Another excuse for Consulate folks to get together is the themed event. Shopping, touring, movies, baby showers, whatever strikes your fancy. For a dozen of us this weekend, it was tennis. Let the games begin!
What's the first order of business? Sweeping, of course. The field is set; the trophies await the victors.
The tournament was held at the Consul General's residence -- where many consulate tennis players spend early morning hours practicing and taking lessons -- not just to indulge our love of mediocre tennis, but to honor our soon-to-depart Consul General Andy Simkin and his lovely wife Bess. He has been a great boss and they were gracious hosts whom we will all miss.
The players. Let the bragging rights start.
Early energy and dreams of victory. Watching the action, sizing up the competition.
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