Jupiter, Fla. (PRWEB) October 06, 2012
Nationally ranked players were among the participants in the highly anticipated BallenIsles Adult Fall Classic, a three-day event sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association.
While the tournament was slightly smaller in scope than others played at BallenIsles, a private community of homes in Palm Beach Gardens, the caliber of the 50 entrants was extraordinarily high.
The tournament was divided into 10 segments – five for the men, four for the women and one mixed event – and included Men’s 45 Singles, Men’s 55 Singles, Men’s 65 Singles, Men’s Open Doubles, Men’s Open Singles, Women’s 35 Singles, Women’s 45 Singles, Women’s Open Doubles, Women’s Open Singles and Mixed Open Doubles.
Six BallenIsles club members competed. David Scherer swung in the Men’s 45 Singles and the Men’s Open Doubles, which was played with partner Rick Sahlman. Joanne Graceman hit the courts in the Women’s 45 Singles and the Women’s Open Doubles, with partner and club member Gail Lederer. Judy Anscher and Michelle Cassanetti, also club members, participated in the Women’s Open Doubles, as well, and won the consolation prize.
Ronald Graceman, Joanne Graceman’s husband, played in the Men’s 65 Singles and lost in the finals. Jay Berman, one of BallenIsles’ tennis professionals, won the Mixed Open Doubles with partner Amy Gordon.
The BallenIsles Adult Fall Classic attracted other players who make their homes in Palm Beach County and live in as far north as Jupiter and as far south as Boca Raton. Palm City in Martin County also was represented, as was West Palm Beach
Trish Faulkner, the director of tennis at BallenIsles and a vice president of the United States Professional Tennis Association Florida, organized the event, one of several top tournaments that distinguish the Palm Beach Gardens property as a premier club community.
The next major tournament is the USTA Women’s National 50 Clay Court Championships, set for Oct. 24 through 28 at the signature community.