Frank Froehling III, a legendary player in Florida tennis history, died at the age of 77 on Jan. 23, 2020 in Stuart, Fla. Froehling, whose full name was Frank Arthur Froehling III, had been battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia for several years.
The Florida legend, who was raised in Coral Gables, was a college standout at Trinity University in Texas. During his college career he recorded 46-5 in singles matches and won nine singles titles.
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Nearly 190 players converged on Buttonwood Tennis Club Sunday to fight for pride in representing their respective tennis clubs. It was a beautiful day for players and spectators alike. Sixteen clubs entered teams consisting of men and women at the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 levels. Each division played men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.
All this activity was organized by the expert professionals at Buttonwood TC and assisted by volunteers from the Treasure Coast Tennis Foundation. Early refreshments and lunch were provided. Pro-shop merchandise sales and raffle prize drawings topped off the fun and festivities.
At the end of the day, the North River Shores team took home Battle Trophy. NRSTC will hold the Trophy until this time next year when the Battle commences again!
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Tennis Meet-Ups have come to the Treasure Coast. Meet-Ups are monthly events aimed at players of all levels aged 21 to 45. The events are all different and held at different locations around the area. But the common denominator is FUN !
So watch for the announcements and be prepared for anything. The first Meet-up will be November 1st and feature dinner, drinks, music, and organized play.
The monthly Junior Novice Tournament series has been a growing success all summer. Players compete in age groups to collect points that build up month to month throughout the season. July's event hosted 17 players at the Marriott Beach Resort on Hutchinson Island. If you haven't played it yet - it's not too late to jump in the fun! Look for the August announcement in the TCTF Calendar.
Schoppe, a junior, and Dennett, a sophomore, went through the season without losing a set.
The Falcons doubles team was the No. 1-seeded team in the state tournament. Schoppe and Dennett beat Gulf Breeze's Sachi Marshall and Callie Mitchell 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals, Viera's Amanda Sedaros and Eve Wasil 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinals and Venice's Jia Johnson and Laura Kulcsar 6-0, 6-1 in the final of the individual bracket to advance to the state championship match.