LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 13 – 19, 2015

The party was fun.

It’s too cold, it’s too hot, we can never get it right. The outdoor Sunday was super hot, one player said who turned the A/C off? I won’t ever complain about hot weather.

There were 4 Dave’s at the party. A regular from Jersey City said I should put all the Dave’s in one match. I should!

This part is about people who are more than tennis players, they’re people who’ve become friends. I may be a rare species where I have only 1 friend who’s not a tennis player, my best friend. Even before I took on the Tennis Buffs business, I had about 200 names in my address book and all were tennis players. Now my doctors are also players who have become my doctors. Leaving a computer job to be a tennis party planner was in the cards, and I couldn’t be happier doing what I love.

A Jersey City player started bringing his 2 daughters to the parties since they were 15 & 16. Now that they’re 24 & 25 and have a busy life, they occasionally come in the winter and summer. It was great seeing the 25 year old again. She’s back in school for an MBA and interning at M&M Mars. That’s gotta keep anyone young, though she’s doing some serious market analysis. The 24 year old is working as an intern analyst, another heavy duty subject.

A 20 year old from Wayne came to the party. He too started coming since he was a teenager with another teenage buddy. He’s having a great time at college (Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute) and back for the summer teaching at Tiger and coming to Penny’s parties! I’m flattered that the teenagers still remember me. (No one loves watermelon as much as he.)

DWIGHT & LOK 2015-07-23 001Not a teenager but a 27 year old started coming to the parties in 2008 or 9 when he was a dental resident. Now 33 or 34, married with a 6 week old daughter, he had a free weekend to attend, happily playing with Dwight whom he played with often. Congratulations on his first born! He’s my dentist, another tennis player who became my doctor.

HARRY ALLEN 2015-07-19 001World-famous jazz musician Harry Allen played this Sunday. I was lucky to have attended one of his performances at the Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in NYC last summer with my sister and niece. What can one ask for other than having dinner, listening to a live performance by award-winning musicians with the NYC skyline in the backdrop in summertime. I’m gathering up a group this time to enjoy this wonderful experience again. Please join me at one of the performances the last 2 weeks of August. Check out Dizzy’s Club and look for Harry Allen & Friends on his website.

Another tennis friend Paul Fraccalvieri in the group is also a performer. He will be doing a staged reading on August 30th of a play by an award-winning writer Sharon Fogarty. Let me know if you’d like more details.

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