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COURTS OPEN 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

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REGULAR HOURS WEEKDAYS    7:00 am to 8:00 pm
                                     WEEKENDS    7:00 am to 7:00 pm
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TENNIS SHOES ONLY ON THE COURTS  -  NO RUNNING SHOES
                       NO CROSS TRAINERS - THANK YOU

When someone plays for one hour on the clay courts in cross trainers
or running shoe
s it takes 80 pounds of Har-Tru topping and 90 minutes
of skilled labor to repair the court. Every day someone comes to the courts
ready to play in shoes that are not suitable for these courts.
If you see someone playing in running shoes or cross trainers please bring
it to the attention of the Supervisor or gate person. If no one is at the gate
please bring it to the player's attention. It is in everyone's interest that the courts be protected and respected. Cross trainers and running shoes tear up and damage our precious courts. Thank you.
Glen Doyle
Supervisor

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In Memorium

 

                              

Paul Foley - Nov 14, 2014           Ed Leahy- Feb 12, 2015

Letter from Pauline   

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The new benches and platforms donated by WTA members

We still need another 10 benches to complete the upgrade
If you would like to donate a bench with your name or family name on it

contact us here.  Benches are $275 each including plaque

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MESSAGE FROM WTA PRESIDENT - Barry Fishman

The Mixed Doubles Tournament

July 25-26 

This one is in the books, with Sunday's action taking almost as long as a  Sunday night ESPN Sox/Yankees game, with action starting at 8:00 A.M. and wrapping up just after 5:30 P.M.
No need to crack open that box of Joe first thing this morning, not with Poppler/Poppler providing the sunrise buzz with their 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Sandro/Carme in a morning leftover re-heat of yesterday's quarter final play. After a quick drink of water, Poppler/Poppler took on Sordillo/Moretti, who brewed up their own "espresso" to the finals with a hard fought win over Poppler/Poppler.

In the other semi final bracket, Hamilton/Riley had an epic match with Carey/Mahoney. While serving notice to their opponents that no one carves up the clay better with a 6-1 first set win, Hamilton/Riley put up a gallant fight, but ended up losing a close one, dropping the last two sets to Carey/Mahoney 7-5, 6-4.
Tournament finals were played at 1:00 P.M. before a packed center court crowd under stifling humidity and ever increasing threatening clouds.  In the end, Sordillo/Moretti prevailed in a well played match by both teams, defeating Carey/Mahoney 7-5, 6-2, resulting in being named 2015 WTA Mixed Doubles Tournament Champions.
In consolation tournament semi-final action, B. Tilley/Zeamer defeated Dunn/Cicerano 6-3, 6-3. In the other semi-final bracket,  a veritable celebration of  athleticism by both teams, with Tilley/Wilson just getting by Levine/Taxe 4-6, 6-4 1-0 (10-8).
Later in the afternoon,  while there were some distant rumbles of thunder, center court was heavy with the scent of ozone from the crackling lightning coming from consolation finals play between the team of  B. Tilley/Zeamer taking on the duo of  Tilley/Wilson.  
Those that always forget to switch sides after the first six points of a tiebreaker would have had their head spinning with the teams turn-styling three times during a first set tie-breaker won by Tilley/Wilson 12-10 for the 7-6 early lead.
B. Tilley/Zeamer calmly responded with a second set 6-0 "refresher", and took care of business in the third set, 6-3, to firmly cement their claim as 2015 WTA Mixed Doubles Tournament Consolation Champions.
Congratulations to all of our participating friends; your flexibility, patience, good sportsmanship and tremendous skill all contributed in a making a fantastic tournament.
Looking forward to seeing you on the courts.

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Friday Round Robins for Adults

at 5:15 - 7:30 pm  SIGN UP HERE or at the courts
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SIGN UP HERE for Saturday MENS DOUBLES
(Tom's Group) 8:00 AM
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SIGN UP HERE for Saturday morning  LADIES DOUBLES
(Christine's Group) 8:15AM

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Singles Ladder SIGN UP HERE

Sept 12-13 & 19-20 The Winchester Town Championship Tournament

WTA projects accomplished in 2014

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Resident Adult Season Pass $165
Non-resident Adult Pass $265

available at the Recreation Dept
263 Main Street. Winchester
or on line
or at the courts from the Supervisor
when courts are open
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TENNIS LESSONS AT PACKER-ELLIS COURTS    

for youths to adult - beginners to advanced - all ages - all levels

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