Tennis Club News

Kenneth R. Nelson, Sr.


Kenny Nelson here, your roving c(l)ub reporter.

Not much has changed, but just to let you know, I’m paying attention. For the rest of the season, the club will be playing tennis as an open mixed doubles format. Give John Schlenker a call at 847-525-7648.

Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 7 a.m., in order to beat the heat and await the return to courts of those who are coming out of pandemic shock!

For the life of me, I cannot understand why folks are having a hard time using the masks that were made for us and bought by us, as they protected us through the onslaught! These varying strains that get tougher as time goes by are not kidding! Be good to yourself and remember what Momma or Granny told you: “You cannot do at someone else’s house or business what you do at home!” Mask up in public for your own safety.

The heat is really nasty to some of us who are a little hard headed or forgetful or defiant. Visitors to the region are dying on their hikes, etc., because of a failure to hydrate properly and not doing it in time before we take these outdoorsy jaunts. Did I say we? Well, I’m fessing up—the two or three days before Father’s Day, I did not hydrate well enough and went with my sons in Maricopa to play a round of golf at the “Duke” (El Rancho Verde). Nine and a half holes later, I spent six hours in the hospital that Sunday afternoon and evening as I was infused with at least two bags of saline! The young doctor there told me that dehydration does not care how many push-ups, sit-ups, or sets of tennis you play. If you don’t prepare yourself for the heat, you will pay, and I did and, boy, have I been careful since then.

Pay attention to your body and listen to yourself. When the warning goes up, do what has to be done. Take care of yourselves, and I’ll talk to you next month.