HERE COME THE WOMEN! George Wachtel - Senior Tennis and Fitness October 2018
Have you missed seeing women’s tennis on TV? If you have, you will be happy to know that the Tennis Channel has reached a deal to show them again next year. Read ▶️
USTA ADULT COMPETITION COMMITTEE UPDATE Doug Wenger, Chair October 2018 As the end of the 2-year term of the current Adult Competition Committee approaches, I wanted to provide some highlights and share some areas we recommend be considered by future Committees and leaders in the adult competition area. Read ▶️
SAVING LIVES ON COURT George Wachtel - Senior Tennis and Fitness October 2018
What would you pay to save your own life or that of a friend? For less than $2,000 any tennis facility can have ready access to an automated external defibrillator (AED) that has saved countless lives around the country. Read ▶️
CHANGING HANDS Ron Cioffi/USTA Southern submitted by Steve Duffel October 2018
Lloyd Settle was on a gurney being rolled into the emergency room. Hours earlier he had barely survived a farm accident as his hand was badly mangled in a corn picker. He knew he may lose his right hand and never play his beloved tennis again. Read ▶️
WHY I PLAY TENNIS Bob Litwin October 2018 I was asked by a successful hedge fund client why he should keep working when he had certainly made enough money to last a lifetime for him as well as his children. His profit and loss statement was already off the charts, so it no longer served as the motivator for him. Read ▶️
IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR Jimmy Parker September 2018
These kinds of things don’t make tennis headlines, but they should: Would you believe there’s a family in Chicago that has collected more than 50 gold ball national championships playing only with each other? Jerry Morse-Karzen is the common thread running through all of them. Read ▶️
Last week during the storm that hit the Midwest, the Powless Tennis Center in Madison, Wisconsin incurred over $100,000 worth of damage with no flood insurance. In recognition of the tremendous legacy of John Powless, both in the local tennis community and the world of senior tennis at large, his friends have established a fund to help defray some of the costs of repairs. You can make your contribution at https://gofundme.com/rally-for-powless.
The NSMTA is making a $1,000 contribution on behalf of our many members who are familiar with John's work over the past decades.
CALLING ALL DOCS! September 2018 John Kirkpatrick, Executive Director of American Medical Tennis Association, informs us of an upcoming tournament for medical doctors. In conjunction with the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science, the first-ever North American Medical Tennis Championships will be held November 9 – 11, 2018 at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona, Florida.
There will be both singles and doubles events for docs/dentists of 4.5+ in Open and 55 & Over divisions. There will also be 5-6 hours of Continuing Medical Education Lectures in the mornings before tournament matches.
If you are either a 4.5 tennis-playing doctor, or know one who is, please contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.