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Turkey Tussle Tournament - Saturday, November 12 8:45 am
Hello my Surfside friends,

While fond memories of the Wretched still remain, it's already time to plan for our annual Turkey Tussle. Let's kick off the holiday season with another morning of fun and exercise together.

TURKEY TUSSLE TOURNAMENT!  
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12th, 8:45am

The Turkey Tussle is competed at the individual level, so no need to find a partner, just set the date aside and sign up by emailing or texting me at any of the contact information below.

More details to come, but registration is OPEN and I can't wait to see you there!5

Lara Henry, Tournament Director
805.704.0773
Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Mon Oct 31, 2022

2022 Wretched Tournament Results
Hello again my Surfside Friends!

A huge thank you to all who participated in the Wretched Tournament this weekend! It was another FANTASTIC morning of tennis and friendship. 

As a quick recap, the weather was just perfect - cloud covering for the first sets, with a gentle breeze kicking up as the sun started to break through later in the morning. We were greeted with scrumptious homemade banana cinnamon muffins, courtesy of Bonne Werring. Silvio then arrived with ice-cold sparkling water flavored with fresh fruit to keep us refreshed during the four-set battle.

All courts were full of smiling happy hitters who fought through three full sets until the last six teams pressed on to the finals. I know there were many tie breaks along the way and our top court in the finals battled it out to a 4/4 set with a 7-5 tie break win!

AND YOUR WINNERS ARE.....

Third circuit winners - Lori Martin and Rose Bodrian
     Lori and Rose each took home a bottle of Talley wine 

Second circuit winners - Bruce and Barbara Davis
     Bruce and Barbars took home a bottle of Talley Pinot Noir and a gift certificate to Beerwood in Los Osos

And our First Circuit winners are - Aryn and Ken Jorgensen
    Aryn and Ken are proving to be the team to beat! They walked away with a $50 gift cert to Hidden Kitchen and a $25 gift cert to Le Parisienne

There were also two surprise scratch off winners; the lucky draw went to:
     Dennis Bailey went home with a fun package of tennis shaped pasta, yum
     Aryn Jorgensen went home with a coffee mug that says "Filled with the Tears of People I Beat at Tennis". Very apropos!
   
All players went away with a large gourmet chocolate bar each!

A good time was had by all, smiles and laughter were exchanged with friends new and old. BUT, the party didn't stop there as players and guests were hosted to a post-tournament barbeque at the home of Greg Doyle. Grilled tritip, chicken breast and garlic bread were quickly devoured by the hungry crew! Conversation and drinks carried into the afternoon. 

Special shout outs to: Keith Crowfoot, Silvio Desantis, Morri Nash, Bonnie Werring and Greg Doyle for helping elevate this event to another level!

For those who couldn't join us, I look forward to seeing you at the Turkey Tussle in November! Look for registration announcements next month.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 WRETCHED TOURNAMENT WINNERS!

Click Here for Photos

Lara Henry
Tournament Director


Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Mon Sep 19, 2022, Updated Mon Sep 19, 2022

New Calendar of Events for 2022-2023

Calendar of Events for 2022-2023. 

  • Summer Picnic - June 26th 2022
  • Wretched Tournament - September 17, 2022
  • Turkey Tussle – Saturday November. 12, 2022
  • Holiday Party – Sunday December 04, 2022 
  • Spring Dinner – March. 05, 2023
  • Spring Fling Tournament / Annual Membership Meeting – April 22, 2023
  • Summer Picnic – June 11, 2023
Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Tue May 17, 2022, Updated Mon Oct 31, 2022

 
Hello Surfside Tennis Club Members,

It is time once again to collect the annual dues for our club.  Even during these inflationary times our dues are remaining the same as the past few years.  Individual memberships are still at the bargain rate of $30.00 and families pay only $45.00.  Deadline is June 30th and there is a $5.00 surcharge for payments received after that date.

You can mail payments to our Treasurer:
Lara Henry
3051 Augusta St Unit 14.  
San Luis Obispo CA 93401

On behalf of my fellow board members I would like thank all of you for your membership and look forward to seeing you on the courts or at one of our social functions.

Keith
Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Wed May 4, 2022

 

 

Surfsiders,

 

A huge thank you to all who came out to participate in or cheer-on the Spring Fling Tournament this past Saturday! A good time was certainly had by all, lots of smiles and laughs, great weather and some strong competition! I especially appreciate the good humor shared by those who didn’t have their best day out there, next time perhaps there should be a bogie award, I’ll talk to my people.

 

Meanwhile - drum roll please…. here are your winners!

 

Congratulations to our top three scorers:

 

First Place: Brian O’Farrell – this was Brian’s first day as a member of Surfside and he took the “W”!

