The club's summer Round Robin Mixers were held the weekend of June 23-24. This was our first time splitting the upper and lower divisions across two days, so that more members could have an opportunity to compete. We ended up with 36 players in the lower division, and 48 players in the upper division.
Due to the new format, we were able to take the top 4 players by points, rather than just the top 2. This gave players who were not undefeated a chance of reaching the final, making play more competitive for the duration of the 6 rounds. We ended up with two exciting finals matches:
First place: Norm Readdy & John Sharpe
Second place: Jim Kiley & Mike Kelly
First place: Lee Swayne & Amy Papenfuss
Second place: Ed Musgrave & Barbara Treichak
In addition to the tournament, the club held a raffle each day with proceeds benefiting the benefit the Gene Ahner Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to qualifying families, allowing their kids to participate in programs offered through the Sunrise Recreation and Park District. The prize for each raffle was a Champion 2.0 graphite paddle and 3 Dura-Fast balls. Allison Campbell and Mike Kelly were the lucky winners, while the club managed to raise $490 for the scholarship fund! THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the raffle and contributed to this very worthy cause.
The SPC board has voted to split the cost of court resurfacing/repainting with the park district. All six existing courts will be resurfaced, and the large crack running through courts 2 & 5 will be repaired. The park district hopes to do this some time in April. The SPC board also voted to replace the stolen windscreen by the Challenge Court. The park believes that the person responsible for taking the previous windscreen was caught.
If you have recently joined the club, or did not purchase a club shirt last year, we are planning on placing a re-order as soon as we have at least 20 interested members (we are getting close). The member price for a club shirt is just $20.
If you would like to order a shirt, please contact us and let us know which gender and size.
Payment for the shirts (cash or check) will be collected upon delivery.