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Longboat Key’s Sharapova dominates

Longboat Key’s Sharapova dominates

The Russian fourth seed battered World No 123 Hogenkamp with a display of trademark power, encountering fleeting resistance in the opening set before taking control. The second set saw Sharapova dominate with the 2004 Wimbledon champion finishing off her opponent with a pair of thunderous forehands. While a lot of players complained about the heat […]

July 14, 2015 | Posted in In the news, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Dasha Sharapova confirmed for Sarasota Open

Dasha Sharapova confirmed for Sarasota Open

The Sarasota Open is excited to announce the addition of its second player in the 2012 Ladies Invitational Tournament, Dasha Sharapova. The 16-year-old IMG Bollettieri Academy student began playing at the age of five and moved to America from Russia when she was 9-years-old.

March 25, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s Maria Sharapova fights in Australia for #1 ranking

Longboat’s Maria Sharapova fights in Australia for #1 ranking

Longboat resident and Wimbledon winner Maria Sharapova will reclaim the No. 1 world ranking if she wins the Australian Open. Sharapova defeated Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, and defeated Petra Kvitova this week, and now is entering the finals against Victoria Azarenka. The winner of the match Saturday will claim […]

January 28, 2012 | Posted in News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Tennis, anyone?

Tennis, anyone?

The Sarasota Open USTA Men’s Challenger Tennis Event at the Longboat Key Club & Resort Tennis Gardens, 3100 Harborside Drive, will take place April 23 through May 1. Qualifying rounds begin April 23 for this week-long tennis tournament. The Sarasota Open hosted at the new $4.5 million “Tennis Gardens” stadium constructed at the Longboat Key […]

April 25, 2011 | Posted in Key Life | Read More »

Town Tennis Center a smashing success

Town Tennis Center a smashing success

The Longboat Key community came out to the Town Public Tennis Center for an LLSA Chamber event last Tuesday evening, which featured tennis training legend Nick Bollettieri and Longboat Key Club Tennis Pro Sammy Aviles

April 8, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Senior Doubles at Town Tennis Center

Senior Doubles at Town Tennis Center

The Senior Doubles tennis event at the LBK Public Tennis Center will be for men (60s, 70s) and women (55s, 65s). The format is doubles only with consolation with a third place playoff. It is a USTA ‘Designated’ tournament. Play begins Thursday, April 14, depending on draw size, and the finals will be held Sunday, […]

March 31, 2011 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

Town says ‘no’ to beer, wine at tennis center

Town says ‘no’ to beer, wine at tennis center

Longboat Key tennis center players will have to celebrate minus beer, wine or champagne, after commissioners nixed a proposal to allow alcohol sales at the public facility

March 25, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Breezeway stringer

Breezeway stringer

Most days if you stop by the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center, you will find Jay Morgan in the ‘breezeway’ working on local’s racquets. “I’ve moved up in the world. I used to operate under the shade tree; now I am in the breezeway,” Morgan said. Morgan, a 10-year veteran of racquet repair, is a […]

March 7, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Court hears Colony rehab plan

Court hears Colony rehab plan

The details of a proposed resolution to the Colony Beach & Tennis resort bankruptcy case emerged Friday as Colony note-holders David Siegal and Randy Langley offered to the court details of their plan to rehabilitate, reinvest and help run the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort.

April 23, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

New tennis center nets attention

New tennis center nets attention

With the completion of the Tennis Center, Longboat Key finally gets its first public building designed by Architect Robert Rokop whose design studio is the only architectural office on the Key. Mr. Rokop’s conceptual vision for the building and its associated sitework was to enhance socialization as well as to respond to the facilities’ beautiful natural surroundings.

March 19, 2010 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »