This year we had another great Tennis Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 2nd in our beautiful Galaxy Room. It was hosted by Gene, along with a wonderful tribute to the tennis staff by Richard Reinjohn, Maureen Hunt, Larry Brandis, Barbara Rubin, and Sean “Cookie” Cook. The food from Amber, Chef, and the entire staff of the Mcc Restaurant was fantastic! Including desserts to die for (I particularly loved the coconut ice cream). We recapped the entire tennis season, including the winners of all our exciting events from the Ringer to the Gerry Ramirez Invitational where USC came out over UCLA for a third year. We also awarded various tennis honors to members who showed special diligence in particular areas. Here are the winners: Courage Award: Lea Wall who kept playing despite taking five balls to the head this season! The I’ll Bet on Any Match Award: Joel Fleiss. The I’m the Oldest & Still Fastest Award: Mike Levitt & Ellen Travis. The Comeback from Injury Award: Jerry Tarlow & Susan Woodward. The Deadliest Lobber Award: Barb Fier & Hank Abouaf. The Best Dressed Award: Jim Puerner & Joani Stewart. The Most Improved Player Award: Linda Finn & Tony Cane. Sportswoman of the Year: Sheelagh Boyd & Karen Dixon. Sportsman of the Year: Robert Rudelius. Congrats to all the winners who received a brand new…can of tennis balls! Thanks for another wonderful season of tennis at Mcc. See you on the courts, next year!