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Why 'The Servivors' love league tennis

September 9, 2015 09:27 AM

THE SERVIVORS, who will be playing in Florence this weekend.

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Team name?

Our team name is the Servivors because we're all just trying to keep on playing as long as we can in life and on the court each match.

Mixed NTRP division?

We play in the 7.0 mixed division.

How long has your team been playing together?

We've been together 3 years with just a few changes in members during that time.
 
Where do you all play your home matches?

We play our home matches at the Gatewood Club in Greenwood, SC. 
 
What do you especially like about mixed doubles tennis?
 
We like mixed doubles because the people who play on our team get along well together and like the challenge of adapting to the different styles and strengths of play between our partnerships and our opponents. It's just a different dynamic with men and women on the court instead of what we usually do the rest of the year.
 
What do you like best about USTA South Carolina league tennis?

While our league is small, it is very competitive. The matches always last 2 hours and each one is up for grabs to the team that survives the longest. We like league tennis because it gives us opportunities to play and test our skills against people outside of our club.
 
The one thing that makes your team unique?

What makes us unique is that we have a former Clemson kicker on the team (first 50 yard field goal in Clemson history) and a woman who has started a non-profit (Matthew2540) and is building a school in Guatemala to serve extremely impoverished children. We range in age from 55 to 75 and while each of us plays the rest of the year with groups we've been with for years but we have had so much fun together that we hope to be doing this for a long time. We're excited to represent our league for the first time this year at state.
 

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