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Island Club tennis a Howie, Wendy Burnett success

Island Club Tennis Professional Howie Burnett serves a ball then watches the person taking a lesson return it. Burnett is retiring after 14 years at the Island Country Club.

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Island Club Tennis Professional Howie Burnett serves a ball then watches the person taking a lesson return it. Burnett is retiring after 14 years at the Island Country Club.

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  • Roger LaLonde Staff
Parters in life and business, Wendy and Howie Burnett are retiring to New Hampshire after 14 years at Island Country Club. As the club's tennis professional, with Wendy overseeing other parts of the operation, he grew the tennis club membership from a hand full of members to more than 150.
  • Island Club Tennis Professional Howie Burnett serves a ball then watches the person taking a lesson return it. Burnett is retiring after 14 years at the Island Country Club.
  • Roger LaLonde Staff
Julie Maly works on her follow through during a lesson with Howie Burnett, the Island  Country Club tennis professional who is retiring after 14 years. Maly and doubles partner Keely Miller won the YMCA 3.5 doubles title this year and the Island Club 3.5 Mixed Doubles with Rene Champagne.
  • Roger LaLonde Staff
Wendy Burnett puts a new grip on a racquet as a tennis racquet waits to be restrung in the Island Club tennis pro shop.
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Wendy Burnett surprises member Jerry Stern with a birthday cupcake.

When Howie and Wendy Burnett came to Marco Island it was a contractual agreement to build the tennis program at Island Country Club. Boy, did they!

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