Time flies when you’re having fun with HWTA. Along with that fun HWTA friendships just continue to grow. Did you know that we had several frogs leaping around at the first General Membership meeting in February and about 60 princesses at the March Membership Social? So what will April bring during the HWTA Spring Tournament?
Leap year added one more day for HWTA and tennis – what could be better? “Leap into Tennis“ kicked off 2016 for HWTA with our first HWTA General Membership meeting/round robin event. Did you know that frogs are really good at singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It”? We also found out that the HWTA frogs are pretty good at jumping when some members joined in a frog hop competition. Did anyone find out what kind of shoes Carol Wright was wearing? She was the first frog to make it to the HWTA frog pond! Not too far behind her were Della Evans, Irene Wisner, and Lisa Strickland. In the serious part of the meeting we approved the 2016 budget, discussed selling banner space on the HTC courts for the duration of the Spring and Fall HWTA Tournaments, and decided to look into possibly hosting a “Rally for the Cause” for some TBD charity. The round robin event ended that day with Sandra Wiles as the “Big Frog” of the day, but all the frogs that played had big smiles all afternoon. Just ask Cindy Reaves if you’re in doubt about what fun this group had!
We all have read fairy tales, but this year at the Membership Social it was like a dream come true. Everyone parked on the street and then began the journey up the steep flight of stairs leading up to the front entry and only had one thing on their mind. Get to the top and hope the wind didn’t slow you down! Everyone made it and most even arrived with a big smile – after all we are tennis players! Yes, Queen Kay, our charming, gracious hostess, was right there to welcome you to her home. At that moment it seemed like you instantly became a princess and you had entered the castle of your dreams. To the right was the library and to the left was the grand dining room, dressed for the HWTA occasion and filled with magical delights in abundance to satisfy your sweet and salty desires. So where does Karen Morris keep her magic wand? What delicious food! What music! What a wonderful hostess – Kay Brown! But that is not all. What a splendid day for all the HWTA enthusiasts who came and will forever remember a day when they became a princess for a few hours at the 2016 HWTA Membership Social.
Things always come in three – right? The next HWTA event is the Spring Tournament and is open to all HWTA ladies at all levels. Mark your calendar, grab a partner and submit your entry now! Also, your copy of the 2016 HWTA handbook will be available for pick up during the tournament. If you read all of the above then you would agree that being an HWTA member is one way to bring out your smiles. This is your association and your board members are doing their best to get everyone involved in HWTA activities. The rest is up to you!
Kim McCandless, President, HWTA