Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fiscal Year Deadline Approaching in Two Days!

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Dear Harvard Men's Tennis,

There are only two days left in the fiscal year. Every donation counts and we are aiming for a record high participation rate. And that means you too recent grads!  Let's pay it forward and finish strong. 

Here is an easier link to give.

Go Crimson,
Andrew and Dave

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Harvard Tennis on Fox College Sports Weekly - End of Year Fundraising Deadline

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Dear HMT,

In case you missed the live showing of Harvard Tennis on Fox College Sports Weekly, hosted by Tony Minnis, you can watch it anytime by clicking here. This 30-minute documentary showcases the Men's and Women's programs—the tradition, coaches and current team. Enjoy! 

The deadline for the fiscal year is only a few days away (June 30th). Your support helps keep our team firing on all cylinders! If you are planning to give, please click here. Instructions: 1. Click "Make a Gift" and select "University Wide Gift." 2. On the following page, select "FAS Athletics" under the School Affiliate and click "Tennis." We thank you! 

All gifts to the Harvard Athletics Friends groups will receive class credit. The Department of Harvard Athletics, the Friends groups and Harvard Varsity Club encourage all alumni to make an additional gift to the Harvard College Fund to support the overall experience for our student-athletes, which includes the College's commitment to financial aid.

Last but not least, Gary Geissler aka "G-Man" retired this June after 25 years of service to Harvard as the Clinical Director of Rehab in the Training Room. Gary worked directly with the tennis team in the 1990s (he started in the fall of 1991) and was a part of many Ivy League titles. His care, charm and heart will be greatly missed. I'm sure many of you have stories of being healed by Gary's magic hands or fun memories of him traveling to Athens for the NCAA. If you want to send a note to Gary, he would love to hear from you. He can be reached at: gthemystic@gmail.com. 



Best from Boston,
Andrew and Dave 
 

 

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

FOX College Sports Weekly to feature Harvard Tennis/Harvard Varsity Club Golf Outing

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Dear Harvard Tennis,

Fox College Sports Weekly with Tony Minnis will feature Harvard Tennis tomorrow at 8:30pm in a thirty minute segment.  Watch live or set your DVR to record!   See more show times below. 

The press release from GoCrimson:

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's and women's tennis programs are set to be featured on College Sports Weekly, hosted by former LSU women's tennis head coach Tony Minnis, on FOX College Sports throughout the summer.

The 30-minute show will air eight times on FOX College Sports throughout the remainder of June and in the beginning of July, with the show's premiere set for Wednesday, June 15 on FCS Atlantic. College Sports Weekly will spotlight the Crimson's dedicated student-athletes and coaches in addition to its world-class facilities.

College Sports Weekly has been featured on FOX College Sports and the Tennis Channel, and profiles a different collegiate tennis program during each episode. Host Tony Minnis is the winningest head coach in LSU women's tennis history.

Full TV Schedule (All times ET)

Wed, June 15   

8:30 p.m.    

FCS Atlantic

Thu, June 16

1:30 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Tue, June 21

11 p.m.

FCS Central

Thu, June 21

11 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Sun, June 26

3 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Mon, June 27

5 a.m.

FCS Pacific

Thu, June 30

11 p.m.

FCS Atlantic

Fri, July 1

3:30 p.m.

FCS Pacific


Also, yesterday was the annual Harvard Varsity Club Golf Outing at beautiful Pinehills Country Club.  Thanks to Jon Chu, Dick Gross, Mike Wyman, Scott Denenberg and Todd Meringoff for teeing it up to support the Varsity Club!  This event has been growing every year and we would love more tennis alums to join us in the future.  



Thanks,
Andrew and Dave

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Thursday, June 02, 2016

HMT Newsletter: Commencement Edition

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HMT Newsletter: Commencement Edition

The HighSheriff of Middlesex County kickedoff the ceremony with muchflair and fanfarein Tercentenary Theater. It was a perfect summer day and the yard was full of smiles from end to end.


Congratulations to our seniors -Nicky Hu, Kelvin Lamand Conor Haughey. Photo from the Senior Letterwinner's Dinner. Thanks to theHarvard Varsity Club for putting on a great event.

Reunion Classes: 50th Reunion and the class of 1966 including fromleft to right: Dan Kleinman, David Benjamin, Dinny Adams, Rich Friedman, Clive Kileff and Coach Fish.



We were visited by severalalums over the weekend includingJonathan Cardi (25th reunion in blue) and Steve Moore (15th in black) who came out to theBeren Tennis Center with some of our current and formerplayers.



Finally, Kelvin Lam wrote a senior perspective essay for the Senior Letterwinners Dinner. We thought to include it here to portraythe students experience on the tennis team over their four years. We are so grateful for all the seniors and the mark they left on Harvard Tennis...

I used to see tennis as an individual sport, but this team has opened up a totally different perspective for me. Being part of the men's tennis team here at Harvard has definitely been the most memorable experience in my life and there is no word for me to describe how much I enjoy practicing and competing alongside my teammates and coaches.

Over the past four years, I had the opportunity to get to know everyone on this team incredibly well. The one quality that I admire most about this team is the ability to handle the tough moments and bounce back from them. Just this year, our team has had numerous ups and downs and I value them as equally important to my experience here. It is easy to enjoy and have fun when things go our way. However, it is the tough moments in which the characters on this team started to show. This season has not been as straightforward as it has been the past three years but no one was ever discouraged or walked away. None of us tried to find shortcuts or an easy way out. Instead, I see all these extra hours of practice, the trust and the resiliency knowing that results will come if we work the right way. I am so proud of our ability to put full effort into every match, even if it does not guarantee a win at the end. Even when we lose, I am proud of how we walk out of the stadium with our heads up, knowing we have given our very best.

Last but not least, I would like to thank Coach Fish and Coach Rueb for being such great mentors and coaches during my time here. If I have to rank the people who have had great influences in my life, they would surely occupy the very top spots without a doubt. It is the effort they put in that makes this program so successful and my time here so memorable.

Honestly, I cannot remember all the dual match results over the past four years and surely I am going to remember even less of them as I move on from my collegiate tennis career. However, I know I will always remember how we competed as a team until the very last point of the matches and all the precious moments I have shared with my teammates, coaches and the Harvard Tennis Family.


-- Kelvin Lam '16

Best from Boston,

Andrew "Serve and Volley" Rueb
Dave"Slice Maestro" Fish

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