Lenox Club Croquet Tournament


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Today we are going to Muse about the Lenox Club and a recent tournament.  If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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We Are Back

For the last three days Jeanette and I have lain around the house recovering from our two week road-trip that took us as far north as Lenox, Massachusetts.  We went there to compete in the 2016 Lenox Club Croquet Tournament.

It was held at the Lenox Club of course.

The Lenox Club

Lenox Club

Lenox Club

As you can see, this is a stately old manor.  Originally the club focused on golf and, as a result,  the club owns extensive property, much of it wooded.  Golf however is no longer played there.  Today it is primarily a Tennis and Social Club as well as being the host site for the Lenox Croquet Club.

Side View

Side View

We stayed on the property which was very convenient.  It is old and needs some sprucing up but all in all it was quite satisfactory.

Reading room

Sitting room

This gives you and idea of the interior. Below are pictures of our room, quite large:

Our room

Our room

More space than we needed

More space than we needed

Ours had its own bath.  Some of the others had a bath down the hall.  And none had TV.

The Club itself is quite secluded.

Secluded Location

Secluded Location

The Tournament

Players

Players

Players came from a number of states.  Competitors from New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts were close of course.  But there were also players from Virginia, Florida and California, the latter being  the furthest away.

The night before the tournament there was an opening reception which gave everyone a chance to meet and size up the competition.  Our friend, Dick, seen here, we know from home.

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

He went on to win First Place in his flight for Doubles and Second Place for Singles.  We did not have that experience.  Hah!

The courts are away from the club house down in a glen like setting.  Getting there for an 8:00AM first-of-the-morning match may have had a dampening effect on some player’s game.

Dew upon the grass

Dew upon the grass

But, by mid morning each day the courts were dry and the air was warm.

Jeanette waiting for her turn

Jeanette, seated,  waiting for her turn

Lovely Setting

Lovely Setting

spectators

spectators

The last night rain arrived.  And it did rain!  Torrents!  Fortunately play had concluded for the day.  The playoffs the next morning were no so blessed.  Those matches were wet soggy affairs.  But, you know, they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Having been eliminated the day before, I was able to cheer on the champions warm, dry and toasty under the cover of the awning with a fresh coffee in my hand.

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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