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Serving the city of Morgan Hill and surrounding communities. Join us for local tournaments, USTA League play and just plain tennis fun.


July 2022 Newsletter

Hello members! 

I hope you're enjoying the summer!   One month until the US Open!  To those who are going, grab a T-shirt for our website dude, Edward Taylor, who's recovering from his "bionic knee" surgery.  As the "dog days" approach and the kids go back to school, here are a few club announcements:

*Court resurfacing is still going to happen but the city has a couple projects they'd like to accomplish first, so......hopefully soon!  With the ongoing drought, I'm hesitant to wash the courts but I'm planning on washing selected areas.  When I'm emptying the trashcans I notice liquid spills, so please don't put liquids in them.  Thanks!

*Good luck to the mens/womens teams up in Sac. for districts and sectionals next weekend.  For those going, please attend our MHTC Playoffs Party!  The next season of leagues are: A70+, M55+ and combo leagues.  Ask our club pro Kenneth if you need help finding a team.

*Our club founder Pravin is spearheading our next project; a concrete path/gate from court 1 to the shed and towards the new bathrooms.  Thanks Pravin!  Be sure to put your initials in the wet concrete!  We're also adding a shade structure between courts 4-5.

*The Mubadala Womens Pro tourney, formerly the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, starts tomorrow at San Jose State.  7 of the top 10 players are scheduled to play and next year the club is planning on a "MHTC Day" which will be very cool!

*The club membership dues are going to increase for 2023 to $60.....such a deal!  More info to follow regarding additional family, partial year etc.

The summer wind, came blowin in, from across the sea.  It lingered there to touch your hair and walk with me.  All summer long, we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand.  Two sweethearts and the summer wind.    

 

On behalf of the board, thank you for supporting the club and have a great summer!

 

Tony



Mixed Doubles Tournament Recap

We had 36 players (plus a few subs!) participate in our Mixed Doubles Tournament on June 26! Congratulations to our prize winners:

6.0 Division

1st - Tomomi A. & Anton A.

2nd - Rose & Phil M.

3rd - Farah H. & Octavio F.

7.0 Division

1st - Alex & Ivy N.

2nd - Theresse & Paul N.

3rd (3 teams tied) - Leo & Irene S, Irel & Lenka Q., Sachin & Aida C.

Also, special thank you to our volunteers who helped with food and setup/tear-down.  We hope to see you at our next event!



May 2022 Newsletter

Bonjour les members!  

I'm practicing my French in preparation for the red clay tourney, also known as Roland Garros.  Roland-garros as a pronoun means the French Open and the Stade Roland Garros is the tennis centre, constructed in Paris in the 1920s, named after a French fighter pilot.  Another tidbit of French info.; if you watch the movie Casablanca closely you can see Humphrey Bogart in a pair of Lacoste tennis shorts!

 

 

Our next tourney is June 26th., a mixed affair, so mark your calendars and find a fun partner.  

Congrats to the teams that made it to the post-season, captained by;  Luann Wiggenhorn, Virginia Depanah, So Ngo and both of Jewel "of the Nile" Knoflers teams. Also, to Paulie Nguyen and Kenneth Marques, whose mixed teams almost made it to nationals.  Happy anniversary to Kenneth's 7.0 mixed team, on their 'Gold Ball' win at nationals 20 years ago in Hawaii!  (he was called Kenny then!)

After my constant smoozing of city council members and the "quasi tangible, no market value, nonmonetary donation" to Chris Ghione, head of Parks/Rec., all 8 courts will be resurfaced in August!  Yea!  Except for our court scheduler Paulie.  Please be patient during this ~10 day project.  I've proposed changing the surface of courts 3-6....we'll see.

The MHTC will again have an entry in the 4th of July parade!  If we can just secure insurance, after last year's incident, for the float driver Rachel "lead foot" Banse!  Love ya V.P.!  There is limited space on the float but all members are encouraged to walk with us and, of course, wave.  More info. to follow regarding theme and attire.

