The Bucky Cantrell was bigger and better than ever before. Over a period of five days some of the best tennis was played here at Fairfield Glade Racquet Club. The matches were intense and every point was important. Comments were that the clay courts were the best clay courts that have ever been played on in the world!

Our tournament players came from Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee, with a majority of players from Tennessee. The volunteers are what make our tournament the best per Clyde McCampbell, USTA referee. This year we may be maxing out our four clay courts and will need more courts to grow our tournament bigger. (That's a good problem!) The results of the tournament and more tournament pictures will be coming in future articles.

Cardio tennis has added another day for this fun and beneficial exercise. Classes are now being held on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. You do not have to be a tennis player to participate, but it will help you develop "Happy Feet" on and off the court.

Junior camps are filling up, so if you would like your junior camper to participate, please contact us as soon as possible to make sure your camper can play tennis this summer. The first three-day 1 1/2 hour camp will begin on June 5 and the first "Get Serious" camp will begin on June 26 with four full days of tennis.

Bill will continue his tennis academy lessons throughout the summer. If you want a private lesson, a group lesson, or a series of lessons, sign up at the tennis desk. The club's level of play and players are increasing because of a tennis teaching pro on site. We have a 2.5 team that is now playing at a 3.0 level and a 3.5 team that is now playing at a 4.0 level. USTA league tennis is seeing new players participating and winning from Fairfield Glade.

If you want to get that something special for your tennis player father for Father's Day, come by and we will help you find a great bargain.

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The Bucky Cantrell Clay Court Classic tournament was a great success. Lots of first-place winners, good home-cooked food, great volunteers and no injuries. What more could a tournament director ask for? Many local players were cheered on for that coveted first-place prize. Congratulations! The following is a list of the first-place winners in each event:

Men's Open Singles

Taylor, William, Crossville, TN def. Yessoufou, Hamed (1), Memphis, TN 6-3; 7-6(2)

Women's Open Singles

Brown, Lori, Crossville, TN def. Castro, Amy Old Hickory, TN 6-3; 6-2

Men's Open Doubles

Taylor, John/Taylor, William def. Cheki, Parfait/Yessoufou, Hamed (1) 7-5; 4-6; 6-3

Women's Open Doubles

Bertram, Lucero/Lori, Brown def. Castro, Amy/ Cohea, Wanda 6-0; 6-2

Men's 40 Singles

Nethery, Keith, Shelbyville, KY def. Pendergrass, Michael, Pikeville, TN 6-1; 6-1

Men's 45 Singles

Sheehan, Tom, Nashville, TN def. Flannagan, Jim, Bristol, TN 6-3; 2-6; 6-3

Men's 50 Singles

Flannagan, Jim, Bristol, TN def. Heitman, Robert, Ooltewah, TN 4-6; 6-1; 6-0

Men's 55 Singles

Strickler, Dennis (1), Oak Ridge, TN def. Maland, Chuck (2), Knoxville, TN 3-6; 6-1; 6-1

Men's 60 Singles

Van Keuren, William, (2) Crossville, TN def. Buquo, Louis, Chattanooga, TN 6-1; 6-1

Men's 65 Singles

Palmer, B.E., Murfreesboro, TN def. Edwards, W. Frank, Crossville, TN 6-1; 6-1

Men's 70 Singles

Nixon, John, Nashville, TN def. Schuelke, E. Allan, Cleveland, TN 5-7; 7-5; 7-6(3)

Men's 75 Singles

Blum, Howard, Knoxville, TN def. Bartos, Andrew, Crossville, TN 1-6; 7-6(5); 6-1

Women's 45 Singles

Hinkle, Laura, Kingsport, TN def. Bertram, Lucero, Crossville, TN 6-2; 6-3

Women's 60 Singles

Smith, Jane, Owensboro, KY def. Kaplan, Gretchen, Knoxville, TN 6-2; 2-6; 6-4

Women's 65 Singles

Bartos, Marilyne, Crossville, TN def. Edwards, Emmy, Crossville, TN 6-4; 6-1

Women's 70 Singles

Martin, Fay M., Oak Ridge, TN def. Aiello, Princess, Maryville, TN 6-2; 6-0

Men's 50 Doubles

Bales, Michael/Lowe, Garry def. Broyles, Ken/Garren, Lee, 6-1; 6-0

Men's 55 Doubles

Strickler, Dennis/Larry, Turner (1) def. Applegate, Steven/Smith, Robert, 6-3; 6-3

