Spring Is In The Air! The 2017 Tennis Spring Opener was held on Saturday, April 29 on a warm, beautiful evening. There were over 250 people in attendance as they enjoyed tennis games and activities for both adults and youth, exhibition tennis matches, a pickleball demonstration, All American grilled hamburgers and hotdogs and more.
Congratulations to Don Love, the winner of the 2016 Sportsperson of the Year. This is an award that is given every year to a Woodlake tennis member who has gone above and beyond to promote and grow the tennis program in the Woodlake community.
The Woodlake Tennis Department would like to thank the WTA, our WTA sponsors and the Woodlake employees who contributed so much to make this event a success.
We would also like to extend a very special Thank You to all of the following individuals who were instrumental in the execution of the Tennis Opener. We could not have done this without you.
- The WTA Board for the outstanding raffle prizes
- Jen Stoltz and Meaco Coffey for decorations
- Karen Geczi, Ginny Patterson and Mary Estes for helping with the set up
- Brad Glen and John Angelino for assisting with the games and activities
- Hailey and Logan Glen, Tanner Allison, Casey Coffey and Jordan wise, our ball kids
- Swift Creek Beach Concessions for the great food.
- DJ Nick for the music to set the scene
- Chase Bernstine, Ryan Bernstine, Ryan Radke and our very own Brad Glen for playing in our exhibition tennis match
- Alan Renkin, our chair umpire for the exhibition tennis matches
The winners of the great raffle prizes provided by our USTA and Suburban tennis teams are:
- Sarah Friedman—Gardening Basket
- Kelly Glen—Lottery Ticket Basket
- Brook Teefey—Dog Supplies Basket
- Vince Henry—Movie Night Basket
- Dorota Kawka—Outback Gift Basket
Check out all of the great photos from this fun filled evening HERE!