May 4th, 2016

Tampa Tennis Blog: ‘Love-Fore’ Helps Education at Countryside; More

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‘Love-Fore’ Charity Raises Funds for Pinellas Education

Countryside Country Club hosted its 32nd Annual Love-Fore Charity Tennis Tournament to benefit the Pinellas County Education Foundation. Monies were directed to help provide college funding to Pinellas high school graduates in need of financial assistance.

It was a full day for the 40 players who were divided into five teams and enjoyed five rounds of mixed doubles and gender-specific doubles competition, treated to Continental breakfast, lunch, a one-point tournament contest and an evening awards dinner.

Scoring 73 points, the team captained by Jim Taddeo was declared the winner. Team members included Todd Nelson, Diane Flammer, Lori Glover, Emilyia Clark, Todd Doane, Darlene Curtis and John Noeske. Todd Doane also won the one-point tournament.


Pinellas’ Good Life Games Thrive, Players Qualify for State Tournament

GLG 90s

Tournament Director Wendall Walker with Good Life Games 90-94 singles runner-up Johnie Howard and champion Bob Meyerdierks

More than 90 players competed in last month’s 37th Pinellas County Senior Games, co-sponsored by the Good Life Games and the Suncoast Tennis Foundation, at the Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex in Clearwater.

Tournament directors were Walt Deal with the Good Life Games and Judy Foster and Wendall Walker with the Suncoast Tennis Foundation. Competition was held in men’s and women’s singles and doubles and in mixed doubles.

Age divisions included were 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89 and 90-94.

The top three finishers in each division were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals. The top five in each division qualified for the 2016 Florida Senior Games slated for December in Pinellas County with hopes of then advancing to the 2017 National Senior games to be held in Birmingham, Ala.

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East Lake Woodlands Hosts Charity Event in Late May


Registration is heating up for the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles for the May 28-30 Memorial Day Weekend Charity Tennis Tournament at East Lake Woodlands Country Club.

The 26th annual tournament includes competition in 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and open levels in men, women and mixed divisions.

Last year approximately 200 players participated in the three-day event.

FARA, Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, will benefit from the proceeds of the tournament, and its silent and live auctions and donations. Friedreich ataxia is a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder that affects about one in 50,000 people in the United States. FARA supports research that may improve the quality and length of life.

Online registration continues through May 25. For more info or to register click here.