Seasonal Court Time and Men’s Leagues

Seasonal court time gives members the convenience of playing on the same court each week without having to reserve it. Many members rotate 4–6 players depending on their availability. If you are trying to arrange a seasonal court time and need a player to fill in, contact the control desk for some possible leads. Seasonal court time begins Sunday, September 13. The deadline for applications is August 13. Reservations for seasonal court time are commitments for the entire indoor season.

Men’s league renewals from last year’s participants are due August 13; men looking to join a league may drop off applications after August 13. More information is available at the front desk.

Lake Superior State Names Eric Sturgis Head Coach

HVTC pro Eric Sturgis has been named head coach of the men’s and women’s teams at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie. Kris Dunbar, LSSU Athletic Director, says “We are very pleased that Coach Sturgis has accepted the position of head men’s and women’s tennis coach. His enthusiasm and strong work ethic will help move the tennis programs forward. He’s known for having a great network in the state of Michigan, which will help with recruiting.”

On his part, Eric says “I am honored to join the Laker family. I have high expectations for our tennis program at Lake State, and I would like to see us in the top half of the GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) every season and maintaining a team grade-point average of 3.4 or better.”

We are sorry to see Eric go but wish him well in his new endeavors.

Danny Heumann Represents HVTC at Summer Tournaments

HVTC member Danny Heumann has been hitting the courts this summer. In June Danny was a finalist in the Men’s Doubles A division at the Jana Hunsaker Memorial Tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York. He was also a semifinalist in the Men’s Singles B division.

In July, Danny played to defend his Men’s B Singles title in the Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Championship in Grand Rapids. In the final Danny lost against an opponent 20 years younger who had a lesser spinal cord injury. The 2.5-hour match score was 7-5, 5-7, 10-6 (tiebreaker). Danny says, “If it were only a few degrees cooler that day, I think I would have been a champion instead of a finalist.”

Way to go, Danny!