Brooke Kappenberg arrived at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School early Monday morning, well before the opening practice of the 2016 season scheduled for 5 p.m. The Mercy sophomore was set to begin her first season playing on the Monarchs’ varsity tennis team, and she was so eager to begin, she stopped by JV practice first. READ
Around 25 years ago, the Sandy Pond Tennis Association became so popular that matches were played with an unconventional three players per side to ensure members spent more time playing than they did sitting. READ
All the work Chris Kuhnle has put into his craft — the tournaments, private coaching, drill sessions — is what brought him to where he found himself this spring. READ
A former county champion and all-state tennis player at Shoreham-Wading River, Aimee Manfredo continues to excel at the next level. READ
The Shoreham-Wading River school board approved colors for new tennis courts at Tuesday’s meeting and addressed concerns about current construction at Miller Avenue Elementary School. READ
Shoreham-Wading River junior Chris Kuhnle, the first county champion for the Wildcats in over 20 years, carried a perfect 25-0 record into the New York State Championships.
On Friday morning, Kuhnle saw that perfection come to an end. (more…)
Tournament director Jim Christy presenting a scholarship to Molly Kowalski before the women’s singles final on Friday. Declining player participation has brought an end to the 36-year tournament. (Credit: Garret Meade)
Like a once-bloated balloon, the Bob Wall Memorial Tennis Tournament deflated as player participation curiously dwindled and dwindled in recent years. Finally, that balloon popped.
The news that, after 36 years, the plug has been pulled on the tournament was greeted with sadness and puzzlement by players and others. Times/Review Newsgroup announced last week that it was withdrawing its sponsorship of the tournament in light of declining player participation. (more…)
Chris Ujkic won his eighth straight men’s singles title in the Bob Wall Memorial Tennis Tournament this summer. (Credit: Garret Meade)
All things must pass
All things must pass away.
— George Harrison
It is with profound regret that I announce the demise of the Bob Wall Memorial Summer Tennis Tournament. It has been a staple of North Fork summers for more than 35 years now, but time and the grayification (that’s not a real word, is it?) of our community have finally taken their toll. (more…)