Chamisal: End Game; Elkhorn Slough; Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Sunday, Pebble Beach, CA Today I met up with Anna and Allen Zimmermann and did some sight seeing. But first, a tournament update: The women’s 55 consolation finished today and […]

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Chamisal Saturday: Unseeded Amanda Parson Siegel Wins 35 Singles; Top Seeded Diane Barker Cruises to 55 Singles Crown

Unseeded Amanda Parson Siegel dropped only a handful of games in winning her first national 35s crown. Siegel, from Henderson, NV, near Las Vegas  has a beautiful one handed backhand […]

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Yulia Bolotova, Julie Cass and Susan Wright Win Indoor Singles Crowns at Homewood

Yulia Bolotova won the 35s singles, finishing off a round robin draw that was riddled with defaults. Kristen Diehl finished second. Yulia and Kristen also won the doubles. We need […]

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Indoor Champions; Singles Final Saturday

Today again was a terrific day for indoor tennis. Here’s the temperature reading when I got out of my car this morning around 7:30:   Yes, that’s right, it was […]

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Tracy Houk Blog Thursday Morning; Surviving the Heat to Reach the Semis

Wednesday, May 14 Temperatures rose to high 90’s, and it definitely made a difference for me in my singles. I played Ellie Hammargren on Court 1. There was no breeze, […]

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Thursday in Homewood: Excellent Day to be Indoors

It was cold and wintry here today, in the low 40s and raining as I drove down to the courts to warm up. I was actually happy to be going […]

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Successful Start in Homewood; Chicago Air Woes Delay Players’ Arrival

Whatever you do, don’t follow Kathy Vick’s travel itinerary…ever! Kathy lives in Lubbock, Texas with her husband and dogs. She is the #3 seed here in the 55s and is […]

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Homewood, IL: Last Practice Day Before the Indoors

The Indoors begins tomorrow here in Homewood (outside Chicago and only a dozen miles from the Indiana border). Susan and I practiced at the crack of dawn…ok 11 am, but […]

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Indoor Practicing

It’s dark indoors, even on a sunny day! Actually, especially on a sunny day. I hit at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club today indoors with one of the pros first, John, […]

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Homewood Indoors and La Jolla Hard Courts Preview

There are two Category I Championships this week: The USTA National Women’s Hard Courts in La Jolla CA for the 50/60/70/80/90 age divisions (Click here for the link during the […]

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