Spring, 2017
Annual President’s Letter

President's Letter

 

Event Calendar 2017:

April 15, 2017, Courts Open For The Season We will officially open for play on April 15. This date is tied to weather conditions–we hope to open a little sooner if the sun shines and conditions allow for safe use of our premium clay surface. Check our Facebook page for updates, or call 299-2961 for daily court conditions.

May 20, 2017, That Day In May Parade We want you! All Hollinger members are invited to march with us in the annual parade down Shafor Boulevard. This activity promotes the Center to our community, and we have a great time tossing tennis balls out to the kids. Meet behind Dorothy Lane Market no later than 11:30 a.m. Dress in tennis togs, or just come as you are.

Got some old tennis balls? Leave them at the Clubhouse. We’ll use all we can get!

May 29, 2017, Memorial Day Tennis Mixer and Potluck Join us for an official kick off to Summer. Tennis begins at 9:00 a.m., with all skill levels, welcome and encouraged to attend. At 11:30 we will gather for a potluck cookout. Hollinger provides the grillables and beverages. Members bring a side, salad or dessert to share. Sign up in the Clubhouse by noon on Saturday, May 27th, so the Staff can organize the ‘mix-ups.’ Or email us at hollingertennis@gmail.com and let us know you’re joining the party. Indicate how many will play and what you plan to bring to the picnic.

June 14 – 17, 2017 Al Barbadora Memorial Senior Men’s Doubles Tournament Keep an eye on this Events page for your chance to sign up for this annual tournament. Some of the best players from as far away as Columbus and Cincinnati participate each year, providing an exciting opportunity for everyone to enjoy top quality tennis close to home

July 4, 2017, Independence Day Tennis Mixer and Potluck Put on your red, white, and blue and celebrate. Tennis begins at 9:00 a.m., with all skill levels, welcome and encouraged to attend. At 11:30 we will gather for a potluck cookout. Hollinger provides the grillables and beverages. Members bring a side, salad or dessert to share. Sign up in the Clubhouse by noon on Saturday, July 1 so the Staff can organize the ‘mix-ups.’ Or email us at hollingertennis@gmail.com and let us know you’re joining the party. Indicate how many will play and what you plan to bring to the picnic.

DATES TO BE DETERMINED: Mixed Doubles Tournament Keep an eye on this Events page for your chance to sign up for this annual tournament. Don’t have a regular mixed doubles partner? We encourage everyone to reach out to other members and test your talents with a new partner. Know someone who loves tennis but doesn’t yet belong? This might be the perfect opportunity to show them all that Hollinger has to offer!
August/September 2017 Ladder Semi Finals
September/October 2017 Ladder Finals Keep an eye on this Events page for more information about Ladder Play for Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

September 4, 2017, Tennis Mixer, Potluck and Annual Membership Meeting Join us for a Labor Day to remember on the best clay courts in town. Tennis begins at 9:00 a.m., with all skill levels, welcome and encouraged to attend. At 11:30 we will gather for a potluck cookout. Hollinger provides the grillables and beverages. Members bring a side, salad or dessert to share. Sign up in the Clubhouse by noon on Saturday, September 2 so the Staff can organize the ‘mix-ups.’ Or email us at hollingertennis@gmail.com and let us know you’re joining the party. Indicate how many will play and what you plan to bring to the picnic.

The Annual Meeting for the Hollinger Tennis Club of Dayton (the nonprofit corporation that operates the Center) will begin after lunch, about 12:30, and will last approximately one hour. Topics under discussion will include Club finances and Board member elections.

October 16, 2017, Courts Closing The precise date of this event will be dependent upon the weather. Watch this Events page and your email for updates as the date approaches.

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The tennis action was smokin' hot today! ...

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Perfect weather, perfect courts, perfect Saturday to play the clay! Sunday promises more of the same. Hope to see you out there! ...

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The Mixed Doubles tournament was a huge success! In unusually breezy conditions and in front of a 'packed' grandstand, Leslie Nagel and Charles Henry Simms bested Nancy Shelton and Steve Barbadora, 6-2, 6-1. Thanks again to Club Manager Bob Hoener and Board Member Colleen Hoener for organizing a great event. ...

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Nancy Shelton/Steve Barbadora advance over The Williamsons 6-3, 6-3.
Caroline and Dan Gentry won in the consolation bracket over Diana M. Sanders and Bradley Towell 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.

Finals this morning at 9:00 a.m.
Leslie Nagel/Charlie Charles Henry Simms vs. Nancy Shelton/Steve Barbadora
Come down and cheer them on!
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First round in the mixed doubles tourney was a big success on a beautiful evening for tennis. Here are the results:
Williamson/Williamson defeated Sanders/Towell
3-6, 7-5, 10-6
Shelton/Barbadora defeated Gentry/Gentry
6-0, 6-0
Nagel/Simms defeated Hoener/Hoener
6-1, 6-2

Since the rains have moved in, next round of play will take place Friday at 6 p.m. Match ups are as follows:

Shelton/Barbadora vs. Williamson/Williamson
Sanders/Towell vs. Gentry/Gentry

Next round and finals will be scheduled this weekend as weather permits.
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Mixed doubles tournament starts tonight! Come on out and cheer for your friends.

Three rounds at six p.m:
Sanders/Towell vs. Williamson/Williamson
Shelton/Barbadora vs. Gentry/Gentry
Nagel/Simms vs. Hoener/Hoener
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Fantastic article in the 7/5 Oakwood Register about Hollinger's new status with the city, as well as our ongoing status as the best clay courts in the area. Happy 70th Birthday to our Club! ...

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In honor of our 70th anniversary, Board President Dan Gentry, Mayor Bill Duncan and Councilwoman Anne Hilton rededicated the Best Clay Courts in Dayton! Excellent tennis and a super cookout followed. Great event, thanks to all who attended. ...

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