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Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate was a sponsor for the inaugural NSMTA Senior Men’s Doubles Championships

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Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate was a sponsor for the inaugural NSMTA Senior Men’s Doubles Championships on Martha’s Vineyard, a USTA National CAT III event! The tournament was held at the six Har-tru clay courts at Farm Neck Golf Club over the weekend from September 28 through September 30, 2018. Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate was the presenting sponsor for the 60-year-old and over division.

Skip Dostal, Co-owner of Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate hosted 2 players at his private home in Vineyard Haven. Steven Powers from Malibu, CA and John Popplewell from Portland, Oregon. Both players traveled from the west coast to enter the over 75-year-old division. John traveled with his wife Patsy and when not playing on the courts, they all were able to tour our beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard and enjoy many of the Island fine restaurants.

“For many years a very popular senior men’s doubles tournament was held in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It drew many of the top doubles players throughout New England in the 65 and 70 age divisions. That tournament ceased several years ago.  We wish to recreate the atmosphere, congeniality, and camaraderie of the Chatham Men’s Doubles Championship and have expanded the men’s age divisions to include 60, 65, 70 and 75. In years to come, we look to add more age categories and perhaps women’s divisions if there is enough interest.  Hosting this prestigious event is an honor, as it will feature some of the top men’s senior doubles players from across the country and Canada. The tournament will take place over three days, from September 28th through September 30th.  This sporting event will bring large numbers of both players and spectators to the island, many of whom will extend their stay to take in all the island has to offer. They will be staying in a combination of private homes, hotels and B&B’s and are sure to take the time to enjoy the shops, restaurants, and other island venues as well as the beaches and natural beauty of the Vineyard during their visit”

Everyone involved agreed it was as an exciting and fun-filled weekend and the director, Mas Kimball is already thinking about what we can do to make next year’s event even better. Expansion of the age groups and possibly adding a women’s division are some ideas in the works.

For more coverage of this amazing event check out the following articles!

        MV Times: Farm Neck Hosts National Senior Men’s Doubles Championships

MV Gazette: Seniors Tennis Tournament Is Farm Neck Fountain Of Youth