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As the leaves start to fall, planning is underway for tennis activities surrounding the Dave Polvino Heart-Health Tournament.  This year’s events are being coordinated by Rick Ballou, Pam Gilbert, David Outlaw, Debbie Polvino, and Bill Wisdom. 

The Men's Tournament and Mixed Doubles Social as well as the addition this year of the Ladies' Tournament are a lot of fun and for a great cause, and this year's events promise to be better than ever.

The 6th annual Dave Polvino Heart-Health Awareness Men's Doubles Tournament Hosted by Lochmere will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 starting at 1:00 pm.

As in past years, the event will be a competitive Men's Doubles Tournament open to all Lochmere members as well as non-members who played tennis with Dave.  Just like last year, the four teams with the best records (most matches won, least games lost) after three preliminary round-robin matches will advance to the winner's bracket.  So a team with one loss is hypothetically capable of winning the tournament.

Since 3.0's and 3.5's have won every tournament to date, the handicap points will be slightly reduced this year to give 4.0 and 4.5 players a better opportunity to take home the Polvino cup.

The official men's tournament schedule is as follows:

  • Tournament Check-in and Warm-ups -- 1:00 to 1:30 PM
  • Tournament Round-Robin Play -- 1:30 to 4:15 PM
  • Tournament Semifinals -- 4:30 to 5:00 PM
  • Tournament Finals -- 5:00 to 5:30 PM
  • Tournament Awards, Prizes, and Wrap-up -- 5:30 to 6:00 PM

To enter the Men’s Tournament, simply email Rick Ballou at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   You can enter with a partner or as an individual, in which case you will be paired with someone else who enters individually.

For more detailed information on the tournament including format, entry fees, and the handicap system, please visit HERE.

The tournament will be preceded by some additional fun events:

On Wednesday, November 1, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Lochmere will be hosting the 1st Annual Dave Polvino Heart Awareness Ladies' Tournament. There is a $35 entry fee with $25 being a donation the Heart Association. Lunch and prizes are included. For more information and to sign up, please visit HERE.

On Friday, November 17, the Lochwood courts will be the site of a Potluck Dinner and Mixed Doubles Social.  All levels are welcome to play. For more information, please visit HERE.

In the event of rain, the Mixed Doubles Social will be cancelled, but the potluck dinner will be moved indoors to the Polvino residence.  The Men's Tournament will be deferred to the following day, Sunday, November 19, with the same afternoon schedule.  Please reserve Sunday afternoon as well, then, if you are interested in entering the men's event.

 But be sure to sign up now.  There are only 32 slots available.

So don’t delay .. once again PLEASE ..

  • Respond to Rick (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for the mens’ tournament
  • Sign-up HERE for the ladies tournament
  • Sign up HERE for the Mixed Doubles Social and Pot Luck Dinner

Fine-tune your game over the next seven weeks, and as always take good care of your heart.