SPRING DRAW TOURNAMENT

The Spring Draw Tournament has 3 events that partners are drawn to set up teams. It is not a totally blind draw, but rather an effort to balance teams to give all players a chance to win the tournament. The tournament committee looks at the USTA...

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Creating a tennis draw

Creating a tennis draw

The objective is to to create a draw that is fair to all the participants. To create a tennis draw, you first have to figure out how many players/teams to seed. Seeding means ranking the players, starting with the best. Count up how many players...

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DOCUMENTATION

DOCUMENTATION

WordPress is a very powerful and complicated program. It is basically a shell which invokes other programs called plugins which are 2nd party programs with specific functionality. You can log on to wordpress either as “admin” or as a...

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WTA Board 2021

OFFICERS President – Peter Clifford Vice President – Alla Wagner Treasurer – Kwa Lee Secretary – Chrissy Bordonaro BOARD MEMBERS Cheryl Lauretano Chris Goodyear Alicia Hintlian Barry Fishman Tom Majoch WTA Advisor: ...

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VANDY FRENCH

Evander “Vandy” French, Jr., age 78, a lifelong resident of Winchester, passed away on March 6, 2021 due to complications following a stroke. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Leslie (Sanger) French, and loving father of Van French (wife...

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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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