National Championships – Inaugural Junior Girls (under 20)
Men’s Doubles returned to FMTC and, with 127 teams entered, it was like old times.
Half the defending championship team of Kingsbury-Mangan belonged to Fox Meadow, and half the team that won, John Beck and Herb Fitz Gibbon, grew up there. Big John Beck played for the Bedford Golf Club, but around Fox Meadow, he was still Madge and Ted Beck’s boy, a local kid who made good. The five-set final lasted more than two and a half hours before Beck and Fitz Gibbon overwhelmed Keith Jennings and Chauncey Steele. It was not a complete Fox Meadow victory, but it felt terrific regardless.
In the Senior events, Charles Baird and Ed Swanberg completed their hat-trick in the 50+ and Baird teamed with Roger Lankenau to win the 45+.
In the 60+, Walter Frese and Ken LaVine won their second title.
See APTA Newsletters listed as sources for drawsheets
Source: Off The Wire, Vol. 5. No. 3, & Mid-summer; Diana Reische, Fox Meadow Tennis Club – The First Hundred Years, 1983
Shirley Babington and Marti Cavanaugh. The sisters won the 1974 Women’s and were finalists in 1973, 1975 and 1977