 

Second Place: John Bea – another somewhat new member who helped John Howard demolish my partner and I in the fourth set, so a prize was well earned!

 

Third Place: John Engvall – John recruited Brian O’Farrell, otherwise he may have been in 2nd place! J

 

Also, a shout out to Keith Crowfoot, Silvio Desantis, Choy Jung and Carl Pherson who showed up to help in many ways – collecting the prizes, getting the courts ready, charting scores and being available to substitute if needed. It’s always a team effort, thank you gentlemen!

 

I’m so grateful to be part of such a fun and collaborative group of people – hope to see you on a Saturday soon.

 

Lara Henry, Tournament Director

 

Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Tue Apr 26, 2022

Surfside Spring Fling Tournament April 23 8:45 at Morro Bay HS

Happy Vernal Equinox Surfsiders,

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 23rd: 8:45am

As the wildflowers start to bloom and the clock moves forward one hour, it’s time for Surfside to celebrate another season together! This year’s Spring Fling Tournament is scheduled for Saturday April 23th at Morro Bay High School. Players will be paired at random by the tournament director and/or other STC board members during the tournament. Please sign up as an individual, registration is officially open!

We can accommodate 24 players at MBHS and spots fill up quickly. Feel free to reach me here or at my personal email address/telephone below. Players are required to sign-in by 8:45am. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Lara Henry, Tournament Director

805.704.0773

slolivin@gmail.com

 

Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Mon Mar 14, 2022

Surfside Tennis Club Spring Picnic Sunday, March 6th 1-4 Crowfoot Residence 416 Napa Ave. Morro Bay
Surfside Tennis Club Spring Picnic
Sunday, March 6th 1-4
Crowfoot Residence 416 Napa Ave. Morro Bay

Hello Fellow Surfside Tennis Club Members,

Please join us as we celebrate the coming of SPRING at our Surfside Tennis Club Spring Picnic on Sunday, March 6th from 1-4.  

This year’s event will be hosted in the backyard of the Crowfoot residence at 416 Napa Ave in Morro Bay.

The club will provide gourmet sandwiches, fruit-flavored sparkling water and service items.   

Members provide potluck appetizers, side dishes, salads, and desserts.  BYOB if desired.  

Members are allowed to bring a guest, so please RSVP to let us know how many plan to attend.
Please Call or Text Silvio to RSVP:
Sil 805-801-1518          

Hope to see you there!


Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Mon Feb 14, 2022

2021 Turkey Tussle Results
Hello Surfside Tennis Club Members,

It was a challenging day on the courts due to the relentless winds, yet all that signed up for the annual Turkey Tussle tournament showed up and played.   It wasn’t always pretty, there were numerous shots that stayed in that should have gone out and many that just blew off the court.   It is humbling (and embarrassing) to swing at a ball and feel nothing but air blowing through your strings, something I experienced a few times myself that day.  I applaud everyone for playing in these demanding conditions and I hope that all of you had a fun time.

Here are the results from a field of 18 players (with 5 substitutes taking turns filling in to bring us to a full 5 courts of doubles).

1st Place with 24 wins - Colt Wilkinson
2nd Place with 23 wins - Mark Stephens 
3rd Place with 23 wins - Greg Burke
Second and third place finish was determined by tie-breaker (spinning of the racquet)
4th Place with 20 wins - Shoni Swenson
Fourth place was also determined by tie-breaker (spinning of the racquet) with Lori Martin who also had 20 wins.

Colt, Mark, and Greg each received a $25.00 gift card.  Shoni left with the frozen turkey.

Special thanks to Coach Taylor Bennett and MBHS for reserving the courts for our tournament. 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Keith
Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Fri Dec 24, 2021, Updated Fri Dec 24, 2021

Surfside Turkey Tussle Tournament - Saturday November 13, 2021 9am MBHS

Good afternoon Surfside Members,

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 13th, 9am

It’s already time for another Surfside Tournament, how time flies. We’ll be out there competing again on Saturday November 13th at Morro Bay High School. This is our pre-holiday tournament and traditionally awards a top player with a whole turkey for their Thanksgiving feast! This tournament will be played and scored at the individual level, so no need to find a partner.

More details to come although you’re welcome to express your interest now. We can accommodate 24 players at MBHS and spots fill up quickly. Feel free to reach me here or at my personal email address/telephone below.

Gobble Gobble,

Lara Henry, Tournament Director

805.704.0773

slolivin@gmail.com

Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Wed Oct 13, 2021

Surfside Tennis at MBHS Saturday October 2, 2021
Surfsiders will have two special additions to our usual tennis activities this Saturday:

??President Keith Crowfoot will be bringing the ball machine to the courts at 8:00 AM for anyone that is interested in warming up before beginning our normal Saturday morning event.

