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Guns & Roses had a Play for Pink - Bruce Rosenblatt

pink tennis.jpgLast Saturday, Guns & Roses had a Play for Pink mixed tennis event at the Strand to raise awareness of breast cancer. It was a lot of fun plus we collected donations for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

Bruce Rosenblatt

Senior Housing Consultant
BR Consulting Group

Philippe Nino wins IMG-Bollettieti Academies Junior Championships

photo.jpgAt the USTA Junior tennis tournament held in Bradenton, August 4-6 2012, Philippe Nino, 13, wins IMG-Bollettieti Academies Junior Championships in the Boy's 14 Division. Philippe said "...this is a big tennis facility and the tournament was very well organized, I feel like I played really well this weekend...". Philippe faced a tough player in the SF, Sebastian Korda from the Czech Republic, and son of former World ATP #10 in the World and Australian Open Champion, Petr Korda. Philippe won the latter match 6-2 6-4.  In the finals, Philippe faced Victor Janglin from Russia where Philippe prevailed 6-3 6-1. Congratulations Philippe!

Note: Philippe trains at the Dunes Tennis Academy under the supervision of John and Liza Preeg. Philippe is partially sponsored by Land Sharks Tennis Network.

Land Sharks summer season 2012 is under way now!

Stadium Court Paris.jpgThe heat is on, hot and humid and sizzling but Land Sharks Tennis players are playing tennis regardless. The men's single round robins begin competition on July 23rd in the 4.5's, 4.0's and 3.5's divisions with two flights per division with 43 players. Winners of each flight will play the playoff match to determine the Champions.

Additionally, the Men's 9.0 doubles championship starts on the 23rd as well with 8 tough teams. Seeded number one are the Father and Son team Ferrer/Ferrer, the 2012 City of Naples Men's 9.0 Champions. Seeded number two are Tye Myers and Eric Fussganger, last year's Land Sharks men's 9.0 doubles champions. Congratulations to all players and best of luck during this 2012 summer season.

NCTC USTA 3.5 Ladies are on their way to Daytona

KRISTINES TEAM.jpgNaples Community Tennis Center 3.5 Ladies prevailed at the Regionals held this past weekend in Bradenton. Land Sharks Tennis Network organizer, Orlando J. Ferrer said "...they not only just won, they won with class and style, these ladies were dominating their division..."

Congratulations and much success in Daytona!

Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club USTA SWFL Men's 4.0 Champions

REGIONALS 001.jpgOn July 13-15, 2012 at the Lakewood Ranch Tennis Center in Bradenton, FL, the USTA held the Regional Championship. The Collier County, Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club USTA men's 4.0 took the Regional Championship and they are headed to Daytona on August 17-19 to compete for the State Championship.


Land Sharks Lee County wins 2012 battle of the courts 15-5

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Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club hosted the II Annual Land Sharks Battle of the Courts were some of the best players from Lee County and Collier County met to battle it out under Florida's beautiful sunshine and blue sky. This year, Land Sharks Lee County dominated by winning by a rather strong margin of 15 to 5 over Land Sharks Collier team. Lee County team captains, Art Nowakoswki and Frank Fourgeau came out on a mission to make a point with some of the best players in Lee County. Collier County team Captains Tye Myers and Orlando Ferrer, Sr. congratulated their counter parts and Lee County team players but not without letting them know that Collier team will be back next year swinging bigger and harder to retake the Battle of the Courts Championship. Watch SlideShow here 

Congratulations Land Sharks Lee County!


Heritage Bay USTA Men's 4.0 Team wins 2011-2012 Collier County Championship

Team 8.0 HB.jpgNaples Daily News, June 7th by Tom Rife:

It's on to the regionals for a group of local men who have claimed county men's 8.0 USTA team honors.

Team captain Art Nowakowski assembled the group two years ago with the support of Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club tennis director Tony Martin.

"During our first year as a team, we came close to winning, but lost in the district playoff very badly," Nowakowski said. "This year we had a winter season record of 7-2 and in the spring season we had a much better performance with an 8-1 record, prevailing in the playoff over the Pelican Bay Park team 4-1."

Now the Heritage Bay team proceeds on to the regionals in Bradenton on July 13-15. The regional winner will go to Daytona to compete for the state championship.

"Our team has strong singles players and strong doubles players," Nowakowski added. "All my team players can perform well from Court 1 to Court 3. We have a very strong relationship among our team members. We kid each other a lot and have great fun playing these matches and seeing each other's during practice and during our weekly match competitions. There is nothing like it — nice people enjoying this great sport."

