It was another early start today in Ulm, Germany. Susan Wright and I had 9am matches, so we left at 7:30. We had a half hour warm up then played […]
Sunday August 19, 2018, Ulm, Germany Susan Wright, Robin Harris and I took Pat Purcell to the bus station for her 7am bus, and the start of a very long […]
Today, Saturday we had the day off from tennis and since it was Pat Purcell’s last day in Germany, she planned the day…mostly. We started with Robin, Pat and I […]
USA won the men’s 60, Von Cramm Cup, on a long, grinding day in Neu-Ulm Germany Friday. The team had to finish a doubles match started on Thursday (suspended due […]
The USA Women’s 50 had a terrific win versus France today. Jenny Klitch got the team off to a positive start with a 75 60 win at #2 singles (against […]
The USA Alice Marble Cup team concluded round robin play by beating Argentina 2/1 behind strong singles performances of Susan Wright (winning 61 60 at #2) and Diane Barker (60 […]
Today, Monday, all of the USA teams were off, after a successful opening day Sunday for all six USA teams. We were planning on practicing at 3pm till Diane contacted […]
The USA Women’s 60 team (Diane Barker, Susan Wright, Carolyn Nichols, Captain, and Pat Purcell) are seeded #1 in the ITF World Team Championships in Ulm, Germany. Australia is #2, […]
Today Jenny Cerff and I had a plan (well I had a plan) to go to Düsseldorf, walk the full length of the Konigsallee and then go to the Rhine […]
It was a perfect day for tennis today. It was in the 70s, slightly overcast and calm. Jenny Cerff warmed me up and Lyn Mortimer and I started play around […]
Thursday began with Thunder (donner) and lightning (blitzen) followed by scattered showers The courts got wet at the club but many people worked hard to dry them off, mostly by […]
Today, Wednesday (Mittwoch in German), I played my quarterfinal match against Sabine Robertz, a German player who lives about an hour from the tournament site. She is a quick, steady […]
Today was another warm, sunny day in Essen, and I finally played my first match. I played Eldeltraut Horstmann from Germany, a steady, quick lefty. However, she didn’t take any […]
After a day off , Jenny Cerff and I hit the practice court today for a final tune-up before the tournament. We had a solid practice. It was another warm […]
It was a mellow sunny Sunday in Essen today. The calm before the tournament.
Early practice and a trip to Dusseldorf and the Koningsallee.
Jenny Cerff and I had a good practice this morning at the ETUF club. The weather has been quite nice, with highs in the low 80s and lows in the […]
Quick post before I try to get some jet lagged sleep here… I arrived yesterday into Dusseldorf, Germany (via Frankfurt, from San Diego). My flight was on time to Germany. […]
The 2018 USA Senior Cup Teams have been announced. This page will have links to Cup draws, links to daily blog posts, links to the individual draws once posted, links to photos and more. The Cups take place in Ulm-Neu Ulm Germany August 12-17 and the individual world seniors championships will take place the following week August 18-25 at the same location.
Seniors will play in Ulm/Neu-Ulm Germany in August. Applications are closed, list of applicants is now posted. Teams will be announced on or before April 1, 2018.
Today, Friday, was finals day in Baden Baden for several divisions. Our final pitted World #1 Lyn Mortimer from Australia against World #2 (me) from USA. We were scheduled for […]
Today was a beautiful day in Baden Baden, temperatures in the mid to upper 70s, light breeze and no chance of rain. It’s so beautiful here when it is sunny, […]
Today, Wednesday, I played my first round match in Baden Baden. I warmed up well with Carole DeBruin again. We got to the courts at 10 just as it started […]
Rain is a pain when you are trying to play tennis, but I guess that’s why it’s so pretty and green here in Germany. I did get in a hit […]
I was in London last night but only near the airport. I didn’t know about the attack till I was already in Germany. I really feel for London, but the […]