Thank you to Deb Curtis for another successful tournament Sunday August 12 at Laurel Manor. And congratulations to our winners.
1st place Bill Mogensen/Rita Williams 27 wins 3 losses
2nd place Bob Benjamen/Yulia Wilson 20 wins 10 losses
3rd place Stu Lesser/Bobbie Olsen 19 wins 11 losses
Dean Chickering/Kate Aiello 19 wins 11 losses
Enter now, random draw mixed doubles tournament Sunday August 12, 12:00 noon Laurel Manor. Send an email to Deb Curtis email@example.com or submit the entry form below.
Ladies Table Tennis Luncheon at Johnny Rocket's July 23rd, Hosted by Linda Lawless
The next luncheon is August 20th, Noon at Bonefish.
Contact: Cindy Winegarden, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 352-751-5446
Future Hostesses are: September Carol Riggs, OCTOBER – need a Hostess, November Mardee
We are now accepting nominations for the club officers, president, vice president and treasurer. Please enter the information and submit the form below.
Thanks to all the cooks for preparing a terrific feast. There were 65 people at the social event with enough food for about 100.
A new Table Tennis Robot has arrived and is ready for use at Laurel Manor. It is a "Newgy Robo Pong" model #2040+, Paddle Palace item #ON204P. For readers unfamiliar, a robot is a practice machine that mounts on the end of a Table Tennis Table. It returns balls to the player allowing training, fitness and fun.
The Robot came with 48 new balls and are marked with an "R" which designates it as a Robot ball. Please try to keep these balls with the robot.
The Robot was purchased by the Recreation Department with the assist of Scott Grimes, Laurel Manor Manager. The machine is an updated version of the 11 year old year machine that was barely functional. The improvements are great and it is a very good machine. With proper care, we should get 10 good years out of it.
Scott has requested that all persons setting up the Robot should first receive training and that a list of those persons should be made and a copy be kept in his office. Only persons on that list will be allowed to set up the robot. Any one setting up the Robot must accept the responsibility of returning it safely to the closet in the Lincoln Room at Laurel Manor. The Robot cannot be removed from Laurel Manor.
Robot set-up training will be available on Sunday, July 1, noon at Laurel Manor. A record will be made of those attending the training. Bud Stout will be available for this purpose and additionally, be available for tips and technique fundamentals. Also, Bud will be available to play with players needing help with their game.
Bud Stout is available most Sundays at noon to assist with the robot and give lessons. Exceptions are when there is a tournament or Club social activity scheduled. Keep in mind that Sundays noon to 2:30 pm is a very good time to play table tennis at Laurel Manor. It is not busy, you can walk right in, get a table, play singles or doubles. It is a very good time to bring visitors.
Submitted by Bud Stout
Another enjoyable get together of Table Tennis ladies. The next luncheon will be at Johnny Rockets, July 23rd at Noon.
Hostess: Linda Lawless email@example.com, Tel. 352-391-5815 or use the form below.
The May Ladies Luncheon at Mezza Luna Italian Restaurant was another success. The June luncheon will be at Palmer Legends Country Club June 18 at noon. Hostess is Linda Arce firstname.lastname@example.org, 759-5370 or use the registration form below.
Mark the date on your calendar, our Summer Pot Luck Luncheon will be on Sunday June 24, 12:00 pm at Laurel Manor. Bring some food to share and bring your appetite. Please register below.