Pictured from left to right are runners up Barbara Roach and partner Leslie Hathaway, tournament organizer Cam Mazzoni, and winners Deborah Norton and partner Sue Swartz
The Ladies Round Robin took place on Wednesday, June 20 from 9 to 12. Winners are Deb Norton & new member Sue Swartz. The runners up were Barb Roach and Leslie Hathaway. A tiebreaker decided victory. Morning snacks and lunch were outstanding. Thanks to Barb Roach and Connie Bertkau for organizing. Our best wishes to the guest of Mary Butler, Mary Lou Jackson who injured her foot while playing.
The Second Annual Best Serve on Cape Cod Challenge ended with a bang on Saturday, June 16th, 2018, as Patrick Wyeth bested a tough field in the men’s open fast serve category with a 116.9 MPH serve earning top honors for the second year in a row.
“It’s really something to see these players compete,” said South Yarmouth Tennis Club President, Stan Werlin. “Patrick’s winning serve left a nearly foot-long crease on the clay court. The sound of the serve off the big servers' racquets was like the crack of a cannon every time… exactly the sound you hear at pro tennis tournaments,” he said.
Second place was boomed in by Tom Lomenzo at 113.9 MPH. Third place was Tyler Shibles at 112.7 MPH. The age 70 and over fast serve division was won by SYTC club member Fred Churchill at 73 MPH. who also won the "most accurate serve" in his division.
Julia Boiko ripped a 70.8 MPH serve winning the women’s fast serve Open division. Annie Braude took second place with a 50.8 MPH serve. SYTC club member Carla Rossiter topped the 50-69’s group with a 41.6 MPH serve.
The event was sponsored by Bass River Chiropractic and a $300 donation was made to the South Yarmouth Tennis Club Youth Scholarship Foundation.
Pictured from left to right, SYTC Tennis Director Rich Shannon demonstrates great form, SYTC club member Carla Rossiter, winner of the fast serve 50-56 division with event sponsor and SYTC club member Dr. Dan Reida, Tyler Shibles blasts a 112.7 MPH serve to earn third place honors in the men's open fast serve division.
Barbara Roach celebrates with a leap as she wins the mixed opener with her doubles partner Chuck St. Andre, pictured below.
The Mixed Doubles Round-Robin opener was player this morning from 9 - 12 Noon and participants enjoyed great play on four courts.
Players were treated to freshly baked mini-quiches and sweets with juice & coffee that kept everyone fueled for good competition. A finals match was played & went to a tie-breaker!
Congratulations to runners up: Joe Roach & Carla Rossiter and winners: Chuck St. Andre & Barbara Roach.
Special thanks to club Tennis Director, Rich Shannon for organizing things.
Test your tennis serving skills and speed and earn bragging rights for a year at the Second Annual Best Serve on Cape Cod Challenge taking place on Saturday, June 16th from 9AM - 12 Noon at the South Yarmouth Tennis Club, 149 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth.
Cash prizes include $150, $100 and $50 to each of the first, second and third fastest men and women servers, and a free one-hour massage gift certificate at Bass River Chiropractic for the fourth through sixth place contestants. Each man serving over 125 MPH and each woman serving over 100 MPH earn a $100 bonus. Competitors are clocked with a Stalker II Pro Police radar gun and seen on a large LED monitor for easy viewing.
The most accurate serve competition will take place in four brackets in both mens and womens including Open, ages 30-49, 50-69, and 70 & over. Winners will receive gift certificates for a free one-hour massage. Entry fee is $10 for 10 balls. Enter as many times as you wish. There's plenty of free courts to warm-up on before competing.
“This is a great event for a great cause,” said Stan Werlin, President of the South Yarmouth Tennis Club. Proceeds will benefit the South Yarmouth Tennis Club’s Youth Scholarship Program. “Dan Reida, of Bass River Chiropractic, 833 main Street, South Yarmouth, is someone who truly believes in the motto “Pay-It Forward.” Dan has been a sponsor and an advocate for tennis on Cape Cod for many years. We are very fortunate to have Dan as a Board member at our club and as the financial backer of this event,” he said.
Bass River Chiropractic purchased all of the equipment for the event and is providing prize monies, T-shirts, gift certificates and refreshments including pizza, subs and beverages. Reida encourages players of all ages and ability to come out and give it a try. “If you have a tennis partner or teammates that think they are faster or more accurate than you - challenge them and see. Last year, everyone had a great time and it was really fun seeing both how fast and accurately they served,” he said.
For more information call 508-398-2209. The South Yarmouth Tennis Club is a private, non-profit social
organization founded in 1952.
Under the direction of their Head Coach Rich Shannon, The Sturgis West Varsity girls tennis team visited SYTC for a vigorous practice Wednesday May 30. With one more regular season match left before they begin play in the league playoffs, the 15-2 varsity is poised for a top seed and a possible championship. Head coach Shannon - who also serves as Head Pro at SYTC - put the team through a series of intense drills, shouting encouragement and pointers at every player throughout the afternoon. Good Luck, Sturgis West!
Come Cheer on The Sturgis West Girls Varsity Tennis Team in their First Ever Practice Session at SYTC !
Image courtesy of Barnstable Patriot
Come on out tomorrow, Wednesday, May 30th from 2:30 – 4:30 PM and cheer on this talented group of young players in a special clay court practice session on two courts with their Coach Rich Shannon. Show them some SYTC hospitality as they learn what it's all about to... PLAY THE CLAY!
SYTC welcomed D-Y Girls Tennis Coach Jessica Francis and her energetic Varsity Team yesterday to a special clay court practice at SYTC. Fifteen players filled four courts with spirited singles and doubles drills and play as they prepared for the final crucial matches of their regular season next week. It was the first experience on clay for some of the players, but they adapted easily and enjoyed the more body-friendly experience (even at their age!). The novelty of sweeping the courts and lines created a lot of laughter and they left the club in pristine shape with a big Thank You for hosting them!
This Friday, May 18th from 2:30 – 4:30 PM come out and cheer on this talented group of young players and give them a BIG SYTC welcome in their first ever clay court practice session. Coach Jessica Francis (left) will put them through the paces on five courts.
All six courts are now lined, netted, rolled, swept and ready for the 2018 season play. A special thanks to the more than twenty volunteers who made the difference on Saturday!