We arrived on Friday May 4th in the beautiful community of La Jolla, California. Twenty avid tennis players, plus spouses and spectators joined in for competitive support of Mcc as we ventured into paradise just north of San Diego at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Twelve courts and dozens of serious tennis players greeted us on Saturday afternoon after a night of pasta and Pinot Grigio.
The La Jolla team brought strong players for the Men’s and Women’s doubles, taking six out of eight matches from us. The Marina City teams fought hard, never surrendering a point without a fight. Everyone enjoyed a sunny afternoon with an ocean breeze forcing all players to think carefully to deal with the elements in a positive way.
After the Saturday tennis, the Mcc troop sat on the beach-front patio in byob fashion drinking and eating until we went off to eat and drink some more at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Restaurant. We sat by the pool. Speeches were given by several members thanking the tennis committee, Diane Brooks, and all responsible for the continued good tennis atmosphere here at Mcc.
On Sunday morning at 10am, we enjoyed mixed doubles against quality players from La Jolla again. Neda and Mark, the tennis organizers, along with Conan Lorenzo, the tennis director, were gracious hosts, as were all the La Jolla members who played with us. The matches were competitive, with one match taking over 2 hours. Mcc again won 2 matches out of 9, so we have our work cut out for us next year!
Many non-tennis playing Mcc members attended to cheer the players on, while enjoying the beach and activities. We welcome all members to come, even if you don’t play tennis.
Gene has already arranged a room block for May 3-5, 2013 for another amazing trip to see our friends to the south, so mark your calenders now for next year.