In the picture from top left corner to the right: "Big" Jeff Hossler, Paul Kwasniewski-Christy, Team Captain  "Polish" Art Nowakowski, "Huge" Mark Shepherd, "Incredible Forehand" John Ramsey, "Rocky Balboa" Steve Campolo, "The British Gent" David Palmer, "New Yorker" George Newton, "All business" Tom Rizzo, "No Nickname yet" Serge Rampezzotti. Not in the picture: "Irish Man" Rick McGrath and " Latin Blood" Orlando J. Ferrer, Sr.  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Jeff Hossler wins Land Sharks 4.0 Men's Singles Championship

Land Sharks Men's 4.o Singles tourney 025_edited.jpgOn Saturday, March 31st 2012, Jeff Hossler became Land Sharks Men's 4.0 Singles 2012 Winter Champion by beating Ryan Patterson 6-0 6-7 10-6. Jeff received a check for $75 and Ryan $25. Checks were presented by Orlando J. Ferrer, Land Sharks Tennis Network organizer. Ferrer, said, " this was our first draw elimination competition were players competed for money, it was a well received format by all players". Congratulations to all players!  In addition to this tourney, round robins men's singles and men's singles ladder competitions are currently going on with over 50 registred players actively competing.


Rick McGrath wins 2012 Sneaky Pete's men's 4.0 Singles

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Land Shark Rick McGrath, left, prevailed over Uli Vollmer-Simmersbach in the men's 4.0 finals at the Sneaky Pete tournament held at Sterling Oaks this past week. Rick really challenged himself this time as he also played in the men's 4.0 doubles with Ferrer.  Team Daryl Dean and Jeff Macie prevailed over McGrath/Ferrer in the finals 6-3 4-6 11-9 in a very close match. This tournament is perhaps one of the best organized tournaments in town with a great team behind the scenes and a great sponsor. The tournament goodie bag included a T-shirt and a $10 gift certificate to Sneaky Pete. Winner received a Sneaky Pete gift certificate ranging in value from $10 to $25. The tournament lasted a week and all finals matches were played on Saturday starting at 11:30 AM in front of a well-attended crowd of enthusiastic tennis players. Soon after the finals were concluded an award ceremony was conducted followed by a complimentary cookout for all the registered players. The cookout featured hotdogs, two flavors of chicken wings, two types of salad, baked beans, chips, an assortment of drinks and beer. And that's not all!   There was even live music at the cookout, which everyone enjoyed. Our congratulations to the tournament organizers and sponsors for a job well done.

Land Sharks Tennis launches " B Fit 4 Tennis "


Win more matches, move faster effortlessly, be more explosive, flexible and powerful; improve your speed and acceleration and incur in less injuries: B Fit 4 Tennis with Lee Whigham

Click here to watch the B Fit 4 Tennis promotional video

To Register and get more details click here: BFIT4TENNIS

Land Sharks Tennis will sponsor 12 years old Philippe Nino

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Land Sharks Tennis Network, LLC will sponsor 12 years old junior tennis player, Philippe Antonio Nino from Naples, Florida.


Philippe was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, on April 16th, 1999. Philippe started to play tennis at the age of 4. His very first tennis coach was his Dad, Luis Antonio Nino. But the Nino family's lifestyle changed completely after they lost their home during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The family had to separate. Philippe went to Norway with his mother, Anna, who is Norwegian, while Luis Antonio, his father, stayed back in Mississippi to rebuild his home and work. During this very difficult period, Philippe could not play tennis at all. Eventually, the Nino family managed to reunite in Mississippi where Philippe was able to start playing tennis again. After much hard work, Philippe became the top player in the 10's and later in the 12's in the state of Mississippi and was ranked #12 in the Southern Region.


The Nino family moved to Naples in January of this year. Philippe was ranked as high as 12th in the Florida Boy's 12's and under. Financial limitations have prevented Philippe from defending and improving his Florida ranking and game. Recently Philippe received the good news that he was accepted in the main draw of the Boys 12's and under at the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships to be held in Bradenton, Florida on November 26th, 2011.


Land Sharks Tennis Network, LLC is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Philippe Nino so he can participate and play at this very prestigious International Junior Tennis Championship.


Philippe is in 6th grade at Pine Ridge Middle School in the gifted student program.  


Party fundraiser to benefit Naples Community Tennis Center raised $2,473.00 !!!


