Summer Swing tennis big on camaraderie

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 Rene Champagne, Island Club, follows a return shot at the Summer Swing tennis social involving four Marco Island clubs.

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Submitted by Jim Curran Rene Champagne, Island Club, follows a return shot at the Summer Swing tennis social involving four Marco Island clubs.

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 Rick Calton, Island Club tennis pro, with Nikki Davis, women's Summer Swing tennis social winner.

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Submitted by Jim Curran Rick Calton, Island Club tennis pro, with Nikki Davis, women's Summer Swing tennis social winner.

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Rick Calton, Island Club tennis pro, left with Peter Piro of the Island Club, men’s winner in the Summer Swing social tennis tourney.

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Submitted by Jim Curran Rick Calton, Island Club tennis pro, left with Peter Piro of the Island Club, men’s winner in the Summer Swing social tennis tourney.

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 Harold Schafik, Marco YMCA, watches play develop in Summer Swing social tennis at the Island Club.

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Submitted by Jim Curran Harold Schafik, Marco YMCA, watches play develop in Summer Swing social tennis at the Island Club.

Summer Swing tennis big on camaraderie

Summer Swing tennis scores

By Jim Curran

Cochairman Summer Swing

The rains stayed away and Marco Island’s Summer Swing tennis social program continued at the Island Club on Friday.

More than 30 tennis players, representing the four major clubs on the Island, gathered at the Island Club to enjoy the camaraderie.

The Hideaway Beach Club and Greater Marco Family will host the July and August socials. This is the third year of this popular get-together. It was organized by the YMCA Tennis Committee, with Jim Curran and Brock Wilson serving as cochairmen.

Rick Calton, director of tennis for the Island Club, explained the rules, which included:

There are three-game doubles matches with players switching partners each match. For every game won each player on the winning team gets a point. The man and lady with the highest score at the end of play are the winners.

The host club provides refreshments and players who participate have a great time, play competitive tennis and getting to know more players of the other clubs, the purpose of this series.

The men’s division winner was Peter Piro from the Island Country Club and the ladies division winner was Nikki Davis from Hideaway Beach Club.

The host of part three of Summer Swing will be Hideaway Beach Club on Aug. 16. The YMCA will host part four on Sept. 20. Players are encouraged to contact their club pro to sign up for either of these events. All events will start at 8:30 a.m.

Fishery management workshop topic

Stakeholders have the opportunity to voice concerns about South Florida Fishery management issues at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort at 5 p.m. on Aug. 5.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission manages marine fisheries in state waters while the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council manage fisheries in South Florida federal waters.

Often, a day-long fishing trip in South Florida results in overlapping jurisdictions, state and federal. These workshops are a step into examining issues and fisheries management needs particular to South Florida.

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