The GPSM Tennis Club has acquired a new winter residence since Wimbledon Racquet Club has closed. Now playing at Eastside Tennis and Fitness (ETF) during the winter season, the membership has seen a 15% increase in daily participants, usually numbering 17-22. We always welcome new friendships and continue to play Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:30-12:30. (We arrive whenever we want.)
On Thursday September 30 we held our annual steak out dinner with wives and guests at Grosse Pointe Park’s Tompkins Center. Next, our annual Christmas dinner will be celebrated December 9 at Encore in St. Clair Shores to virtually bring to an end the 2021 season and to welcome Christmas togetherness.
We also wish to acknowledge Russ Peebles (102), who recently passed away, having ventured into tennis after retirement and competed with us for approximately two decades before moving south. Russ was an inspiration. Hopefully his example can be an incentive for other retirees to give their lady a weekly break or two while getting some physical and social activity during the New Year.
If interested in joining us, call President Leon Trumbauer (313) 885-8742 or Secretary Roy Vorhees (586) 361-0944.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the Men’s Club members and their families!
The Senior Men’s tennis club continues to enjoy fun and mildly competitive tennis at George Elworthy Park on Waterloo. Because G.P. South High School tennis practice begins on August 9, we will be moving our location to Chandler Park as we did last summer. Hours remain 10:00 – 12:00, Monday, Wednesday and Friday; therefore we recommend all able-bodied men over 55 years of age to join us for friendship, exercise, and fresh air.
Recently, Marty Peters hosted the annual hotdog cookout, where several of our tennis “retirees” joined us in epicurean delectability. See Leon Trumbauer’s offering of dessert on page 8. Upcoming events include a club steak out at Tompkins Community Center on September 30 and our Christmas dinner at Encore Banquet Center on December 9.
See ya on the courts!
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!
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.
COME AND JOIN THE TENNIS FUN!
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“!
For further information call Roy (586)775-5388 or Leon (313) 885-8742.
Reported by Roy Vorhees III