USTA NEW ENGLAND HALL OF FAME

USTA NEW ENGLAND HALL OF FAME

There are at least 4 former residents who have been inducted into the USTA New England Tennis Hall of Fame. This is a great honor, as only the best tournament players or major contributors are elected. William S Packer Tom Raleigh Phil Kadesch...

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JR VETS 1966

I found this interesting blurb on the internet. The Jr Vets are players 35 and over in the New England Tennis Assoc rankings. In 1966, there were 12 Winchester residents in the list. See if you recognize any of the names. JUNIOR...

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Editor’s Notes

Editor’s Notes

I undertook this task of rewriting the website because Winchester tennis has been such an important part of my life since I came to town. I have made so many friends over the years, and have always found it a place to come to and relax The people...

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MAINTENANCE COURSE

MAINTENANCE COURSE

A group of us met with a consultant some time ago to get recommendations on what we could to to improve the courts. I did some research and found a course put out by the USPTA was available. It wasn’t too expensive, so I bought it. It was a...

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SPRING LEAGUES

The WTA has paid entry fees for some of the spring tennis leagues. These leagues have different levels of competition and allow players from Winchester to compete with players from other towns. Here is a picture of a 1970’s era C-team ...

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BANNERS FOR CHAMPS

In the past, the WTA has purchased banners for championship high school tennis teams. For a while we were doing it practically every year, as the girls won many times, and the boys did almost as well. I think the banners were hung in the high...

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SPRINKLER SYSTEM

It was always difficult to keep the courts watered. In the old days, Norm Doucette who worked for the public works department would drag around hoses with sprinklers on them. Needless to say this was not very efficient. In 1991 the WTA hired a...

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BACKBOARD

BACKBOARD

In 2014, the WTA decided that the old wooden backboard wasn’t going to last much longer. The staff spent a good amount of time trying to make it useable. After some research, it was decided to get a state of the art backboard made of...

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PLANTINGS

PLANTINGS

The WTA has put in plantings almost every year, along court #1, on the wall of courts 5 and 9, and along court #13. McCue’s Garden Center generously donated the plants in 2020 and Chrissy Bordonaro and Cheryl Lauretano made sure that they...

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VIEWING AREA UPGRADE

VIEWING AREA UPGRADE

When we decided to get new benches, it was also decided to try and fix up the viewing area Near the Whit Gray fountain next to court #1. Barry Fishman, the WTA president at the time worked with the rec dept and the selectpersons. The town agreed...

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COURT EQUIPMENT

COURT EQUIPMENT

The WTA has supported the maintenance staff on as needed basis to purchase needed equipment not in the Rec Dept budget. We have bought brooms, windscreens, etc. With a generous contribution from the Hintlian family, the WTA purchased the golf...

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Benches

Benches

The WTA set up a program where anyone can purchase a bench and have a copper nameplate attached with an inscription of the purchasers choice. the benches are plastic, so don’t wear out like the old wooden ones did. Currently, we have about...

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