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Potomac Teams Start Season with Kick-off Social 0

Posted on April 10, 2012 by admin

The Ladies Inter-club teams at The Potomac Tennis & Fitness Club started the 2012 spring season with a kick-off party and round-robin tennis event this past Sunday night. Hosted by Tennis Director John McDaniel, ladies from all four teams mixed things up on the court for several hours and then continued their festive mood with drinks and great food thereafter.

“That was fun the other night” Mary Stafford, captain of the Blue A team commented. “We all had a great time.” The idea of having a player from each team on each court not only gave all that participated a greater feel for the level of play on each team but it created a greater sense of club and team unity as they approach the new season. What do you say we do this again after the season is over as a victory party ladies.

PTFC Members Medal at the Sr. Olympics 0

Posted on October 08, 2011 by PTFC

To participate is to win. That is why two of our Potomac Tennis & Fitness Club senior team members, captain Ab Alkassim and Paul Stanton participated in this year’s Maryland Senior Olympic tennis tournament.

Ab, playing his last two matches on Saturday, September 24th, won his semi-final match 6-0, 6-0 and followed that with dominating 6-2, 6-1 performance in the final and took home the gold medal. Paul, playing in the 80-84 age division, won his quarter-final match 6-3, 6-3 but came up a bit short in his attempt to reach the final. This, however, didn’t detour him from wanting to play for the bronze. Paul closed out this year’s event by walking away a winner.

Congratulations gentlemen and GO SENIOR TEAM!



Ab Alkassim

Paul Stanton

Mats Wilander WOW’s Potomac Tennis 0

Posted on October 04, 2011 by PTFC

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On September 29th and 30th, Mats Wilander brought Wilander on Wheels to Potomac Tennis and Fitness for two days of clinics, tennis and fun. Members and friends participated in tennis drills, cocktails and conversations as one of the better tennis players in the world brought his skills and knowledge to the courts.

Thursday evening, participants joined each other for conversation and coolers on the terrace. Mats sat down and chatted as well as joined in for some picture action.

Potomac Tennis Teams On Fire 0

Posted on August 08, 2011 by PTFC

Another Great Season for Potomac Tennis Women’s Teams

After last season’s ceremonial outcome for the clubs top team, the Red “A” team found itself competing against the very best this league has to offer. Though finishing with a respectable 2-5 record, several other matches were anxiously close and could have turned the season a different direction. Nice job to all of you for competing so very well at such a high level.

Next came the Red “B” team which dominated it’s competition and completed a perfect 7-0 season, capping it off with a 4-1 play-off win. They now move to the Blue “A” division, allowing the club to field two “A” teams for the first time in its history. The Blue “B” team, attempting to overcome several early season injuries, battled it’s way to a 3-4 record. With a little more luck on our side, the three 2-3 losses could have turn the entire season around. Likewise, the Blue “C” team, a perennial play-off contender, found themselves on the wrong side of lady luck finishing the season with a 4-3 record. With the fall season not too far away, high expectations will once again be the norm.

Demonstrating hard work and commitment, the women’s players of Potomac Tennis really put it together this year. We look forward to a strong spring season so if you are interested in joining us please do!

Womens’ Fall Tennis Teams Forming soon

With this year being a standout season for women’s team tennis at PTFC, we are looking forward to the 2011 fall season. Teams are now forming and any PTFC member interested in playing ladies team tennis should contact John McDaniel. The 2011 fall season teams include Red A, Blue A, Blue B as well as Blue C. The women’s tennis fall schedule will be available for review soon.

PTFC Senior Team Finishes Well

The clubs senior team very recently finished their season with a winning record. With the first half of the bi-yearly competition coming to a close, a 6-1-1 record was posted leaving them second in the gold division. Should they continue this trend, I have no doubt that PTFC will be holding the trophy at the end of the season.

Men’s 4.0-4.5 Interclub Team finishes Third

The men’s 4.0-4.5 clay court team, lead by captain Adam Chafetz, finished their 2011season recently with a 5-2 record and a third place finish. Congratulations gentlemen for another fine season.

  • Pro Shop Update

    Your tennis racquet should be re-strung every 40 hours of play. Stop by the Potomac Tennis Pro Shop to have your racquet strung with your choice of professional strings by expert Paul Neal.

    Call the shop at 301-983-1450.

  • Tennis Tips

    - Always remember to get your racquet back as soon as you see which side the ball is going to and turn.

    - Return to center as soon as you hit the ball and have your racquet up and ready for the next shot.

    - Keep your feet moving so you can get to the next ball position.

    - Drink lots of fluids on these hot summer days!



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