Lochwood Tennis Courts 5-8 will be resurfaced from October 8 to October 22. When wanting to play, don't forget we have two courts at Highlands also.
Lochmere will be forming a 3.0/3.5 level Mixed Team to participate in the Winter World Team Tennis leagues. We are in need of 5 ladies and 5 men. Games are played on Saturday afternoons during the winter months.
While there are many organized clinics for adults at all levels, Lochmere also has a Tennis Ball Machine which is available for members only. The rental cost is $125 per year for Family usage or $75 per year for Singles usage. Memberships must be purchased at the Lochmere Main Office at 502 Lochmere Drive.
Lochwood Court #4 is the designated court for the tennis ball machine. There is an electric outlet available adjacent to the court. Tennis ball machine reservations and usage are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The 7th annual Dave Polvino Heart-Health Awareness Doubles Tennis Event hosted by Lochmere will be bigger than ever, including not only the traditional men’s doubles tournament and mixed doubles social/potluck dinner (with a presentation on heart-health) on the weekend, but for the second year in a row a separate women’s doubles tournament will be held earlier in the week.
This year's event is being organized by Rick Ballou, Pam Gilbert, David Outlaw, Debbie Polvino, and Bill Wisdom
Save the Dates
The Dave Polvino Tennis Event has grown and changed over the years, but its mission remains the same:
Tournament Changes for 2018 – Proceeds and Donations Towards A New Charity
Due to the success of last year’s event, no significant changes are planned for the format of this year’s men’s tournament. However, instead of going to the American Heart Association, all entry fees and donations in 2018 will go to the WakeMed Cardiac Rehab Center located in Suite 220 at 300 Asheville Avenue just by the WakeMed Cary campus.
The reason for switching is to allow us to aide a local organization where we can see more immediate and tangible benefits from our efforts. The proceeds and donations will be used to upgrade rehab equipment and the facilities in general. Hopefully, all of us will remain heart healthy and never have to utilize the center to recover from a heart issue. But if anyone should, we will all be able to take comfort in knowing the tournament helped improve the center’s facilities.
Key Tournament Features
The potluck dinner/mixed doubles social will also retain the same format as in years past, including a presentation and materials on heart-health.
So please reserve the above dates for this year’s series of events which will be bigger and better than ever. As usual it all promises to be a lot of fun, and your participation goes towards a great cause.
Reminder emails will go out in a few weeks with all the details and to formally request tournament entries on both the men’s and women’s sides. An email will go out two weeks prior to the event finalizing the tournament pairings. A final email will request RSVP’s from all those who will be attending the social and informal mixed doubles.
In the meantime, we look forward to pleasant tennis weather for this year’s event and to a heart-healthy future for everyone.
P.S. Remember to Get Your Annual Physical
If you haven’t already, why not go ahead and schedule your annual physical for some time before the tournament? And while you’re there, ask your doctor if a coronary calcium scan would be right for you. If you have already been identified as moderate risk for heart disease or if you have a family history, this simple procedure can catch early signs of artery plaque well before symptoms have emerged.
|Wed Oct 31 @11:00AM - 01:00PM |
Hauntingly Good Time Annual Lochmere Tennis Ladies Round-Robin & Social
|Sat Nov 17 @12:00PM - |
7th Annual Dave Polvino Heart-Health Awareness Doubles Tennis Tournament
|Fri Dec 14 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM |
Annual Ladies Tennis Holiday Jingle Bell Round Robin & Cookie Exchange