Honorary team captain, Elliott Fox, celebrates his 85th birthday today. He was one of the first people that I met on the tennis courts when I first moved to Ramona 21 years ago. He is the most senior member amongst active tennis players in our community that includes his friend, Anne, who is ranked number one in the country in her age group for doubles.
The team decided to make Elliott honorary team captain when it learned that the doctor ordered Elliott to the sidelines until some more tests could be done. He is an inspiration to us all and his tennis buddies miss him on the court. While he is on the sidelines, we will tap into his wisdom and enthusiasm. There is no better friend than Elliott. His gentle spirit and kind demeanor give us strength as we face tough opponents. This team is headed for the playoffs and we will be relying on our honorary captain to lead us into uncharted waters. Happy birthday, my friend.