Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Timmons Swan Song? - Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fifteen players made it to the courts today. Before we got started, the squeegee squad, led by Spidy and Stevie Wonder removed most of the puddles and the 'elements' took care of the rest. Remember: there will be no more discussion about the conditions that have prevailed since mid April. Suffice it to say that as we played drips and drops were deposited on the courts and the splashes didn't come from the sky.

Players: Bob T, Bob H, Mike, Steve, Ralph, Peter, Gary A, Ray, Jan, Anne, Joanie, Johnny, Carol, Sharon and Ron.

We played hard an long, and many fine games were duly recorded in the record books. Highlight for some: Mr. Wonder and Rambo challenged Jan and yours truly to a final game as the rest of the players were re-hydrating. Jan commented in a most friendly way that out team was going to boot Steve's team in the rear - or, it was a statement something like that. Stevie made a gentlemanly retort suggesting that they would beat us handily and the game commenced with much attention from the remaining spectators. Jan's team pulled out all the stops and played brilliantly, garnering applause from the fans and overwhelming Steve's team with exquisite gazelle-like moves. Unfortunately, the sweet moves did not result any points so Steve and Rambo went on the edge their opponents 11-0.

Several of our players have checked out the Gowers' improvements during the re-surfacing process. Now, the proof is in the pudding. Because, we'll start playing there this coming Friday and you will be advised accordingly. Shade will be at a premium anytime after 6:00AM and before 8:00PM. There is a tree just outside the court entrance. So, some may cluster under it like range cattle - but, I doubt it. Any one with a solar phobia might want to consider bringing some sort of personal shade providing device (PSPD) like an umbrella or a wide-brimmed hat. We UPers are a tough lot, so we'll figure it out. Spike

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