Since my last article, I have left my position at Windemere Racquet
and Swim Club and am now teaching at the University of Houston at
Clear Lake. What a beautiful and quiet setting for tennis it is.
I started teaching at Windemere four years ago, at about the same time that I started
writing for Tennis Server. Instead of my usual tennis tip, this month's column will serve up some area highlights during that period:
It has been a great experience to know these young people and see them develop both their on-court tennis games and as individuals off the court. I would also like to thank all my friends at Windemere Racquet and Swim Club
for their support over the past four years and extend my congratulations to
Brad Flesher for accepting the Windemere Head Professional position.
- Adam Stone at Clear Lake High School qualified for the Super Championship Division in
the Boy's 16 Singles at San Antonio.
- Jennifer Jassawalla at Clear Lake High School was invited to play Excellence (the top
players in the state in the Girl's 16 Division).
- Brent Massey of Brookside placed 1st Boy's Singles eighth grade
- Thomas Atwater of Space Center placed 2nd Boy's Singles eighth grade
- Charlie Jones of Seabrook placed 3rd Boy's Singles eighth grade
- Shawn Duffy of Clear Lake High School placed 1st in District 24-5A Boy's Singles.
- Ryan Plourde of Clear Creek High School placed 2nd in District 24-5A Boy's Singles.
- Robert Leewright/Todd Stallings of Clear Lake High School placed 1st in 24-5A Boy's
- Nick Blocke/Juilian Wozniak of Clear Lake High School placed 2nd in 24-5A Boy's Doubles.
- Amanda Panneton/Karishma Turakhia of Clear Lake High School placed 1st in 24-5A Girl's
- Jennifer Jassawalla of Clear Lake High School placed 1st in 24-5A Girl's Singles.
- Lauren Leftin of Clear Creek High School placed 2nd in 24-5A Girl's Singles.
I look forward to continuing to contribute tips to Tennis Server from the University of Houston.