Newsflash! – The men’s travel league seasons are starting to wrap up. Look for playoff news and results… Men’s Open, Men’s A and Men’s B Playoff info can be found under the Travel League menu!!
This year’s Men’s Travel League wrap-up party will be held on April 11 at Glass Court in Lombard. Courts will be available and fun doubles will start at 6:30pm – followed by the party where the winners will be announced.
The first big state-wide event of 2014 is in the record books as we crowned over 25 State Doubles Champions over the weekend at the Glass Court Swim & Fitness Club in Lombard. A little bit of snow didn’t stop players from arriving on time for their matches (thank you everyone!), and the competition was hot all weekend long. Tournament Director Laurel Davis and Floor Operations Director Cheryl Kirk (who seemed to be everywhere all weekend as she worked nonstop and competed in three divisions) want to thank all of the volunteers who made the weekend possible, the 152 intrepid competitors who played their hearts out, and of course Dan Jaskier, Joe DeArmas and their staff who make The Glass Court one of the top tournament facilities in the country.
Special congratulations go to our Open Division Champions:
- Ellen Somberg / Liz Molitor – Women’s Open
- Jeff Mullins / Kelly Gremley – Mixed Open
For complete results, and to see our State Champions, click on this link: http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=11705
This is the time of year for ISRA members to nominate players for the 2013 Male and Female Players of the Year, 2013 Most Improved Player, and the 2014 ISRA Distinguished Service Award. Grab a form at any of the upcoming sanctioned events and nominate deserving individuals. If you would like to receive a nomination form via email, please contact Marla Cusano at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also accepting nominations for the ISRA Hall of Fame. If you would like to nominate someone, please contact either Marla Cusano, or Bill Roberts at email@example.com.
We have lots more great sanctioned events coming up in the Chicagoland area as well as the Landmark Open in Peoria the first weekend of March. Just click on the calendar to the right of the message and get more information on all of our great tournaments. And, please don’t forget to introduce a friend to tournament play – they will have a great time and we’re sure that they will be back for more!
Thanks to the efforts of John O’Donnell, Jr., the ISRA Referee Program is gaining traction. Besides the addition of our first certified referee, Todd Burris, additional players actively working on their certification include Jim Maroon, Bilal Muhammed, Joan Vande Kieft, Andy Pitock, Ellen Somberg, Doug Halverson, and Matt Reeser.
As always – we are looking for volunteers at our events. Just walk up to any of your Board Members and volunteer to assist! We can always use the help!
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