??As announced over two weeks ago in accordance with our Bylaws, President Keith Crowfoot will call a brief General Meeting to order between the second and third sets to vote to amend Article II.1 of the Bylaws as follows

 

1.    Surfside is classified under CA Code 23701g and IRC 501(c)(7) as a social and recreational organization operated exclusively for the purposes set forth in Article II including supporting the Girls and Boys Tennis Teams at Morro Bay High School to develop athletes for tennis competition.

 

 1.  Surfside is classified under CA Code 23701d as a charitable organization operated exclusively for the purposes  set forth in Article II including supporting the Girls and Boys Tennis Teams at Morro Bay High School to develop athletes for tennis competition.

We will begin playing  tennis on MBHS courts Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 9 AM.  The  forecast predicts we will have sunny and calm (believe it or not)  weather in the high 50s to low 60s during our four sets (32 games) of enjoyable no-ad doubles social  tennis.  Some participants may wish to challenge themselves to more competitive play in a fifth or sixth set. 

In all regular Saturday events we try to adhere to these practices:
  • Please print and sign the chart upon arrival so we can properly make court assignments.  
  • Your signature certifies that you are playing at your own risk.
  • When we gather while masked you will  draw your own cards so you know that team assignments are random!
  • You are encouraged to 'redistribute' the partnerships on each court in order to equalize the competition. 
  • Please announce set scores before each game and announce game scores before each serve. 
  • Etiquette follows "The Code":  https://elmridgetennis.com/Files/Code_of_Tennis.pd
  • "Late arrivers" can take club balls to the empty courts in order to warm up for the next set.
  • "Early leavers" should separate from the group so we know how many cards to include in the draw for the subsequent sets. USTA Covid 19 guidelines suggest leaving the court immediately after matches thus avoiding the temptation to gather and chat. 
  • We appreciate the courteous cooperation of Surfsiders when team and court adjustments are necessary.
See you on the MBHS courts,

Carl
Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Sun Oct 3, 2021

The Wretched Tournament Saturday, September 18th MBHS

Wretched Tournament
September 18, 2021

The calm, gray, overcast morning for our 2021 Wretched Tournament was perfect tennis weather for the 24 Surfside contestants that came out to compete on the courts at MBHS.  Our tournament director, Lara Henry, provided the starting lineup as seen here:

It seems that every year this creative but somewhat confusing bracket chart raises the usual questions and remarks about the order of play.  Nevertheless, once the players finished studying and deciphering the chart, they removed their 3D glasses, put their compasses and sextants away and play began.

There were 3 rounds of our normal no-ad 8 game sets.  The six teams that made it into the finals played a regular scoring fourth set.  

Throughout the matches I observed the varying tactics employed by the players to overwhelm their opponents.  Everything from drop shots, high lobbing moon balls, passing shots, and overhead smashes were attempted.  There were long suspenseful rallies that were fun to watch as the players patiently returned shots and waited for their chance to hit a winner or for the other team to make a mistake.  It was great to see everyone having fun even as they were playing competitive tennis.  Laughter and “Good Shot!” was heard often from the courts. 

After the final shot of the final match was completed, we had our winners!  Congratulations to the following teams for their achievement. 

Aryn and Ken Jorgensen
Kathy Dannecker & Concho Crotzer
Morri Nash and Dennis Bailey

For their efforts players each received a $15.00 gift certificate from local Morro Bay merchants.

I want to thank everyone that came out to play for contributing to the success of this tournament.  The general tone of the day was that of good fun and sportsmanship.  That can only be attained by the positive attitudes and personalities of the participants.  I am happy that Surfside Tennis has members with these qualities.

I want to also thank MBHS tennis coach Taylor Bennett for reserving the courts for us to use.  Taylor has been having a very busy tennis season and we appreciate her taking the time and helping us out.

Lara Henry did a wonderful job in organizing the tournament and keeping things moving smoothly, even as she was playing in the event.  A special thanks to you, Lara!

Photos from the tournament have been uploaded to the website and can be seen here:  

See you on the courts!

Keith


Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Wed Sep 1, 2021, Updated Sun Oct 3, 2021

Calendar of Events for 2021-2022.

Calendar of Events for 2021-2022. 

  • Turkey Tussle – November. 13, 2021
  • Holiday Party – December 05, 2021 Canceled due to Covid
  • Spring Dinner – March. 06, 2022
  • Reopen Open (Spring Fling) Tournament / Annual Membership Meeting – April 23, 2022
  • Summer Picnic – June 12, 2022  New Date is Sunday, June 26th, 2022
Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Mon May 24, 2021, Updated Thu Apr 7, 2022

April 24: Surfside Annual Meeting -- Election, Approval of Bylaw Revisions, and Other Items from the
This message meets our Baylaw requirements to provide two-week notice of the names of officer candidates and any changes proposed for Bylaws.

