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The Sarasota Open is courting both players and spectators

The Sarasota Open is courting both players and spectators

March 21, 2012

In April, James Blake, one of the top 10 players in the world at the time, won the second annual Sarasota Open — a title Kei Nishikori, one of the top 25 players in the world, won the previous year.

JUST THE STATS

JUST THE STATS

March 21, 2012

12,800 — Tickets sold for the Sarasota Open.

Athlete of the Week: Joe Salvino

Athlete of the Week: Joe Salvino

March 21, 2012

Joe Salvino practically lives at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center where he plays three days a week for three hours a day. Other days, he just comes to watch the matches.

Bridge Bites: A couple of uppercuts

Bridge Bites: A couple of uppercuts

March 21, 2012

This time we take a look at "trump promotion." Put yourself in the West seat, defending 4♠.

Bridge Bites: No safe exit

Bridge Bites: No safe exit

March 14, 2012

This month's deals have been about finessing. In earlier weeks, we were trying to avoid them in favor of better alternatives. But, this week, we are actually going to take a finesse — eventually.

Tennis group welcomes new players but keeps the old

Tennis group welcomes new players but keeps the old

March 7, 2012

Every Saturday and Sunday there are four courts reserved at the Longboat Key Club and Resort Tennis Gardens. Armed with rackets, a group of 16 men ranging in age from early 50s to late 80s play. Some of the guys play on Wednesdays and Thursdays together, too.

Athlete of the Week: Allan Luke

Athlete of the Week: Allan Luke

March 7, 2012

Allan Luke started playing hockey when he was old enough to walk across the street to the ice rink. He played until age 50. He's also played softball and coached both AAA division hockey and high school girls fast-pitch softball.

JUST THE STATS

JUST THE STATS

March 7, 2012

3,870 — Top bridge score of Alex and Marlene Lancaster Feb. 28, for Sarasota Yacht Club's couples bridge group.

Bridge Bites: One finesse too many

Bridge Bites: One finesse too many

March 7, 2012

It's great when our finesse works, but against a cunning opponent, when we try that same finesse a second time, we sometimes get an unpleasant surprise.

Athlete of the Week: Mel Taub

Athlete of the Week: Mel Taub

February 29, 2012

Mel Taub plays golf three times a week and tennis about four times a week, and he tries to exercise every day.



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