Sports Briefs: Zephyr Cove Tennis Club hosts last mixer, Tahoe Icemen looking for billet families
Zephyr Cove Tennis Club hosting last mixer of season next Wednesday
The final tennis mixer of the season at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9. The theme of the Hump Day mixer is logo wear, which involves players wearing as much club apparel as they can find.
For those who don’t have any or need more, the pro shop has shirts, jackets and vests for sale. Proceeds from the sales of the clothing supports the programs and facilities at the tennis club.
The event offers an opportunity to play casual tennis, have fun, eat dinner and socialize — and is open to non-members. The tennis is adult doubles round robin for all ability levels and play starts at 5:30 p.m.
The mixer costs $10 for club members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for spectators (meal only). Participants are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert as well as a beverage of choice; no advance signup is required.
Zephyr Cove Tennis Club has six courts nestled in the woods overlooking Lake Tahoe that are open to the public. The club offers lessons for all ages, membership, social mixers and open play. It is located on Warrior Way off Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove. For more information, visit http://www.zctennis.com.
Tahoe Icemen looking for billet families for upcoming season
The Tahoe Icemen junior hockey team is looking for billet families to house players for the upcoming hockey season. A billet family provides a home-away-from-home environment for the player.
Each player pays a monthly billet fee of $350 to the family to help cover the cost of meals and living expenses. Billet families also receive free tickets to home games for family members so they can come watch and cheer on their player.
Hosting an Iceman player a great opportunity to have a big brother for a younger family member, and it offers the chance to forge a lasting relationship with a junior hockey player. If interested in helping out the local junior hockey team or for more information, call Icemen head coach and GM Tom Maroste at 307-578-6496.
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