Last Sunday, Oct. 13, was a typical fall day, perfect for a tennis tournament. Cool, not much wind, a bit of sunshine and aspen leaves drifting onto the court. Even after the late spring snow and epic flood rain, it was a great season. The Nederland Tennis Association welcomed pickle ball, the new sport that has been embraced by the Nederland Area Seniors and requires a net and a court.
Because the Nederland Hockey Association needs to have time to make board repairs, the tennis season is ending earlier. The total use over the summer was 1,042. Thirty season passes were sold and used 115 times. There are 24 NTA members.
Sunday about 20 people started out in the doubles tournament and by late afternoon it came down to eight participants who took turns playing with each other so everyone played with everyone else. At the end, players received a point for being on the winning team of each game and all the points were added up.
Debbie Davenport took first place; Kate Crain took second place and Dallas Masters took third place.
After the tournament, the players gathered at the Wild Mountain Smokehouse for hilarity, drinks and food as the awards were presented.
Tennis ends with tourney