The Landings, GA: Exhibitions & All Star match.
The Landings on Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA,
offers not only six private golf courses, but also
tennis, marina, watersports, and for devotees of
the cold-weather sport of paddle, paddle tennis
The courts should give warm comfort to Northerners
who miss their outdoor winter sport. The community,
which features the southernmost platform tennis
courts in the U.S., held its first 'SavannahThon'
Six former and current nationally ranked platform tennis
players traveled from as far away as Massachusetts,
Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Florida to
play against the best The Landings Club had to offer.
The "away team" paddle champions were led by Hank
Irvine, a four-time American Platform Tennis Association
National champion and six-time age-group medalist,
challenging the "home team" led by five-time APTA
age-group champ Danny Galves from The Landings
There was a special exhibition on Friday night, when
Irvine and former top ten players Jim Kaufman, Steve
Schelz, and John Sohmer, along with former Yale
tennis head coach Steve Griggs, entertained a crowd of
about 100 tennis/paddle enthusiasts, who were treated
to high-level paddle and some expert explanations
for those new to the game. For more information
about all The Landings has to offer, click here.
The Landings is also introducing a novel idea for golfers
just getting into the sport. In January a Golf Farm Team
for men in January will debut, complimenting the existing
Ladies Farm Team.
This innovative idea gives novices a great way to get into
the game, gain a foothold on their skill and game
knowledge, and provides supervised practice during the
session and a play portion. Each week, the Club will
conduct a one-hour clinic on a skill and game topic
followed by play. For more information about all
The Landings has to offer, click here.