The Manker Pattens 40 over men's 3.5 tennis team won the state USTA tennis championship in Knoxville last weekend, beating teams from Memphis, Knoxville, and Johnson City.
Members of the Chattanooga “Levitators” team included Amar Singh, Dan Barnett, Howard Bickerstaff, Jack Greer, Jeff Johnson, Keith Michaels, Randy Finnell, Stuart Dickerson, Tom Thomas, Charles McBrayer, and Chris Peoples.
“We have a great group of fun guys who share a passion for the game of tennis,” Mr. Peoples said, “and we are very fortunate to have great teaching professionals at Manker Patten who have been instrumental in helping us win the state tournament.” The team has been taking a doubles clinic from Wes Cash who is the reining ITF Senior World doubles champion 55-over age division. “It’s really an honor to be able to learn from a great champion like Wes.”
The team will represent the state of Tennessee in the regional championships in Mobile, AL, in August.