Local news and opinion reaching the communities of nosara, samarA and Nicoya
Log in |
Return to homepage
home regional community sports entertainment surf nature health en Espa´┐Żol English
December 09
January 2010
February 2010
Water Edition
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 10
October 10
November 10
December 10
January 2011
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
August 2011
September 11
October 11
November 11
December 11
January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 2012
June 2012
July 2012
August 2012
September 12
October 12
November 12
December 12
January 13
February 13
March 13
April 13
May 13
  El Pais
  Inside Costa Rica
  Costa Spirit
  Q Costa Rica
  Today Costa Rica
  El Sabanero
  Nosara Animal Care
  Nosara Info
Esquelita de Nosara
  Friends of Nosara
  Nosara Civic Association

Nosara DOS ELSTUN Mix Doubles Tennis Tournament

By Peter Unverdorben
Nosara Tennis Club Member

Finalists A with trophy

From February 22nd through the 27th, the Nosara DOS ELSTUN Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament was played on the Nosara Tennis Club Courts, at Flushing Jungle. The Tournament Director (elected under pressure) was Peter Unverdorben.

Good Sportsmanship and great camaraderie made it possible for 28 players to come together for 6 days of fun and sweat in the Sun. Competing as Mixed Doubles Teams for the Club’s trophy and other goodies, donated by the sponsors, the players were paired up into 16 teams by selecting the stronger women players and matching them with the weaker men players.

Team Names, like Slice & Dice, Kiss Our Aces, Lob to Hell, all referring to the game of tennis and its rules & game terminology, were assigned to each team.

By Friday morning, during the first semifinal, we had already seen 16 great matches. In the semis for Group A, Number 5 ranking Team, Lob to Hell, took it to the unseeded team of Surf & Serve and advanced to the Finals. After a fiercely fought two set battle, the Number 2 seed, I Wonna Win, advanced after a great performance over team Game, Sweat, & Match.

After the matches, the players mixed with the spectators for a cold one, discussing all the great points played, having a laugh about various slap shots or the unforced errors, about the great lobs and cross court shots, about the total miss hits and the double faults.

The Finals were played on Saturday afternoon, with a good crowd watching. All the players who had been battling all week and did not make the finals were here as well. Court one, the championship B, was decided in favor of Ed Kornbluh & Peter Unverdorben in two sets. On Court two the championship match got under way at 3:30 pm. Everybody expected to see a very entertaining game, and they were not disappointed. Sam Carver & Rich Burnam took the championship in two sets. Many long rallies were played with all the skills and finesse of a Championship Match. While Jane Marchant and David Tutton played their hearts out, Sam and Rich were just too good a team to be beaten that day. Congratulations to ALL our winner’s – and ALL our Players.

If you would like to know more about it or join the Nosara Tennis Club, please contact Peter Burke 2682-0102, Don Savage 2682-1170, me on 2682 0636 or any Club Member.

David, Jane, Steve, Brigitte

The Semi Final for Group B – Ed Kornbluh/ Peter U. (Mr. Skirt) against Jim Guterman/ Susan Smith

Mary, Paul, Linda, Rolf


Sam, Katy, Rich, Olivier
Aaron, Silvia, Steve, Brigitte






Contact us: NOSARA [email protected] / PUBLICITY and ADVERTISING [email protected]
Copyright 2012© The Voice of Nosara