigroup Theater
in New York City.
Monday Evening Drills
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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