Well, its been a nice ride! After serving three years as Highland Ridge Tennis Chair, it is time for me to pass along the ‘golden racquet’ to the new Tennis Chair…Martin Corcoran.

You may have noticed that several improvements have been made to our tennis facilities over the past few years, to include the resurfacing of courts, security lighting, the pavilion grill addition, and furniture upgrades. The annual HR Tennis Tournament has been re-energized, and I hope that this tradition continues and improves for years to come.

I would like to thank the many of you who have assisted on the tournaments, captained our teams, managed the court reservations, and regularly pitched in to maintain the grounds. We receive many compliments on our facilities from visiting teams, for which we can all take pride.

The ALTA fall Men’s and Women’s seasons have recently come to a close, and the Mixed Doubles campaigns will start play in January. Ladies, remember that ALTA rules now allow you to compete in both the Thursday and Sunday leagues during the same season…so take advantage of this change in the spring! Speaking of which, the Sunday women’s B8 team needs players (both HR and non-residents) for their spring season. If interested, please contact Carol Mirabal at 770-977-2219 or emcnm@mindspring.com, or Crystal Zummo at 770-485-3272 or cjjcca5@yahoom.com by the end of December.

Again, it has been my pleasure serving the HR tennis community over the past few years. Game…Set…Match. Go Highland Ridge!

Dave Boye, Tennis Chair