Lyme Shores Indoor Tennis Center pro Andre Danford explains a drill to seventh-grade students from Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London as they work on their tennis skills Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 in East Lyme. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Our very own Andre Danford was featured in the The Day’s article, “Tennis Pro by Day and a Rock Star by Night“.
“His world is tennis and tunes, two concepts that appear mutually exclusive until you meet the effortlessly cool Andre Danford, a New London original: awash by day in volleys and forehands, by night making different rackets of melody and harmony.
“It’s always a good time to be Andre, whom his friend and band partner Eddie Aledia calls “the mayor … because he knows everybody.”
“Danford was named general manager of tennis operations and facilities at Lyme Shores Fitness and Conditioning Center in East Lyme earlier this week, rising from part-time instructor to The Man.”
Read the full article at theday.com.
The Lyme Shores 65 and over 7.0 team competed at Nationals in Surprise, Arizona over the weekend. With a solid performance in all three of their matches within their flight, they were one match away from advancing to the semi-finals. Unfortunately, they lost 2-1 to Pacific Northwest, the team that went on to be the tournament runner-up.
“Everyone truly enjoyed themselves, and even if we didn’t make it to the semis or the finals, it was the achievement of getting there that we were proud of,” said Team Captain Ebet Cushman.
Read the full article at the USTA New England website.
Congratulations to the champions and finalists of the 2016 Mixed Madness Tournament!
Tyler Engleberg/Lauren Crowley def. Javier Hernandez/Abi Cushman: 7-5, 6-4
Javier & Abi (finalists), Lauren and Tyler (champions), and Jared (Tournament Director)
Mike Mackey/Abi Cushman def. Steve Wells/Edna Wells: 7-6, 7-5
Jared (Tournament Director), Steve and Edna (finalists), and Mike and Abi (champions)
For more photos, see our Facebook page.
Join us for a pickleball social on Friday, February 12, from 7-9:30pm!
Lyme Shores Tennis Club will host a pickleball social using 6 courts, on Friday, Jan. 22 from 7 – 9 for $10.
Bring snacks or appetizers and BYOB and your paddle! Also bring friends who may want to try it. There will be all levels there.
Kathy Reidy will run it.