• ITHF Class of 2011 Induction

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    Last month I met up with high jinks cohort K. Cooper Ray and Arthur Wayne of Brooks Brothers for Andre Agassi’s induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The grass courts in Newport, RI, aside from being immaculately manicured, are some of the finest and rarest public grass courts in the land—only four other facilities in the States accommodate those without country club membership. After a well rounded luncheon, we all ducked into the Brooks Brothers box for the afternoon to find respite from the heat. Not all guests were so fortunate. Agassi’s speech was heartfelt, the clothes playful, and the Del’s lemonade thirst quenching (thanks for the round Arthur). All around, it was a great day of tennis and for tennis. I wonder who will be in the class of 2012?


    Photographed in Newport, RI

    Aug 15, 2011 | Permalink (13) Total Comments

    Annica Benning left a comment on 8/21/2011 at 1:06 AM:

    My two favorite fashion icons, FEC & Cooper Ray. Well done.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/19/2011 at 10:44 AM:

    @Tim—Only original Del’s for me…unfortunately they did not have any pretzel rods.


    J. Prep Lee left a comment on 8/18/2011 at 9:20 PM:

    Killah layout… I really like the pic of K. Ray looking back at the photo. Tight…

    Cheers,
    J. Lee

    http://preplee.com
    http://preplee.com/2011/08/18/morning-paris/


    Tim left a comment on 8/18/2011 at 6:44 PM:

    Del’s! That’s what I’m talkin’ bout. It better be the original and not the watermelon or blue crap!  Nice photos, I was bummed I could not make it.  Classy outfit as well.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/18/2011 at 3:36 PM:

    @Randy—Yes, my glasses are Total Wits by Eyebobs.


    Randy left a comment on 8/18/2011 at 3:05 PM:

    I love your posts.  I was actually wondering which model Eyebobs frames you converted to real glasses?  Was it the Total Wit?


    Eustace Tilley left a comment on 8/18/2011 at 12:37 PM:

    I’m lucky that I can walk to the Hall of Fame, the Newport Creamery, the Redwood, the Reading Room and Brooks Brothers.  They pretty much cover my basic needs.  Thanks again for the great pictures.


    Theri left a comment on 8/18/2011 at 9:50 AM:

    I think the hydrangeas look amazing… you’ve made me want to visit Newport sooner than I planned!


    AEV left a comment on 8/18/2011 at 7:22 AM:

    Really great pics…Newport (and the Tennis Hall of Fame) is a special place indeed.


    c.e. left a comment on 8/18/2011 at 2:24 AM:

    awesome pictures, what camera do you use?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/17/2011 at 6:47 PM:

    @Desmond K—America’s public grass courts.


    Desmond K left a comment on 8/17/2011 at 6:28 PM:

    The melancholy inside me just has to know; where are the other 4 courts located?


    Tripp left a comment on 8/17/2011 at 6:13 PM:

    i was there too! not in a box though. it pays to have friends in high places


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