Heather Prop and Wendy Shpiz Take First at Hinsdale Women’s Challenge

32 Teams Participated in the 2020 Hinsdale Women’s Challenge

Pictured left to right: Winners Heather Prop/Wendy Shpiz and finalists Sandy Cvetkovic/Marina Ohlmuller.

Congratulations to Heather Prop and Wendy Shpiz, winners of the 2020 Hinsdale Women’s Challenge NRT/Viking President’s Cup Qualifer. The event took place on Friday, February 7 with a full draw of 32 teams. The tourney highlight was a fiercely battled semifinal match of three hours pitting Sandy Cvetkovic and Marina Ohlmuller against Denise Murphy and Chris Maglocci. Cvetkovic/Ohlmuller eked out a win with a score of 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 and a 7-5 tiebreaker score. The other side of the draw was a hard-fought battle by Liz Hayward and Hallie Bodman against the top seeded team of Heather Prop and Wendy Shpiz. Prop/Shpiz won the tight match 6-3, 7-5. Then it was all Prop/Shpiz in the final against Cvetkovic/Ohlmuller with a score of 6-3, 6-1.

Billy O Red Zone Tourney Raises $3,600

100% of Proceeds go to Common Hope

Bill O’Brien congratulates Kevin Collins and Mike Cremmins winners of C Draw.

The Hinsdale men’s paddle tennis community rallied again to honor Bill O’Brien in the Billy O Red Zone tourney, raising $3,600 for Common Hope, an organization in Guatemala that focuses on the education of kids in poverty. The tournament was held on the weekend after Thanksgiving. 

A big thanks to Doug Brown for organizing this event and Private Vista for sponsoring the beverages!

Congrats to all the winners.

  • A Draw Winners: Dave Robare and Matt Guido
  • B Draw Winners: Tim Brankin and Chris Barb McKone
  • C Draw Winners: Mike Cremmins and Kevin Collins

Hinsdale Paddle Club Women Raise Over $1,000 for Common Hope

 Jane McCole and Margaret Hawn take home coveted Red Zone jackets!

The women of Hinsdale Paddle Club raised over $1,000 for Common Hope, an organization in Guatemala that focuses on the education of kids in poverty. Winners of the women’s Billy O Red Zone Tourney, held Saturday, November 30, were Jane McCole and Margaret Hawn who took home the coveted Red Zone jackets.