90 PLUS CLUB
In 2014 the Awards and Recognition Committee with approval from the Board Executive initiated the 90 PLUS CLUB as our Club’s way of honouring Viewpoint tennis players who had reached this milestone. This recognition will go to tennis players who are interested in and actively involved with our Club and turn 90 years sometime during the year of our tennis season. We will honour them with a logo ball cap or visor, tickets to the Spring Fling and a Lifetime Membership (a 2016 decision)
These amazing men and women are honoured not because they have had their 90th birthday but because they are an incredible inspiration to all of us.
HONOURED IN 2019
HONOURED IN 2016
LEO OLSON - was born December 17, 1925. Leo started playing tennis when his daughter was playing tennis in high school. Leo and wife Elaine came to View Point in 1989 – and Leo currently plays with the Star Tennis Team. When he’s at home he still gets the odd game in with family members. In his working days Leo was a Sportscaster for a local radio station – he also owned a men’s clothing store.
BONNIE KENNY - Bonnie is the first woman in the 90+ Club
Bonnie was born March 27, 1926. Like many of us here tonight Bonnie took up tennis later in life. Bonnie continues to play league tennis and was on Sue Tyman’s 2.0 team this past year. Bonnie is enthusiastic, upbeat and she inspires everyone with her competitiveness and love for the game. Tennis isn’t her only game. She’s a pickle ball player and avid skier. She also plays the organ, piano and has a pilot’s license.
HONOURED IN 2014
ROBERT (BOB) “THE GENERAL” LEE - Born January 29, 1921. Hometown Bedford, Indiana. Came to Viewpoint in 1998. Was told by the cheerleaders when he quit coaching that he needed to take up tennis so he didn’t get fat when he retired.
CALVIN BANNON - Born February 15, 1921. Hometown Seattle, Washington. Came to Viewpoint in 1999. Lived on the beach growing up and was fortunate to have a tennis court close by. Fine tuned his game in India, on grass courts, during the War.
WALT CROUSE - Born June 16, 1922. Hometown Grants Pass, Oregon. Came to Viewpoint 28 years ago and has been playing tennis for 29 years.
HAROLD MOSS - Born October 25, 1923. Hometown Charleston, Illinois. Came to Viewpoint 26 years ago and has been playing tennis for 24 years.
HOWARD “HANDSOME HOWIE” WENZEL - Born February 25, 1924. From Washington. Howie played tennis competitively at the 2.5 level until 2014. Howie passed away April 15, 2015.