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Morgan Hill Junior Tennis Tournament Spring 2016:
May 2, 2016

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Sunday May 1st, the Morgan Hill Tennis Club held its annual junior tournament. Former Morgan Hill Tennis Club President Jon Mockabee and Club Pro Ken Marques were the coordinators of the tournament advertising to all local High Schools and middle schools. The tournament was a great success with having 11 boys and 6 girls all home grown players. It was a round robin style tournament where all players had the chance to face each other in their respected divisions. There were five rounds that consisted of playing 5 total games. The goal was to win as many games each round so at the end of the tournament you hopefully had more games won than any other participant. It was a battle and there were many players in the hunt when the final round had approached.
Satyan Patel the Sobrato High School number one singles player just edged Jordan Zimmer a former Bulldog, 19 games won to 18 to win flight one in the boys division. Alec Tang the Sobrato High number 2 singles player also just got by Shreyen Patel the Sobrato Bulldog number 3 singles player by one game 16-15. Alec Tang flight two winner, then went on to defeat Satyan Patel the flight one winner 3-2 in the finals of the tournament crowning him the 2016 MHTC Spring Boys Champion.
In the girls division there were just the six players so there was no need of a two flight battle. It was still a fight to the finish as Sylviann Nguyen the Sobrato Bulldogs number one singles player squeaked by Sobrato High number two singles player Ashley Whitaker 20 games to 17. Sylviann Nguyen was crowned 2016 MHTC Spring Girls Champion. A notable mention goes out to the 3rd place finisher Aubree Tomasetti , who was our youngest participant (13 yo) who won 14 games while facing all varsity players from Live Oak and Sobrato High Schools.
Champions and Finalists were awarded trophies and all participants were treated to a pizza party on behalf of the Morgan Hill Tennis Club. It was a great turn out and we are hoping to put one together in the fall.


                                       
 

The Great Tennis Flood of 2016:
April 13, 2016

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In March of 2016 we experienced some major rain storms. At one point a drainage pipe in community park broke impacting the tennis court storm drains. This resulted in flood water and mud accumulating on the courts 3-6. Thanks to the cooperative efforts of Morgan Hill city workers, who remedied the underlying problem with the drains and brought 4 pressure washers to clean the courts, AND MHTC members Kate Gillis and Helene Jepsen our courts were returned to playable condition. It should also be noted that it was Jon Mockabee's leadership that got and kept the city moving to fix this problem before more serious damage could occur. When you see Jon, Kate and Helene on the courts give them a pat on the back and express your gratitude for their commitment to our tennis community.
                                       
 

October 3rd Doubles Tournament:
Oct. 3, 2015

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A great time for our October Doubles Tournament, the weather was beautiful and perfect for playing tennis. Thanks to all that participated and congratulations to our Women Champions Andrea Mammen, Angela Tamboura, Men Champions Div. I Bharat Poria, Brad Leach, Men Champions Div II Mitch Priest, Chris Draycott. To our finalist Desiree Guy, Jeanne Ann Killam, Bret Hammon, Paul Knofler. That was the last of our Tournaments for 2015, check the website for 2016 tournament dates update.
                                       
 

More Awnings!!!:
Sept. 19, 2015
Thanks to all that volunteered! From Left to Right, Julie Watanabe, Kevin Turner, Chris Messmer, Norm Meritt, Jon & Kellee Mockabee, Claudio Ortiz, not in picture Tony Bontempi, Andres Daza, and Shirley Takenaka (for researching/purchase). It was hot, but we got a good photo op! Andres took the picture and Tony had to go to a match. Court 7 & 8, 4 & 5 with bench/awning combo.
                                       
 

MHTC Annual Party:
Sept. 12, 2015

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Our Annual Party was was an event you don't want to miss in the future. We had wine, cocktails, and delicious BBQ for everyone that attended. Thank you to all that shared the evening with us, to our site host the Van Cleave's, and the club officers for their time. We hope to see everyone next year, but our year is not over. Check your emails for our Fall and Winter Friday Nite Tennis.
                                       
 

MHTC Annual Club Banquet:
Aug. 31, 2015
Don't miss out on our Fantastic Morgan Hill Tennis Party Saturday September 12th. Cost: $30 per person Cocktails start at 5:30pm Beer, Wine, Margaritas, soft drinks, Southern slow Cooked BBQ., Live Music, Dancing, gifts, and more. Invite your tennis friends Sign up today: Pay in advance If you are a member: go online to our Website, click Upcoming Event , to signup and pay online. If you are not a member: Please send check to MHTC at P.O.Box 926, Morgan Hill, 95038 Party located at Jackson Oaks Club House 3490 Oak Hill Court off of East Dunne ave. Any questions contact Jon Mockabee 408-314-8324 email President@MHtennis.com or Eileen Bontempi at WomenVP@MHtennis.com
                                       
