Seventeen participants representing six Centenary Tennis Clubs competed over three days on the grass and clay courts of the Philadelphia Cricket Club. 2 flights of men’s singles determined the 2 finialist and provided excellent interaction among the various clubs.
A flexible schedule kept most players active and still allowed time for sightseeing around the historic old city of Philadelphia on the Saturday afternoon and evening. The highlight of the weekend was the awards dinner when medals commemorating the players participation were passed out personally by Mr. Juan Ma. Tintoré, President of the Centenary Tennis Club Association. Mr. Tintoré also gave an inspirational address to the dinner attendees. Everybody returned to their respective tennis club with a greater understanding of the purposes and goals of this wonderful organization.
The letters of regret PCC received from Clubs who wished they could attend indicated that should the event be repeated next year, greater participation and representation can be anticipated.
Names of participants, their clubs and the champions of the categories offered follow.
|7.||Martin Clarke||Leimonias, Netherlands|
|8||.Albert Holtslag||Leimonias, Netherlands|
|9.||Jon Trotter||Longwood, Ma.|
|12.||Francisco Badosa||Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899|
|Men’s Singles||Steve Cornell, Berkley||Champion|
|David Lacey, PCC||Finalist|
|Men’s Doubles||Albert Holtslag & Martin Clarke||Champion|
|Mixed Doubles||Laurel & Ted Stack||Champions|
|(By a tie break)||Warren Danne & Freddy Adams||Finalists|
|Men’s 35||SinglesJon Trotter||Longwood|