Fort Lauderdale Grandes Dames; ITF Grade 1; USTA Super Cat 2, Thursday

The second of a series of four “Grandes Dames” Women’s tournaments is going on now in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and finishes Sunday. This year, in addition to USTA members earning […]

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Les Grandes Dames Palm Beach Gardens Cat II/ITF Grade I Finished with a Blast of Air

Fort Lauderdale, FL I’ll start today’s blog by wishing my dad a happy 94th birthday. He’s a tennis player and when I called to wish him a happy birthday he […]

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Kraujina, Klitch, Novack, Weber Win Singles Titles Saturday

Kristin Kraujina of Florida won the 30 singles on a sunny, breezy Saturday. Kraujina lives in a town called Sunny Isles Beach, which sounds awfully pleasant! She won the four […]

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Palm Beach Gardens Friday, Sun & Smashes

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida It was another sunny 70s day in Palm Beach Gardens today, pretty much perfect for tennis. I played Kim Dean, whom I’d not played before. She’s […]

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McDonald, Nichols, Carter & Weber Win Singles at Joanne Russell Cup Sunday

Naples, Florida, 2/19/17 Kris McDonald won the 50s at the Russell Cup Category II today, but not before dropping the first set 60! She rebounded nicely though to win the […]

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Finals Set for Sunday in 50/60/70 Singles; Wargo Wins 40 Singles; Joanne Russell Cup

Saturday was another gorgeous day in Naples, warm and humid but neither windy nor overly hot (temperature about 80). I played singles at 12:15 against Frances O’Sullivan. I played well […]

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Joanne Russell Cup: Russell Makes Successful Tournament Debut on Friday

There was much to be happy about on Friday: lots of tennis, wonderful weather and a big and happy crowd for Joanne Russell’s first match in the tournament named for […]

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Manning, Nichols, McColskey & Anderson Win Singles Titles Sunday at Crawford Cup

Sunday was a beautiful day to play tennis, albeit a bit warm for Northerners, as temperatures flirted with 80 and the humidity increased. All the singles started at 9am. I […]

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Crawford Cup Saturday: Injuries Plague 55s; Wendy McColskey Impresses in 65s Debut; All California 75s Final

There was a lot of great tennis, particularly in singles on another sunny, warm, gorgeous day in South Florida. With temperatures approaching 80, the play also heated up. Starting with […]

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BallenIsles Grandes Dames Starts Today: Note Parking Alert!

BallenIsles,  Palm Beach Gardens, Florida From Tournament Director Trish Faulkner: PARKING ALERT!! THIS YEAR YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARK AT THE SPORTS COMPLEX HOWEVER YOU MUST USE VALET PARKING […]

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Carter, Nichols Win Double Gold at Bocage; Smith/Weber Take 80s Doubles Crown

The match of the day wasn’t a main draw match, it was the quarterfinal loser’s consolation match between Leslie Murveit and Rita Giles in the 60s. Rita took the first […]

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DeVries Claims 80s Crown; Nichols/Karwasky & Carter/Wachob to Play Gold Friday

Dori DeVries of Reno claimed her first national title in the 80s (she turns 80 in December) when she beat two-time former world champion Inge Weber of Toronto, Canada 62 […]

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Crawford Cup Saturday: Great Tennis, Great Weather in Fort Lauderdale

Today was beautiful and not too windy, and there was a lot of good tennis of course! Link to all photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/111133686884013323699/CrawfordCup2016 Link to draws: http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170979#&&s=8Results0 Suella Steel was unseeded […]

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Crawford Cup Friday: Upsets, Tumbles and Tennis in the Wind

The tennis started early on a cool, breezy Friday. A cold front bringing cold weather and some rain improved the courts’ playability a lot, and the grounds crew did a […]

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BallenIsles Final Day:Brrr giving way to a California Blue Sky Day

The weather the final three days at BallenIsles was Friday; all day rain; Saturday: all day wind; Sunday; at very cold morning followed by a beautiful afternoon and a lot […]

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New Les Grandes Dames Category II Tournament in Clearwarter, Florida March 9-13, 2016

This tournament is new to the Category II Calendar. It is back after a year’s hiatus and is for women only, even age divisions. Click here for the website and […]

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Post Tournament Survey for USTA National Championships, Regional Closed and Category II Tournaments

Don’t forget to fill out the survey after your tournament so the USTA can help make the tournaments better! This link works for all tournaments. more info

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Carter, Barker Take Crawford Cup Titles Back to Charleston

The Crawford Cup finished today with decisive singles wins by Brenda Carter and Diane Barker. Carter beat Anne Guerrant (who took out top-seeded Kerry Young yesterday) 62 62 to regain […]

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