This past weekend (October 14th and 15th), the Lochmere Men's 4.0 Singles Team competed in Goldsboro at the 2017 4.0 18 and Over Singles Championships.

The team consisted of Steven Gloer, Santiago Rodao-Cuello, Chris Betz, David Outlaw, Patrick Newsome, and Ryan Cinoman.

 

Steven Gloers 2017 State Champ Team

 

They stormed to a second consecutive State title by sweeping all four teams including Wilmington, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh. The final match against Raleigh came down to the wire, with Chris winning his court in straight sets, Steven losing in a third set tiebreaker, and Santiago pulling the team across the finish line in a nail-biting 12-10 tiebreaker win.

Including last year's championship results, the team's record remains flawless at 9-0. Congratulations Gentlemen!!!!!!

bench1You may have noticed that a new bench has been added to Court 1.  The bench is in honor of Dave Polvino and Bill Newton, two avid Lochmere tennis greats who passed well before their time.  Contributions made at the Dave Polvino Heart-Health Awareness Doubles Tournament this past November went towards the purchase of the bench and the memorial plaque.

Thanks once again to all those who attended, in particular to those who made contributions.

And a special thanks to Bill Wisdom for his efforts in acquiring the bench and plaque.  See photos taken by Bill.

This year's tournament will once again be held in mid to late November.  Further details will be forthcoming in September.

In the meantime, our best to the Polvino and Newton families.  Memories of Dave and Bill remain strong.

-- Rick Ballou

 

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Please remember that no activities outside of tennis are allowed on the tennis courts.  This policy is especially the case for skateboardings which greatly deteriorates the courts.  The tennis courts are very expensive to resurface and this can be easily prevented.  This policy affects everyone in Lochmere, whether or not you are a tennis player, as we all pay to have the courts repaired.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Would you like to play tennis at the Lochmere courts?  The easiest way to guarantee access is to reserve a court.  Log onto the Lochmere website (www.lochmere.org) and reserve a court at least 24 hours before you plan on playing.  As a Lochmere resident, you can use the courts at any time without reserving a court, as long as there is an open court that has not been reserved.  However, reserving a court will insure that you have the tennis court for the time period you have specified.