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In Memoriam: Charles H. Hurme

In Memoriam
Charles H. Hurme
USTA LI Region Tennis Player of the Year 2010
 Charles H. Hurme, 101, of Huntington Station passed away on May 8, 2014.

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The following is a press release distributed in May 2011 when he was named the 2010 Long Island Tennis Player of the Year by the USTA Long Island Region.
 Charles H. Hurme to Be Recognized by U.S. Tennis Association
At 20th Annual Long Island Region Awards Dinner
 Long Island, May 12, 2010 -- The 2010 Long Island Tennis Player of the Year has a long history of tennis playing and winning to back up his award. And, at age 97, Charles H. Hurme of Huntington Station truly embodies what the U.S. Tennis Association means when it refers to the “sport of a lifetime.”
 Mr. Hurme, who still regularly plays the game – three times a week during the summer – frequently wins, even against much younger opponents. The retired engineer will receive his Tennis Player of the Year Award on Wednesday, May 12th at the 20th Annual U.S. Tennis Association Long Island Region Awards Dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The organization will recognize his 70 years of tennis playing, his continuing participation in national tournaments and his enthusiasm for the sport.
 “I started playing tennis in my 20s, which is too late,” Mr. Hurme says, adding that he’s been on a winning streak during the past few years of play in the U.S. Tennis Association’s Super Senior circuit, despite a declining number of suitably aged opponents. “I’ve been in the top 10 in the Super Seniors for 10 years, and last year I had the most points in the 95 and over Round Robin doubles tournament in Palm Springs, California. Unfortunately, there are no new 95 and over tournaments scheduled” due to lack of participants. At age 90, Mr. Hurme won both the 90 and above national singles and doubles titles.
 An extremely active senior, Mr. Hurme not only plays tennis throughout the year – at Manor Field Park in Huntington Station in winter and outdoors in Northport in summer – he also enjoys a good game of golf, he swims three times per week and he works out in the fitness room at the Y. He says he was very disappointed at age 90 when he had to give up windsurfing and volleyball due to a torn rotator cuff.