Things overheard recently ( at the clubs ) "This club (Middletown) ruins me for tournaments! - when I go to tournaments out of town they hardly ever have playing conditions as good as we have for our club sessions " " Everybody here is so friendly (to new players) - that surprised me." "The turnout tonight is stronger than a lot of the (New England) tournaments I've been to." "I drive over 60 miles here but it's worth it for the level of competition here" "I play Tennis but this is a lot cooler to watch - I love the spin"