 

USTA Clinic by MHTC:
Aug. 16, 2015
A perfect day for a Sunday morning clinic for the ladies of Morgan Hill. MHTC Club Pro, Kenny Marques coached the ladies through some drills and provided strategy through some games.
                                       
 

Awnings! in the House:
July 5, 2015
Hot of the Press! Hi all… Jon, Kellee, Andres and I put up the awnings last night. They look great… Bob
                                       
 

"Almost Summer" Men's and Women's Doubles Tournament:
May 24, 2015

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Members enjoyed another great M.H.T.C. tournament at the "Almost Summer" Men's and Women's Doubles Tournament on May 16th. The competition was intense and the teams were evenly matched which made for some fun spiel at the BBQ. The full draw included some new members and players from age 20 to 70! Thanks to Eileen and Tony Bontempi for organizing the event and Carol Ferri and Jon Mockabee for helping out. Lovely prizes were won by the following: Mens 3.5: 1st Chris Draycott and So Van Ngo 2nd Mitch Priest and Nick Matsumoto Women's 3.5: 1st Desiree Guy and Kate Gillis 2nd Ann and Emily Barham Mens 4.0: 1st Mark Wangness and Harold Fite 2nd William Van Cleave and Norm Meritt
                                       
 

2015 Juniors Tournament:
April 25, 2015

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We had a full roster with more players that had to be turned away for our annual Juniors Tournament, set for April 25th. And then it rained Friday night/early Saturday morning! Since the courts are usually full with USTA league play, rescheduling was not really an option. So out came the blowers, brooms, squeegees, and towels, towels, towels. About an hour and a half spent drying courts paid off, and the tournament went on as planned. Huge thanks to the players who showed up extra early to help me out: Josh Hernandez, Tom Madruga & Jesus Valesquez (all from Christopher High), you were the bomb, complete with music to keep us going. Thanks also to the other players and their parents who pitched in once they arrived, and the Bontempis who helped turn the corner with Tony on the blower and Eileen with more towels. In the guys' lineup we had 6 players in varsity, with Josh Hernandez once again coming out on top with Jason Rhodes (Sobrato) coming in second. In JV we had 5 players with Owen Fry (Oakwood) in first place and Austin Hoang (Martin Murphy MS) taking second. San Benito High sent a contingent of 7 varsity gals who we split into a 3-person singles and a 4-person doubles round robin. Jessica Kirschmann and Megan Hurley came in 1st and 2nd in singles; Madison Triolo and Vivian Hernandez 1st and 2nd in doubles. A good time and pizza were had by all. (Thanks again to Eileen Bontempi for pulling snacks and pizza together for us.) Great to see these young players developing their game!
                                       
 

2015 Mixed Mixer Tournament:
March 21, 2015
We had perfect weather, cool temperature with a high cloud cover, on Saturday morning, March 21st for our first Club tournament of the year, the Mixed-Mixer Round Robin. The tournament was well attended with 24 players participating. It was great to meet so many new club players. The tournament consisted of three flights: 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 where players had changed partners every round. Since the 4.0 flight was heavy with men, they guys were able to play a “gentleman’s” round with women partners, and a “rip it” round consisting of all guys. The balls were flying on court 2! The tennis playing was followed by a delicious, healthy, and splendid Salad Bar luncheon, provided by Kellee Mockabee. The luncheon included grilled chicken, tri-tip and many veggie choices. Howard Watanabe our “grill master” was also busy cooking up juicy hamburgers. Wine, beer, and a variety of desserts were included for the bargain price of $20. Great way to welcome Spring! Here are the winners: 4.0 Flight: Men's: Robert Pitts 4.0 Flight: Women's: Lynda Zhang 3.5 Flight: Men's: Rodrigo Alonso 3.5 Flight: Women's: Jeanne Killam 3.0 Flight: Men's: Amir Solimani 3.0 Flight: Women's: Rosemary Resta Thanks to Brian Shiroyama for helping with the set up. Thanks to all the players who helped break down the tents. Our next tournament will take place on May 16th. It will be a Women’s/Men’s Doubles Tourney. Please save the date. Thanks again for your participation in our club tournament.