(Top) Runners up Rick Kaminoff and Rich Murray, Tournament Director David Wickman, Doubles Champs Bob Campbell and Brandon Loreti.
It was a thrilling 3 setter ( 7-5, 2-6, 6-4) which David, who also served as the chair umpire, called one of the best
doubles matches he has ever seen at the club. And David has seen a
lot of BRC matches.
(Bottom left) Polly O'Brien and Luanne Basile get to take home the winners trophies having
won their match in 2 sets over Nancy Beedle and Liz Henning. (Right) It was Frank Vernese and David Wickman over Ron Geib and Phil Heft in the Men's 'B' Flight with Stu Abramson as the trophy presenter.
In his remarks to the crowd, David thanked the many
volunteers who helped with the tournament, most notably Sunny Howard
for her tireless work on Saturday and Sunday arranging breakfast,
lunch and desserts, and to Ron and Shelly Geib for handling the
grill. The crowd in turn thanked David for his usual outstanding job
as Tournament Director. A few more pics here.
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.
Friday, July 25, 6:45 pm; Farewell to Bill and Susan Carpenter
Bill and Susan started the popular Friday evening wine and
cheese tennis parties so it's fitting that their last function at BRC will be at one of these events. Beginning August 1, Bill and Susan are heading south to Hilton Head Island with uncertain plans for a
permanent residence. Come on out to say goodbye to these great people who have contributed so much to the club.
You are also encouraged to bring along a dish to share.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com for more details
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