Tennis has a unique way of bringing and keeping people together. The women who call Middlebrooke Subdivision their home court are prime examples.
Some members of this ALTA team have been playing together more than 10 years. They know each other as neighbors, preschool moms, teammates and friends. Together they celebrate wins, losses, birthdays, anniversaries and life.
When asked what connects them as a team, Lisa Laczko said, “Attitude. We have the same attitude when it comes to the game. We’re competitive, but we are supportive.”
Team captain Natalie Lomas said, “We are each other’s biggest critics and biggest cheerleaders.”
While winning is certainly the name of the game, having fun while doing it is a priority. Each week the team picks a theme and members dress the part. Examples of the fun include dressing in black and white with pearls for la-ti-da week, redneck tennis and the annual pink-out for breast cancer awareness.
With back-to-back ALTA City Finals championships and two consecutive wins for the best table award, this groups shows no signs of slowing down. Winning is nice, but these ladies know the friendships are what keep them connected season after season.
By Jackie Loudin, managing editor for Around Woodstock magazine.