Fashion Show Models.jpgAproximately 155 tennis players gathered on Saturday, October 1st, 2011 to celebrate, to party, to have fun and to help raise money to benefit Naples Community Tennis Center. $2,473.00 were raised exceeding by far our expectations!

Watch Party video

Thank you so much for your generosity and contributions.

Land Sharks Tennis Network, LLC

Mixed Doubles with a Tex-Mex Theme.....Arriba.......Arriba!!!

Aug 16 Tennis 023.jpgLos Cuatro Amigos showed up for our First Land Sharks Mixed Doubles event at the Pelican Marsh Tennis Center on August 16th, 2011. It was a lot of fun, competitive and with a lot of Tex-Mex food for dinner plus real cold Coronas, and Margaritas. Everybody brought a Tex-Mex dish and their game. Awesome company and new friends!!!

Ten mixed doubles teams participated in the 4.0 plus level.

Land Sharks Collier prevailed over Land Sharks Lee 7-3

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On June 18th and 19th Land Sharks Lee vs Collier had great fun playing this great sport.

Images tell the story, watch this brief video and enjoy: Lee vs Collier

Tye Myer wins $1,000 at the Bonita Bay Club Challenge.

Tye money.jpgTye Myers wins the Bonita Bay Club Spring 2011 Tennis Challenge in the Men's Open Singles Division.

Congratulations Tye!

Fall 2010 Land Sharks 5.0 plus Champion and Finalist

LandSharks 5.0 champs 003.jpgFall 2010 Men's Singles round robin was contested among 8 local top area players; From right to left; Orlando Ferrer, Jr. finished this season as #1 with a 6-1 Win-Lost record becoming LandSharks 5.0 Champion of the season. Trailing very closely is Ben Berven ending the season in the #2 ranking position with a 5-2 Win-Lost record.

Congratulations to both excellent players for their results and outstanding sportsmanship!

Click here to watch LandSharks promotional video; Promo

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Current and Upcoming Events
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Past Events
Land Sharks Collier Vs. Land Sharks Lee
Event Name Event Began Event Ended
II Annual Land Sharks Collier Vs Lee Tourney 6/23/2012 7/02/2012
Other Events (Non-Series)
Event Name Event Began Event Ended
The Financorp 2nd half 2016 Singles Ladder 6/13/2016 12/31/2016
The Oscar Pietri 50th Birthday Championship 8/31/2016 10/07/2016
The Financorp First Half 2016 Singles Ladder 1/01/2016 6/30/2016
B Fit 4 Tennis 2/27/2012 12/31/2012
Tye Myers Intensive Doubles Training 3/01/2011 12/21/2012
Lee Men's Singles Ladder 7/25/2011 12/01/2012
Naples Men's Singles Ladder 3/01/2011 10/31/2012
Men's Singles Round Robin - Summer 2012 7/23/2012 9/30/2012
Men's 9.0 Doubles Tournament 7/30/2012 8/31/2012
Pre-State Championship Doubles Practices 7/16/2012 8/14/2012
Men's Singles Round Robin Feb-April 2012 2/20/2012 4/27/2012
Men's 4.0 Singles Tournament 2/20/2012 4/15/2012
Men's 4.0 Singles Tournament (Copy) 2/20/2012 4/15/2012
September-Jan 2012 Men's Singles 9/12/2011 2/29/2012
Lee Men's Fixed Partner Doubles Tourney 9/12/2011 1/31/2012
Naples Men's Fixed Partner Doubles Tournament 9/12/2011 1/31/2012
Mixed Doubles 7.5s, 8.0s, 8.5s and 9.0s 11/01/2011 1/30/2012
Land Sharks Party - October First 10/01/2011 10/01/2011
Summer Men's 3.5 Playoff 2011 9/01/2011 9/19/2011
Summer Men's 4.0 Playoff 2011 9/01/2011 9/19/2011
Summer 2011 Men's Singles 6/20/2011 8/30/2011
Land Sharks Mixed Doubles 8.0 8/16/2011 8/18/2011
King of the Court 7/09/2011 7/09/2011
Land Sharks Collier Vs Land Sharks Lee 6/18/2011 6/22/2011
Winter 2011 Men's Singles 2/01/2011 5/13/2011
Men's Fixed Partner Doubles Tournament 1/24/2011 4/30/2011
LandSharks 2011 Men's Ladder 11/16/2010 2/15/2011
2011 Pelican Marsh Grand Prix 2/12/2011 2/13/2011
Fall 2010 Men's Singles 10/08/2010 1/31/2011
Men's Singles 4.0 Play-Off 1/10/2011 1/31/2011
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