Men's 60 Doubles

Filbert, Ronald/Money, Robert def. Buquo, Louis/Rice, W. Lynn, 6-3; 6-2

Men's 65 Doubles

Davis, William/Michael, Silver (1) def. Blades, Andrew/ Gaffin, Chad, 6-0; 6-1

Men's 70 Doubles

Money, Robert/Tudor, John def. Bartos, Andrew/Reynolds, Ron 6-1; 6-3

Men's 75 Doubles

Bartos, Andrew/Thomas, Lusk def. Blum, Howard/ Woodlee, Wayne, 6-3; 5-7; 6-3

Women's 50 Doubles

Barnes, Kathy/Debbie, Lowder def. Cantey, Young-Boon/Tingle, Patricia, 3-6; 6-3; 6-3

Women's 55 Doubles

Dove, Constance/Jane, Young def. Tingle, Patricia/ Weaver, Mary 6-4; 7-5

Women's 60 Doubles

Kaplan, Gretchen/Jane, Smith def. Gunter, Sheryl/ Holland, Lita 6-0; 6-2

Women's 65 Doubles

Bartos, Marilyne/Emmy, Edwards def. Murphy, Alice/ Schwind, Beverly 6-3; 6-1

Women's 70 Doubles

Martin, Fay M/Sydney, Woodlee def. Beal, Maurine/ Farkas, Alice 6-0; 6-1

Mixed 45 Doubles

Bow, Ronnie/Jill, Lay def. Addleburg, John/ Hinkle, Laura 6-1; 2-6; 6-2

Mixed 55 Doubles

Palmer, B.E./Beth, Palmer def. Buquo, Louis/ Young, Jane 5-7; 6-3; 6-4

Mixed 65 Doubles

Bartos, Marilyne/Bartos, Andrew def. Martin, Fay M/Martin, Murray 4-6; 6-4; 6-2

Mixed Open Doubles

Brown, Lori/Robert, Riggs def. Barnes, Kathy/ Pendergrass, Michael 6-2; 6-1

Our many volunteers again did a splendid job and many thanks go out to our tennis committee members that put in lots of hours assisting with the tournament. Jim Mansfield and Gerry Hall headed up the tournament desk with assistance from Tony Berkes. Tom and Chris Evans were in charge of our great Zamboni (court sweepers) crew who were Tom and Chris Evans, Marilyn Stubella, Ken Stubella, Saundra Enrietto, Wes Mitchell, Hal Graham, Pat Kane, Art Kane, Bill Powell, Jim Schwind, Frank Edwards and Hank Bartos.

Food servers were organized by Mary Zanichelli and Pat Scott and were Mary Zanichelli, Nancy Hazel, Bev Hemmerich, Lita Holland, June Mansfield, Lee Brown, Jan Walters, Saundra Enrietto, Marilyn Stubella, Sharon Miller, Pat Kane, Isy Vobach and Emmy Edwards.

People who brought their delicious homemade food were Mary Zanichelli, Lita Holland, Sheryl Gunther, Doug Wallon, Pat Kane, Alice Murphy, Marilyn Stubella, Bev Hemmerich, Charlotte Lintelman, Candy Castle, Isy Vobach, Saundra Enrietto, Bev Schwind, Jan Walters, Chris Evans, Sharon Miller, Marilyn Bartos, June Mansfield, Karen Warner and myself. Bill Van Keuren brought candy bars. The breakfast Danish were contributed by Flowers Bakery. Many comments were made about the delicious salads and desserts that were enjoyed by all. We had so much help I hope someone didn't get overlooked.

Thank you also to our tournament sponsors: Action Heating and Air, Advanced Termite and Pest Control, Big Boy's Barbeque, Bilbrey Funeral Home, Budget Blinds, Christ Lutheran Church, Coldwell Banker/Mountaineer Realty, Crossville Porcelain, Cumberland Eye Care, Dave Kirk Automotive, Edward D. Jones, Eye Centers of Tennessee, Grange Insurance, Tennis Committee and UBS Financial Services. These are the financial backbone of our tournaments.

Again, thank you to everyone for a most excellent adventure!

Now let's play some fun tennis. Mixers on Tuesday and Thursdays; stroke-of-the-week on Wednesdays and Fridays; and cardio tennis on Tuesday and Saturdays. Junior camps beginning in June, running through July. Tennis academy open for anyone ready to play some serious tennis. Remember the pro shop sales especially for that father in your life. Call 484-3758 and remember, "It's your game!"