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September and Labor Day have brought the Men’s Club tennis Program indoors after playing this summer at Elworthy Park in Grosse Pointe City and at Chandler Park in Detroit.We are now playing at Eastside Tennis and Fit-ness until next Memorial Day. Averaging 16-20 players a day, we encourage any of our readers over 55 years old to join us on any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 10:30 and 12:30 to engage in varying degrees of mediocre and friendly competition. Call Leon Trumbauer (313-303-2166) or Roy Vorhees (586-281-0944) for additional information.

On September 29 the club hosted its annual steak out at Grosse Pointe Park‘s Tompkins Center where our regular meetings are held. Fifty attendees enjoyed Wolverine New York strip steaks with Steiner’s Meats side dishes and Carloni supreme antipasto salad. As usual, fraternal camaraderie enveloped the evening with wives and significant others. Our next event will be the Tennis Club Christmas party on December 8.

In the meantime, you might want to consider joining our club, if for no other reason than the doctor’s orders for more exercise and some pretty good victuals.

See ya on the courts!
Roy Vorhees

Champion Al Truhan and runner-up Terry Collins

On May 28 the Senior Men’s Tennis Club wrapped up its indoor tennis season at Wimble-don Racquet Club with routine round-robin tennis along with the Finals of the 27th annual Roy Vorhees, Jr. Tennis Tournament. The weeklong tournament included 16 participants and resulted in a new tournament champion, Al Truhan, of Detroit. Runners-up were relative newcomer Terry Collins (GPC) and Ron Carloni (GPF) with fourth place earned by Larry Starks (HW). The trophy was awarded to Al at the annual meeting and pizza party held at the very accommodating Gilbert’s Lodge on Harper.

The elected officers are:

President – Leon Trumbauer

Vice- President – Bob Wrosch

Treasurer – Jim Harvey

Secretary – Roy Vorhees III

Outdoor tennis now resumes at Elworthy Park at Neff and Waterloo in GPC on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00. We encourage all men over the age of 55 to join us on any given day for fun, fitness, and friendly banter. Hope to see ya.

Roy Vorhees III
for the Tennis Sub Club

The GPSM Tennis Club is approaching its final month of indoor tennis at Wimbledon Racquet Club. Despite (perhaps because of) the pandemic a respectable number of new members have joined, with 16 to 23 players competing on any given Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, rotating among four courts. Play is fun, friendly, and “fierce,” while banter is not infrequent.

The week of May 24 – 28 marks our end-of-the-year Roy Vorhees Jr. annual inter-club tournament, which will bring the winter season to a close and take us outside for free summer play on May 31 and continuing  during the months of June and July at George Elworthy Park in Grosse Pointe City.      

As always we welcome all men 55 years and older to join us from 10 – 12:00 MWF at the “Neighborhood Club” for summer tennis and social interaction. Competition levels range from moderately decent to borderline indecent. Please join us.

For more information call Leon Trumbauer (313) 303-2166 or Roy Vorhees (586) 381-0944.

Our Senior Men’s Tennis Club is carefully, yet competitively, continuing its Monday, Wednesday, Friday tennis play
at Wimbledon Racquet Club on Nine Mile. Players find themselves energized both physically and socially engaging in the sport.

Most find the time as an excellent opportunity to escape the confines that Covid-19 has imposed on us. Numbers are down a bit during this season, but our brothers down south gleefully assure us they are staying in shape despite the occasional sun getting
in their eyes or burning their arms. If any readers need to get out of the house, you are always welcome to join us.

Roy Vorhees for The Tennis Committee

The Tennis Club wrapped up its summer season of tennis on Labor Day weekend, “competing “ during the first half of summer at the very accommodating Grosse Pointe Woods Lakefront Park and then completing the season at quite friendly and well-maintained Chandler Park in Detroit. The fall season returned indoors at Wimbledon Racquet Club in St. Clair Shores at a new time- 10:30 to 12:30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 

We are always looking for new friends to join us in “fierce “ competition on the days of your convenience. A good opportunity to get out of the house and get some exercise. Typically rotating on three courts, we probably average 14 to 18 players on any given day. Indoors, a daily session costs $10. 

We strive for excellence and improvement, yet welcome mediocrity.” 

PS: The social factor is of the essence! 

Roy Vorhees 

Steak Fry

On October 3rd, the Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe Tennis Club held their annual autumnal steak fry. The pictures below are a small representation of the fun shared.

Chef Tom Roberts (missing is Fred Lenard, Ed Goosen and Tom Cracchiolo
Bob Wrosch and his friend Donna
Cynthia and Ken Mokray
Arlene and Jack Cobau with David Morrow
Ann Stricker with Ruth and Roy Vorhees

2019 Tournament

Roy Vorhees III presents the Roy Vorhees, Jr. Tennis Tournament trophy to runner up   Al Truhan (left) and winner Jim Harvey on May 24, 2019.


Finalists in the GPSM Tennis Tournament are Al Truman, Jim Harvey, Ian Wilson, Wolfgang HanVoth


As of Labor Day the GPSMC Tennis Club has completed another summer season of outdoor tennis at Lake Front Park. Now we are back indoors at Wimbledon Racquet Club on 9 Mile Road in St. Clair Shores. We welcome all men over 55 years old

to join us any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 10 – 12:00 to enjoy the benefits of doubles tennis – exercise, escape, camaraderie, enhanced coordination, etc. Competition is friendly and varied, with most players in the 2.5-3.5 range.

We have several free post-tennis Friday pizza parties, an October 3 steak-out with guests at the Tomkins Center in Windmill Point Park, a Christmas party at Encore Banquet Center and a coney island picnic at a player’s home in the summer. (Beats sitting around reading the paper all morning long.) Consider joining the “Fraternity“!

Roy Vorhees – Secretary

For further information call Roy (586)775-5388 or Leon (313) 885-8742.

Reported by Roy Vorhees III

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