By Jim Curran
Thursday, September 15th tennis players from all over the island gathered at the YMCA for phase III of the first ever summer season intra-island tennis club social. This was the third location visited in this program that involves four of Marco Island’s most popular tennis clubs. Those already visited were the Island Country Club and Hideaway Beach Club. The YMCA hosted this one, and the Racquet Center recently hosted the final chapter in this series.
Over 50 players, male and female, entered this event and were greeted with a delicious arrangement of food and refreshments. The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time. The new tennis director, Paul Barrus provided a competitive schedule that was fun for all. His superb committee included Milly Martin, Andrea Washak, Brock and Julie Wilson and Lori and Jim Curran.
The matches were a pro-set format with 8 games and the winner was the first to reach five. A playoff system was developed which included semifinals and concluding with a championship match between the four attendees with the most games won.
The Summer Swing trophy was donated by Paul and Mary Meyer.