Seth Burgess and I played in the men's doubles in the afternoon and we were soundly beaten at 6-2 and 6-0 in that match against Fred and Al. Our bracket spanned ages 70 to 87 so the pairings often had more senior people matched against younger opponents. Seth and I out aged our opponents by about 5 years. No excuse though. Fred and Al had played together for many years to their advantage in our contest. This was the first year for Seth and me so we are on a learning curve. We look forward to another year after we have developed our team skills.
The Senior Games is a wonderful activity and we are grateful that Cortland stepped up to support the games after the State of New York exited due to budget difficulties. No matter what our age many of us still enjoy competing with our peers in athletic endeavors. Win or lose, the participation in itself is sufficient reward. I feel so fortunate to have learned tennis when I was 9 years old. Tennis can be a life long activity that can be cross-generational fun. In our family children and grandchildren can be on the courts with us. And we all have a great time.
|Gerry With Medal and Other Geezers|
|Walt- Gold Medal : Viktor - Silver Medal|
|Warm Up Time|