mens tennis for quads

Guys, the weather is getting warmer and we want to see you on the tennis courts.!

Join your fellow tennis enthusiasts for a Men's Thursday Night Out at the Lochwood Courts.  That is the site of Lochmere's popular Quads. 

If you are new to the neighborhood or haven't had a racket in your hands for a long time and just want to have fun, join us for a fun evening.

Come early (7:00PM to 7:30PM) for drills with one of Lochmere's Pros.  The cost is $6 per evening. 

At 7:30 men's doubles play begins with players divided up by skill level (i.e., 4.5, 4.0, 3.5, 3.0).  On each court partners alternate every 8 games, which typically gives everyone a chance to play with 3 different partners each night.  There is no cost for the doubles play.
 Men's night is a great chance to play with a variety of players and to sharpen your tennis game, regardless of your skill level. 

Don't miss the fun .. sign up weekly HERE so Pam and Michel will know who is attending.

Although the weatherman did not cooperate for Lochmere's first annual Ladies Jingle Bell Tennis Round Robin, nothing could stop the cookie exchange.  Many of the participants pulled out their favorite cookie recipe to share with their friends.

They gathered at the Main Office to sample and trade cookies accompanied by hot chocolate.  It was nice to see some who have been away from the courts.

2014 jingle bell cookie exchange

A good time was had by all.  Many thanks to Julie Quinn, Diane Smith, and Sandy MacFarland for their help in coordinating this fun event.

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 13, 2015 for our Sweetheart Round Robin and Social.

10-31-14 ladies tennis pictureWhile the temperatures were a little chilly on Friday morning, October 31, that did not keep the tennis ladies off the Lochwood courts to participate in this year's Halloween round robin and lunch.

Many of this year's costumes were extremely original and it was very difficult to choose a winner.  The tough decision was made and the following ladies were each awarded prizes for their creativity:

  • Most Original -- Patty Holzer
  • Funniest -- Sue Wisdom
  • Cutest -- Wendy McMillan

After a couple of hours of playing tennis, everyone was eager to dig into the fantastic food which everyone brought.  Whether it was the veggie sticks, the mini-quiche, the chili (and we all want the recipe) or the wraps and fried chicken just to name a few, everything was delicious.  The whole event was topped off by the yummy desserts.

But best of all was the friendship which surrounded those who participated.  And great was it to see those who haven't played in a while (Julie Quinn, Linda DeMeo, and Libby Slight to name just a few).

Thanks to everyone who helped plan this event and to those who participated.

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2014 dave polvino heart health 3After a temporary setback due to uncooperative weather on November 23, the 3rd annual Dave Polvino Heart-Health Awareness Men’s Doubles tournament was completed on December 7. As in years past it was a successful event due to the participants and those who came to support the competing teams. Excellent tennis was exhibited by all participating teams. The 2012 and  2013 championship team of Jonathan Chang and Brian Heaphy surrendered their crown in the second round of the tournament, but not without a strong effort to defend their title.

The new champions exhibited a strong determination to secure the title, while facing some very tough competition. Congratulations to the team of Rahul Patel and Dean Murphy as the 2014 tournament champions, as shown receiving their trophies. Also on display is the permanent trophy, which will have their names etched in history.

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A very big thanks to all who helped make the 2014 event a success. A special thanks to Dr. David Outlaw who was a player, and gave an excellent presentation regarding the guidelines for keeping a healthy heart to all, at the lunch break.

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And a huge thank you to event coordinators Rick Ballou, Debbie Polvino, and Bill Wisdom for their outstanding work.  Their untiring efforts make this event a success every year.

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Thanks again to all who participated in celebrating the life of a special friend and tennis competitor – Dave Polvino.