Recap: June Team Tennis and Skewer This! Social

July 22, 2010 11:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

TOURNAMENT

Way back in mid-June, I returned from Hawaii to chilly Bay Area temperatures (and strangely enough it is nippy again now in mid-July) but the weather heated up admirably for the weekend for RSTC’s Team Tennis with a Twist Tournament.  Tournament Organizer Irene Muzio ran the tournament with help from Tom Salles providing the vital refreshments and Michael Garb providing the equally vital tennis balls.

 

Twisted Minds, Twisted Medusas, Twisted Olives, and Twisted Oaks did battle on the courts.  We had many new players joining us for the first time: Gavin Thompson, Jan & Bob Porter, Kevin Yates, Holly Roslow and Gary Schaezlein.  Welcome to all of you and we hope you enjoyed your first RSTC tournament.

 

The Twisted Medusas, captained by Ruth Waters, and Twisted Oaks, captained by Kathy Miles, tied for first place with 73 games won over 9 rounds.  Barb’s Twisted Minds came in second with 63 games.  Irene Muzio captained the valiant Twisted Olives to an honorable mention at 56 games.

 

Jennifer and Shane Dickinson put together cute prizes of gift certificates for Peet’s Coffee with a postcard of Lombard St. in San Francisco (the famous twisty street in the City.  SF expert tour guide Kristian says it is not actually the twistiest though.)  We drew straws to determine the 7 players to get prizes.

 

Court photographer Bob Brodersen used a new-found feature of his digital camera to take extremely rapid series of photos and put the results – sort of a stop-motion photography -- onto the TV screen at the social.  You could watch your form in excruciating detail throughout your stroke!  Photos were viewed at the social.

 

EAT LAUGH LOVE

The social theme was Skewer This! and held at the home of Judy and Michael Garb.  Appetizing skewers of shrimp, ham & cream cheese, tomatoes and cheese, etc. were followed by beef and vegetarian shish ka-bobs for dinner.  Dessert was strawberry shortcake on a stick, gourmet chocolate dipped marshmallows on a stick, and Hagen Daz Ice Cream Bars on popsicle sticks.   More deliciousness than you can shake a stick at!

 

Social photographer Kevin Yates wielded an impressive camera.  We’ll post the photos when we get them.  Clean up crew members were Ruth Waters, Erwin Seibel, Kristian Nergaard, Kathy Miles, Smita & Sundar Venkateswaran, and Jan Porter.  They left the Garbs house squeaky clean.

 

ON THE CALENDAR

Coming up next on the RSTC Calendar is the Mixed Scramble Tournament on July 24.

 

In August, we will have our fabulous BBQ Tournament with yummy barbecued meats from Armadillo Willy’s.

 

Pajaro Dunes is in September.

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