There is a fundraiser for the Gilroy T.C., June 18th., at a private residence.  Help us support our sister club!  Sign ups for GTC members and non-members  on the GTC website. Check the GTC site for more info. or give me a call 408-529-2908.   

On behalf of our wonderful officers, enjoy this beautiful Cali weather and happy hitting!

Anthony Bontempi

 

 

 

 

 

 



February Newsletter

Hello Members!

I hope you're enjoying this great tennis playing weather, unfortunately at the expense of needed rain. Seems like spring to me!

First a few high points to note:

  •  Our first tournament of the year is April 10th., mens and womens dubs. More info. to follow, from our tourn. guys Ben and Paul!
  •  There is a battery powered blower in the tennis shed for captains to prepare for matches.
  •  On our website we have our CLUB BY-LAWS as well as our CAPTAIN'S GUIDELINES. Rachel Banse, our womens V.P., will be sending all present and future captains a copy. There are incentives for being a captain, such as a free membership, so check them out!
  •  The board is currently working with the parks/rec. commission and the city council regarding where in town to build pickle ball courts. It's a growing sport and you may run across players on the club courts, please be polite! With lessons, private tennis academies, parks/rec., USTA leagues and a growing popularity with the public, PLEASE be patient and respectful on our courts!
  •   Our main 2022 project will be to resurface all 8 courts.....we're gonna make the city an offer they can't refuse!

Lastly, on a sad note, one of our most spirited and funny members, Cliff Sayko, suddenly passed away recently. I remember 10 years ago, being asked by the board as mens V.P. to talk with him about some court exploits and with Cliff being, as my wife Eileen as president described, "Clifford the big red dog!" I was hesitant to say the least. But being the true gentleman he was, everything was cool.

The club would also like to send condolences to the family and friends of MHTC members Lee Casey and Barbara Kennedy. Both Barbara and Lee played in the early years of the Gilroy Tennis Club in the 1980's. Rest in peace.

On behalf of the board, thanks!

Tony Bontempi



September 2021 Mixed Doubles Tournament

We had 34 players participate in our Mixed Doubles Tournament.
Congrats to our Division Champions!
6.0 - Abbie Serano & Manoj Kandikar
7.0 - Ivy & Alex Nguyen
8.0 - Elaine Kwok & Ken Marques
Tournament photos can be seen by clicking the photo.



MHTC participates in July 4th Parade

For the second year in a row the club participated in the city's 4th of July parade. Thanks to Ken Marques for organizing this event.



MHTC Post Covid Tourney

The Club held its first tournament since the Covid lock-down. Pent-Up demand notwithstanding, it was a great success. Thanks to Paul, et al, for organizing this effort and including these pictures. If you missed this one, we look forward to seeing at our next event.
Congrats to our Tournament Champions: Samantha Zhang, Ivy Nguyen, George Panos, Scott Jen, Gilbert Dalit and Nanding Eusebio!



MHTC at Nationals

Our very own Abi Pena and Kaddie Feng-Ashley have qualified to compete in the 2021 NTRP 50+ Doubles Nationals in San Diego, CA on April 16-18, 2021. You may see Abi and Kaddie playing tennis often in Morgan Hill with the Monday, Wednesday, Friday Senior group at the Morgan Hill Tennis Center. Congratulations are in order and Good Luck at the Nationals to Abi and Kaddie! Thanks, Marjorie Moniz



Welcome to Our New Look



WashDay at the Courts



Covid-19 Updates



MHTC earns 2nd place in the USTA 18-45 Womens Team Singles 3.0 NorCal Championships



MHTennis W55+, 6.0 Team is Heading to Sectionals.



August Newsletter



They always talk about Three-peats. The Chicago Bulls did it twice, New York Yankess twice, as well as other legendary teams. Now the Morgan Hill Tennis Club has a Three-peat team too!!!



Morgan Hill Tennis Club earns 2nd place in the USTA 18-39 Team Singles Mens 4.5 Norcal Championships



Morgan Hill Lady's Combo at Districts



6.0 Ladies at Nationals



MHTC Last Tournament of 2018



Morgan Hill Women Heading to Sectionals



Mixed Doubles Tournament Results