October 22nd, 2015
51 Players at Masters Tennis Social in Viera, Fla.
Fifty-one participants played short-court tennis at the USTA Florida Masters Tennis Social on Oct. 17, 2015 at Heritage Isles in Viera, Fla.
Event organizer Barbara Wong oversaw play with the theme “The Mimosas” vs. “The Mojitos” in the Masters Tennis format on 60-foot courts using the orange ball.
Masters Tennis shortens the court from 78 feet to 60 feet, and utilizes the “orange” lower-compression tennis ball that is easier to control and easier on joints. Participants can use shorter racquets that are also easier to master, or their own conventional-size racquets.
The event included an exhibition where players utilized the Fast 4 format. Participants received goody bags, and the event ended with a sit-down lunch provided by the Bistro.
“During lunch, awards were presented to winners of the 2015 Masters Tennis Summer Round Robin tournament,” Wong said. “First place went to Lois Jaffe, second place to Al Denecour, and third place to JoAnne Post.”
USTA Florida Masters Tennis Coordinator Christine Murphy announced that JoAnne Post has accepted the volunteer position of Masters Tennis ambassador for Heritage Isle, and will be attending the USTA Florida Masters Tennis Ambassador Training during the USTA Florida Annual Meeting and Volunteer Weekend in November in Orlando.
At the end of the social, players signed up for the weekly Masters Tennis Coaching Clinic at Heritage Isles.
For more information on Masters Tennis go to www.ustaflorida.com/masterstennis.