National Husband-Wife Clay Court Championships

May 1-5, 2019. Olde Providence Racquet Club. Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Results     Upcoming Family Tournaments

By Lynn Vosloo

 

Olde Providence Racquet Club is an historic tennis facility that was founded in 1962 and is situated south of downtown Charlotte on a sprawling 55 acres. There is a beautiful clubhouse that over looks the 32 clay courts, 5 indoor hard courts, 10 hard courts, 2 paddle tennis courts and a Junior Olympic size swimming pool. Kicking off the tournament was a fun casual dinner celebration with cool raffle ticket items such as racquets, bags and even golf tickets to the Wells Fargo Championships at Quail Hollow which is held at the same time.

 

There was a large North Carolina presence in the entries. To play in the tournament couples must be married and then their ages are added together to meet the minimum number for the division they wish to compete in.

 

In the Open division, the same top four finishers from last year’s competition made it to the semi finals to vie for the Gold ball. Jonathas and Jessica Sucupira from Riverview, FL, won for the second year in a row against local North Carolina team Louis and Lynn Vosloo, 6-4, 6-1.

 

In the Combo 100 division, Bob and Michelle Williams from Knoxville, TN, were another defending champion team, defeating Dean and Kelly Dancer of Sarasota, FL, 6-4, 6-1.

 

In the Combo 120 division, Stewart and Bunnie Jackson from Fairview, NC, won Gold against Jack and Diane Barker of Daniel Island, SC, 6-3, 6-0.

 

The largest division was the Combo 140. Donald Keenan and Colleen Burns Keenan from Naples, FL, defeated the unseeded team of K.C. and Anni Collette of Columbus, OH, in a close match, 7-6, 6-4. John Davis and Marsha Bornt got the Bronze.

Husband/Wife Sucupiras (Gold), Vosloos (Silver)

Husband/Wife Jacksons (Gold), Barkers (Silver)

UPCOMING FAMILY TOURNAMENTS

 

Mother-Daughter Clay

Clay: Oct 18-20, Naples, FL

Indoor: June 28-30, Vancouver, WA

Grass: Aug 6-8, Chestnut Hill, MA

 

Father-Daughter

Clay Oct 18-20, Naples, FL

Hard: June 7-9, San Diego, CA

Grass: Aug 6-8, Chestnut Hill, MA

 

Mother-Son

Clay Oct 25-27, West Palm Beach FL

Hard: June 7-9, San Diego, CA

Grass: June 21-23, Pontiac, MI

 

Husband-Wife

Hard: Sept 9-15, Glenbrook, NV

Indoor: Oct 30-Nov 3, Denver CO