I attended the USTA Women’s Hard Court Championships at Chamisal Tennis and Fitness Club on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in California to sign copies of my tennis romance novel, It’s a Love Game. The tournament ran from October 15 to the 21st. This was a tournament for the best senior female players in the country to play for a National Title. And they came from all around the country with their game face on, their rackets strung and their balls ready to fly.
The tournament was masterfully down by Tennis Director Scott Krueger. While tennis was the name of the game there were plenty of other activities to partake in as well during the week-long event. Local artist Ernest Baber gave a painting class and judged the best painting with a tennis theme during an Art Festival. The winner’s artwork will appear on next year’s brochure and tournament towel. First and second place received a gift basket with all sorts of goodies: wine, chocolate and of course, an autographed copy of It’s a Love Game.
What goes better with wine and chocolate than romance!
The women competed in their age group (35, 45, 55, 65, 75 and 85). And no, none of those numbers are a typo. I enjoyed meeting these fierce women and watching them play. What an impressive group of ladies. Watching them, I thought, there’s a reason the word love belongs in the game of tennis. These women show a love not only for the game but a love for laughter, friendship and life. They are truly an inspiration!
Kudos to Scott Krueger and his staff at Chamisal for putting on such a wonderful event!