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HCTA Holds First Social of 2009

February 27, 2009 12:09 PM

BY: Sharon Belmudez

The Hillsborough County Tennis Association (HCTA) hosted its first tennis social of 2009 on Friday, Feb. 13 and the event was a smash!

The Valentine’s Eve tennis and dinner mixer was a sell-out success that attracted 68 participants, including HCTA members and members of the host club, Hunter’s Green County Club (HGCC) in New Tampa. Couples played doubles tennis and worked their way up or down the 17 courts at HGCC.

Following play that included a beer cart, the Hunter’s Green Staff prepared a lovely Italian dinner that was served outdoors on the patio of the meticulously maintained club. Afterwards, awards and prizes including a 50/50 raffle were doled out to happy winners. The lucky winner of the 50/50 drawing was Caralyn Paul.

Here is what participants said about this event::

· “You all rock! Thanks for a marvelous tennis tournament, the gourmet meal, the unexpected beverage, and the opportunity to meet so many new tennis buddies.”
- Audrey Adair-Hauser

· “I had a great time. Thanks for all your hard work and hope to see you at the next social.” - Caralyn Paul

· “Thanks! We had a good time! Great job organizing! Hope to see you again”. - Mary Marshall

· “We just wanted to thank you for a wonderful time on Friday night. I know you must have put a lot of work into organizing everything, and I think everyone there had a great time. Anyway, thanks so much for all your time and effort!” - Candi and Doug Hummel

New HCTA board member Marisol Casablanca worked with Hunter’s Green Tennis Director Allegra Campos and her staff to organize the event. The HCTA plans to hold tennis socials at various clubs throughout 2009. If your club would like to host an event please contact Marisol at director@tampatennis.org

To learn more about the Hillsborough County Tennis Association a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization please contact President Sharon Belmudez at president@tampatennis.org. or visit their website at www.tampatennis.org.

**Photo 1: The group gathers to get on the courts
**Photo 2: Board member Marisol Casablanca welcomes HCTA member Sue Busk






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