PROVINCETOWN — The Provincetown Tennis Club finished the season last month with its annual members tournament. Last year, the club had to rearrange the tournament to comply with Covid protocols, and fans were not allowed to attend.
This year fans were welcomed back as the club returned to normal operations. The men’s and women’s singles tournament was held on Aug. 14 and 15; men’s and women’s doubles was held Aug. 28 and 29; and the mixed-doubles tournament was played Sept. 11 and 12.
In the men’s singles, James Veninger defeated Jonathan Hamilton in two sets: 6-2, 6-4. In the men’s doubles tournament, Veninger and Hamilton teamed up to defeat Doug Coelho and Joe Hilton in two sets: 6-2, 6-1.
In the women’s singles, Maria Cirino defeated Blythe Robertson by a score of 6-0, 7-6 (4). Karen Shaw and Deb Shapiro defeated Annette Andruss and Kimberly Wilson in women’s doubles, 6-3, 6-2.
Joe Hilton and Maria Cirino defeated Dan Silver and Kimberly Wilson in the mixed doubles tournament by a score of 6-3, 2-1. The second set had to be cut short because Silver suffered leg cramps.
The PTC is as much a social club as a tennis club. Hamilton said it was nice to have fans back at the tournament and for members to be able to interact throughout the season, after last year’s social restrictions.
“It was a nice, festive atmosphere,” he said.
The club is still open, and lessons are available. Clay courts close around the end of October, while the rest of the courts remain open until late November.
Meanwhile, the Provincetown Yacht Club finished its racing series out with one final race and a celebratory dinner.
The Sparkle Marie II, captained by George Lynde, won lots of Saturday races in the Provincetown Yacht Club’s series this summer. (Photo Nancy Bloom)
The Provincetown Yacht Club celebrated its racing series with a “lay up” dinner at Ciro and Sal’s this past Saturday. “Lay up” means take a ship or boat out of service. Here, Capt. George Lynde (left) of the Sparkle Marie II and Capt. Joel Shaw (right) of the Selma Rose toast their victories. Lynde won first place and Shaw won second place in this summer’s series. Both boats are Rhodes 19s. (Photo courtesy Provincetown Yacht Club)