Hello, Tennis Family,

The first annual Leisure World Veteran’s Classic Tennis Tournament is just around the corner!  It will be held from Nov. 5-12 at Leisure World.  It is a men’s and women’s doubles tournament dedicated to honoring our esteemed veterans.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Wounded Warriors Project.  Mesa Regal/Val Vista have 14 teams entered.  Some of our players have the opportunity to partner with players from other EVSTL parks, as well, in an effort to include as many folks as possible. The schedule of play for Saturday and Sunday is listed below.  I will send an email update each evening with the results of that day’s matches and the next day’s schedule of play. I think I’ll need a pay raise and some “happy pills” at the end of this week’s reporting.

Leisure World is located at 908 Power Rd, Mesa, 85206.  Ample seating with cushions is provided, both shaded and sunny.  Restrooms are located nearby.  Food and beverages will be offered for sale.

On Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, Leisure World will hold a grand celebration that includes food trucks, BYOB, music, a special program, and fireworks.

Players, please review this schedule and let me know by email or phone if you see any information that is incorrect. I will send out corrections as needed.

The website information, schedules, draws, and match results can be found at this link: Veterans Classic (lwtcveteransclassic.com).


      9:30  Harold Patterson/Darryl Walls  4.0M  Ct. 3
    11:00  Wayne Krausnick/Dick Thompson  75+  Ct. 6
    12:30  Linda Bell (LW)/Sandra Dymock  2.5W  Ct. 8
                Clayton Peterson/Jeff Williams (SVE)  4.0M  Ct. 3


      8:00  Ernie Ambrosi (VDO) /Ron Hoolsema  3.0M  Ct. 7
                 Ken Borle/Michael Schleeter (SSV) 3.5M  Ct. 4
                 Wilma Ambrosi (VDO)/Sandy Howard  3.5W  Ct. 8
      9:30  Rob Hazelaar/Roger Smolnicky  2.5M  Ct. 5
    12:30  Rick Ford/Steve Stairs  3.5M  Ct. 4
                 Bill Diedrich/John Shostak (LW)  75+ Ct. 6
      2:00  Randy Law/Rob Platford  3.5M  Ct. 4

Teams playing later in the week include:

    Mon    9:30  Joanne Knott (MV)/Louise Lachance  2.0W  Ct. 6
    Mon  12:30  Terry Frances/John Jurzyneic  1.5M    Ct. 4
    Tues   8:00  Adele Hutchison/Joan Withers (VO)  3.5W   Ct. 8

The MRTC members have been very good about supporting our teams with cheering fans in the stands!  Look over the schedule and plan to come out and enjoy some great tennis.

Respectfully submitted,

Margie Crofoot, court reporter



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