Watertown’s Angelica Pecci had a great showing in the CT. USTA Championships Tennis Tournament held at Pinewoods Health and Racquet Club on 1/14 – 1/16. The 16 year old, who trains at Pinewoods with Director of Junior Player Development Mitch Case, reached the finals of the Girl’s 16 and Under Division. Pecci defeated Litchfield’s Sabrina Cofer 6-3,6-1 in the first round and Torrington’s Jessica Ruot in the semifinals 6-1,6-0 before falling to Stamford’s Anna Rogers 6-0,6-1 in the finals. In other action in one of the largest Tourneys ever at Pinewoods with 40 participants, Darien’s Devon Wolfe won the Boy’s 16 and Under Division with a 7-5,7-6(7-3) win in the finals over Damanscotta, Maine’s Jordan Friedland. Darien’s Benjamin Collier defeated Trumbull’s Nicholas Marchenko 7-5,6-2 in the finals to win the Boy’s 12 and Under Division and Woodbridge’s Victoria Li was victorous in the Girl’s 12 and Under Division besting Darien’s Devon Wolfe in the finals 6-1,6-3. Pinewoods has many Tourneys throughout the year. Contact Bob Cofer at (860)482-9424 to sign up.
Hi Everyone, The Varsity Training clinic is cancelled today, but Pinewood is still open. Make sure you bring your ice skates! If you do head out, please drive safely and watch your step. Mitch
Barkhamsted’s Ashlyn Ramsay was a big winner in the Winter USTA Junior Championships Tennis Tournament at Pinewoods Health and Racquet Club January 8th and 9th. The 17 year old won the Girl’s 18 & Under Division with a 6-1,3-6,6-2 victory over Wilton, CT’s Brooke Connelly in the finals. Ramsay, who trains at Pinewoods, is the #1 Player on the Northwestern Regional High School Tennis Team in the Spring. In other action, New Hartord’s Tyler Lemieux had a good Tourney in the Boy’s 18 & Under Division as he won his first round match 6-0,6-1 over Northfield’s Nick Guerrera and then had a close match in the semifinals with the #1 Seed, Wes Craft, falling 6-4,6-4. Craft lost in the finals 6-2,7-5 to Ridgefield, CT’s Jordan Kuchta 6-2,7-5. Pinewoods has many Tournaments coming up this Winter. Call Bob Cofer at (860)482-9424 or e-mail Bob at email@example.com to sign up.
Pinewoods has decided to cancel the QuickStart 1 class scheduled for today, January 12th, do to the snow. Enjoy your snow day kids! We will start the Winter 2 session for this class next week. Thanks, Mitch
Can you believe it? Despite the massive amounts of snow, Pinewoods is open! Bob and Enizete managed to open the club early this morning and are prepared for our members (apparently, this is a “dusting” by Vermont standards). If you’re part of a Season Court, please contact the person in charge of your court before you leave for the club. The status of the Junior Classes for today will be determined a little later on. Please check back before heading out. Thanks, and enjoy the snow (I won’t…haha). Mitch
Pinewoods is hosting USTA Junior Tournaments on the following dates: Jan 7-9: Boys & Girls 18 and Under (Level 7) Jan 14-16: Boys & Girls 12 and Under (Level 6), Girls 16 and Under (Level 7), Boys 16 and Under (Level 6) Jan 28-30: Boys & Girls 12 and Under (Level 7), Girls 14 and Under (Level 7), Girls 16 and Under (Level 7) For more information, please go to the USTA Junior Tournament Schedule on our website (Tennis » Junior Tennis » USTA Junior Tournament Schedule or contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-482-9424. Thanks, and GOOD LUCK! Mitch