Tennis Committee: Bryan Welsh
Fall is in the air. Hope you are capitalizing on the last few weeks of the long days.
The 2018 Calcutta has just wrapped up, and we all had a great weekend. Dinner on Friday, September 7th
, was a packed house for La Tapatia Mexican food and the Team Draw event. Marty Funk was the Emcee this year (his first time at this) and did a fine job. This year's theme was SURVIVOR. A big thank you goes out to Angela Kwan and her committee for a nice evening. The Men’s and Women’s teams were drawn randomly, and we had a total of 66 participants. Congratulations to Christina Ching’s “Blue Bikal Breakers” team (Angie Kwan, Teri Gregory, Lexi Slavet, Delyn Simons and Carey Welsh) for winning the Women’s Calcutta. On the Men’s side, Dan Mulready’s “Green Goshen Gamers,” (Mike Shaffer, Jeff Tsu, Bob Wren, Dan McGee, and Rich Schoustra) took the top honors. Many thanks to the Tennis Committee for helping out: Steve Brooks, Amy Grenier, Sheila Druskin, Gene Trainor, and Duncan Grenier, plus Lona, Loel and Tony as well. Good team tennis and good times – can’t wait for next year.
I would like to announce the formation of the first annual Betty Cookson PTC Women’s Doubles Championship. This will be the Club Championship for Women’s Doubles. Match play is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th
, with Finals on the morning of Sunday, October 14th
. This tournament has the potential to be a great new tradition for the club, similar to the men’s van Dillen Tournament. We are honored to name it after Betty Cookson for her accomplishments and contributions to tennis, both at PTC and at the national level. Betty, at 95 years young, remains an active PTC member and is a nationally recognized, highly decorated player. Among her many accomplishments; Betty is a National Gold Slam Champion (1992), a member of the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame, has been recognized with the PTC Award twice (1992, 2003), and is the recipient of the USTA National Service Award. The tournament planning committee is hard at work on the details for this new event – divisions, a perpetual trophy, winner’s trophies, logo, swag, and of course a party – so stay tuned for more info. Gather your doubles partner and look for a sign-up sheet soon. Ladies, we will be needing some help, so if you’d like to be part of the inaugural Cookson committee, please contact Bryan Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Sheila Higgins Druskin at email@example.com
PTC has the following USTA teams registered for the next season which starts on September 17th: Combo Doubles: Women’s 6.5, 7.5 & 8.5. Men’s 7.5 & 9.5. Mixed 40+: 7.0, 8.0 & 9.0. Consider getting involved and join once of these fine teams.
Social Committee: Angie Kwan-Crawford
"Hot August Nights" was our last Twilight Tennis of the summer. Linda Pene Nagare is quite the party organizer who was able to bring her 4.0 team of players to the courts and rally some great fun. Special thanks to her co-chairpersons: Kim Cresci and Ken March. The party featured an over the top job by Dennis Mayer on the "Golden Cadillac" picture over the bar. It wouldn't be a Twilight Tennis without our own DJ, Jeff Tateosian. Thank you to the pie crew: Debbie Bakhtiari, Patty Rossi, Sheila Druskin, Anne Giannini, Laura Hesslegren, Natalie Vasiliev, Olive Ebert, Kris Willig, Cris Manger, Debbie Oldham, Marisa Wachhorst, Jenny Smith, Meaghan Schaefer, Steve Benvenuto and Gordon Nagare. The BBQ was delicious as always, and we would like to thank chefs Jim Fregosi, Jeff Tsu, Gene Trainer and David Armstrong. If you missed it, we had some spectacular wheels on sight at PTC. Also, thank you to Karl Bakhtiari, Rob Adams, Ken March, Tom Blumberg and Kim Cresci for sharing your classic pristine cars. Thank you all for making our last Twilight of the summer so incredibly special. And I would like to thank all the USTA teams who participated in Twilight Tennis. It truly was a great summer of fun.
Late Correction: I would like to send out a belated thank you to Scott With for his help tending bar during our Spring Fling Mixer back in April. Thanks for your help, and your smile is priceless.
Finally, save the date for our annual PTC Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Our club is celebrating 85 years. Plan on joining us for this special occasion.
Membership Committee: Sheila Druskin
Please help me welcome our New Member Families to PTC:
Sharon Safrin and Daniel Polite.
Jamie and Christina Funk (Caitlyn ‘12, Conor ’14).
Peter and Joanie Schlampp (Isabel ‘07, August ‘11).
Tom & Gladys Callan
Todd & Patricia Foster
Transferred to Associate Member
Dick & Deanna Foster