WoW…what a weekend!!!!! Its five AM and I am waiting to fly out of Philadelphia. Mats and I flew in from Salt Lake late on Friday due to a fuel pump problem on plane number one that caused all passengers to deplane and continue onto another flight. Mark Macler, who was the coordinator of this entire weekend for us….was there to meet us at the gate. This guy is the most impressive event coordinator I have come across since incorporating WoW.
Mark escorted Mats and I to Doylestown racquet club where we were greeted by the owner of the club and his lovely wife. We had a late night hit from 830-10 and then after a quick trip to the Wawa for a turkey Jalapeno (highly recommended), we retired for the night.
Woke at seven on Saturday to ensure we could get a good sweet before WoW began at eight. This was the first Donnay sponsored event for us! It has not yet been released but WoW will be officially sponsored by Donnay in the next few days! Standby for more information.
We conducted a great clinic for 16 highly motivated and enthusiastic juniors which was immediately followed by two additional 1.5 hour clinics by 16 adults. We ran them through our routine, and just like WoW clinics in the past, pushed them all to the point of exhaustion! Our true reward is seeing how excited people are upon the conclusion of our sessions.
Once WoW clinics were completed, we joined all the participants for a nice private lunch held at Doylestown Country Club. A thirty minute Q and A session followed lunch and they were all terrific people. We will definitely be back next year.
Immediately departed for Cherry Hill NJ (an hour and a half away) for a cocktail party to endorse the charity event we were running the following day for Coopers Memorial Hospital (The leading Children’s hospital in NJ) The cocktail party was terrific! It was held at a Mercedes Benz dealership where I first met Jan-Michael Gambill and then two other fantastic people (my mixed doubles partner Julia Cohen and Shikha Uberoi who both are great looking girls and unbelievable tennis players currently playing on the WTA)
We finished around 11 and again retired for the night.
Woke in the morning to conduct a great Pro-Am and another kids clinic which was followed by our exhibition matches. Jan Michael and I played Mats and Julia Cohen’s brother in an exo doubles in front of a crowd of three hundred fifty plus. Some great exchanges occured but Mats and his partner pulled out the victory.
That match was then followed by Mats and Jan Michael exhibition match which was in the format of WTT. The match came down to a five point tie-breaker. The score was tied 4-4 and Mats was able to eek out the victory. It was a great weekend!
Special thanks to Mark for being an unbelievable host and we look forward to coming back next year!!!
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