Officer Candidates for 2021-2022 as Nominated by the Board:

President -----------Keith Crowfoot 

Vice-President ----Morri Nash

Secretary ---------- Carolyn Blackman 

Treasurer -----------Lara Henry

Other nominations may be made from the floor

 

Proposed Bylaw Revisions:  Posted below as an attachment. 

Revisions to Surfside Bylaws to be approved by the membership at the April 24, 2021 Annual Meeting  

ByLaw Revisions for April 24 2021 Review and Approval

Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Wed Apr 7, 2021, Updated Mon Apr 26, 2021

Surfside Tennis REOPENS at MBHS this Saturday, March 13, 2021 9:00 AM
Hooray!

The SLO County Health Department declared RED TIER Covid 19 status last week which means safely administered outdoor doubles tennis is permitted.  Refer to: 


Using a bit of equal opportunity satire, I am announcing that Surfside is Building Back Better to Make Tennis Great Again after 51 weeks of Covid-19 shutdown. 

Yes, 51 weeks ago I sent an Email announcement on March 19, 2020 that tennis was cancelled until further notice due to the pandemic. Your Surfside Board met on February 26 to set the standards for reopening in anticipation of reaching the Red Tier.  Most of you have already read Karen's resulting newsletter  Down Your Alley  newsletter (attached again below) giving the details about sanitizing, distancing, and masking between sets.

So bring your mask, sanitizer, and racket to MBHS  this Saturday, March 13, 2021 for an informed consent sign-in and warmups prior to competition at 9:00 AM.  See you there!



PS.  Greg Doyle is planning an outdoor send-off pot-luck party for our New Jersey member, Pat Yurcho, on Friday , March 19, 2021, at approximately 5PM  after Monte Young Playday Tennis.  Please enter this event on your calendars and standby for more Emailed details.  Pat and Mike Yurcho have been snowbirds on the Central Coast for many years and are soon returning to their New Jersey courts.

Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Wed Apr 7, 2021

Surfside Dues News - Dues Are Due by June 30

The existence of Surfside depends on dues-paying members. Only dues paid up members are qualified to participate in Surfside tournaments like the upcoming Reopen Open (Spring Fling).

Do not worry if you did not pay your 2020-2021 dues do to the March lockdown. The Board has agreed to accept payments now $30 single and $45 family which will essentially cover the remainder of the 2020-2021 Season and the next 2021-2022 Season. 

After July 1 all memberships are subject to $5 surcharge.

This continues to be the biggest bargain on the Central Coast.

Checks may be mailed to Treasurer Lara Henry, 1524 Laurel Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 .

Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Sun May 17, 2020, Updated Thu Jun 10, 2021

Surfside Board Meeting Minutes - from the Office of the Secretary

From the Office of the Secretary of Surfside Tennis Club and Approved for general distribution by the Board.

Board Minutes October 30 2020

Board Minutes August 28 2020

Board Minutes May 8 2020

Board Minutes Feb 7 2020

Board Minutes Nov 1 2019

Board Minutes Feb 1 2019

Board Minutes Oct 19 2018

Board Minutes Sept 7 2018

 

Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Sat Jun 8, 2019, Updated Wed Apr 7, 2021

Get Well Soon Carolyn McGowan,Ted Olsen, and Al Romero - You Are In Our Prayers

Ted Olsen is at the Bayside Care Center in Morro Bay Ca. He is accepting visitors, but please call Sandi Olsen ahead to make arrangement.

Carolyn may be reached at the following number and address. Call ahead.

Carolyn McGowan

528-5305

1090 Paso Robles Ave(corner of 11th

Los Osos

 

Edna/Emma/Eddie caretakers 

 

 




Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Fri Jan 25, 2019, Updated Wed Jul 7, 2021

Surfside Down Your Alley Newsletters

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Thanks, to Karen Beckman for the latest Surfside Down Your Alley Newsletter September 2021 Edition.

Down Your Alley Newsletter - Fall 2021 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - September 2021 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - Summer 2021 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - May 2021 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - April 2021 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - March 2021 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - September 2020 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - July 2020 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - May 2020 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - April 2020 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - March 2020 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - December (Holiday) 2019 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - October 2019 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - September 2019 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - June-July 2019 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - May 2019 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - April 2019 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - March 2019 Edition

Down Your Alley Newsletter - January 2019 Edition 

 

See Archives for Prior Newsletters.

Posted by Tim Warlin, Created Sun May 29, 2016, Updated Fri Oct 29, 2021

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