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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.

JUST THE STATS

JUST THE STATS

February 29, 2012

150 — The number of matches to be played in the 2012 Sarasota Open.

Bridge Bites: Finesses are easy

Bridge Bites: Finesses are easy

February 29, 2012

Of course finesses are easy! You just lead toward the AQ or KJ or some such holding, and, when fate is kind, an extra trick materializes. But, if they can, experienced players will avoid the whims of fate, as in this deal.

Aerobic Grandma: The circular route to flexibility

Aerobic Grandma: The circular route to flexibility

February 22, 2012

A couple of decades ago, something fell to the floor in a professional colleague's office, and when I reached down to retrieve it, she said, "Well, at least one of us can still pick up something from the floor."

Athlete of the Week: Sherry Fideler

Athlete of the Week: Sherry Fideler

February 22, 2012

Sherry Fideler has always been active. When she took an aerobics class with her sister, she realized it combined two of her favorite things — dance and aerobics.

Bridge Bites: A practice finesse

Bridge Bites: A practice finesse

February 22, 2012

The humble finesse is the first thing we learn, and we also learn that some finesses win, some lose. Later, we learn that some finesses are purely for practice and serve no useful purpose.



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