Friday, November 12, 2010

Friends of Harvard Tennis: H-Y brunch, the return of "The Inner Game", and back-to-back doubles champs with highlights!

Dear Friends of Harvard Tennis,

We wanted to let you know of a few upcoming events to put on your calendar.  

First, the Harvard-Yale football game is Saturday, November 20th at noon.  We are hosting a tennis tailgate in the Beren Lounge (upstairs) before the game from 10am till noon with drinks and snacks.  Please let rsvp to Debbie Goldfine at so she can put you on the pass list as there will be security at the door (to keep out all the tennis groupies!).   We have also reserved the courts from 6 pm to 9 pm for an Alumni Hit-Around at the Murr Indoor Cts on Friday evening.  Everyone and anyone is invited to join the fun.  

Second, this weekend WGBH is broadcasting a half hour introduction to the Inner Game of Tennis during their pledge drive promotion on Saturday, November 13 from 4:00-4:30 and Saturday, November 20th from 12-12:30 (set your DVR or watch it live).   Tim Gallwey '60 was a standout for the Crimson under Jack Barnaby and part of the famous match in '58 when Harvard defeated a powerhouse Yale team that included Donald Dell and Gene Scott.  The team will be reading his book over the winter break and we are hoping Tim will meet them on our spring break trip.  The book has sold over a million copies and was the impetus for the whole mind game genre that is so popular now.  It contains a revolutionary way to learn and think about the game.  We encourage you to watch the show, and if you've ever been tempted to make a pledge, do it now so they'll broadcast it nationwide!

Lastly, we want to congratulate Alistair Felton and Andy Nguyen who won the regionals in doubles at Yale in October.  The duo won five matches on route to the title and saved two match points along the way.  This is their second crown (they also saved match points last year) and they are proving themselves to be quite a pair.  You can watch their highlights by clicking on this link (the video is at the bottom of the page). 

Hope to see you in Cambridge or on the road this year,


Dave Fish
E. Scott Mead Family Head Coach of Men's Tennis
Harvard University Dept of Athletics
Murr Center
65 N. Harvard St.
Boston, MA 02163

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