Recap: vs. San Carlos Tennis Club

June 08, 2010 7:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

10 members of the Redwood Shores Tennis Club traveled to Arguello Courts on Saturday to meet a challenge from the San Carlos Tennis Club on their home turf.  SCTC welcomed us with smiles, Starbucks coffee, bagels, danishes, and yogurt.  After warm ups, we trooped out to the 4 courts (nice to have 4 courts in one setting!)  2 members of each team sat out each round which provided opportunity for interclub socializing


The first round was quite close, with only 2 games separating the clubs.  In the second round, RSTC surged ahead.  Both sides had great shotmakers and runners, making for long and spectacular points.  For example, our Tom hit an overhead at the net – a great putaway – but their Rick chased it down – barely.  Calona hit the ball crosscourt from the baseline to Jan who returned a low volley.  Tom poached the volley, but Rick ran it down again.  That one point probably lasted 15 strokes, with the momentum shifting constantly between the teams, and many of the shots being near-winners.


SCTC won that hard-fought point but RSTC won the match and eventually the tournament.


RSTC provided a delicious lunch of Green Salad, Pasta Salad, Chicken Salad Sandwiches on Raisin Bread, Chinese Chicken Salad, Chicken and Wild Rice Salad, Fruit Tart, Cookies, Wine, and Beer.  It was all delicious.


Thank you to our players for coming out, representing our club with generous line calls and good grace, bringing a delicious lunch, and bringing home the virtual trophy.  HUGE THANK YOU to Jan Enzone and the San Carlos Tennis Club for inviting us and hosting a fabulous friendly tournament.  We hope to see you again next year!

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