Women's Paddle Tennis Scenes

Beth O'Shea of Darien connects on a forehand. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Liz Cruz slams a serve as Tina Lum waits at the net. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Leslie Gambee, left, and Louise Hemmerle of Wilton get ready to hit a return. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Maria Neafsey strokes a backhand. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Mo Minicus of Darien gets ready to smash a serve. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Julie Halloran waits at the net as Maria Neafsey hits a serve. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Liz Cruz watches after connecting on a backhand. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Louise Hemmerle, left, and Leslie Gambee talk after a point. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
  • Comment

WILTON, Conn. - Liz Cruz and Tina Lum smashed serves, ran down lobs and whacked forehands in Wednesday’s Connecticut Women’s State Paddle Championships.

It was their first time competing in the tournament, but they said they loved the competition, the concept and the delightful – for January – weather.

“It’s beautiful,’’ Lum said as she waited to compete in the semifinals. “We couldn’t ask for anything better weather-wise.”

Lum, who plays out of the Patterson Club in Fairfield, and Cruz, who plays at of the Weston Field Club, joined forces just this year and won ...
Read More

Comments