heart awareness


Mark your calendars -- the date of the 8th annual Dave Polvino Heart-Health Awareness Tennis Event hosted by Lochmere will be held on at the Lochwood courts on Saturday, November 23rd. This is the weekend before Thanksgiving, which has traditionally been the time we hold the event.

This year’s event is being organized by Rick Ballou, Pam Gilbert, David Outlaw, Debbie Polvino, and Bill Wisdom.

This year's edition will bigger than ever, including not only the traditional men's doubles tournament and mixed doubles social/potluck dinner (with a presentation on heart-health) on the weekend, but for the third year in a row a separate women's doubles tournament will also be held

Watch for updates with more details and how to officially sign up.  But for now make sure to save the following dates:

  • Friday evening, November 22nd -- mixed doubles social
  • Saturday afternoon, November 23rd -- men's doubles tournament

Since the event is scheduled for late November, there is plenty of time for you to schedule your annual physical before the tournament.  And while you're there be sure to ask your doctor if a coronary calcium scan would be right for you.  If you have already been identified as moderate risk for heart disease or if you have a family history, this simple ten-minute procedure can catch early signs of artery plaque well before symptoms have emerged.

We look forward to a heart-healthy fall tennis season and to another successful tournament this year.