On one of the hottest days of the the summer on Cape Cod, twelve noble combatants took the courts of SYTC in a display of skill and good humor at the 2022 Woods & Whites mixed doubles tournament and cookout. Tennis with a 65 square inch head wooden racquet (on average half the size of a modern racquet head) is an entirely different game than we are all used to playing today. Challenging, difficult, kinda fun, and very humbling. It requires back to tennis basics skills to hit the ball successfully. Event organizer Pam Hero notes... "As I watch and take photos, I see great improvement within 30 minutes of play with almost every player even if it doesn’t feel like it to the player. Still nice to get back to our modern racquets the next time we play!" The food everyone brought was terrific, as usual. And, GrillMaster Al Hero always serves up great burgers, dogs and brats!
The place to be last Saturday night was at SYTC for the event of the season! More than 80 members, guests, and friends were treated to an inspiring tennis match by 4 of the best young players on the Cape. Our own Head Pro Harry Cohen, Aidan Roach, Max Francis, and Nick Majewski entertained and amazed the happy crowd with a high-level tennis exhibition. Everyone also enjoyed a bountiful feast of creative tapas and delectable desserts from our members and guests before, during, and after the tennis match. It was a wonderful evening with amazing tennis and great food! This is our most popular and well attended event of every season here at SYTC!
After the exhibition, club members got a chance to try and return serves from Head Pro, Harry Cohen. Many tried..., and some even got the ball back over the net! See pics below.
- The Event Of The Season -
Next Saturday, July 16, 4:30 PM Sign Up Closes Thursday, July 14th
Free to members, members family & guests and Benefactors. Join us for a high level doubles tennis exhibition, delicious tapas (appetizers,) desserts and your favorite beverage as we celebrate summer at SYTC. Enjoy the exhibition/tapas before your dinner/evening plans or make a night of it! Please sign up today at the club and bring your own folding chairs, BYOB/W the day of the event.
Limited to 80 people. More than 60 people have already made reservations. Sign Up TODAY
Harry Cohen, SYTC Head Pro grew up in Pacific Palisades, California and was a highly ranked high school player in Southern California. He went on to play singles and doubles on the Sonoma State University tennis team until COVID-19 shut the program. Harry transferred to Chapman University in Orange, CA. and played #2 for Chapman. He received Conference Athlete of the week twice as well as being ranked #7 in the country for doubles. He just graduated with a degree in Communications. Harry has led clinics for junior and elite junior players and is eagerly looking forward to leading SYTC’s instructional program again this summer.
Max "The Beast" Francis is finishing up his Masters Degree at Assumption University. He was a three-year Team Captain and played #1 singles and doubles. Max grew up on Cape Cod and got his start playing early on the community courts in his neighborhood where he and his sister were were coached by a well-known local tennis Club Manager. Max is currently a teaching pro at Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee.
Aidan Roach grew up on Cape Cod and is a two-sport athlete having competed in both hockey and tennis in high school. When he went to college and concentrated on tennis, he became the #1 player for Curry College and was a four-year team captain. Aidan currently works as an analyst at Bain & Company in Boston. You may know his proud parents Joe and Barb Roach, long-time SYTC members.
The Sunday Morning Mixed Doubles group had a great game of tennis this week followed by a delightful and delicious brunch at the beautiful waterside home of Pat and Mario Sakellis in Dennisport! Coordinated by Ellen and Rick Coffey, four courts participated in the standard 3-round rotation and a fifth court, affectionately known as the “rehab” court," enjoyed playing at a gentler pace while recovering from injury. Next Sunday, we look forward to gathering after tennis for brunch at the home of Maureen and Tom Corcoran in West Dennis. Signups are now open on Signup Genius for July 10th and July 17th. Join us for a fun round robin, and also sign up for potluck dishes to share for brunch. We hope to see you there!"
Start your weekend off with a Friday evening game of tennis & pizza party on Friday, July 8th, 5:00-7:30. Pam and Alan Hero will host this fun mixed doubles tennis game. Sign up at the club to reserve your spot on the court. Pizza will be ordered and delivered to us there. Please bring $5.00 (cash only!) per person to pay for the pizza. BYOB and guests are welcome to come to cheer us on and join in the pizza + for dinner.
Ladies Round Robin & Luncheon
A morning of fun, competitive tennis for 24 members, new and returning, was enjoyed on June 29th. It was an opportunity to meet and play with the many new members and play with returning members and friends for the start of the new season here at SYTC. It was a beautiful summers’ day on the courts. After nearly 2 hours of competitive tennis, we all enjoyed a fabulous buffet luncheon provided by our players. What a perfect day! Join us for the next Ladies RR & Luncheon on Thursday, 8/18. Sign up available soon at the Club.
Saturday, August 28th, marked the end of our scheduled Social Events for this season but certainly not the end of tennis at SYTC for this year! We had 3 courts of competitive play on a perfect summers’ day. Great games with old and new friends and a tasty luncheon was enjoyed by all. We look forward to next season with many fun social events for the enjoyment of all our members! A big thank you to all who attended and all who helped organize our Social Activities!
It's a long season of tennis play at SYTC! The courts and clubhouse at SYTC remains open for play through early October when the Annual Clean Up Party will take place. Deatils to come!
Many thanks go out to Head Pro, Harry Cohen and Assistant Pro, Lindsay McDonald from the entire SYTC Board of Directors, staff and members for a spectacularly successful instructional program this year. Juniors and high school program players enjoyed lively drills, games and fun on the court all summer long, with heartfelt thanks coming to Harry and Lindsay from many parents. Members improved their tennis with private lessons and enjoyed the new program of men’s and women’s doubles clinics.
Best of luck to you Harry and Lindsay as you continue your college tennis and academic careers!
The SYTC women’s Interclub team had an outstanding season this year with a total of 7 matches. The team won 5 matches and tied 2 matches, resulting in an undefeated season. There were a total of 23 members who came out and played, including 7 New members and 6 second year Members who didnt have an opportunity to play last year due to the program being on hold because of the pandemic.
Everyone is encouraged to join in the fun of playing against and meeting members of some of the other clubs in the area as well as enjoying the camaraderie with their own teammates. Thank you very much to all of those who participated and contributed not only their tennis skills but some wonderful food to share with our opponents. Special thanks to Team Captain Veronica Gutow.
Truly a “blast from the past” at SYTC on Saturday, August 14th! Wood racquets and tennis whites ruled our courts for a competitive, amusing, and very entertaining Round Robin. 16 players met the challenge well of wood racquet play and had a great time on our courts. Afterwards, their efforts were rewarded with a terrific evening cookout with all the trimmings. SYTC provided the burgers, dogs, and sausages cooked to perfection by our very own Grill Master Al Hero. Players, members, and guests provided an amazing array of delicious appetizers, salads, side dishes, and desserts. Our group of 25+ dinners shared a late afternoon/evening of fun tennis, entertainment, a tasty dinner, lots of laughs, and lively conversation. A great time was had by all!