The Woodland Tennis Club held its ProAm Tournament, a tennis and pickleball exhibition, and a Gala on October 30th.
It was a great day for tennis, and a great crowd came to City Park to watch a great match where university and professional players played with members and friends of the Tennis Club. This was followed by an exhibition game of pickleball and finally an entertaining game by some of the college players with Bob Dunning as the umpire sitting high in the chair.
These players had some interesting shots, including several tweeners. The player who finished with the lowest score was rewarded with a bucket of water on their head. The pitcher was thrown by his teammate hitting the ball at the pitcher. Some enthusiastic youths also enjoyed the entertainment and water was thrown at them.
The Gala later that day, produced with creative and production support from Yolo County Station, was held in a beautifully restored home at Lincoln and Third Street, owned by Morgan family. The family generously donated the equipment and food for this occasion.
There was wine, beer, delicious food, piano entertainment and great company among the guests. In addition, there was a silent auction with many donated items and a special program with speakers including Woodland Joint Unified School District Superintendent Elodia Ortega-Lampkin, Troy Rondeau of the USA Tennis Association, NORCAL, Phil Cello of the International Cello Tennis Academy. , Tico Zendejas of RISE International and member of the Yolo County Board of Education, Steve Buchanan of Farmers Insurance and former tennis professional and Hannah Proctor, member of Davis High School Tennis Team.
Members of the Pioneer High Girls Tennis Team led by Marcail McWilliams assisted the Tennis Complex Committee with the event.
The Woodland Tennis Club would like to extend a big thank you to all who helped, including the Morgan Family, Mark Hanson, Sunny Mallinson, Liz Lu, Dexter Fong, Steve Buchanon, Elizabeth Zhang, Art Williams, Cameron Kane, Sue Little, Bob Dunning, Martha and Pat Garrison and Phil Cello.
If you missed the event on October 30th, you missed a great opportunity and unique event for Woodland Tennis and Pickleball. We are especially grateful to all the donors, including many from Sacramento and Davis, who made this event a great success.
If you are interested in joining an active committee in this great effort to build something wonderful for our community, please contact Lisa at [email protected] A wonderful retreat from the Woodland Tennis Club Tennis and Pickleball Complex Committee.